Bloomfield, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Bloomfield is located on the east coast of Newfoundland, approximately 230 kilometers (~2.5 hour drive) from the capital city of St. John’s and approximately 95 kilometers (75 min drive) from Bonavista.
The population of approximately 700 derives the majority of its employment from either working in the forestry or driving approximately 30 kilometres to the nearest service based community.
Children in Bloomfield travel to the neighboring community of Musgravetown to attend Anthony Paddon Elementary. This school houses grade kindergarten to grade six. Children in grades seven through twelve attend Heritage Collegiate in the other neighbouring community of Lethbridge. As with the majority of small communities in Newfoundland, its young people usually leave after high-school graduation to find work various locations throughout mainland Canada.
Real estate is easy to come by in Bloomfield. The majority of home owners in Bloomfield own their homes and have no mortgages. As a result, real estate transactions can be made by simply asking around, as few 'for sale' signs are displayed.
Common family names include: Wiseman, Greening, Holloway, Howse, Little, Parsons, Peddle and Reader.
For a view of Bloomfield, Google Earth has high resolution photographs of the area.
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