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Pros

-College-town atmosphere
-Attractive setting
-Nearby recreation

Cons

-Low ethnic diversity
-Recent employment declines
-Housing cost


What Bert Has To Say About Bloomington Metro Area


Bloomington is a true college town, with a large and attractive campus to the northeast of downtown; an area of shops, restaurants, and nightlife serving the student community; and a typically Midwestern town square with a courthouse at the center. Indiana University, founded in 1820 and currently serving some 35,000 students, provides a variety of culture and entertainment and is the dominant factor in the local economy and character. Sports, particularly basketball, are a local obsession. The university is also home to one of the top music schools in the nation. Educational attainment here is among the highest in the state, crime is low, the economy is steady and attitudes are progressive.


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Quick Facts About Bloomington


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Bloomington is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bloomington jobs have Increased by 0.36 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bloomington's cost of living is 6.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Bloomington's population is 84,067 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.65 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Bloomington is $163,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.26%.
    SCHOOLS
    Bloomington public schools spend $11,196 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Bloomington.

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  11/8/2016
Crime is a BIG Issue in Bloomington

When my wife and I moved here, a little over a year ago, we expected the crime maps to be somewhat -- "it wont happen to us". We were wrong. We have been a victim of a... (Read More)

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  11/8/2016
Crime is a BIG Issue in Bloomington

When my wife and I moved here, a little over a year ago, we expected the crime maps to be somewhat -- "it wont happen to us". We were wrong. We have been a victim of a... (Read More)

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  8/2/2016
Bloomington has always been good to me

Indiana is typical midwest, 4 seasons, agriculture, manufacturing, good universities. The early '90s show "Eerie, Indiana" had Hoosier humor in several episodes. I've... (Read More)

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