Population: 80,405

Living in Bloomington, Indiana:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Bloomington, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Bloomington what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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When moving to Bloomington, you must understand that there are a lot of college students in the city. The majority of the downtown apartments house students, and most of traffic in town is comprised of them. In summer, the city seems to slow down as all the students have moved out or gone home for summer.

In order to live in Bloomington one must know three things about the city. Firstly, Bloomington is well known for biking, and to live here one must own a bike. Also, Bloomington is a college town, and therefore, somebody living in Bloomington will see a lot of college students and parties. Bloomington is a large cultural arts center and residents of the town should be involved in the art gallery community.

Tiffany, says: 2020

The prices of many things in Bloomington are not very high and are very affordable, such as restaurant prices, grocery prices, apartment prices, housing prices, etc., and is an ideal place for someone looking for a place that isn’t too crazy about spending too much money. Despite the prices not being extremely high, Bloomington still offers nature and diversity, the Wonderlab science museum, the Monroe County History Center, and is home to IU.

Someone moving to Bloomington, Indiana, should know this is a heavily populated college town. Indiana University is in Bloomington. The University houses 1,000s of students each year. Bloomington is a great place with tons of activities to participate in, as long as you are okay with seeing a lot of 20-25 year olds out and about.

Kennette, says: 2020

Bloomington, although unknown, has marvelous culture. Despite the diminutive size of our city, there is still plenty of activities available for both residents and visitors. We have charming restaurants with menus that accommodate all diets. Indiana University, a local college, is renowned for the music lessons they offer. If you want to go out for a night on the town, there is a wide variety of entertainment to choose from. Bloomington has cinemas, theatres, opera, clubs, and restaurants. We have a rich, inclusive, and vibrant culture in our city.

Isidore, says: 2020

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