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Traffic signals for University Boulevard West, designated as Maryland Route 193, at the intersection with its western turnaround in Four Corners, Maryland
Intersection of MD 193 and its western turnaround in Four Corners
Four Corners is located in Maryland
Four Corners
Four Corners
Location in Maryland
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Flag of Montgomery County, Maryland.svg Montgomery
Unincorporated community Silver Spring
 • Total 1.48 sq mi (3.83 km2)
 • Land 1.46 sq mi (3.79 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
 • Total 8,316
 • Density 5,680.33/sq mi (2,193.89/km2)
ZIP Code
Area codes 301, 240
FIPS code 24-29790
GNIS feature IDs 2583623, 590232

Four Corners is a neighborhood located in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. Many residents of Four Corners consider the neighborhood to be a part of Silver Spring. The United States Census Bureau defines Four Corners as a distinct census-designated place (CDP). Prior to 2010, it was defined as a part of the Silver Spring CDP. Four Corners has a population of 8,316 as of the 2020 census.


Four Corners is located in Silver Spring, one of the oldest suburbs of Washington, D.C.. Its boundaries are roughly Lorain Avenue on the northwest, Woodmoor Drive to the northeast and Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) to the south. It borders the neighborhoods of Sunset Terrace, Northwood park, Indian Spring Village, Franklin Knolls, Indian Spring Terrace and North Hills Sligo Park.


Montgomery Blair High School (MBHS), within Four Corners, is a public high school, named after Montgomery Blair, a lawyer who represented Dred Scott in his United States Supreme Court case and who served as Postmaster General under President Abraham Lincoln. The school is nationally recognized for its magnet program and Communication Arts Program (CAP).

The Polychrome Historic District is a national historic district in the Four Corners neighborhood. It recognizes a group of five houses built by John Joseph Earley in 1934 and 1935.

North Four Corners Local Park: the land that comprises this park was first acquired in the mid-1940s. The park grew in size to 14 acres in 1998. The park features a recreation building, playground, ballfields, tennis courts and a picnic area.

A number of historic homes exist in what was Northwood Park (now the area where Edgewood Avenue and Lorain Avenue meet near North Four Corners Local Park). These include the Silver Spring 1939 World’s Fair Home (House No. 15 in the 'Town of Tomorrow') and the brick Tudor Revival Washington Gas Model Home that opened the 1938 building program in Northwood Park.


Four Corners came into being as a residential neighborhood in the 1930s.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 7,945
2020 8,316 4.7%

As of the 2010 United States Census, the racial makeup of Four Corners was 67% White, 12.6% African American, 0% Native American or Alaska Native, 7.2% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4.1% mixed race. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 17.7% of the population. Non-Hispanic whites were 59.8% of the population.


Four Corners is served by Metrobus numbers Z6, Z8, C2, and C4, as well as Ride On numbers 8, 9, and 19. Washington Metro service is available on the Red Line at the nearby Wheaton and Silver Spring stations. The Piney Branch Road station of the Purple Line will be built in nearby Long Branch at the intersection of University Boulevard and Piney Branch Road and is expected to be open to the public by 2023.

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