So far it has been fourth months since living around Bowie, from my return to the United States after a sixteen year gap overseas. In fact, I live within the crossroads of Bowie and Glen-Dale with my siblings. It was the choice of my father's, having us agreeing to an extent. It's also home to one of America's oldest HBCU's, Bowie State University. The area is absolutely beautiful, especially if you're into nature, solitude, and silence. Pretty good jobs available, especially if you're a student. Totally a town for families as there are convenient parks with pools, a good way for diverse families to get together. To think of the cons, you'd ought to be mindful of having access to transportation because even if there are buses, the time schedules can be pretty hectic (especially where I live, where one becomes a prisoner at home during the weekends). