If the Bloomington, Indiana area is a great place to visit, it's an even better place to live!
Just looking at some of the accolades Bloomington has received let’s you know that our community is a great place to live. Whatever your age, Bloomington is a great place to call home!
Wondering about the Bloomington and Monroe County housing market?
Healthcare Traveler Magazine notes that "nestled amongst the rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington basks in the warmth of a community that takes pride in its quality of life. . . Recently named by USA Today as one of the country's top college towns, Bloomington proves that a small city with a big heart can have it all."
Bloomington was named in Relocate America’s 2011 " TOP 100 Places to Live”!
For the fourth consecutive year, Bloomington was been named a Playful City USA for 2011 by KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local governments address the "Play Deficit."
Bloomington was named to Money Magazine's list of Top 25 Places to Retire in 2011, citing international flavors, museums, live music and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Bloomington is the "4th Gayest City in America", according to The Advocate.
Livability.com recognized Bloomington as one of the Top 10 College Towns: Great Cities for School and Life After Graduation. (#7) in 2011 and 2012! Two straight years in the Top 10!
Bloomington was chosen as one of the Best Places to Retire by SmartMoney.com.
REALTORS® RELEASE INDIANA REAL ESTATE MARKETS REPORT FOR AUGUST 2012
Home prices and market activity again outpace the year prior; sustained recovery dependent on real employment and wage growth
The Indiana Real Estate Markets Report released by the state’s REALTORS® shows that statewide, when comparing August 2012 to August 2011, the following occurred:
• The number of closed home sales increased 12.2 percent to 6,697,
• The median sale price of those homes increased 3.8 percent to $121,500,
• The average sale price increased 2.6 percent to $146,339,
• The number of pending home sales increased 11.5 percent to 6,150,
• The number of new listings decreased 2.9 percent to 9,830, and
• The percent of original list price received increased 0.3 percent to 90.7 percent.
Check out these links for more info:
Monroe County: http://www.10kresearch.com/reports/IAR/Monroe-County.pdf
Owen County: http://www.10kresearch.com/reports/IAR/Owen-County.pdf