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157 Apartments for rent in Bloomington, IN

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Bradford Ridge
2900 W Ridge Rd
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 04:21pm
1 Bedroom
$655
2 Bedrooms
$785
3 Bedrooms
$900
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.
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Ethos Bloomington
1521 West Isaac Drive
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:39pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,009
2 Bedrooms
$735
Located adjacent to West 3rd Street close to Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park. Upscale unit features include stainless steel appliance and granite countertops. Residents can enjoy a lifestyle shopping center with restaurants and 24-hour fitness center.
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Steeplechase
3400 S Sare Rd
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 02:42pm
1 Bedroom
$1,090
2 Bedrooms
$1,270
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Cedargate
3073 E Amy Ln
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 16 at 12:39am
Studio
$659
1 Bedroom
$669
2 Bedrooms
$859
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Brandon Court
2381 S Brandon Ct
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 16 at 12:40am
1 Bedroom
$629
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Acadia Court
3008 S Acadia Ct
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 16 at 12:37am
Studio
$584
1 Bedroom
$629
2 Bedrooms
$899
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Adams Village
2730 S Adams St
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 02:24pm
1 Bedroom
$975
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
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Next Wave - Continental Terrace
505 N Walnut Street, Suite C
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:11pm
2 Bedrooms
$595
Residents enjoy units with patio/balcony, garbage disposal and bathtub. Community features parking, courtyard, internet access, bike storage and 24-hour maintenance. Great location, close to university campus.
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Woodbridge Apartments of Bloomington
3401 John Hinkle Pl
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 02:45pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$959
3 Bedrooms
$1,049
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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Reserve at Chandler's Glen
1320 N Arlington Park Dr
Bloomington, IN
Updated September 7 at 12:04am
1 Bedroom
$550
2 Bedrooms
$660
3 Bedrooms
$700
1334 S College Mall Rd
1334 South College Mall Road
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
709 W Chambers Drive
709 West Chambers Drive
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1412 N Kinser Pike
1412 North Kinser Pike
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
4 Bedrooms
$1,650
414 E Varsity Ln
414 E Varsity Ln
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
5 Bedrooms
$1,800
360 Varsity Lane
360 E Varsity Ln
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
118 N Jefferson St
118 North Jefferson Street
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
2 Bedrooms
$990
522 South Mitchell Street
522 South Mitchell Street
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,475
3210 E John Hinkle Place
3210 E John Hinkle Pl
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
Studio
$945
396 S Washington St
396 South Washington Street
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
Studio
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4 Bedrooms
$3,200
817 West 6th Street
817 West 6th Street
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
342 S Washington St
342 South Washington Street
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
372 S Washington St
372 South Washington Street
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
417 East 15th Street
417 East 15th Street
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1317 E Hunter Ave
1317 East Hunter Avenue
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1119 N Madison Street
1119 North Madison Street
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
118 E 17th Street Apt. A
118 East 17th Street
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
5 Bedrooms
$2,000
1900 E. Hillside
1900 East Hillside Drive
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1217 N. College Avenue
1217 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
408 E Cottage Grove
408 East Cottage Grove Avenue
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
5 Bedrooms
$4,150
3333 East Moores Pike
3333 East Moores Pike
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
2412 South Woolery Mill Drive
2412 South Woolery Mill Drive
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:20pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
2532 N. Skyline Dr
2532 North Skyline Drive
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:19pm
4 Bedrooms
$1,699
316 E 8th Street
316 E 8th St
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:19pm
5 Bedrooms
$4,250
213 North Grant
213 North Grant Street
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:19pm
5 Bedrooms
$4,700
426 E 6th Street
426 East 6th Street
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:19pm
5 Bedrooms
$5,000
601 S. Park Square Drive
601 South Park Square Drive
Bloomington, IN
Updated February 18 at 12:19pm
3 Bedrooms
$895
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…

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.

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!

February 2019 Bloomington Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2019 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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February 2019 Bloomington Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2019 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Bloomington rents declined over the past month

Bloomington rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Bloomington stand at $740 for a one-bedroom apartment and $940 for a two-bedroom. Bloomington's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 1.0%.

    Bloomington rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    Rent growth in Bloomington has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Bloomington is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Bloomington's median two-bedroom rent of $940 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Bloomington.
    • While rents in Bloomington remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), San Francisco (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,060, $3,090, and $1,340 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Bloomington than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, 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.

    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