8.1 out of 10

Bloomingdale

38.920629337752 -77.0109180346252
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"walkable and lovely"

Bloomingdale is a lovely neighborhood with abundant recreation opportunities. It is located between Howard University and Trinity College, but this doesn't seem to make it unsafe. The reason: there is a long history of resident activism and togetherness which can overcome even the worst negative pressures. Washington Hospital is just outside the neighborhood border, so residents needing medical care have no problem obtaining it. Bloomingdale is also a neighborhood in DC where the different racial groups live side by side and get along with one another very well. Historically, the area has been one of the staging grounds of the civil rights movement, and it is currently home to Chita Rivera, Broadway star and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Freedom. One might say that Bloomingdale practices what it preaches when it comes to racial equality, and in preventing the marginalization by race through extreme poverty and crime. Because Bloomingdale is increasingly trendy, there are many fashionable shops and amenities along its streets. However, it has not yet become so expensive as to be unaffordable to the average citizen. If you are looking for a nice safe neighborhood to start out in, yet don’t have a large amount of money for an expensive residence, I'd give Bloomingdale careful consideration.
Pros
  • reasonable price
  • community spirit
  • local culture
  • shops and restaurants
Cons
  • students
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Worthy of Its Famous Name"

Bloomingdale is one of the loveliest neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. Featuring Victorian style row houses, it has attracted a population that is both financially and racially diverse. AFL founder Samuel Gompers practices some of his earliest speeches here. Also, Broadway star Chita Rivera’s voice once floated through the air.
Current residents have worked hard to keep the neighborhood vital and growing. For instance, Parker Flats at Gage School is the show piece of a privately funded housing development designed to meet the needs of the neighborhood's upwardly mobile population.
You can see the neighbor's commitment to their community at Crispus Attucks Park, one of the few dedicated green spaces in that part of the District. Thought privately owned nad maintained, it is open to any members of the public who want to take an afternoon stroll or morning jog along its well-maintained paths.
Residents also enjoy working together in many different civic and social clubs and meeting at local cafes for a quick meal and chat. Residents can also take advantage of numerous high end boutiques and even a neighborhood art gallery.
Overall, Bloomingdale is one of the nicest neighborhoods in the entire area.
Pros
  • community spirit
  • shops and restaurants
  • local culture
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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