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Relocating to the Right Place

A job search isn’t just about finding the right fit job; it’s also about finding the right fit community. A right fit community might mean many different things to different people. But, as students in the School of Public Health, one thing we all value about a community is its ability to provide a healthy environment.

Bloomington is the perfect example of a healthy environment. Since I’ve moved here, I haven’t met one person who isn’t in love with thi1s town. And, whether we notice it or not, I’d bet that part of the reason we all love it is because of it’s healthy environment. We have an abundance of healthy food options in our grocery stores and 2diverse restaurants (I mean for real, did you check out the new smoothie bar at Kroger?!) We have bike lanes on almost every street, and our campus and downtown area is very walkable (check out your address’ walk score: And, we have tons of outdoor recreation places right in our backyard: Griffy Lake, Lake Monroe, the B-Line Trail, Brown County, and lots of beautiful grass filled parks.

When you live in Bloomington, you get to feel the pulse of a big city, with the comfort of a small town. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about—how the city you live in makes you feel. When you’re looking for a job, think about the environment you’re moving into, and if you can see yourself being a part of that community. The right place to relocate is different for all of us—but here are some fun facts about cities that could leave you feeling your healthiest and happiest!

Top 20 Healthiest Cities in the U.S.


  1. Minneapolis, MN



  2. Washington D.C.
  3. Portland, OR
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Denver, CO
  6. Boston, MA
  7. Sacramento, CA
  8. Seattle, WA
  9. Hartford, CT
  10. San Hose, CA
  11. Austin, TX
  12. Salt Lake City, UT


    San Francisco

  13. Cincinnati, OH
  14. San Diego, CA
  15. Raleigh, NC
  16. Pittsburgh, PA
  17. Baltimore, MD
  18. Virginia Beach, VA
  19. Cleveland, OH
  20. Richmond, VA




New York City

Top 10 Bike Friendly Cities


  1. New York City, NY
  2. Chicago, IL
  3. Minneapolis, MN



  4. Portland, OR
  5. Washington, DC
  6. Boulder, CO
  7. San Francisco, CA
  8. Seattle, WA
  9. Fort Collins, CO
  10. Cambridge, MA




ShelbyDietz_BioPicShelby is currently a second year graduate student in the School of Public Health studying Physical Activity, Fitness, & Wellness. She is working on campus at IU Recreational Sports as a Group Exercise Graduate Assistant. Fitness is her biggest passion in life, and she hopes to ignite that passion in others.


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Job opportunities for Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington majors are diverse and expanding as the emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle grows around the world. Career Services experts in each of our academic departments will provide one-on-one counseling and career building opportunities throughout your academic career, from choosing the right major to developing a strategy to find a job. They can assist you with:

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