Bloomington, Indiana


Looklyloo Score: 80

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Downtown/Old Northeast

Young Professionals/Students

Downtown is the most obvious choice for Young Professionals. The city has done a fair bit of development in the area and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and galleries all within walking distance of the apartment/condo options in the new and converted buildings.

Plenty of students live in Old Northeast Downtown, which is the part of downtown closest to campus. Also check out Garden Hill and Maple Heights. They're a shorter walk to campus, tons of rental apartment buildings and just a hop to nightlife.

  • Downtown / Old Northeast Downtown
  • Maple Heights
  • Garden Hill

Bryan Park


Bryan Park is a nice neighborhood about 10 blocks from downtown. Plenty of newer and historic homes, a great park, elementary and high school all within walking distance and a very active neighborhood association creating family activities year round.

If you’re hankering for something a bit fancier check out the areas west and east of College Mall and around the country club. Bigger homes and yards and also excellent schools.

Finally if a historic district is more your thing then look at Elm Heights. Beautiful older homes, and stunning streets just south of campus. Great public schools (as is often the case near a campus) and great open spaces both on and off-campus to run and bike and hike.

  • Bryan Park
  • College Mall
  • Elm Heights