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Bloomingdale is a small residential community in the District of Columbia, located only minutes from downtown and the monuments.


Situated amongst the elm, maple, and ginko trees lies this quaint community rich in history and architectural charm. The all brick Victorian rowhomes that line the streets were built at the turn of century utilizing exquisite craftmanship and a particular attention to detail.


Straddling the former Boundary Street (now Florida Avenue) Bloomingdale became known for its quiet streets and accessibility. The proximity to Howard University, historical landmarks, and other commercial venues have made Bloomingdale the ideal "suburb" of Washington.


Today the neighborhood is returning to full swing. Longtime residents live next to young professionals and their families. The streets are abuzz with the laughter of children. Passerby's are greeted warmly by residents sitting out enjoying what Bloomingdale has to offer -- a sense of community.

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I just love Bloomingdale. It is a secret gem in DC where homes are actually affordable. Here are some resources:




Chinese Dragon

103 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001



Windows Café and Market

101 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001


A & L Market

2007 First Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001


Barry Liquors

87 Florida Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001


Big Bear Market

1700 First Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001


Bloomingdale Liquors

1836 First Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001


Flagler Market

2200 Flagler Place, NW

Washington, DC 20001


Rhode Island Grocery

101 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001


Save More Supermarket

1634 North Capitol Street, NW

Washington, DC 20002


Seaton Market

1822 North Capitol Street, NW

Washington, DC 20002


Star Wine & Liquors

1824 North Capitol Street, NW

Washington, DC 20002


Sunbeam Market

2324 North Capitol Street, NW

Washington, DC 20002


T Street Market

80 T Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001


Your Market

1728 North Capitol Street, NW

Washington, DC 20002




True Grace Church of Jesus Christ

205 V Street, NW

Washington DC 20001



Saint George's Episcopal Church

1946 2nd Street, NW

Washington DC 20001




Mount Bethel Baptist Church

71 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

Washington DC 20001



Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

215 Rhode Island Avenue, NW

Washington DC 20001




World Missions for Christ Church

1720 1st Street, NW

Washington DC 20001



Two or More Church

85 R Street, NW

Washington DC 20001



Metropolitan Wesley AME Zion Church

1712 North Capitol Street, NW

Washington DC 20001



Saint Martin's Catholic Church

1908 North Capitol Street, NW

Washington DC 20001





Gage-Eckington Elemenary School

Grades: PreK-6

Principal: Cecelia Brady

2025 3rd St., N.W., 20001-1695

Tel: (202) 673-7305

Ward: 1


Shaw Junior High School

Grades: 7-9

Principal: Yvonne Lewis

925 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., 20001-4140

Tel: (202) 673-7203

Ward: 2


Dunbar Senior High School

Grades: 9-12

Principal: Judith Richardson

1301 New Jersey Ave., N.W., 20001-1294

Tel: (202) 673-7233

Ward: 5


Cardozo Senior High School

Grades: 9-12

Principal: Reginald Ballard

1300 Clifton St., N.W., 20009-7099

Tel: (202) 673-7385

Ward: 1

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Guest Kiesha

Bloomingdale Inn - A Great Place to stay


2417 First Street NW


Washington, DC 20001


Telephone: 202-319-0801 Fax: 202-238-9485

At the Bloomingdale Inn you will feel immediately welcome as you enter the quiet elegance of this early 1900’s Victorian townhouse. The beautifully renovated Bloomingdale Inn, features seven spacious guest rooms creating the perfect atmosphere to pamper and revive the leisure and business traveler. Wake up to a delightful, leisurely breakfast including healthful breakfast choices.


Try Bloomingdale Inn when visiting Washington, DC for our historical charm and friendly, warm and inviting staff. The warm urban bed and breakfast is a wonderful vacation alternative to conventional hotels.

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I love Bloomingdale too. I think the people are friendly.


Fire Wood


James W. Ridgley


Fire Wood 1 cord for $180.00, half a cord for $90.00


House Keeping



(202) 588-8476


Sandra Lopez

(301) 254-4349


Paloma's Cleaning Services, Inc.

(703) 899-5216


Home Repair/Improvement


Appliance Repair


Bruce Savery



Comments: Very nice, responsive and punctual. His prices are very reasonable too. I highly recommend him for any small or large appliance repair.






(301) 526-1006


Comments: The price was fair, and they seemed to know what they were doing. There were some delays and it took longer than I wanted, but I would probably use them again. They're big enough but not too big.


General Contractors


R & R Decorators

Tillman Robinson

(202) 439-3800


Renaissance Development

Mark D Richardson and Richard D. Hanks

(202) 321-1293 (Richard)

(202) 607-5655 (Mark)

(510) 217-7012 (Fax)



1718 M Street NW #331

Washington, DC 20036


T.R. Young Services, LLC

(703) 385-3343



Comments: We had many contractors come through to do some projects at our house. Thomas Young had the most experience and renovates many houses in our neighborhood. He was very informative and specific about how the job should be done and came in right on estimate. His prices are very fair and his staff personable and hospitable. I highly recommend him, especially given some of the other horror stories I have heard from other homeowners about general contractors.


Wall to Wall Construction

General Contractor



Comments: I would like to recommend a DC contractor, licensed and insured. Wall to Wall Construction (www.walltowallconstruction.com) is currently completely renovating a rowhouse in Ledroit Park for me and they are doing an incredible job. They were very competitive in price when I compared contractors. They have always been thorough in describing what they will be doing, and the time it would take. They are very professional and courteous. They have performed above and beyond my expectations, going so far as to recommend some alternatives to my original designs, which would benefit the layout and flow of the house.


