Livability Score

86
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities B

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (4) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Fusion Brew
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Hattie's
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Coffee Shoppe
Coffee Shop
Bloom's Coffee Bar
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Coffee Hound Roastery and Café
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (18) A+
Fairview Family Aquatic Center
Water Park
Stroud Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Bowling and Billiards Center
Bowling Alley
Braden Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Hancock Stadium
Stadium
Capen Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Hayden Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Normal Theater
Cinema
Children's Discovery Museum
Museum
Redbird Arena
Stadium
Westhoff Theater
Theatre Arts
Anderson Aquatic Center
Water Park
Eyestone School Museum
Museum
Allen Theatre
Theatre Arts
AMC Classic Normal 14
Cinema
Illinois Art Station
Theatre Arts
The Corn Crib
Stadium
Connie Link Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
Tucci Stadium
Stadium
Merwin Art Gallery
Theatre Arts
Theatre at Ewing
Theatre Arts
Community Players
Theatre Arts
Creativity Center
Theatre Arts
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Theatre Arts
McLean County Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (51) C+
Dunkin'
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
707 Liquors and Mart
Alcohol
Rosati's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Pub II
Bar
Maggie Miley's
Bar
Brew Ha's
Bar
Stave Wine Bar & Market
Bar
Windy City Wieners
Fast Food
Lunker's
Bar
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
D.P. Dough
Fast Food
Fiala Brothers Brewery & Beer Hall
Bar
Theo's Microcreamery
Sweets
Wendy's
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Steak 'n Shake
Fast Food
Budget Liquors
Alcohol
Domino's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
707 Liquors and Mart
Alcohol
Papa John's
Fast Food
Potbelly
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Fitness (4) C-
Unity Community Center
Community Centre
Community Activity Center
Community Centre
Activity and Recreation Center
Gym
St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center
Community Centre
LA Fitness
Gym
Parish Center
Community Centre
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Saint Patricks Parish Hall
Community Centre
Western Avenue Community Center
Community Centre
YWCA
Community Centre
The Junction
Community Centre
Four Seasons II Health Club
Gym
Groceries (8) F
Schnucks
Grocery Store
R K Grocery
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
Target
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
Meijer
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Common Ground Grocery
Health Food
Sugar Mama Bakery
Bakery
Schnucks
Grocery Store
Bloom Bazaar Indian Grocery & Meat Store
Butcher
Fresh Thyme
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Your CBD Store of Bloomington
Health Food
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Butcher
Parks (94) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Calvary Acres
Park
Fairview Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Rosa Parks Commons
Park
Fell Park
Park
Cardinal Court Quad
Park
East Detention Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
One Normal Plaza
Park
Turner Hall East Lawn
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (52) C+
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Circle K
Convenience Store
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Electronics
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
The Alamo II
Books
Shorty's Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Vitesse
Bicycle
Often Running
Shoes
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture
Beauty
Uptown Barbershop
Hairdresser
The Bird Nest
Clothing
High Tech Nails
Beauty
The Ultimate Tan
Beauty
Campus Cutz
Hairdresser
Freedom
Convenience Store
Great Clips
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Beauty
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Allure Salon & Tanning
Beauty
Hail the Hair King
Hairdresser
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Underground Barbershop
Hairdresser
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 1.8% take public transportation in Normal.
Public Transit Stops (72)
Stops & Stations
A+
Fairview Park North Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Manchester Rd North Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Fairview Park South Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Fairview St Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Alumni Center Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Gregory St South Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Gregory St North Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Orlando Ave Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Locust St South Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Locust St North Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
McDonalds Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
North St Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Shell Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Steak n' Shake Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Bloomington-Normal
Transit Station
Uptown Station
Bus Stop
Lincoln College South Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
1.8%
F
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cost of living A-

The cost of living in Normal is 99/100 - which is 3% higher than Illinois.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D+
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crime B+

Normal crime rates are 1,576 per 100k, which is 20% lower than Illinois
Property Crime
1,349 crimes per 100k
B
Violent Crime
228 crimes per 100k
B+
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employment B-

