A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,771
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    70
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    33
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    240
    525
  • Theft
    858
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,959
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bowie Reviews

207 reviews
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I really love my residence in Bowie Md! Bowie is a suburb of Prince Georges County, that's really has friendly people and plenty of parks. I love the cosmopolitan that Bowie has, we have at least 5 more different cultures that can produce a well roundness. We have convenient shopping and a plethora of great restaurants of tasty foods! The schools are great, with available libraries for all ages. However, the only thing that I do not like is the real estate taxes, they are almost the highest in the state of Md.
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My mother lives in Bowie, Maryland so whenever I visit home from school, there is a ton of stuff to do! There are two new shopping centers being built right now 5-7 minutes apart from either other. Every single week you see moving trucks of new neighbors and their families moving into some part of the enormous neighborhood. Many people officers live near the area so that contributes to the low to no crime around the local area. The school systems nearby are some of the best in the state of Maryland according to statistics. Whenever I come home from breaks, I am always able to find a part-time job at a local grocery store or fast food restaurant. This area is the perfect environment to start and raise a family with the many opportunities available in all areas of life. Later down the road in life after I find a job, I would definitely consider moving back to this area to settle down.
I love that Bowie is very Diverse. Amongst other areas in PG County, Bowie is a calm place and I like the fact that you can wake up and walk your dog or take a jog and you see others happily doing the same thing. It's a very nice quiet and reserved place. Bowie high school produces amazing students and I love it!