At Griffin Realty, our Realtors understand the charm that Bloomington offers its residents of all different backgrounds and interests. Community engagement is a priority for Griffin Realty. Over the years, we have been involved in several programs and initiatives that connect us to our community. Whether it be tabling at the local Farmer’s Market downtown, “Filling the Mini” with clothing during the winter holiday season for families in need, or hosting charity events at the office, we are proud to be ambassadors to the Blooomington community.
Here are just a few things that make Bloomington the special place that it is…
Indiana University Main Campus
First and foremost, Bloomington is one of the best college towns in the country with Indiana University at the heart of it all. IU offers amenities that Bloomingtonians (not just people affiliated with IU) can enjoy, such as musical performances, sporting events (Go Hoosiers!), and a university event calendar with many events open to the public. The IU Auditorium, Assembly Hall (basketball), Memorial Stadium (football), Indiana Memorial Union, and the gorgeous campus are some of the many IU highlights.
Holidays and Celebrations
The various holidays during the year are a great way to see what your community has to offer, and Bloomington does not disappoint! From Thanksgiving through New Year’s (and beyond), Bloomington lights up downtown at The Square, which is accompanied by a lighting ceremony event. For July 4th, there is a community parade (which Griffin Realty has regularly participated in before!) and opportunities to view fireworks. And for the kids, many neighborhoods are great for trick or treating during Halloween!
When you live in Bloomington, you also have the luxury of being less than 20 minutes away from Lake Monroe, a popular destination for camping, fishing, sailing, pontoon boating, and many other water activities.
Bloomington City Parks are also a great perk for residents. Check out one of our recent guide to the Bloomington area parks.
Bloomington Food Scene
If you are a foodie, Bloomington offers a variety of great options for restaurants and bars, as well as breweries and wineries. Check out local favorites on The Square (downtown), such as:
Kirkwood Ave is also a popular restaurant/bar strip in town including:
If you are looking for tastes from around the world, you can find them right here in Bloomington. 4th St has some of the best ethnic food options in town! And if you are heading out for a beverage, Upland and Quaff On as some great breweries in Bloomington. If you love wine, Oliver Winery is an absolute must see.
So there you have it, there is a lot to love about Bloomington. Let Griffin Realty help make Bloomington your home and share with you all that Bloomington has to offer!
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