Bloomingdale Community Guide Real Estate Everybody's favorite DC neighborhood!
History and Flavor
Once called “Everybody’s favorite DC neighborhood” by the Washington Post, Bloomingdale has its share of fans. Situated in Northwest DC, less than two miles from the Capitol Building, Bloomingdale is best known for its iconic, turn of the century Victorian row houses, which are featured in the opening credits of House of Cards (and are among the best-known landmark homes in the city).
Due to its low-laying topography, flooding can be an issue. Before buying a home here, make sure you know what flood plain it’s in and plan for the appropriate insurance.
Bloomingdale is one of the preferred neighborhoods to live in the District of Columbia. Prospective residents are offered an urban/suburban mix feel, and 65% of homes are owned vs. rentals. You will find plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and parks in Bloomingdale. This is a neighborhood packed with young professionals with strong liberal political leanings.
With a rich history dating back to the 18th Century, this area is an ideal DC mix of old and new. An appreciation for the history of the area and an eye toward the innovative makes this an excellent place to live.
Gorgeously renovated historic homes sit alongside modern condos and apartments. The Bloomingdale neighborhood is close to the best of DC while still having lots of green space and a wonderful sense of community.
Music & Parks
- Washington DC Brass Animals– Bring your party to life with this jazzed-up brass band.
- Showtime Lounge– Small, low-key bar with murals of local musicians & record logos, plus a free jukebox.
- Common Good City Farm– an urban farm with workshops, instruction, and more for community members who would like to help grow their food.
- Crispus Attucks Park– Known for its secluded feel, this popular urban park includes lots of green space, benches & trails.
Popular Shopping and Eats
- CityCenterDC– CityCenterDC is a mixed-use development consisting of two condominium buildings, two rental apartment buildings, two office buildings, a luxury hotel, and a public park in downtown Washington, D.C. It encompasses 2,000,000 square feet and covers more than five city blocks.
- Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center– Unfussy strip mall with discount grocery & clothing stores, a nail salon & automotive services.
- Gallery Place– Retail, entertainment, and living spaces on top of one of the most extensive metro stations in DC.
- Sylvan Cafe & Bakery– Original Jersey-style bagels.
- The Red Hen– Creative wood-fired Italian eats in an airy, rustic-industrial space with an open kitchen & large bar.
Best Public High Schools
- Luke C. Moore High School 288 students, 18:1 student-teacher ratio
- Washington Metropolitan High School 136 students, 6:1 student-teacher ratio
Best Public Elementary Schools
- Bruce Monroe Elementary at Parkview 451 students 10:1 student-teacher ratio
- Cleveland Elementary 304 students 11:1 student-teacher ratio
Median Home Value
$762,899 as of 2021
Median household income – $134,051
Median age: 32
Families with children – 13%
High school diploma or equivalent – 9%
College Degree: 86%
41% African American
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