Situated among the elm, maple, crape myrtle, and ginko trees, Bloomingdale is a tight-knit urban community rich in history and architectural charm. The brick Victorian row homes that line the streets were built at the turn of century, utilizing exquisite craftmanship and a particular attention to detail.
A rapidly developing neighborhood, in the shadow of Howard University, and the National Cathedral, Bloomingdale is known for its stately Victorian row houses with popular porches and front stoops. This is a small residential community without a large commercial district, so residents enjoy neighborhood bars and restaurants integrated in to the housing stock, such as the beloved Big Bear Cafe. Bloomingdale hosts a number of community events, including a fantastic weekly farmers’ market (Sundays from 10 AM to 2 PM) and an annual Halloween block party called the Thomas Street Spooktacular. The Howard Theater is close by if you're in the mood to catch a show.