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Bloomington, IN

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The city of Bloomington, Indiana is a larger city in the state of Indiana and also the county seat of Monroe County. Bloomington is known to the public as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana”. It is also sometimes called “A haven of blooms”. As of 2010, the population of Bloomington was over 80,000. The city is home to one of the state’s largest and recognized higher institutions of learning in Indiana University Bloomington, which has over 40,000 students enrolled. Bloomington is known as a “tree city”, which participates in the tree planting program run by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Getting Around in Bloomington, IN

The city of Bloomington has multiple options for transportation, but interestingly enough, the closest commercial airport is over 50 miles away. Bloomington also doesn’t have a major interstate or freeway, making it one of the largest cities in the country not to be close to one. State Roads 45, 46, and 48 are the city’s major public highways. The city has transit options from the college as well as from the city choices for busing, including the Bloomington Transit and the GO Express Travel service.

40
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
33
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
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
  • 2.38%
  • 3.98%
  • 0.36%

The Farmers Market

<p>The Bloomington Farmers Market is one of the region's most popular and well-known events. Officially known as The Bloomington Community Farmers Market, the market is a city program that is open each Saturday from April through late October. In the summer months, the market is also open on Tuesdays. The market allows residents to purchase local produce for fairly cheap rates, in addition to prepared foods, seeds, plants, and other small shopping amenities such as arts and crafts. The market has an ATM and restrooms on site to make the experience as comfortable as possible.</p>

Indiana University Bloomington

<p>Indiana University Bloomington, usually shortened to just IU or IU Bloomington, is the city's largest higher institution of learning and one of the largest in the entire region. The university is sometimes called a Public Ivy, for its designation as a research institution and its reputation for stellar academics. The university has an enrollment of over 40,000, and offers all forms of degrees, as well as professional certificates. IU participates in Division I sports, and has major basketball and football programs that send players to the professional ranks each year.</p>