Best Places to Live

Bloomington, IN

Population: 82,813
LIV
SCORE
649
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Known as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana” because of its nature trails and outdoor recreation, Bloomington is home to Indiana University and has been designated a Tree City USA for the past 30 years.

One of Livability.com’s Best Cities for Entrepreneurs, Bloomington is often recognized as a fantastic place for doing business thanks to an economy strong in advanced manufacturing, education, healthcare and technology.

Bloomington offers several affordable neighborhoods, with the cost of living here clocking in at 10-15 percent below the national average. A popular downtown district draws local crowds with shopping, dining and nighttime entertainment, and a strong sense of community pride means Bloomington rates high for residents getting involved in activism and civic causes.

Find out more about why Bloomington is one of the best places to live in America.

Bloomington, IN Ranking Data

Civic
74
Demographics
38
Economy
62
Education
68
Health
61
Housing
81
Infrastructure
59