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Bloomington is located along the north bank of the Minnesota River, above the confluence with the Mississippi River, 10 miles south of Minneapolis. It was established as a post-World War II housing suburb connected to Minneapolis, I-35W and I-494. Bloomington includes top-tier households in the Bush Lake area and traditional rows of middle-class single-family houses. Besides an extensive city park offering over 1,000 square feet of parks per capita, Bloomington is also home to Hyland Lake Park Reserve and a National Wildlife Refuge. Bloomington has more jobs per capita than both Minneapolis and Saint Paul, due to the Mall of America.