11 reviews
  1. Town in Georgia
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$644
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    784
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    637
    575
  • Theft
    2,840
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    98
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$22,634
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    34%
    14%

    Bowdon Reviews

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    As noted, the town is a small one. Due to this there are familiar faces, meaning a gift of having more trustworthy employers and employees. One could get a job at the body shop, car washes, gas stations, grocery, salon. It all depends on if you can creatively find work here. As a high school graduate, the jobs will range mostly in the minimum wage, which is to be expected. As for the job outlook, it doesn't seem to harbor an increase or decrease in opportunities. The best bet here is probably to find a job at the local drugstore or family-owned business.
    In all honesty, there is not much variety. It is mostly comprised of fast food joints, two Mexican restaurants side-by-side (almost literally), a chicken wings joint and a Southern food restaurant comes to mind. Otherwise, there isn't really anything at all else to choose from. While having a homey feel, there lacks a variety and a GOOD, nutritious quality to the foods. Although, it is kind of cool to have dinner specials named after the town that everyone shares and enjoys.
    My only complaint is that there isn't more or closer shopping. We have one grocery store, and the next closer being 20 minutes away, with Walmart being the closest department store at 30 minutes. But all in all, its a nice place to live, with plenty of close attractions to enjoy with the family.