The scenic banks of the Susquehanna River are where you can find Bloomsburg Pennsylvania. With just over 15,000 people who call the city home, the small city sprung up in the early 19th century when iron ore was discovered nearby. The town covers just a little over 4 square miles.Bloomsburg has gone through some tough times in the past 10 years, as two of the larger employers in town, Windsor Foods and Bloomsburg Mills, have closed in the past decade, leaving hundreds of locals out of work. However, Bloomsburg University continues to thrive, with more than 10,000 students attending annually.
Bloomsburg doesn't have an endless supply of rental apartments. You should allow yourself a full two months for your apartment search. If you only allow a month, you may find yourself stuck and unable to find accommodations. That extra month gives you a security buffer in case the search doesn't go well at first.
Ask good questions when you talk to your potential landlords. By speaking up and asking intelligent questions like who is responsible for upkeep of various parts of the home or building, or who you contact in the case of an emergency, you demonstrate that you would be an excellent tenant. You also show that you are intelligently looking for a good apartment, and not just willing to take anything that comes along.
Bloomsburg does not have any sort of city operated public transit. However, at only 4 square miles, most people don't find it difficult to get around by foot. If you need to move around quicker without a car, the city is also bike friendly, although there are a few hills that can be challenging for a beginner.
Bloomsburg is home to mostly chain restaurants, although a few local gems can be found if you dig a little. Good Old Days is a bar located near the University that is a popular hangout with BU students, although in truth most of the bars are primarily student-occupied establishments. Turkey Hill Brewing Company offers some local microbrews. Finally, if you just want to relax, a walk along the Susquehanna is the perfect wind-down to a long day of school or work.