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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…read more

8 Reasons to Move to Bloomington, IN

Bloomington offers a surprisingly diverse and exciting lifestyle for residents
By Stephanie Stewart-Howard on November 16, 2015 at 6:42 pm EST


Bloomington, Ind., offers plenty of appeal for new residents if you’re planning a move or thinking about changing locations. With a population of more than 80,000, Bloomington is the Monroe County seat and offers stellar higher education opportunities along with a burgeoning tech sector. While, according to Erin Erdmann of Visit Bloomington, the city may be best known to outsiders as the locale for the iconic movie Breaking Away and the place where basketball icon Bobby Knight coached, there’s so much more to it than that. Here are a few reasons to consider moving to Bloomington…read more

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Est in 1818, Bloomington is known as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana” for its scenic trails & 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…read more


Look up Food & Drinks on the BIRA (Bloomington Independent Restaurant Association)

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is a program of the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. The Market is open every Saturday, April through September, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Saturdays in October and November from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The season ends with the Holiday Market on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Tuesday Market opens in June and is held on Tuesday evenings, June through September.

Things to Do!

Bloomington Calendar of Events
Btown Calendar of Events

IU Athletics

Assembly Hall. Memorial Stadium. The Fieldhouse. Bill Armstrong Stadium. No matter which of the 13 IU athletics facilities you find yourself at, you’ll feel the same fierce pride and undeniable sense of belonging. As a Hoosier, you already know you’re a part of something bigger than yourself. But when you show up to cheer on your team, you feel it at a far more visceral level.

All Hoosier athletes pour their heart and soul into their sport—and it shows. Our teams have brought home 24 NCAA Team Championships, produced 145 NCAA individual champions, and won 169 Big Ten Team Championships—including the men’s basketball championship in 2016.

IU sports teams: Cream, Crimson & completely fantastic!

Men’s Sports:
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Wrestling
Women’s Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo


Bloomington Outdoors

Lake Monroe offers boat rentals, fishing, hiking trails, a nature center and 2 Beaches

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is a 1,200 Acre preserve originally designed as Bloomington’s city supply of drinking water. Now, you can tour the wetland or nature trails, go fishing or rent a canoe.

B-line TrailThe B-Line Trail is 12′ wide asphalt path that extends 3.1 miles through Bloomington. Downtown sections of the trail include pet drinking fountains, park benches & outdoor art.