20 apartments for rent in Bloomsbury, Raleigh, NC
The Bloomsbury Historic District neighborhood of Raleigh is an integral part of this historical city. This community lies above the Five Points intersection It is a densely populated, oddly shaped neighborhood that is bordered by St. Mary’s Street, Fairview Road, East Whitaker Mill Road, Sunset Drive, White Oaks Road, Byrd Street, Breeze Road, and Beechridge Road. With an area of 0.224 square miles, it has a population of approximately 800 residents.
Since May of 2002, the Bloomsbury Historic District has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Many of the homes in the district were built in 1920s, and they have been well maintained. There are many different home styles in the community, from one-story bungalows to two-story homes with distinctive architecture and beautifully manicured lawns.
The namesake of the Bloomsbury neighborhood is believed by many residents to have been the Bloomsbury Amusement Park that was opened almost a century ago. It has since closed, yet its carousel remains in Pullen Park. Pullen Park is only about two miles south of the Bloomsbury Historic District community. It is a public park that sits in Raleigh on 72 acres. It offers small rides for children, walking paths, a train, and boats for kids, in addition to the carousel.
The Bloomsbury Historic District is quite family friendly. By living in a historically rich neighborhood, everyday life can provide a lesson in local history. The community is served by the Wade County Public School System, and it has strong public and private schools. Underwood Elementary School has a dedicated group of excellent teachers and is within walking distance from anywhere in Bloomsbury. St. David’s School, Daniels Junior High School, and Broughton High School are noted for outstanding scholastic achievement, and they are within a one-mile radius of the Bloomsbury Historic District.