Downtown Bloomington, both the heart of the city, and the seat of McLean County, is a multi-faceted district that celebrates the richness of its history, embraces the excitement of its present, and plans for future filled with innovation and industry. A young Abraham Lincoln once practiced law in this community, and many of the buildings that he frequented still stand today, surrounded by a thriving district which boasts more than 35 retailers, 19 eateries, 12 bars, a Sports Arena, a Center for Performing Arts, a state of the art independent music venue, a vast art scene with 25 galleries and studios, a Museum of History, and a regional Fine Arts Center. Conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, Downtown Bloomington is the perfect place to get away from it all to enjoy a friendly and welcoming community overflowing with opportunity to explore and enjoy; things like our award winning Farmers' Market, monthly First Friday events, outdoor concerts, art walks, bike races, and our very own piece of Route 66. We have a growing public art program that has added murals to our landscape, and an urban gardening program that adds glorious color three seasons of the year. We also have beautiful upper story lofts that provide gorgeous living spaces to those who want to be where the action is and embrace a walkable/bikeable lifestyle. Whether you are a young professional just getting started, or an empty nester ready to start your next chapter, you will find what you're looking for in downtown Bloomington!