The median income in Normal is $58,381 - which is 1% lower than Illinois.
Med. Household Income
$58,381
D+
Unemployment Rate
2.4%
A
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (19)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
B+
OSF OnCall
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Clinic
Illinois State University Police Department
Police
Normal Police Department
Police
Orthodontic Associates
Dentist
T.M.J. & Apnea Center
Dentist
Normal Fire Department Headquarters
Fire Station
Fire Station 3
Fire Station
Normal Fire Department Station 2
Fire Station
Community Health Care Clinic
Clinic
Carle Cancer Institute Normal
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Carle Normal on College
Clinic
Carle BroMenn Medical Center
Hospital
Cottage Dental Care
Dentist
OSF OnCall
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Meijer Pharmacy
Pharmacy
OSF Medical Group - College Avenue
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
The Dental Group of Bloomington
Dentist
Merle Pharmacies Inc
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
C
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housing A+

Normal home prices are $169,300 - which is 3% lower than Illinois
Home Price
$169,300
C+
Home Appreciation Rate
4%
B-
Home Affordability
2.9x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools B

The Normal graduation rate is 93% - which is 10% higher than Illinois
School Test Scores
41%
F
High School Grad. Rates
93%
A+
Elementary Schools (16) D-
Fairview Elem School
Mcclean Co Detention Center
Hammitt School - The Baby Fold
Mulberry School
Thomas Metcalf School
Kingsley Jr High School
Chiddix Jr High School
Epiphany Catholic School
Oakdale Elem School
Prairieland Elementary School
Glenn Elem School
Colene Hoose Elem School
Sugar Creek Elem School
Parkside Jr High School
Parkside Elementary School
Bent Elem School
Bloomington Jr High School
High Road School Of Bloomington
Sheridan Elem School
Stevenson Elem School
Northpoint Elementary School
Washington Elem School
St Marys School
Irving Elementary School
Grove Elementary School
High Schools (8) A+
Mcclean Co Detention Center
Hammitt School - The Baby Fold
University High School
Eugene Field School
Normal Community West High School
Bloomington High School
High Road School Of Bloomington
Youthbuild Mclean County Academy
Ybmc Charter Sch
Regional Alop School
Central Catholic High School
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ratings A+

Normal has an overall rating of 87% from 11 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (10)
From AreaVibes
A-
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Our Midwestern Home 4.5 rating By EternityOfPeace ( Feb 27, 2014) I really love it here. Lived here since I was a young kid and it is great. The people are friendly, once in awhile there's rude individuals, but the pros outweigh the cons. First to start things off, I better explain to anyone who doesn't know that the city is usually called, Blo ...Read More omington/Normal, it is treated as one city usually in real life. Politically were divided, but when you come, you'll see that we are one big community. "Uptown" Normal as they call it has changed into an economic and Eco-friendly area, Transportation of buses are a must and Eco-cars that run on electricity are popping all over the place as well as little areas to recharge them.

Also there are many business opportunities as well, Mitsubishi has a plant here, and Steak and Shake started here.

The schools are okay, a few ghetto kids came from real inter-cities in my classes and were racist, also a few kids from the surrounding small village type towns giving off country music and ford and dodge trucks.

The nightlife is amazing, Bars and Shuttle-busses all night. Restaurants open until 2-3 AM on Friday or Saturday.
We have a hockey team, an indoor football team, and a minor league baseball team.

We have the U.S Cellular Colosseum, with concerts and games 24/7 in Bloomington.
The castle theatre has bands and shows. There are a load of movie theaters. And miles of trails are around the city.
(ISU) Illinois State University, is the first state college in the country centered in Normal.

They added a new Marriott in town. Normal has placed it's city hall in the Amtrak train station down near college campus.

The suburbs are pretty nice and fancy and rich. The area I live in is apartments which aren't the best in Normal, but they're okay.

But Normal is a great place full of potential, and it's a happening place 24/7. When you come be sure to have fun and be safe. Read Less
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B Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Normal? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

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Calvary Acres

Entertainment

Fairview Family Aquatic Center
Stroud Auditorium
Bowling and Billiards Center
Braden Auditorium
Hancock Stadium
Capen Auditorium
Hayden Auditorium
Normal Theater

Food & Drink

Dunkin'
McDonald's
707 Liquors and Mart
Rosati's
Burger King
Pub II
Maggie Miley's
Brew Ha's

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Normal? Of all people who commute, 1.8% take public transportation in Normal.
Drive to Work
77%

1% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
8%

5% higher than the US average

A Health & Safety

Is Normal a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Carle BroMenn Medical Center

Pharmacies

Walmart Pharmacy
Meijer Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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