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94 Apartments for rent in Bloomington, IN

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Check out 94 verified apartments for rent in Bloomington, IN with rents starting as low as $550. Some apartments for rent in Bloomington might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Bradford Ridge
2900 W Ridge Rd
Bloomington, IN
1 Bedroom
$770
544 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$870
799 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$940
1080 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:41 PM
Beautiful wooded landscaping in a home-like setting. Fully-equipped kitchens with GE appliances, hardwood floors and cool air conditioning. Relax at the pool, basketball court or clubhouse. Pet-friendly with on-site laundry.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Meadow Park
800 N Smith Rd , Bloomington, IN
Grandview Hills
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$820
660 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 06:33 PM
Meadow Park is located on the East side of Bloomington and sits on 19 beautiful acres with mature trees and landscaping giving it a park-like setting.
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3 Units Available
Adams Village
2739 South Boardwalk Circle
Bloomington, IN
1 Bedroom
$1,175
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
1107 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:23 PM
Located in desirable southwest Bloomington, Adams Village is your luxurious sanctuary from the everyday. Our 1 and 2 -bedroom townhome style apartments offer private entrances, full-size washer and dryers, and private patios or balconies.
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14 Units Available
Echo Park-Bloomington
2780 South Walnut Street Pike
Bloomington, IN
Studio
$1,099
679 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,179
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,379
1061 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:18 PM
In a wooded community within a short drive of the freeways and entertainment. On-site resort-style pool, theater room and fitness center. Homes offer a patio or balcony, luxury vinyl tile, and a washer and dryer.
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4 Units Available
Woodbridge Apartments of Bloomington
3401 John Hinkle Pl
Bloomington, IN
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,059
926 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,189
1177 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:13 PM
Fun, relaxed property minutes from Indiana University Campus along the IU Bike Path. Pet-friendly property with on-site parking. Washer-dryer hookups and dishwashers in each unit. On-site pool. Overlooks wooded area.
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1 Unit Available
Steeplechase
3400 S Sare Rd
Bloomington, IN
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,320
1135 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:07 PM
Welcome to the luxurious, and newly renovated, Steeplechase Apartments. Choose from six spacious floor plans of 1 and 2-bedroom homes, each with an incredible list of features and amenities.
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Reserve at Chandler's Glen
1320 N Arlington Park Dr
Bloomington, IN
1 Bedroom
$590
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$725
848 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$815
1011 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
The Reserve at Chandler’s Glen is an affordable apartment community located in Bloomington, Indiana that offers one, two and three bedroom apartments. Our location offers a serene retreat tucked away from the city.
1 Unit Available
2333 E 3rd Street
2333 E 3rd St , Bloomington, IN
Green Acres
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
1408 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
This gorgeous, vintage home has been renovated and is ready for some great tenants! This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (one of which is brand new!), a great front porch, large living room, large dining room, mud room, an awesome party
1 Unit Available
617 Moody Drive
617 East Moody Drive , Bloomington, IN
Pinestone
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1632 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
3 Bdrm, 2 Bath one level home. Spacious and open living area. Refrigerator, Range, Dishwasher, Washer & Dryer included. Plus Carport.
1 Unit Available
731 S Park Square Drive
731 S Park Square Dr , Bloomington, IN
Highland Village
3 Bedrooms
$900
1404 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
Newly remodeled townhouse offers patio off living room, fenced in yard and shed, large eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, half bath and laundry room on main. Upper level has three bedrooms and a full bath.
1 Unit Available
205 N Walnut Street
205 N Walnut St , Bloomington, IN
Old Northeast
1 Bedroom
$1,300
