Walk or bike to campus from Hoosier Acres, where you’ll have access to beautiful lakes, great shopping and cool restaurants
As Indiana University continues to expand eastwards, Hoosier Acres is fast becoming the quieter, leafier alternative to living in bustling Downtown. With pleasant bike paths taking you into campus, students living in Hoosier Acres enjoy a perfect location for settling down to study.
Hop on a shuttle bus from your building or catch the city bus line and be downtown within minutes. On sunny days, stroll along tree-lined walkways, take picnics to Park Ridge East Park or plan a long, action-filled weekend away with housemates at Lake Monroe, just 10 miles south of Bloomington. Pitch a tent, don your hiking boots and explore a seemingly never ending expanse of nature. Try water skiing, boating or take up a fishing rod to catch your supper.
Fill up on nature in your fridge too. Hoosier Acres’ surrounding countryside and the state’s vast agricultural industry keep locals well-fed on the freshest locally grown produce. Stop by Bloomingfoods Market & Deli or Good Earth a little further from town for your daily fix of healthy eats.
Back in Hoosier Acres, the conveniences of urban life are never far away. Get the quintessential American shopping experience at College Mall. Keep your energy levels up as you shop for new threads with a visit to the impressive food court. In between classes, stop off at Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth Pizza for a lunchtime special meal deal, or enjoy breakfast at Panera Bread where you can catch up on emails with the free Wi-Fi.