The Blooming Grove Subdivision is a hidden gem in the Bloomington-Normal housing market. Located off South Morris Ave and Lake Fork Road. Morris Ave is just south of Veteran’s Parkway. This pocket of homes offers a variety of different styles that will be sure to appeal to most any buyer. The home values are typically in the mid to high $100,000’s; some of which even push over the $200,000 mark. With this price range, we are confident that our realtors at BN Realty can find a dream home in your budget near this neighborhood. The homes sit on large lots with spacious back yards, many of them with outdoor entertaining areas! Some features that you’ll find inside these homes include vaulted ceilings, finished basements, wet bars, fire places and walk-out basements. The grade school for this area is Brigham, the Junior High is Parkside, and the high school that this area feeds into is Normal Community West.
One of the most attractive features of the immediate area is the Highland Park Golf Course, situated just minutes away from Blooming Grove. This 3-star golf course is located at 1613 South Main Street in Bloomington. It has 18 holes, 5,539 yards and is a par 70. The golf course was built in the 1930’s and has beautiful mature trees lining each fairway. The Highland Park Golf Course also hosts the Illinois High School Association’s Girls State Championship each year. With kids playing free every day after 2 PM, you just may find that a member of your family will be participating in that tournament one day! If you’re looking for tee times or more information please call them at (309) 434-2200.
Another golf course conveniently located near Blooming Grove is the Prairie Vista Golf Course. This course is newer, being built in 1991. The course has an American Contemporary Style. Its address is 502 W. Hamilton Road in Bloomington and the phone number is (309) 434-2217. The Prairie Vista Golf Course includes amenities such as: a large practice putting green, practice chipping green and a grass driving range. They also offer free kids play daily after 2 PM. This is a 4-star golf course and is a host to the Illinois High School Association’s Class A Boys State Championship.
If you’re familiar with the Bloomington area and you are employed by State Farm, you’ve likely heard of State Farm Park (also known at G.J. Mecherle Park.) The park is located east of Blooming Grove and offers 88 acres of public park area, making it one of the largest public parks in Bloomington-Normal. Imagine the day trips, picnics, walks and neighborhood events that your family can participate in while living a short drive from this historical park.
If you’re looking for a great affordable home with desirable features and a location near some of the best attractions that the Twin Cities has to offer, the Blooming Grove Subdivision is a perfect place for you. We here at BN Realty hope to be able to show you and your family all that the area has to offer.