Welcome to Midwestern Hospitality!
Bloomington-Normal offers the best of both worlds with Midwestern hospitality and values coupled with a centralized location and convenient travel!
Imagine living within 2 hours of Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis! Here in the heart of Illinois, at the interaction of Interstates 39, 55, and 74, travel in any direction is hassle-free without the bumper to bumper backed up traffic of metropolitan cities. Or, leave your car at home and hop on the Amtrak to check out the St. Louis Arch or a Bears or Cubs game.
When you want to travel further than a train or car ride, Central Illinois Regional Airport makes it easy and affordable with non-stop flights to 6 cities, connections worldwide on 3 major airlines, and free parking and shuttle! The airport is so close to the office, we share a fence with them!
When you come to Blo-No (short for Bloomington-Normal) you’ll immediately sense the Midwestern hospitality and values. What you may not think of when you think Central Illinois is the multitude of arts, culture and entertainment, trails and parks, fairs and festivals, restaurants, hotels, and shopping centers our community offers.
Bloomington-Normal is a great place to grow your family. It’s a family-oriented community with nationally recognized schools, a miniscule crime rate, a variety of community sports and activities, exciting college and minor league sports teams and a great system of parks, lakes, and trails. BloNo also hosts the state Special Olympics Summer Games and many state high school championship sporting events. We offer two school districts - District 87 (Bloomington) and Unit 5 (Normal) - and Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University for higher education.
Still not sold on Midwestern Living 2 hours away from top US cities? Don’t take it from us then, listen to the professionals as you read through the national designations Blo-No is accredited with:
- In 2016, Huffington Post named Bloomington one of the “11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To Live In, But Should.”
- In 2015, The Town of Normal was ranked #3 on the list of Best Small College Towns in America by College Values Online.
- In 2014, Movoto.com, a real-estate research blog, ranked Normal the best place to live in downstate Illinois and Bloomington #2 based on crime, education, home values, amenities, cost of living and employment.
- Bloomington stands among the country’s fastest-growing cities. According to the Financial website, NerdWallet, Bloomington ranked as number 11 based on a ranking of U.S. cities by growth in population, rate of employment and median income from 2007-2011.