456 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
Beautiful BRAND NEW luxury studio apartment located on the square. The apartment features high-end finishes and a gorgeous view of the court house.
1 Unit Available
715 W Kirkwood Avenue
715 West Kirkwood Avenue , Bloomington, IN
Prospect Hill
1 Bedroom
$780
680 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
715 W. Kirkwood # 2------ $780/month. Very large one bedroom unit in a Duplex in popular near Westside neighborhood. . ...downtown living. Hardwood Floors. Remodeled bathroom and kitchen. Shared washer dryer with other half of this duplex.
1 Unit Available
412 Alice Street
412 East Alice Street , Bloomington, IN
Old Northeast
5 Bedrooms
$3,125
1656 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
5 Bedroom, 3 Full bath. Close to IU Campus. Located near the corner of 9th and Grant. Within walking distance to IU and Kilroys. Great location near many of Bloomington's popular amenities. Washer and Dryer included. Available 2021-2022
1 Unit Available
797 E Sherwood Hills Drive
797 East Sherwood Hills Drive
Bloomington, IN
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
930 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
Looking for a fabulous lease opportunity? Check out this furnished townhouse in Sherwood Hills. Feel right at home in the living room with a comfy leather couch, recliner and colorful wall hangings.
1 Unit Available
3756 E Cobble Creek Court
3756 East Cobble Creek Court
Bloomington, IN
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1440 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
2 bedroom 3.5 townhouse with den and garage located in popular Stella Ridge. Living room, Kitchen, and half bath located on the main level. Two bedroom suites upstairs. Den, full bath, storage and garage located in lower level.
1 Unit Available
3806 E Morningside Drive
3806 East Morningside Drive , Bloomington, IN
Park Ridge
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
1372 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
Charming 4 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod in Park Ridge! Conveniently located on east side, close to all amenities. This home offers Large living room, eat in kitchen, laundry and 2 spacious bedrooms and bath on main level.
1 Unit Available
408 S Walnut St Bloomington, IN 47401
408 S Walnut St , Bloomington, IN
Downtown Bloomington
1 Bedroom
$950
834 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
MITCHELL BROTHERS BUILDING, circa 1927 originally built by Clove and Tinza Mitchell as Brookbank Pontiac and Axsom's Barber Shop! A MUST SEE! HIGH QUALITY, 1920's TOTAL RENOVATION.
1 Unit Available
501 E 1st Street
501 East 1st Street , Bloomington, IN
Elm Heights
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
1600 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
Beautiful large 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in an excellent location! This property features a covered front porch, back deck with built-in seating, garage, large living room and dining room, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, dishwasher, basement, lawn
1 Unit Available
504 N Lincoln Street
504 North Lincoln Street , Bloomington, IN
Old Northeast
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
1553 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
4 Bedroom 3 Bath. $2,500 a month breaks down to $625 a room. Located near IU. With in walking distance to campus, Kirkwood, and Walnut St. Washer and Dryer included. Available 2021-2022. Indiana University
1 Unit Available
408 S Walnut #6 Street
408 South Walnut Street , Bloomington, IN
Downtown Bloomington
1 Bedroom
$1,850
1000 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
Lavish downtown fully furnished condo for rent! Located in the Historic Mitchell Brothers Building this unit features exposed brick, custom Amish built cabinetry, with hand-blown glass, custom tile work, 2 full bathrooms, Custom Amish made doors and
1 Unit Available
1000 W 11th Street
1000 West 11th Street
Bloomington, IN
5 Bedrooms
$2,300
1764 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 1000 W 11th Street in Bloomington. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
1310 S Madison Street
1310 Madison Street , Bloomington, IN
Mc Doel Gardens
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
1260 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
Located on the south side only 1.
1 Unit Available
512 S Fess Avenue
512 South Fess Avenue , Bloomington, IN
Elm Heights
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
958 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
Stunning, fully renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment.
1 Unit Available
305 9th Street
305 East 9th Street , Bloomington, IN
Old Northeast
3 Bedrooms
$1,725
1108 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 10:29 PM
3 bed 2 bath on 9th st between Lincoln and Grant. Close to IU Campus. $575 a bedroom. Within walking distance to campus and Kilroys. Available 2021-2022.

