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158 Apartments for rent in Bloomington, IN

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Check out 158 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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3 Units Available
Woodbridge Apartments of Bloomington
3401 John Hinkle Pl
Bloomington, IN
1 Bedroom
$1,065
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$955
942 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,570
1177 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 04:39 AM
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.
Verified
5 Units Available
Bradford Ridge
2900 W Ridge Rd
Bloomington, IN
1 Bedroom
$785
544 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$990
1080 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 04:39 AM
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
4 Units Available
Steeplechase
3400 S Sare Rd
Bloomington, IN
1 Bedroom
$1,055
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,335
1135 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:18 AM
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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7 Units Available
Meadow Park
800 N Smith Rd
Bloomington, IN | Grandview Hills
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$815
660 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 27 at 06:37 AM
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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10 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
$1,429
1061 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:34 AM
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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2 Units Available
Fountain Park Apartments
3209 East Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN | Allisonville
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$799
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$840
844 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:01 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Fountain Park Apartments in Bloomington. View photos, descriptions and more!
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2 Units Available
Adams Village
2739 South Boardwalk Circle
Bloomington, IN
1 Bedroom
$1,290
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1107 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:21 AM
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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Reserve at Chandler's Glen
1320 N Arlington Park Dr
Bloomington, IN
1 Bedroom
$590
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$725
848 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$825
1011 sqft
Last updated November 24 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
322 1/2 E 10th Street
322 1/2 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN | Old Northeast
3 Bedrooms
$1,875
930 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 07:24 AM
Amazing location!!! Lower level 3 bedroom duplex! Hard surface flooring throughout with updated appliances and cabinets.
1 Unit Available
309 S Union Street
309 South Union Street
Bloomington, IN | Eastside
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1966 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
Location, location, location! Conveniently located close to the Music school, the mall, restaurants, grocery stores and campus. This spacious 3 bedrooms, two full bath home offers lots of living space and storage plus a one car garage.
1 Unit Available
625 S Walnut Street
625 South Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN | Bryan Park
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
1500 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
Walk, bike, or take public transportation to downtown Bloomington bars, restaurants, grocery stores, campus and Switchyard park. This home has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, large eat-in kitchen, plus washer/dryer.
1 Unit Available
3807 E Cobble Creek Drive
3807 East Cobble Creek Drive
Bloomington, IN
2 Bedrooms
$1,185
1240 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
Available in February! This two bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse is located in popular Stella Ridge. Living room, eat-in kitchen, half bath, and laundry closet located on main floor. Two bedroom suites located upstairs.
1 Unit Available
2471 S Woolery Mill Drive
2471 South Woolery Mill Drive
Bloomington, IN
2 Bedrooms
$980
1280 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
Two bedroom, two and half bath townhome! Located in Woolery Mill, with an open floor plan, spacious closets, and large deck off the back. Near Summit Point Elementary School. Washer/Dryer included.
1 Unit Available
2873 S Walnut Street Pike
2873 South Walnut Street Pike
Bloomington, IN
3 Bedrooms
$1,175
1251 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
Enjoy your peaceful city living at this homey cute one. Few mins away to YMCA, shoping center, resturants, IU campus. Easy to access I69.
1 Unit Available
1511 E Browning Lane
1511 East Browning Lane
Bloomington, IN
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1654 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
3 bedroom, 2 full bath ranch in Sherwood Hills will be available Dec. 15, 2020. Two car garage, 1/4 acre lot with fenced rear yard, deck, hardwood floors, fireplace in living room. Tenant pays for all utilities, trash removal and lawn maintenance.
1 Unit Available
413 S Highland Avenue
413 South Highland Avenue
Bloomington, IN | Elm Heights
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
1888 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
Completely remodeled home that offers 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, washer/dryer in home. Close to downtown Bloomington, bars, restaurants, bookstores and classes.
1 Unit Available
408 E Smith Avenue
408 East Smith Avenue
Bloomington, IN | Elm Heights
5 Bedrooms
$3,750
2562 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
You can easily walk, bike, drive or take public transportation! Conveniently close to downtown Bloomington bars, restaurants and a short distance from campus for Fall of 2021! This large home offers 5 large bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, laundry room, a
1 Unit Available
306 S Union Street
306 South Union Street
Bloomington, IN | Eastside
5 Bedrooms
$3,000
2150 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
spacious 1.5 story limestone house within a 1/2 block of the SE corner of campus. Features 5 bedroom and 3 full bathroom. Upper level has 2 bedrooms & 1 bath. Main level has a living room, fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedroom and a full bath.
1 Unit Available
311 E 12 Street
311 East 12th Street
Bloomington, IN
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1200 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
Close to the stadium, downtown bars, restaurants and class. This home offers 3 large bedrooms, laundry room, all new appliances, and a extra large backyard for all your gatherings. This home has new windows, roof, heating and cooling system.
1 Unit Available
207 E Second Street
207 East 2nd Street
Bloomington, IN | Elm Heights
5 Bedrooms
$3,750
3159 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
Live within walking distance of downtown Bloomington bars, restaurants and a short distance from campus for Fall 2021! Conveniently located, this 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home offers plenty of indoor and outdoor space for large get togethers.
1 Unit Available
923 E University Street
923 East University Street
Bloomington, IN | Elm Heights
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
2759 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
MASTER SUITE ON THE MAIN LEVEL: a rare find in a historic, Elm Heights home. For sale, tastefully renovated Tudor Revival in Elm Heights.
1 Unit Available
1275 S Stella Drive
1275 South Stella Drive
Bloomington, IN
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1889 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
Location, Location, Location ! It's few mins to College Mall, east side Kroger, resturant, AMC theater, and IU campus. 3b3.5b two story with walk out basement townhouse.
1 Unit Available
2213 S Sweetbriar Court
2213 South Sweetbriar Court
Bloomington, IN
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1499 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 2213 S Sweetbriar Court in Bloomington. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
3332 S Oaklawn Circle
3332 South Oaklawn Circle
Bloomington, IN
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
1150 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 06:43 AM
Brand new Lennox HVAC system providing high qulity of air circulation and lower your utility cost. Mins way to east side Kroger, College Mall shopping center. Three line Bus take you everywhere directly, like IU Campus, downtown,YMCA.

