I would love to know more about this area! We are thinking of renting, but are not from Bloomington... any and all thoughts are appreciated!?

Asked by mcleanadamb, Bloomington, IN Fri May 10, 2013

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lisa.ensman, Home Buyer, Bloomington, IN
Fri Jun 7, 2013
Bloomington has lots of non-native residents because people come to Indiana University for school or work and want to stay or return. There are lots of ethnic restaurants, lots of music (esp. noted are classical, jazz, and opera), an active arts scene. Schools are all considered good, though some have a higher population of low-income families, so their test scores may be lower. It's a fairly liberal place in the midst of a more conservative state. You can get across town in 15 minutes, 20 at most. I think many kids raised here get bored by the time they graduate, ready to move someplace more exciting, but it's a great place to have a family. There's a big lake and woods nearby, plenty of trees and parks. The IU campus is very pretty.
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mcleanadamb, , Bloomington, IN
Fri May 10, 2013
Any folks who live in this area willing to chime in? Thanks for the answers so far!
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These particular duplexes have a high turnover rate as rentals, and don't have a great reputation. There are a lot of nice places in Bloomington, and it's been a great place to live for me. I live in the area, but not in these duplexes - and would never rent here. Depending on what you're looking for, and your age group, Bloomington has a lot to offer as mentioned by others.
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Beth Robinson, Agent, Bloomington, IN
Fri May 10, 2013
CNN Money rated Bloomington Indiana 17th in the nation for the best place to retire. Check out their article at http://www.money.cnn.com. Another good website is http://www.bloomingtonretire.com.
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Fri May 10, 2013
Hi, You can visit http://www.HomeFair.com and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. They also have a great, side by side zip code comparison feature.

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Thanks! Any folks who live in the area who want to chime in?
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