Welcome to the future of Bloomington, Indiana, the home of Indiana University. With help from you, we are designing the country’s first “Lifetime Community District” smack in the middle of a vibrant and beautiful small city.

This anonymous survey/game will help us better understand the future needs of potential and current residents. Please only respond if you are over the age of 18. We'll ask you to choose what type of community, home, and amenities are most important to you. Go ahead, get started!

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Instructions

1. Explore different communities

Hover over different community types to see which homes are typically available in that community. For each community type, click on "details" to learn more about the typical character, roads, parking, and land uses.
To learn more about a home type, hover over the home's image.

2. Select a community type

3. Click "Continue" to start narrowing down your choice of home.

My ideal community is...
I want to live in a home that...
Matching homes & transport:
Choose from your matching homes:
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Urban Downtown

  • Mixed-Use with 2-5 story buildings
  • Roads arranged in a grid/block layout
  • Employment, Commercial & Cultural Hub
  • Street Parking, Structured Parking
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Urban Neighborhood

  • Mixed-use with 1-3 story buildings
  • Roads arranged in a grid/block layout
  • Mostly residential, with some neighborhood-scale businesses
  • Street parking, some driveways
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Suburban

  • Separated uses, mostly 1-2 story buildings
  • Residential subdivisions, with commercial strip development along corridors
  • Driveways and large surface parking
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Small Town

  • Fewer than 10,000 people
  • Roads arranged in a loose grid/block layout
  • Often contain a historic center
  • Mix of street parking, driveways, and small surface lots
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Rural

  • Mostly agriculture, forest, or undeveloped
  • Mostly county or state roads
  • Sparse residential development
  • Typically involves driving longer distances to daily needs

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...costs up to:

...includes the following universal design features:

Tip: Hover over a housing type to learn more about it.
Micro-Apartment
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500-750 square feet studio-type apartment especially designed for efficient and affordable living. Some feature designer elements such as fold down furnishings, higher ceilings with loft, movable walls.
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Apartment
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A relatively self-contained housing unit in a building which is often rented out to one person or a family, or two or more people sharing a lease in a partnership, for their exclusive use.
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Condo
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A form of ownership with individual apartments for everyone, and co-ownership (by percentages) of all of the common areas, such as corridors, hallways, stairways, lobbies, recreation rooms, porches, rooftops, and any outdoor areas of the grounds of the buildings. Can be single level attached, townhomes, or in large buildings.
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Townhouse
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Also called a Rowhouse. Usually two-story apartments with shared walls in an urban environment ,now coming into use as a term for new terraced houses, which are often three or more stories tall and may include a garage on the ground floor.
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Small Lot House
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Smaller single family detached home, 1-2 bedrooms, small lot. In Bloomington, often semi-urban bungalows and arts and crafts style.
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Large Lot House
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Traditional suburban or semi-urban structure with 2-4 bedrooms, 2,500-3000 square feet, large lot, often a garage, in a neighborhood defined by this house type.
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Cohousing
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A type of intentional community composed of private homes supplemented by shared facilities. The community is planned, owned and managed by the residents – who also may share some activities. Common facilities may include a kitchen, dining room, laundry, offices, guest room, and recreational features. Can be multi-generational or seniors-only.
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Shared Living
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Familiar from the Golden Girls TV show, this housing brings together 3-5 individuals into a single household with common kitchen. This can occur in a number of settings, usually in a single detached home.
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Transit
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Instructions
On the next page you will choose which amenities you want nearby your next residence. See the diagram below for instructions. When you're ready, click "Next"!
I want these amenities nearby...
How I could get around:

Grocery Stores

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  • Cafe & Coffee Shops

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  • Places of Worship

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  • Restaurants

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  • Educational Events

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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  • Parks & Outdoor Rec

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  • Medical Care

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  • Here are the percent of trips that could be taken each month by each transportation option.
    Almost Done!
    Describe your current lifestyle...

    Profile

    What is your higheset level of attained education?
    How many hours do you work per week?
    Which of the following do you receive?
    In general, how would you rate your health?

    Home

    How would you describe your neighborhood?
    Do your rent or own your home?
    What are your average monthly rent or mortgage costs?
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    How likely are you to move in the next 10 years?
    How likely are you to move to Bloomington?

    Community/Regional

    How important is each community or regional amenity to you? (1-5, Low-High)
  • Major health care facilities
  • Climate/Natural Surroundings
  • Proximity to a large city
  • Proximity to Family & Friends
  • Proximity to a major airport
  • Done! Here's what you chose:

    Your next home will be a


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    Here's how far your


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    will be from common needs:

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