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Student Housing Bloomington

Casita makes it simple to book student housing in Bloomington. There are many student-friendly neighbourhoods with plenty of student housing options to choose from. Our student housing options include single rooms, shared rooms, flats, studios, en-suites, and more. Casita’s student homes have all the amenities you need, including Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, secure bike storage, an on-site gym, a games area, and many more. Also, they are very well located across the city because they are mere minutes away from the city centre. Simply contact our team of accommodation specialists, who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About Bloomington

Bloomington's admittedly unique character welcomes all to participate in community building. It's a friendly, safe, and inviting environment that embraces visitors and ideas from across the globe. It’s a city of both dreamers and doers. Whether you come for school, business, pleasure, or to make this your home, you are welcome in Bloomington.

You'll cherish the city's dynamic energy, spectacular scenery, outdoor activities, world-class educational opportunities, Big Ten sporting events, thriving local businesses, vibrant arts scene, and unique shopping and dining experiences.

Home to Indiana University, which is often named one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation and a designated Tree City, Bloomington is a beautiful town. A wide array of support services and entrepreneurial communities help Bloomington retain and attract talent.

The city's population ranks higher in terms of education in comparison to the state and national averages, reflecting the presence of numerous scientific, technical, and professional establishments. Nearly 93% of Bloomington's population has a high school diploma or higher, and nearly 56% have a bachelor's degree or higher. Of all Monroe County adults ages 25 and older, nearly 46% have a B.A. or higher, ranking the county third in Indiana and beating the national average of 37.5%.

Suburbs in Bloomington

Bloomington has several suburbs and neighbourhoods that students can call home during their stay in the city. As a student, you can book student housing in Bloomington in various areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. Below are some of the most prominent areas to live in Bloomington, Indiana.

McDoel Gardens

Home to Bloomington’s previous industrial community built around factories and limestones, McDoel Gardens is a historic neighbourhood perfect for history buffs and antique lovers. This Bloomington neighbourhood is homey and welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds; it would make for a great place to book your Bloomington student housing.

Sunny Slopes

Sunny Slopes is one of the newer communities of Bloomington and is located about two miles south of town. This is one of the city’s most architecturally diverse neighbourhoods, with different houses built in a wide range of styles over the years. As a sunny neighbourhood, Sunny Slopes is a vibrant and beautiful place to have your student accommodation.

Park Ridge

This sizeable neighbourhood can be found both in the east and west of the city. Park Ridge mostly has ranch homes that you can share with others during your stay in the city. It is a great place to have a different study-abroad experience and book unique student accommodation. 

Maples Heights

Another historic neighbourhood with old-time charm is Maples Heights. This area’s preserved buildings and locals’ dedication to keeping them safe are what earned it its title as a historic neighbourhood. History buffs will certainly enjoy this one and would love to find a home there!


This Bloomington suburb is generally known for its blissful and quiet atmosphere. This quaint and charming neighbourhood is a great place to book your student accommodation in Bloomington; you’ll have access to plenty of facilities and be close to the city's centre as well—a win-win!

Cost of Living in Bloomington

Bloomington is a pretty affordable place to live. The city's housing expenses are 12% lower than the national average, and the utility prices are 5% lower than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 1% higher than the national average. However, the city’s grocery prices are 4% lower than the national average. Once you’ve secured affordable student housing in Bloomington via Casita, the average estimated cost of living in Bloomington is around $1578, which usually covers essentials such as transportation, groceries, food, and entertainment. 

Transportation in Bloomington 

Bloomington is a pedestrian- and bike-friendly community committed to the integration of active and sustainable forms of transportation. There are a number of different bus and shuttle services in Bloomington to get you where you want to go, both in town and around the area. Also, two scooter companies operate in Bloomington and offer rides: Bird and Lime. 

Life in Bloomington

Bloomington is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Bloomington offers residents an urban-suburban mix, and most residents rent their homes. In Bloomington, there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Bloomington, and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bloomington are highly rated. There is never a dull moment spent in this lively city!

Attractions in Bloomington 

There are plenty of fun things to do in Bloomington and many great places to see. The city has a rich history, a rich cultural heritage, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. There is always something to do or see in the city of Bloomington. Attractions in Bloomington fit a variety of different people with varying interests. 

Here are some of the city’s top attractions that you should check out during your stay in Bloomington!

Monroe Lake

This is a Bloomington staple; you can spend the day on the beautiful lake, enjoy the sunlight, partake in a variety of activities, or simply just relax!

Downtown Bloomington

Downtown Bloomington is home to a variety of shops, stores, and boutiques where you can spend your day browsing and shopping for city trinkets and souvenirs.

WonderLab Museum 

Another Bloomington staple is this renowned museum where you can spend the day and get entertained; remember to pay it a visit while in the city! 

Hoosier National Forest

This is an excellent Bloomington spot where you can enjoy nature and bask in its beauty! Hike, camp, or simply go for a walk in this wonderful piece of Bloomington beauty.

You can also explore the Indiana University campus or take a foodie tour of the city’s hundreds of incredible restaurants. Listen to live music at one of the best venues in the state, or if you like golfing, the city has some of the continent's top-rated courses that you can enjoy. The list goes on and on.

Universities in Bloomington

Bloomington is home to some of the top-ranked universities and renowned learning institutions in the country. Casita offers a range of options for student housing in Bloomington near these universities; check them out!

Indiana University

  • Casita offers three accommodation options within walking distance of the university.

  • More than six bus stops are close to the university; Indiana Ave & 4th St is just a minute's walk away from campus.

  • Both the Eskenazi Museum of Art and Monroe County History Centre are within walking distance from the university.

Ivy Tech Community College

  • Our student housing in Bloomington options are all within walking distance of the campus.

  • Dearborn County Historical Society and Arch Street Park are both within walking distance of the university.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Bloomington, Casita offers student accommodation in these cities in the USA: Chicago, Berkeley, Columbia, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, Sacramento, Brooklyn, and New Haven.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

When should I start looking for Bloomington student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Bloomington early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.

Are there short-term stays in Bloomington?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Bloomington student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Bloomington?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in Bloomington starts at around $500 and can go up to $1,000 for bigger houses or properties. This mainly depends on the room type, the provider, the location, and the amenities offered at the property.

How do I pay for my student room in Bloomington?

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Payments can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!

Can I pay my Bloomington student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a U.S. guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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