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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.

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 Restaurant, which started life as a working firehouse in 1895. 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, likeWindows Cafe & Market. This coffee shop doubles as a grocer with fresh produce and craft wines and beers.

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.

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.

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


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  • Dining is a unique experience, especially when enjoying a meal in what once was a working firehouse in 1897. Today, the stately Old Engine 12 Restaurant offers great food and family-friendly entertainment.
  • 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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Washington Real Estate at a Glance

  • 1,840 Homes Sold*
  • 75 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $629,250 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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