Bloomington, Indiana

Bloomington, Indiana has a population of nearly 70,000 people. The average temperatures run from 30 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and summer months, respectively.  And Bloomington sits on top of Southern Indiana’s rolling hills, which is a change of pace from the cities north of Bloomington that are built on flat land.

It is also home to Indiana University, home of the Indiana Hoosiers.   IU has been an established presence in Bloomington since 1820.  Since then, the university has been recognized nationwide for its leadership in music, business, and the Kinsey Institute. The university has also won recognition for its beautiful campus and was also seen on the big screen in the motion picture Breaking Away.

But Bloomington isn’t just Indiana University. The city has numerous other attractions and places of interest, including their rock quarries, which many residents use for swimming and diving.   Bloomington is located near the Brown County State Park, the Hoosier National Forest and  is also home to the Upland Brewing Company, Indiana’s largest microbrewery.

If you are concerned with your health and issues like second-hand smoke, you will be happy to know that Bloomington was the first city in Indiana to ban smoking in all public and private businesses throughout the city.