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Living in Bloomingdale, DC

Living in Bloomingdale, Washington, D.C., is a lot like living in a small town. The neighborhood layout and geography encourages residents to socialize, creating a tight-knit community. Most of the shopping is clustered along 4th Street, so neighbors get a chance to meet and get to know each other. The Bloomingdale neighborhood has a well-established sense of community.

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Meet the Neighbors

Knowing the neighbors is just the start of Bloomingdale. The neighborhood's recreational offerings run from fine dining to slow rambles in the park. Take in the architecture at Old Engine 12, which started life as a working firehouse in 1895 and was converted into a private event space. Many of Bloomingdale restaurants are new, but the buildings are often more than a century old with historic touches preserved and on display. Of course, there are also some old favorites that have been serving up specials for a decade or more, like Calvert Woodley Fine Wines & Spirits. There is no shortage of things to be dazzled by at this family-owned treasure, equipped with a knowledgeable team ready to assist your exploration of their La Cheeserie and array of spirits.

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See the Schools

Bloomingdale schools have played a big part in the revitalization of the neighborhood, with both public and private education options. The addition of two charter schools gave the face of education in the area a serious lift, with leadership, math and science focuses. In addition to more educational options, the neighborhood has also worked hard to revamp public spaces and add amenities like free Wi-Fi in certain areas.

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Find a Renovated Home

Bloomingdale has experienced something of a renaissance over the past few years, with many renovations and new developments revitalizing the community. With Bloomingdale real estate ranging from estates to row homes, there are options for virtually any prospective buyer. Renters are also spoiled for choice, with Bloomingdale apartments popping up in basements throughout the area. Bloomingdale homes run from compact, two-bedroom row homes to palatial, seven-bedroom houses, though Victorian row homes with wide porches are the norm. The variety is definitely a big plus for those living in this revamped area.

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Why Live in Bloomingdale?

Bloomingdale draws in residents with its urban energy, up-and-coming vibe and established community. Newcomers enjoy a wealth of new businesses at affordable prices.

Located only a mile away from Howard University and just under 2 miles from the famous Union Market, this small neighborhood centrally located in D.C. is a diamond that is no longer in the rough.


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  • Union Market creates a unique dining and shopping experience by having a diverse array of artisans and vendors selling their wares throughout their space. The market also hosts various events throughout the year that ranges from drive-in movies to specialized cooking classes.
  • Education is a serious subject in the neighborhood, with two new charter schools added to the selection of public and private schools available for families.


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