Please feel free to contact them at 202-271-0726. The company is owned by two brothers, Alberto and Angel and their friend Gualberto.



Carlos Antezana

(202) 744-5050


Comments: Handyman extraordinaire . He put up all my fixtures (towel racks, picture hangng, etc,) in double quick time and best of all came when he said he would, cleaned up after himself, and was very reasonable. Also very honest and with a great eye for style... he'll tell you if what you propose to do will lower the value of your house, be hard to maintain etc.



(240) 304-4229

Comments: I recently used Freddy to help me build a fence and do some other work around my house. He is cheap and reliable and thorough. If you are willing to work with him (i.e. you buy your materials -- or go with him to Home Depot at least so he can show you what to buy), his prices are thousands less than anyone else. He is installing a stone patio in my back yard this week. He calls when he was running late or if he cannot make it. He put up a fence for me in less than 10 days -- from the beginning of talking about it to finishing it. . I just ask that people who call let him know that I recommend him - -Jesse from Seaton Place, NW -- I told him I would let people know about him and try to drum up some business for him so I want him to know I am doing my part. I will continue to have him do projects for me as they come up.


Landscaping/Lawn Care


Garden District

Joe Carmack

1801 14th Street, NW

(corner of 14th and S Streets)

(202) 797-9005


Ross Edwards

(240) 305-7373


Comments: Ross has a small landscaping/lawncare business. I've used him for approximately 2 years and he's provided good service.




Edgar's Masonry Construction, Inc.

3414 Groveton Street

Alexandria, VA 22306

tel: (703) 717-0404

cell: (703) 906-6718

fax: (703) 717-0600


Site Manager's Note: Edgar is best known for quality historic masonry restoration.


Long Fence


(301) 693-2688 (cell)


Comments:We are having concrete pavers installed in our back yard to create a parking place, as well as a deck. The best price that we found to do the pavers, believe it or not is Long Fence. The pavers are a little more expensive than just having poured concrete, but Long Fence was by far the best price that we found when we were getting bids. The crew that is installing it is doing an excellent job, and we have the support of a large company like long fence if we run into any problems.


H.A. Martin Masonry & Concrete

Harry Martin

(703) 222-9278 (voice)

(202) 528-1047 (cell)



(301) 526-1007




Kirk De Fontes



Comments: Kirk is my painter because he is meticulous and detail-oriented, and he can do complicated decorative finishes or simple color schemes. He has a degree in Fine Art and has an extraordinary eye for color. If you need color consultation and want your home to have a cohesive color palette, he is fabulous. His prices are reasonable as well.


Tom Nixon

(240) 338-6210


Comments: The best painter I have ever used. Neat, clean, very reasonable prices, and excellent work. Quotes a price and sticks with it and will advise on color schemes, purchase the paint and work around your schedule. Very honest... he has the key to my house.


Another Comment: Tom is the best painter I have ever encountered. I had him paint the interior of my house and stain the back porch. Everyone who visits is astounded at the results and even more amazed when I tell them of his reasonable prices. He is extremely honest and now when I need him to do anything I simply leave him the key and he does what he needs to and returns the key when he's done.


The Painting Company

Rob Garrison

(240) 832-8301


Pest Control


A-One Pest Control

(202) 706-9661


Comments: I have a rental property in Maryland and had the worst rodent problem I've ever seen in my life. I used a well known pest control company that requires a signed contract and was thoroughly disappointed with the number of times they had to come out to treat the house. After several tries, I contacted Buddy at A-One and after several days you could see a noticeable difference and now my house is rodent free. He is very good




Thomas E. Clark, Inc.

(301) 608-0550


Comments: I know, I know, they're not based in DC. But they are an old family-owned shop and they do good work. I've worked with George Comer on new radiator lines and a new boiler and water heater, new sewer lines, and new water supply lines. I have usually been pleased with their work.


As with any contractors, though, you should be very specific about what you want and what you don't want (e.g. if you don't want them to drill holes in your joists, make sure they know this).


J.A.G. Plumbing

Jose Gallardo

Home: (703) 560-6526

Cell: (703)400-6170


Comments: Jose has worked at my home on T Street NW on several plumbing projects (bathrooms, kitchens, patio drainage, new pipes) and has excelled in being very reliable, honest, reasonable in price, punctual, hard working and delivering expert quality work. He speaks fluent English, wife Rosalba can set up appointment to review project. Very fair in pricing and hard working.


Site Manager Comment: Jose has been recommended by several people.




Maggio Roofing

Scott Siegal

(301) 891-1390


Wagner Roofing Co.

4909 46th Avenue

Hyattsville, MD 20781

tel: (301) 927-9030

fax: (301) 927-3505



Site Manager Comment: Wagner Roofing does high quality repair and replacement of slate and tile roofing. They are equipped to handle any type of roofing project but they are best known (and have received many awards) for their slate work.


Window Repair and Replacement


The Window Man

3853-A Pickett Road

Fairfax, Virginia 22031

(703) 978-9888


Site Manager Comment: The Window Man has been recommended by Old House Journal Magazine. People who have used the Window Man have said that he is easy to talk to and listens to your needs while recommending what is most economical and relevent for you.



Victor Siles

(703) 585-6358

Miscellaneaus Services


Iron Works


Coat of Armour Iron Works

Mr. Singleton

(202) 338-5076

Stained Glass


Meredith Glass Specialties

Jane Meredith

(301) 279-9333 (voice)

(301) 793-4030 (cell)

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