Perhaps best known as the home of Indiana University (IU), Bloomington is an oasis of cultural diversity and small-town charm in south central Indiana. It is wonderful little town just an hour or so south of Indianapolis where families, retirees, university students, faculty and visitors all come together as one community. Annual arts festivals, free musical programs, world-class opera and international cuisine are all just a few steps away in Bloomington. Local public schools benefit from close proximity to IU, with its various art and cultural resources. The downtown area offers dining experiences from traditional American cafes to farm-to-table experiences and even Tibetan and Turkish options. The local community farmers' market runs on Saturdays from April to September, with specialty markets throughout the year.

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Bloomington, Indiana, has an astonishing mix of housing options, with modern single family homes, apartments and condos as well as historical buildings on the market. The median home price in Bloomington is right around $140,000, with townhomes and condos offered at significantly lower prices than single-family homes. Historic limestone buildings, brownstones and stately Victorians dot the tree-lined streets closest to downtown, while newer construction can be found a little farther out. Historic country homes are also available and are just a short drive from town.

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