Median Rent in Bloomington

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Bloomington is $830, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,029.
Studio
$742
1 Bed
$830
2 Beds
$1,029
3+ Beds
$1,344
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How much is rent in Bloomington?
In Bloomington, the median rent is $742 for a studio, $830 for a 1-bedroom, $1,029 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,344 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 $742 for a studio, $830 for a 1-bedroom, $1,029 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,344 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Bloomington, check out our monthly Bloomington Rent Report.
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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.

Median Rent in Bloomington

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Bloomington is $830, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,029.
Studio
$742
1 Bed
$830
2 Beds
$1,029
3+ Beds
$1,344

City Guide

Bloomington
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 Guide

Bloomington
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

December 2020 Bloomington Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Bloomington rents increased significantly over the past month

Bloomington rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Bloomington stand at $830 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,030 for a two-bedroom. Bloomington's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.0%, but exceeds the national average of -1.3%.

    Bloomington rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Bloomington, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Bloomington is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Bloomington's median two-bedroom rent of $1,030 is below the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 3.8% increase in Bloomington.
    • While Bloomington's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Bloomington than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is more than twice 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.

    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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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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    December 2020 Bloomington Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents increased 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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    December 2020 Bloomington Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    Bloomington rents increased significantly over the past month

    Bloomington rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Bloomington stand at $830 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,030 for a two-bedroom. Bloomington's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.0%, but exceeds the national average of -1.3%.

      Bloomington rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased moderately in Bloomington, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Bloomington is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Bloomington's median two-bedroom rent of $1,030 is below the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 3.8% increase in Bloomington.
      • While Bloomington's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Bloomington than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is more than twice 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.

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.