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Living in Normal, Illinois:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Normal, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked two people living in Normal 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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Normal is a mid-size college town in central Illinois. It is home to three institutions of higher education: Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan, and Heartland Community College. It is also the birthplace of State Farm Insurance. The town is surrounded by agriculture: corn and soybean production are major industries on the town’s outskirts. Normal maintains affordable cost of living for its residents and offers many opportunities for community engagement.

Haroon, says: 2020

Bloomington is a double college town where two universities are located, so it has a lot of fun activities, but only until 10 pm! There’s a wonderful outdoor Shakespeare festival yearly in summer. Downtown Bloomington-Normal has a train station that will take you straight to Chicago or St. Louis! If you like corn, the Midwest is the place.

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