Residents of Bloomington apartments can consider themselves fortunate to live in such an economically sound environment. As the headquarters to several major companies and home to the largest enclosed shopping center in the US, Mall of America, the city has a very high per capita job rate. Add to that the beauty of the Minnesota River to the south and the commitment of the community leaders to developing a quality lifestyle and you've got a city that is quite blooming!
Ceridian, Donaldson Company, Inc., Toro and HealthPartners are all headquartered in Bloomington, with many retail and transportation jobs. Its close proximity to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport just north of the city makes it a hospitality headquarters for the region. Over 10,000 hotel rooms and hundreds of restaurants can be found in Bloomington, with Interstate 494 to the north and Hwy 169 to the west of the city.
The Mall of America is certainly a destination for all people who live in Bloomington Apartments, if not many Americans. The 4.2 million square feet of space occupied by the mall holds 520 retail spots. Opened in 1992, this "megamall" sees over 40 million visitors a year. Anchored by four department stores, Macy's, Nordstrom, Sears and of course, Bloomingdale's, the mall also features an underwater aquarium and an indoor theme park complete with roller coasters and other rides.
Besides shopping, there are additional forms of recreation for residents of Bloomington apartments in all the seasons. In the spring, summer and fall outdoor weather there are beautiful lakes and parks to enjoy boating, picnicking, game playing and hiking. Golf courses, tennis centers, the Bloomington Family Aquatic Center and Valley View Skate Park exist for those enthusiasts as well. In the winter months, locals can visit the Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area and enjoy indoor and outdoor ice skating at a number of locations as well as cold weather hiking and walking.
The arts are important to residents of Bloomington, both to enjoy and to participate in. The Bloomington Center for the Arts is available for teaching, learning and presentation of local artists work. It is located at the north end of the Civic Plaza.
With close to 85,000 people and the fifth largest city in Minnesota, Bloomington is part of the St. Paul-Minneapolis-Bloomington MSA with over 3.5 million people. With this many citizens, a welcoming community is certainly a good one, and occupants of Bloomington apartments expect to receive a warm greeting every time they exit their doorway.