Median Rent in Bloomington

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Bloomington is $750, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $955.
Studio
$697
1 Bed
$750
2 Beds
$955
3+ Beds
$1,277
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Bloomington?
In Bloomington, the median rent is $697 for a studio, $750 for a 1-bedroom, $955 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,277 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Bloomington, check out our monthly Bloomington Rent Report.
How much is rent in Bloomington?
In Bloomington, the median rent is $697 for a studio, $750 for a 1-bedroom, $955 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,277 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Bloomington, check out our monthly Bloomington Rent Report.
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While some Bloomington properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Bloomington?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bloomington. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Indiana University-Bloomington, University of Indianapolis, Marian University, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, and Butler University.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bloomington. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Indiana University-Bloomington, University of Indianapolis, Marian University, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, and Butler University.
City GuideBloomington
It’s coming up roses in Bloomington

Aloha and welcome to the virtual nerve center for your Bloomington, Indiana apartment-finding scavenger hunt! Situated on the scenic, rolling hills of southern Indiana, B-Town is one of the American Heartland’s most eclectic and energetic communities. Looking to score a primo pad in Bloomington? Then stick with us, ladies and gents, because the perfect apartment for you is just a few clicks away…

It’s coming up roses in Bloomington
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Aloha and welcome to the virtual nerve center for your Bloomington, Indiana apartment-finding scavenger hunt! Situated on the scenic, rolling hills of southern Indiana, B-Town is one of the American Heartland’s most eclectic and energetic communities. Looking to score a primo pad in Bloomington? Then stick with us, ladies and gents, because the perfect apartment for you is just a few clicks away…

The B-Town Vibe

Unlike much of the great state of Indiana, which is flat, rural, and just a tad sleepy, Bloomington is defined by rolling hills, an assortment of cultural offerings and a vibrant nightlife scene. There’s a high-energy atmosphere to B-Town, and the streets are dotted with galleries, museums, Broadway-style theaters, cafes, restaurants, bookstores, shops, and live music venues. The city is also home to a lively “folk punk” scene. Numerous pubs and clubs, most of which are elbow-to-elbow every night of the week, are situated near downtown, and many of them feature a wide variety of live music performances.

Bloomington also features Indy’s widest inland lake, numerous beaches, parks, trails, and golf courses, a sprawling National Forest, a pair of wineries, and a bounty of fishing, biking, spelunking, kayaking, and hiking destinations. It’s a cornucopia of fun!

The B-Town Vibe
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Unlike much of the great state of Indiana, which is flat, rural, and just a tad sleepy, Bloomington is defined by rolling hills, an assortment of cultural offerings and a vibrant nightlife scene. There’s a high-energy atmosphere to B-Town, and the streets are dotted with galleries, museums, Broadway-style theaters, cafes, restaurants, bookstores, shops, and live music venues. The city is also home to a lively “folk punk” scene. Numerous pubs and clubs, most of which are elbow-to-elbow every night of the week, are situated near downtown, and many of them feature a wide variety of live music performances.

Bloomington also features Indy’s widest inland lake, numerous beaches, parks, trails, and golf courses, a sprawling National Forest, a pair of wineries, and a bounty of fishing, biking, spelunking, kayaking, and hiking destinations. It’s a cornucopia of fun!

The Lay of the Land

Bloomington can be classified into two general areas: the 2-3 mile radius surrounding the downtown area, and the outlying rural areas. If you travel more than a handful of miles in any direction from the city’s inner core, you’ll find yourself surrounded by dairy farms.

Numerous neighborhoods in Bloomington, including the historic Near Westside area, Prospect Hill, Bryan Park, and Elm Heights are located within easy walking/biking distance of downtown. These areas offer an array of living quarters ranging from basic studios to spacious multi-BR units. If you want to live among the hustle, bustle, and charm of the city’s urban core, check out one of the coveted lofts and apartments downtown.

The Lay of the Land
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Bloomington can be classified into two general areas: the 2-3 mile radius surrounding the downtown area, and the outlying rural areas. If you travel more than a handful of miles in any direction from the city’s inner core, you’ll find yourself surrounded by dairy farms.

Numerous neighborhoods in Bloomington, including the historic Near Westside area, Prospect Hill, Bryan Park, and Elm Heights are located within easy walking/biking distance of downtown. These areas offer an array of living quarters ranging from basic studios to spacious multi-BR units. If you want to live among the hustle, bustle, and charm of the city’s urban core, check out one of the coveted lofts and apartments downtown.

Tips and Tricks for Apartment Scavengers

A few things to keep in mind when scouring the listings for the perfect apartment:

  • There is a definite “renting season” in Bloomington. Most leases commence in August and last for a full year, and most landlords require tenants to renew their leases for the upcoming year by March. In other words, you should begin your apartment hunt no later than March, because apartments tend to fill up quickly.

  • If you show up in town during a non-peak time of the renting year, be prepared to either settle for a second-best apartment or spend some time on one of those tedious waiting lists.

  • Renting requirements aren’t too strict in Bloomington, but you’ll still need proof of income and a positive renting/credit history to score a place of your own. Those with no renting history, no income, and no bank account will obviously need a co-signer to sign the dotted line for them.

