Bloomington is a census-designated place in San Bernardino County. What exactly is a census-designated place? This is a legal distinction between cities, which are incorporated under states' laws, and a population that lives in one area identifiable by a name, like Bloomington. Cities have centralized governments that have elected officials. This isn't present in Bloomington, among other differences.
While this is an important distinction on a legal level, it is a minor one for renters in Bloomington. The CDP is a fantastic place for homes for rent, given its southern Californian location and proximity to the nearby cities of San Bernardino, Fontana, Colton and Rialto. Bloomington is only an hour east of Los Angeles, and is also near the Angeles National Forest and the San Bernardino National Forest. Families living in Bloomington can have all the small-town atmosphere with the amenities of the nearby big cities.
Facts for Renters
Bloomington is served by the school district of neighbor Colton: the Colton Joint Unified School District.
Students renting in Bloomington can attend a number of premier universities and colleges, including Chaffey College, the San Bernardino Valley College and California State University.
Since Bloomington isn't incorporated, policing is handled by the California Highway Patrol and the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department. The San Bernardino County Fire Department handles all related duties.
Annexation is a common topic in neighboring cities to Bloomington, while some residents are in favor of incorporation to turn Bloomington into its own city.
Like nearby cities and towns, Bloomington was primarily farmland in its infancy. It still retains much of that rural, southern California charm.