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.
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.