Bloomington-Normal Welcomes HIP Champaign
The Bloomington-Normal area is a vibrant community, home to 167,699 people who exemplify the values of the Midwest and our remarkable quality of life. Our location in the heart of Illinois is at the intersections of 39, 55 and 74 and within two hours of Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis. Whether you are here for a weekend, attending an event or here on business, we hope you enjoy your visit and return often. We are proud of our Midwestern Hospitality.
Experience the extraordinary career, educational, and quality of life assets available in Bloomington-Normal, a bustling mini metropolis in the prairie of Central Illinois. With median household incomes rivaling suburbia, four colleges and universities, and a combination of cultural amenities and rural ambience, this McLean County metro region is uncommon. It’s the history, architecture, and art; the youthful vibe of a university town; a sizzling local food scene; an emphasis on sustainability, and 37 miles of recreational trails connecting neighborhoods to schools and businesses. Getting here is easy via interstates, planes, passenger trains or iconic Route 66 through the heart of Bloomington-Normal and McLean County.