Bloomington Apartments for Rent
Boats Along a Dock on a Popular Bloomington, IN Lake (photo credit: sbrogan)
The Indiana State University Student Building and Clock Tower (photo credit: sbrogan)
Beautiful Flowers at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market (photo credit: sbrogan)
Bloomington, Indiana was established in 1818 by settlers from Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas. Located about 50 miles south of Indianapolis, Bloomington is considered the gateway to southern Indiana. It is a picturesque city, designated a “Tree City USA.” It is also a college town, home to Indiana University Bloomington, the original and largest Indiana University campus. Bloomington has topped many “best” lists and is considered one of the top cities in the country for businesses.
But this great location is more than a thriving economic powerhouse – it is also fun. It has a thriving music scene that includes folk punk. Downtown Bloomington is a popular area with brick-paved sidewalks, shops, restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, theaters, and sidewalk cafes. Downtown is a pedestrian-friendly area with a terrific walking trail, and it is also home to the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. Events in downtown Bloomington include the First Friday and Gallery Walk events, as well as the Bloomington Early Music Festival — an annual music festival that is the only one of its kind in the Midwest region.
Once you’ve rented an apartment in Bloomington, be sure to visit one of the many state parks in the area. Morgan-Monroe State Forest is the second-largest state forest in Indiana, covering more than 24,000 acres. Activities in the park include hiking, camping, gold panning, and picnicking. There are also three lakes for fishing and boating. Hoosier National Forest covers 202,814 acres and is popular for hiking, camping, fishing, climbing, horseback riding, swimming, bicycling, and OHV riding.