Neighborhood Spotlight: Bloomingdale
Get to know the people and communities that make Hillsborough County a great place to live, work, and play. In this occasional series, we highlight one of 950-plus neighborhoods registered with the Office of Neighborhood Relations..
When was Bloomingdale founded? Construction began in 1979. The Bloomingdale Homeowners Association was established in 1980.
How many homes are in Bloomingdale, and how many people live here? The community has 32 neighborhoods, 5,300-plus homes, and more than 23,000 residents.
Key features: Bloomingdale Golfers Club, Campo Family YMCA, Bloomingdale East and West parks, Bloomingdale Public Library, sports complex for youth and adult baseball/softball, Bloomingdale Gazette monthly newspaper
Area schools: Cimino and Alafia elementary schools, Burns Middle School, Bloomingdale High School
Signature gatherings: Community-Wide Garage Sale, Annual Clean-Up, Fall Festival, Santa Visit, and Charity Food Drive. There also are opportunities for teens to earn community service hours through volunteer efforts, and a $2,000 scholarship awarded to a college-bound high school senior.
Honors: Nine awards since 2013 from Hillsborough County Neighborhood Relations for communications, special events, improvements, effective leadership, and more.
What's next? The Bloomingdale Homeowners Association hopes to expand to neighborhoods beyond the community's original boundaries, strengthen its relationship with area businesses, and improve safety on Natures Way.
Resident's comment: "It is a friendly and family-oriented place that truly gets better with age," says George T. May IV, president of the Bloomingdale Homeowners Association.
Bloomingdale HOA Contact Info
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