Bloomington : Indiana

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What Bloomington is like for active adults

A college town with 40,000 students, Bloomington is located in south central Indiana. It's a typical Midwestern university city, bustling with frequent festivals, sporting events and concerts. With a low cost of living, plenty of art galleries, and a music arts center, there's plenty to like about Bloomington.  Aerial photo courtesy of EMcCutchan and Wikipedia.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are active adult communities in Bloomington (see link at top right).
According to City-data.com, the median sale price of a home in mid-2013, was about $159,000.

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What is special about this retirement community
Bloomington has a youthful vibe and a lot of cultural offerings. It's also relatively inexpensive.
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What is not special about this retirement community
Indiana is infamous for its tornadoes. The poverty rate is also high.
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What kinds of people like retiring here

Those looking for a college town with a low cost of living and a lot of activity would enjoy Bloomington.

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Local economy is driven by

Education, accommodations and food service

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Climate and Physical Environment

Summers are hot and humid;  Indiana is in Tornado Alley.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Bloomington is bursting with cultural life: there are a lot of festivals, concerts, art events, and, with Indiana University, plenty of sports to enjoy.
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Crime
Crime in Bloomington is higher than the national average.
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Medical facilities

Bloomington Hospital

Monroe Hospital

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Transportation
Bloomington is bike-friendly, pedestrian-friendly, and has an efficient public transport system.
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Valuable Links
Bloomington on Wikipedia
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Facts about BLOOMINGTON
  • State: IN
  • Environment: College Town,Small-mid Sized City,Cultural Center,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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