Bloomingdale: Close to it All But a World Away

Tucked into the northwest quadrant about 2 miles from Downtown DC, the neighborhood of Bloomingdale is a pleasantly green and quiet retreat into residential living just minutes from all the attractions, entertainment, and opportunities of DC. Charming historic rowhouses, tree-lined streets, friendly neighbors, community events, and delicious local eateries paint a picture of small-town bliss in the heart of the excitement of big-city DC. Come explore Bloomingdale. Shop its local stores, sample its tasty restaurants, enjoy its laid-back entertainment, and discover your perfect spot for home.

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Spotlights of Bloomingdale

nearby dining


Enjoy all the good eats of Bloomingdale, including local favorites like Big Bear Cafe, Red Hen, Windows Cafe, Thai X-ing, Bacio Pizzeria, or Grassroots Gourmet.

local park

Crispus Attucks Park

This community greenspace is the perfect place to relax in the shade beneath a tree, enjoy a good read on a sunny bench, or run across green field.

commercial center

Shopping & Business

The commercial center off Rhode Island Ave and First Street features bars, food markets—like Timor Bodega organic grocery—and businesses—like Yoga District.

What You'll Love in Bloomingdale

With so many great DC neighborhoods from which to choose, it's hard to know which one will be best for you! So here's what local residents (and visitors) truly love about Bloomingdale.

community events

So Much to Enjoy

It might be a small community of mostly residential areas, but there’s plenty to enjoy throughout the year! Like the weekly Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market, which occurs every Sunday and features local produce, meats, dairy, breads, and baked goods, or the annual Thomas Street Spooktacular Halloween block party. And don’t forget the local greenspaces, like the Crispus Attucks Park or the nearby LeDroit Park, where you can even volunteer to farm at the Common Good City Farm. If you’re seeking a little entertainment, head to Showtime bar to catch a performance by Granny and the Boys, or visit Boundary Stone whiskey bar for open mic nights.

friendly neighborhood

Rich Neighborhood Charm

All-brick Victorian rowhomes lined the quiet streets, scenically tucked behind lush green trees. Rich in both deep-rooted history and exquisite architectural details, they set a picturesque scene for a charming community of small-town spirit where neighbors stop to chat on their afternoon walks and residents turn out to celebrate seasons and fun events throughout the year. It’s the convenience of big-city living with the quiet charm of a small suburb.

easy to get around

Ideal Location

Just two miles from downtown, Bloomingdale offers easy access to all the best amenities, attractions, and entertainment of DC—like Howard University, Catholic University, the Children’s Hospital, histrorical landmarks, and major commercial avenues. Major retailers can be found at the nearby Rhode Island Ave Shopping Center, and some of the best nightlife and entertainment lies just a few blocks away along U Street and 14th Street—like the U Street Music Hall, Lincoln Theatre, Howard Theatre, 9:30 bar, and plenty of restaurants, bars, galleries, live entertainment venues, shops, boutiques, and more.

Bloomingdale Attractions

Bloomingdale at a Glance

Getting Around

Metro Station: Shaw/Howard University (Green Line), New York Ave-Florida Ave-Galladant U (Red Line)
Metrobus: 70,71, 79, 80, 90, 92, 93, 96, 97, G2, G8
Distance from Downtown: 2 miles


Population: 4,980
Size: 124 acres
Ward: Ward 5
Median Home Value: $771,100

Bloomingdale Real Estate

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