  • Be sure to give your new place a solid inspection before moving in. More than 60 percent of residents are temporary rather than permanent fixtures in B-Town, and apartments turn over constantly. Take the time to make sure the previous tenants didn’t leave any unwanted surprises behind them, like stains or blemishes on the walls, ceilings, or floors, faulty appliances, or a three-piece folk punk band playing Minutemen cover songs in the bedroom.

Tips and Tricks for Apartment Scavengers
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A few things to keep in mind when scouring the listings for the perfect apartment:

  • There is a definite “renting season” in Bloomington. Most leases commence in August and last for a full year, and most landlords require tenants to renew their leases for the upcoming year by March. In other words, you should begin your apartment hunt no later than March, because apartments tend to fill up quickly.

  • If you show up in town during a non-peak time of the renting year, be prepared to either settle for a second-best apartment or spend some time on one of those tedious waiting lists.

  • Renting requirements aren’t too strict in Bloomington, but you’ll still need proof of income and a positive renting/credit history to score a place of your own. Those with no renting history, no income, and no bank account will obviously need a co-signer to sign the dotted line for them.

  • Be sure to give your new place a solid inspection before moving in. More than 60 percent of residents are temporary rather than permanent fixtures in B-Town, and apartments turn over constantly. Take the time to make sure the previous tenants didn’t leave any unwanted surprises behind them, like stains or blemishes on the walls, ceilings, or floors, faulty appliances, or a three-piece folk punk band playing Minutemen cover songs in the bedroom.

Bumming around Bloomington

It’s quite possible to survive in Bloomington without a vehicle of their own, but we don’t recommend it. Most city streets include bike paths and are largely walker-friendly, but keep in mind that winters in the Midwest can be brutal with temperatures from November through March frequently dropping below freezing, and you might not enjoy pedaling through the streets in six inches of snow. The city does offer a serviceable bus system, but routes run only 1-2 times an hour, making the need for your own set of wheels that much greater. Fortunately, traffic is minimal and even the gridlock is child’s play compared to big-city traffic jams.

And now it’s time for the fun part – finding you some dynamite dwellings in Southern Indiana’s most cherished city! So welcome to B-Town and happy hunting!

Bumming around Bloomington
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It’s quite possible to survive in Bloomington without a vehicle of their own, but we don’t recommend it. Most city streets include bike paths and are largely walker-friendly, but keep in mind that winters in the Midwest can be brutal with temperatures from November through March frequently dropping below freezing, and you might not enjoy pedaling through the streets in six inches of snow. The city does offer a serviceable bus system, but routes run only 1-2 times an hour, making the need for your own set of wheels that much greater. Fortunately, traffic is minimal and even the gridlock is child’s play compared to big-city traffic jams.

And now it’s time for the fun part – finding you some dynamite dwellings in Southern Indiana’s most cherished city! So welcome to B-Town and happy hunting!

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City GuideBloomington
It’s coming up roses in Bloomington

Aloha and welcome to the virtual nerve center for your Bloomington, Indiana apartment-finding scavenger hunt! Situated on the scenic, rolling hills of southern Indiana, B-Town is one of the American Heartland’s most eclectic and energetic communities. Looking to score a primo pad in Bloomington? Then stick with us, ladies and gents, because the perfect apartment for you is just a few clicks away…

It’s coming up roses in Bloomington
+

Aloha and welcome to the virtual nerve center for your Bloomington, Indiana apartment-finding scavenger hunt! Situated on the scenic, rolling hills of southern Indiana, B-Town is one of the American Heartland’s most eclectic and energetic communities. Looking to score a primo pad in Bloomington? Then stick with us, ladies and gents, because the perfect apartment for you is just a few clicks away…

The B-Town Vibe

Unlike much of the great state of Indiana, which is flat, rural, and just a tad sleepy, Bloomington is defined by rolling hills, an assortment of cultural offerings and a vibrant nightlife scene. There’s a high-energy atmosphere to B-Town, and the streets are dotted with galleries, museums, Broadway-style theaters, cafes, restaurants, bookstores, shops, and live music venues. The city is also home to a lively “folk punk” scene. Numerous pubs and clubs, most of which are elbow-to-elbow every night of the week, are situated near downtown, and many of them feature a wide variety of live music performances.

Bloomington also features Indy’s widest inland lake, numerous beaches, parks, trails, and golf courses, a sprawling National Forest, a pair of wineries, and a bounty of fishing, biking, spelunking, kayaking, and hiking destinations. It’s a cornucopia of fun!

