- Ranked #31 in the “Top 100 Best Places to Live” in 2018 by Livability.com
- Bloomington received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index
- Ranked one of the 15 Most Underrated American Cities Worth a Visit by Reader’s Digest.
Together, Bloomington’s arts and business communities support major arts initiatives, such as restoring the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater, a state-of-the-art performance venue. Other successful arts initiatives include the annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival; the Waldron Arts Center; and the WonderLab, a science museum. We are passionate about maintaining green space; Bloomington is a Tree City USA, has one of the top-ranked Parks and Recreation departments in the country with 38 park and trail sites on nearly 2,360 acres.
There are many unique cultures represented in Bloomington and numerous cultural centers to help you learn more about the different aspects of the community.
Our city boasts over 13 major festivals each year, including the Lotus World Music Festival, which draws 5,000 visitors to downtown Bloomington every Autumn, and the PRIDE Film Festival.