Bloomingdale is a great place for scholars to live and mingle, with about a half dozen universities within a 5 mile radius of this neighborhood. Homes in Bloomingdale are usually about a hundred years old, but are very well kept Victorian style homes.
Bloomingdale is a diverse neighborhood, which is mainly African American. The neighborhood keeps a strong close-knit community oreinted charter. The area has beautiful, well maintained green urban space through it. Small business is beginning to make a presence in Bloomingdale, with several smaller shops and coffee houses now in the neighborhood.