Hip urban neighborhoods with lots of dining and nightlife
Eckington and Bloomingdale are exciting urban neighborhoods in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, DC. These hip neighborhoods boast some of DC’s best dining and nightlife. Eckington is one of the oldest neighborhoods in DC, and both of these neighborhoods boast a wealth of historic architecture. There’s also lots of youthful energy here with numerous music venues and McKinley Technology High School and Howard University campuses. Other attractions include the gorgeous green space of Crispus Attucks Park.
Eckington and Bloomingdale’s housing options include distinctive Victorian rowhouses with elaborate turrets and brightly colored facades. There are also single-family homes in various other styles, plus townhouses, condominiums, duplexes, and apartments.
Hip and exciting neighborhoods
Trendy dining and nightlife
Colorful Victorian rowhouses
Eckington and Bloomingdale are two of DC’s most happening neighborhoods. Bloomingdale has been described by The Washing Post as everyone’s favorite neighborhood in DC, and Eckington holds a similarly special place in its residents’ hearts. These neighborhoods offer an endless array of places to dine, drink, and enjoy live performances. Combined with a welcoming small-town atmosphere and convenient DC location, it’s easy to see why these are two of the capital’s most sought-after addresses.
Homes in Eckington and Bloomingdale are within walking distance of some of DC’s most eclectic dining and nightlife options. DCity Smokehouse serves mouthwatering platters of smoked meats that have earned it recognition from The Washington Post as DC’s #1 BBQ restaurant. Specialties include tender brisket, pulled pork, turkey breast, smoked chicken wings, and spare ribs. Big Bear Café offers delicious coffee freshly roasted by Annapolis, Maryland’s Ceremony Coffee Roasters. This inviting space hosts a variety of regular special events, including Sunday Neighborhood BBQ cookouts, brunch receptions, comedy nights, live music showcases, film screenings, storytelling events, and community dinners. Boundary Stone is an elevated neighborhood tavern pairing gourmet pub grub with a wide choice of draft beers, cocktails, and whiskies. ANXO Cidery serves Spanish-style tapas small plates alongside ANXO’s signature craft ciders. Other popular dining and drinks choices include The Red Hen for wood-fired Italian fare, The Pub & The People for gastropub cuisine and whiskey, and The Eleanor DC for bowling, craft beer, and arcade games.
Crispus Attucks Park is a hidden gem spanning just over an acre in the heart of Bloomingdale. Tree-lined trails run through this secluded and tranquil green space featuring beautiful flower beds and grassy areas. Bloomingdale residents take great pride in maintaining this secret park and participate in an annual fundraising yard sale to support its ongoing maintenance.
Every Sunday between May and December, Bloomingdale Farmers’ Market features vendors selling fresh produce and many other specialty foodstuffs just across the street from Big Bear Café. Items available at the farmers’ market include handcrafted cheese, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass-fed meat, herbal teas, locally produced vinegar, bread, pastries, pies, ice cream, sauces, plants, and more.
In Eckington, Harry Thomas Recreation Center offers exceptional recreational amenities, including a baseball field, basketball and tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, a running track, and one of the best playgrounds in the entire nation.
Eckington and Bloomingdale are served by the District of Columbia Public Schools.
McKinley Technology High School, Public, 9-12.