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Alaska Terminals, Inc.

Alaska Terminals, Inc. is based in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska with branch offices in Fairbanks, Alaska as well as in Seattle, Washington. For the...

US DOT: 125550

MC: 79658

Cardinal Moving Systems

Bloomington Indiana moving companies, Cardinal Moving Systems provide customers with one, all-inclusive price for any and every type of move. As one of the biggest West Coast providers of...

US DOT: 1463484

MC: 552894

Colonial Van Lines

Colonial Van Lines is the preferred choice for all your long distance moving needs. With over 50 years of experience, and over 200 professional...

US DOT: 1434373

MC: 681534

Elite Moving & Storage

Elite Moving & Storage, a Chicago based local and long distance moving company, is a one stop shop for all of your long distance moving...

US DOT: 1567283

Intra: 153937

MC: 580862

Premier Van Lines International Inc.

Bloomington IN, Founded in 1992, Premier Van Lines International is one of Americas leading relocation companies which specialize in international moves. We are...

US DOT: 1930177

MC: 690093

Moving Around LLC

At "A Moving Around" we understand the importance of moving not just furniture but the family as well. This major decision must not be taken lightly....

US DOT: 1302391

MC: 504508

The Moving Service

The Moving Service (also known as DD&K Vanlines) is a family owned and operated business. For over 26 years, we have been specializing in customer...

US DOT: 2276226

Intra: 006608028C

MC: 777534

East Coast Moving and Storage

East Coast Move provides safe and hassle-free moving services for households and businesses. A high level of professionalism, starting from the...

US DOT: 1896009

MC: 681911

Lighthouse Vanlines

Movers Bloomington IN, Lighthouse Vanlines goes the extra mile when it comes to facilitating long distance moving. From the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast, we provide...

US DOT: 1914057

MC: 685852

Kangaroo Van Lines

Thank you for considering Kangaroo Van lines as your preferred choice for relocation services. Based in Northridge, we are proud of our dedication to...

US DOT: 2513725

MC: 871984

City Moving

Bloomington Indiana moving quotes, GP Movers offer the best moving services around. You can have a team of professional and highly skilled movers backing your move when you choose GP...

US DOT: 1826833

Prime Storage Systems Inc.

Moving to Hawaii or moving from Hawaii can be just as easy as one, two, three, it all depends on which relocation service you are using. At Prime...

US DOT: 2109775

MC: 735596

STI Moving & Storage

STI Moving and Storage is your one-stop-shop for professional moving and storage. Our mission is to deliver dependable, worry-free moving at an...

US DOT: 1308599

Intra: 139020

MC: 507359

Coastal Van Lines

Bloomington IN, Coastal Van Lines is considered one of the leading moving and storage services nation-wide. We’ve worked long and hard to establish our impeccable...

US DOT: 2822633

MC: 941494

Straightaway Moving & Storage

We provide professional and affordable services to clients in the Hawaii area. Leave worry out of the equation by taking advantage of our Moving...

US DOT: 2939182

MC: 993679

Located in southern Indiana, Bloomington is a city of about 80,000 residents. The area tends to be quite humid year round, with summer temperatures reaching into the 80s. Bloomington gets about 19 inches of snow a season. In recent years, Bloomington has won many awards for its quality of living, and anyone thinking of moving to Bloomington will find a city that is charismatic and very concerned about the quality of life for all of its residents.

Economy:
The median household income for residents of Bloomington is lower than that of the rest of the state. However, the cost of living there is substantially lower than the national average. Unemployment is low there at only 6.2 percent. Bloomington is considered an excellent place to move a business to, or to start a new business. It has many initiatives in place to assist and attract business to the area. The top employers in the area include Baxter BioPharma Solutions, Boston Scientific, Cook Group International and Otis Elevator.

History:
Bloomington was first settled in 1818. The first Europeans there were so impressed by the abundance of flowers in the area, they named the settlement Bloomington. In 1816, President Monroe had chosen the site for a seminary, which later became Indiana University. The earliest industries included farming, lumber and limestone extraction. In 1822 a salt works and an iron works opened. In 1854 the railroad arrived, opening up the area for more industry. A smithy in Bloomington made ordinance for the union army during the Civil War. In the early 1900s, the city continued to grow, adding postal service, a hospital and paved streets. After the Second World War, veterans flocked to the area to attend college using their GI Bills. During the 50s to the 70s, many of the older businesses closed, but the city has made the switch to attracting more high tech and service-oriented industry.

Tourism:
At the end of May, the Bloomington Early Music Festival celebrates the classical genre of music in various ways. In January, Bloomington celebrates A Week of Chocolate Festival. In February, there is the Eagle Watch Weekend of birding. In March there is a Wine and Food festival. In June you can attend the Taste of Bloomington, with over 30 restaurants and live music. On Labor Day weekend, there is the Fourth Street Festival to showcase local artists and craftspeople. The Monroe County Fair is held in late July. The Elizabeth Sage Historic Costumes Collection celebrates fashion as art. The Mathers Museum of World Cultures will take you on a trip around the world with its many exhibits. You can tour the Wylie Home, built in 1835. There are many more museums and historical venues to be seen.

  • Bloomington is known as ‘Tree City USA' because it has more than 18,000 public trees.
  • Singer John Mellencamp lives in Bloomington.
  • The Tibetan Cultural Center in Bloomington was founded by the brother of the Dali Lama.

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