Things you Should Know About Bloomington

Bloomington is one of the outstanding communities in the Midwest.  Nestled in the rolling hills of south central Indiana, it has long been known for its big city offerings while maintaining its quaint Midwestern charm.  Home to three lakes, two forests, thriving shops, ethnic restaurants, live music, and most of all, Indiana University, the town has a cultural diversity rare in small town Midwestern settings.

Bloomington Indiana is a great place to live...
the population (including IU students) is about 70,000. Bloomington has a stable economic base, low unemployment, low cost of living, an abundance of entertainment and athletics & has been ranked as the seventh lowest stress city in the nation.  Bloomington Indiana is a college town and a family town, twice designated an all-American city. 

Bloomington is named among the "50 Fabulous Places to Retire in America" and among the "50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family."
50 Fabulous Places to Retire in America, Arthur Griffith & Mary Griffith, 2006
50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family, Kathleen Shaputis, 2006

There's no doubt about it: cornfields and countryside surround the Bloomington city limits. But nestled among the scenic, rolling hills of south-central Indiana, you'll find a city recently hailed by Indianapolis Monthly as a "tucked away utopia."

Bloomington residents enjoy large-city luxuries, a comfortable cost of living, and the warmth of a thriving, progressive community without outrageous rent, traffic headaches, or the pressures of a major metropolis. Forbes ranked Bloomington the 6th best place for business and careers in 2007, and Men's Journal dubbed it among the 10 "healthiest, sexiest, most fun, and most affordable towns in the land" in 2005.

If all this sounds good to you, the only other things you need to know to live here is that you must like Basketball and look good in red.  GO HOOSIERS!

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