Local Living

Set in the beautiful wooded hills of Monroe County, Bloomington is considered by many to be an ideal place to live, work, and play. In fact, Bloomington was listed number eight on the list of Top 10 Places to Live from Men’s Journal magazine in 2005, and was named one of America’s top 50 adventure towns by National Geographic Adventure Magazine in 2007. Bloomington made the list thanks to great outdoor recreation options like Lake Monroe and the Hoosier National Forest. With a population of nearly 70,000, the City of Bloomington includes 20 square miles and ranks as Indiana’s seventh largest city.

Seeking big-city adventure? Just 50 highway miles to the north is Indiana’s capitol city of Indianapolis. Known as the Crossroads of America, Indianapolis is home to an international airport and is intersected by four major interstates. As America’s 12th largest city by population, it is larger than San Francisco, Boston and Seattle.

Die-hard shoppers may choose one of the multiple Indianapolis-area malls, or venture instead just 47 miles to Edinburgh, home to Central Indiana’s largest outlet shopping center.

In under five hours of travel, residents can find themselves in many major cities such as Chicago, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, Cincinnati, Ohio and Nashville, Tennessee.

We have community pride. Bloomington is a community that takes pride in its overall quality of life. The people who live here have demonstrated a commitment to providing the best schools, affordable housing, outstanding parks and recreation, and quality health care. Over 90 percent of Bloomington’s population has a high school diploma and over 80 percent have some college education.

For more than a century, we have been Bloomington’s not-for-profit hospital and a proud member of this magnificent, Midwest city.

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