The B-Town Vibe
+

Unlike much of the great state of Indiana, which is flat, rural, and just a tad sleepy, Bloomington is defined by rolling hills, an assortment of cultural offerings and a vibrant nightlife scene. There’s a high-energy atmosphere to B-Town, and the streets are dotted with galleries, museums, Broadway-style theaters, cafes, restaurants, bookstores, shops, and live music venues. The city is also home to a lively “folk punk” scene. Numerous pubs and clubs, most of which are elbow-to-elbow every night of the week, are situated near downtown, and many of them feature a wide variety of live music performances.

Bloomington also features Indy’s widest inland lake, numerous beaches, parks, trails, and golf courses, a sprawling National Forest, a pair of wineries, and a bounty of fishing, biking, spelunking, kayaking, and hiking destinations. It’s a cornucopia of fun!

The Lay of the Land

Bloomington can be classified into two general areas: the 2-3 mile radius surrounding the downtown area, and the outlying rural areas. If you travel more than a handful of miles in any direction from the city’s inner core, you’ll find yourself surrounded by dairy farms.

Numerous neighborhoods in Bloomington, including the historic Near Westside area, Prospect Hill, Bryan Park, and Elm Heights are located within easy walking/biking distance of downtown. These areas offer an array of living quarters ranging from basic studios to spacious multi-BR units. If you want to live among the hustle, bustle, and charm of the city’s urban core, check out one of the coveted lofts and apartments downtown.

The Lay of the Land
+

Bloomington can be classified into two general areas: the 2-3 mile radius surrounding the downtown area, and the outlying rural areas. If you travel more than a handful of miles in any direction from the city’s inner core, you’ll find yourself surrounded by dairy farms.

Numerous neighborhoods in Bloomington, including the historic Near Westside area, Prospect Hill, Bryan Park, and Elm Heights are located within easy walking/biking distance of downtown. These areas offer an array of living quarters ranging from basic studios to spacious multi-BR units. If you want to live among the hustle, bustle, and charm of the city’s urban core, check out one of the coveted lofts and apartments downtown.

Tips and Tricks for Apartment Scavengers

A few things to keep in mind when scouring the listings for the perfect apartment:

  • There is a definite “renting season” in Bloomington. Most leases commence in August and last for a full year, and most landlords require tenants to renew their leases for the upcoming year by March. In other words, you should begin your apartment hunt no later than March, because apartments tend to fill up quickly.

  • If you show up in town during a non-peak time of the renting year, be prepared to either settle for a second-best apartment or spend some time on one of those tedious waiting lists.

  • Renting requirements aren’t too strict in Bloomington, but you’ll still need proof of income and a positive renting/credit history to score a place of your own. Those with no renting history, no income, and no bank account will obviously need a co-signer to sign the dotted line for them.

  • Be sure to give your new place a solid inspection before moving in. More than 60 percent of residents are temporary rather than permanent fixtures in B-Town, and apartments turn over constantly. Take the time to make sure the previous tenants didn’t leave any unwanted surprises behind them, like stains or blemishes on the walls, ceilings, or floors, faulty appliances, or a three-piece folk punk band playing Minutemen cover songs in the bedroom.

Tips and Tricks for Apartment Scavengers
+

A few things to keep in mind when scouring the listings for the perfect apartment:

  • There is a definite “renting season” in Bloomington. Most leases commence in August and last for a full year, and most landlords require tenants to renew their leases for the upcoming year by March. In other words, you should begin your apartment hunt no later than March, because apartments tend to fill up quickly.

  • If you show up in town during a non-peak time of the renting year, be prepared to either settle for a second-best apartment or spend some time on one of those tedious waiting lists.

  • Renting requirements aren’t too strict in Bloomington, but you’ll still need proof of income and a positive renting/credit history to score a place of your own. Those with no renting history, no income, and no bank account will obviously need a co-signer to sign the dotted line for them.

  • Be sure to give your new place a solid inspection before moving in. More than 60 percent of residents are temporary rather than permanent fixtures in B-Town, and apartments turn over constantly. Take the time to make sure the previous tenants didn’t leave any unwanted surprises behind them, like stains or blemishes on the walls, ceilings, or floors, faulty appliances, or a three-piece folk punk band playing Minutemen cover songs in the bedroom.

