Trick or Treat 2020


We have had several inquiries regarding whether the neighborhood will be setting trick or treat times. We have always followed and will continue to follow the city/county in regards to trick or treating dates/times/guidelines. For 2020 this means we are following the city and Monroe Co. Health Department recommendations, which mirror the CDC.

There will be no official trick or treat hours set and traditional trick or treating is not condoned or recommended.

Although we do not have specifics, we’ve heard there may be some local socially distanced events such as trunk or treats or drive-throughs. If you are aware of such an activity feel free to share it with your neighbors.

If you choose to participate in trick or treating regardless of recommendations, all mask, sanitizing, and social distancing requirements and guidelines should be followed.

Trick or treaters are reminded to use sidewalks and walkways and do not approach homes that are not clearly participating. Drivers are reminded to be extra mindful of speed and caution as well.

Thank you,

The Bloomington Highlands HOA Board of Directors

Thank You from The Fire Families of South Wickens Street

Certainly a very scary and awful event happened on Monday September 21st.
However, from that tragedy we found out what an amazing community we live in.  Our neighbors ran in to help in so many ways from the moment the fire was noticed and continued in the days following.
The Highlands Subdivision really pulled together to support us and we appreciate it so much.
The greater community of Bloomington also jumped in and helped with donations of goods and services.  It was very humbling to receive such gifts and to have so many people from all over express their sympathies and wish us well.
From the Fire Families of S. Wickens Street to all of you, THANK YOU!  

Donations Information – Updated 9/29/2020

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

Here is information on where you can take physical items to be collected for the families impacted by the fires. This group has experience with these types of collections and will organize items and help ensure safe disbursement in light of Covid-19 concerns. This will allow the families to receive specifically needed items without the challenge of storing and sorting things themselves.

Let them know you the donations are for Highlands Community and they will be set aside for our affected families to use.

Healing Hands Outreach Center – 260 North Gates Drive, Bloomington, IN 47404 (former HH Gregg building, in the Whitehall shopping plaza near Lowes) The Outreach Center is open Monday- Friday 11am-3 pm. Donations accepted behind the building. Items accepted are furniture, household items, clothing and food. Clay and Julie Carter are the City Church Outreach Leaders and we appreciate their reaching out with assistance. They can also be contacted to set up a time outside the listed hours if needed, please email and we will get you in touch.

Clothing Needs:

Girl (age 12) – size 14 top (Lg), bottoms 14 (Lg), shoes 6 or 7

Girl (age 12) – size 12 top (Lg), bottoms 12 (Lg), shoes 5 or 6

Boy (age 9) – top 12/14 (Lg), bottoms Lg, shoes 5 or 6

Girl (age 6) – size 7 top and bottom, shoes 13 toddler or 1 kids

Girl (age 3) – size 3t/4t, shoes 11 or 12 toddler

Women’s tops – Medium and Large

Women’s bottoms – Medium and size 12

Women’s shoes – size 8, size 10; and size 9.5 in black athletic style (per work requirement)

Men’s tops – Large and XL

Men’s bottoms – Large and pants 36×36

Men’s shoes – size 10, size 12, boots in size 12

Pets (3 dogs) – 3 bowls for food, 1 for water

Pillow cases x 2

Fall Community Social

Please join us on Tuesday, September 22nd for a community social event from 5-8pm at Lot 135 on Wickens Street (see map here). We encourage everyone to to social distance and please use a mask when closer than 6 feet. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets to stay and eat on the grass while remaining 6 feet apart.

Food trucks are available so please bring your appetite!!

Sidewalk Extension Project

Check out the progress!

We would like to especially thank Daniel Butler from Bynum Fanyo and Tom
Wininger from Wininger Construction for working with the Bloomington
Highlands on this project, and a special thanks to Lisa Ridge and Jackie Nester
(among others) from the Monroe County Highway and Planning departments
for assisting us in this endeavor.

Entrance from Rockport Road
Connection to Clear Creak Trail
Connection to Existing Sidewalk

Community Trail and Common Area Access Information

The Highlands Subdivision Homeowners Association is asking that you please be respectful of our common areas and homeowner’s property when using our trails.  We have posted signs to help mark property lines and invite you to view the neighborhood map link on our home page.

Please note that Common Areas / Lots listed as 450 and 451 on the map are not contracted to be mowed by the HOA because of inability to safely access.

Junction of the HOA Path with Clear Creek Trail

(As seen from Clear Creek Trail)

HOA Trail Junction with Clear Creek Trail

View of Path to Access Boiling Farm Field Along Creek Creek Trail (This path has no outlet, dead end)



View of Wooded Area Behind Homes Along W. Hennessey (Lots 247-253 and Common Area 450 per Neighborhood Map) 





Important CCR Update

Dear Highlands Subdivision Homeowners,

The HOA Board has extended the voting for the updated CCR document
. We believe it is in the best interest of the HOA that this document is updated to meet current legal statutes.

Please complete your form (if you have yet to do so) and send to Tempo Properties. Instructions are on the voting form and should have arrived with the annual mailing packet in mid January 2020.

Thank you for your dedication to improving our neighborhood and for taking the time to complete the voting form.


The HOA Board of Directors

Existing CCRs can be found here:

Proposed CCRs can be found here:

If you did not receive a form to cast your vote, please follow the link here for a printable PDF version of the voting form.






Bear Hunt Challenge

How this works….place a teddy bear in a street facing window so that kids can see it as they walk the streets or ride their bikes and scooters this week.

Remember to keep a 6ft distance from others during your outdoor adventures!!

Please join your neighbors to make this a fun event for all families. Let’s see how many participants we can get involved. Are you up to the challenge?