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Bloomington, IL

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What some would consider it the “better half” of the twin cities, Bloomington is a little piece of Americana right in the heart of Illinois. Situated on Route 66 and sharing its affectionate moniker with the neighboring town, Normal, today’s Bloomington is a modern den of shopping, education, business, and agriculture, combined into one boisterous city. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. New development continues to drive the ever-growing population, and there is no end in sight.

Apartments for rent in Bloomington IL

$405-$1350

Apartment Mart
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2.5

$350-$1200

Young America Realty
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: -1-2

$595-$815

Arbors at Eastland
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-1.5

$550-$695

Summertree Rental Residences
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 1-2

$595-$1060

Brookridge Heights
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: -1-2

$545-$795

Pine Crest
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Bloomington, IL is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.94%
  • 7.11%
  • 7.37%
  • Female
  • 8.16%
  • 6.89%
  • 6.82%
$720
is average rent in Bloomington, IL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 6.93%
  • 7.56%
  • 6.26%
41.84%
of units are available for rent in Bloomington
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1453
  • 181
  • 736
Getting Around in Bloomington, IL

40
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
N/A
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The average commuter time in Bloomington is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 1.78%
  • 2.28%
  • 0.66%

Curating Culture

While it might shy in comparison to its big brother, Chicago, Bloomington is no slouch when it comes to the performing arts. They have a thriving cultural district, anchored by the new Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. This cutting edge building houses a 1,200-seat auditorium, modern sound and lighting equipment, and is home to more than 400 performances and events throughout the year. The Illinois Symphony Orchestra also performs here as do many traveling shows that make their way through this great state. It is definitely not to be missed if you find yourself here on a weekend needing plans.

A Storied History

What started as a sleepy agricultural town has blossomed into a modern metropolis. The area was originally an open expanse of land inhabited by the Kickapoo tribe before settlers arrived. Since then, the fertile soil and industrious people have helped develop this countryside into a thriving city that relies on more than just verdant land. Modern development began in a flurry when major highway construction gave Bloomington access to the rest of the developing Midwest. Sites like Ewing Manor still stand to this day to remind the people where they came from, and what lies ahead for this aspiring city.