What you need to know about Bloomington, IN

Established in 1818, Bloomington is known as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana” for its scenic trails and outdoor recreation. Great schools like Indiana University, Big 10 sports, cultural attractions and affordable neighborhoods earned Bloomington a spot on the Top 10 College Towns lists for 2010 and 2012, and on multiple Best Cities to Retire lists. The city's growing food scene has also received national accolades for local wines and eclectic dining options. Bloomington has been designated a Tree City USA for the past 30 years and is often recognized among America’s best cities for doing business. The local economy is strong in areas like advanced manufacturing, education and technology, and the popular downtown district has many venues for shopping, dining and nighttime entertainment.


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Top 10 Fall Foliage Cities 2010


Homes Owned 34.31%
34.31% Complete
Homes Rented 65.69%
65.69% Complete

Real Estate

In Bloomington, Indiana

Ready to move to Bloomington? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Bloomington.


In Bloomington, Indiana

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Bloomington rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Bloomington, Indiana

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Bloomington.


Most residents are
10-24 Years old


In Bloomington, Indiana

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Bloomington.


Bachelor’s Degree 56%
56% Complete
Graduated High School 93%
93% Complete

Bloomington, IN's Livability Rankings

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
Top 10 Fall Foliage Cities 2010
Top 10 College Towns 2010