Bumming around Bloomington

It’s quite possible to survive in Bloomington without a vehicle of their own, but we don’t recommend it. Most city streets include bike paths and are largely walker-friendly, but keep in mind that winters in the Midwest can be brutal with temperatures from November through March frequently dropping below freezing, and you might not enjoy pedaling through the streets in six inches of snow. The city does offer a serviceable bus system, but routes run only 1-2 times an hour, making the need for your own set of wheels that much greater. Fortunately, traffic is minimal and even the gridlock is child’s play compared to big-city traffic jams.

And now it’s time for the fun part – finding you some dynamite dwellings in Southern Indiana’s most cherished city! So welcome to B-Town and happy hunting!

Bumming around Bloomington
+

It’s quite possible to survive in Bloomington without a vehicle of their own, but we don’t recommend it. Most city streets include bike paths and are largely walker-friendly, but keep in mind that winters in the Midwest can be brutal with temperatures from November through March frequently dropping below freezing, and you might not enjoy pedaling through the streets in six inches of snow. The city does offer a serviceable bus system, but routes run only 1-2 times an hour, making the need for your own set of wheels that much greater. Fortunately, traffic is minimal and even the gridlock is child’s play compared to big-city traffic jams.

And now it’s time for the fun part – finding you some dynamite dwellings in Southern Indiana’s most cherished city! So welcome to B-Town and happy hunting!

Rent Report
Bloomington

September 2020 Bloomington Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Bloomington rent trends were flat over the past month

Bloomington rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.5% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Bloomington stand at $751 for a one-bedroom apartment and $956 for a two-bedroom. Bloomington's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Indiana

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Bloomington, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Indiana, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Carmel is the most expensive of all Indiana's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,233; of the 10 largest cities in Indiana that we have data for, Fishers, Carmel, and Gary, where two-bedrooms go for $1,151, $1,233, and $929, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-5.5%, -1.2%, and -1.2%).
    • South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Bloomington have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.3%, 2.3%, and 1.5%, respectively).

    Bloomington rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Bloomington, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Bloomington is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Bloomington's median two-bedroom rent of $956 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Bloomington's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Bloomington than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Bloomington.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    September 2020 Bloomington Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Bloomington Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Bloomington rent trends were flat over the past month

    Bloomington rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.5% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Bloomington stand at $751 for a one-bedroom apartment and $956 for a two-bedroom. Bloomington's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Indiana

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Bloomington, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Indiana, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Carmel is the most expensive of all Indiana's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,233; of the 10 largest cities in Indiana that we have data for, Fishers, Carmel, and Gary, where two-bedrooms go for $1,151, $1,233, and $929, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-5.5%, -1.2%, and -1.2%).
      • South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Bloomington have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.3%, 2.3%, and 1.5%, respectively).

      Bloomington rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased slightly in Bloomington, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Bloomington is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Bloomington's median two-bedroom rent of $956 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Bloomington's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Bloomington than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Bloomington.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Bloomington Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Bloomington ranks on:

      B+
      Overall satisfaction
      B+
      Safety and crime rate
      A-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A+
      Recreational activities
      B+
      Affordability
      A
      Quality of schools
      A+
      Social Life
      D
      Weather
      A+
      Commute time
      A-
      State and local taxes
      A+
      Public transit
      A+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Bloomington’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Bloomington renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

      Key Findings in Bloomington include the following:

      • Bloomington renters gave their city a B+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Bloomington were commute time, public transit, social life, recreational activities and pet-friendliness, which all received grades of A+.
      • The only area of concern to Bloomington renters is weather, which received a D score.
      • Bloomington did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Indianapolis (C+), Portland (B) and Philadelphia (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Bloomington’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Bloomington renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartm...

      View full Bloomington Renter Survey

      Here’s how Bloomington ranks on:

      B+
      Overall satisfaction
      B+
      Safety and crime rate
      A-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A+
      Recreational activities
      B+
      Affordability
      A
      Quality of schools
      A+
      Social Life
      D
      Weather
      A+
      Commute time
      A-
      State and local taxes
      A+
      Public transit
      A+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Bloomington’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Bloomington renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

      Key Findings in Bloomington include the following:

      • Bloomington renters gave their city a B+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Bloomington were commute time, public transit, social life, recreational activities and pet-friendliness, which all received grades of A+.
      • The only area of concern to Bloomington renters is weather, which received a D score.
      • Bloomington did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Indianapolis (C+), Portland (B) and Philadelphia (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.