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Bloomington is Minnesotas 5th largest city and is located in Hennepin County. Bloomington is considered to be a west metro suburb of the Twin Cities metro area. It is situated 10 miles south of downtown Minneapolis and 19 miles south west of downtown St. Paul. The population of Bloomington MN is currently estimated to be 85,000.
Bloomington is a highly sought after community with a strong real estate market. Bloomington’s high demand is due to its great mix of neighborhoods, parks and quality of schools as well as for its large business areas, proximity to major highways and easy of public transportation.
Established as a post-World War II housing boom suburb connected to the urban street grid of Minneapolis, Bloomington is serviced by several major highways including Cedar Avenue (Hwy 77), Interstate 35W, US 169 and Interstate 494. Bloomington’s residential areas include upper-tier households in the western Bush Lake area and traditional middle-class families in its rows of single-family homes in the central to eastern portions. Nearly a third of Bloomington’s 39 square miles is comprised of reserved park land, including the Minnesota Valley Wetlands and Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Bloomington is the home of the Mall of America, the largest enclosed shopping center in the United States. The MOA tenants employ over 13,000 people.
The city of Bloomington has more jobs per capita than either St. Paul or Minneapolis. Bloomington boasts several large company headquarters like International Dairy Queen, Toro, Ceridian, HeathPartners, Best Buy, Holiday Stationstores and Thermoking. These businesses are supported by a booming hospitality network. For more information, go to the City of Bloomington’s website
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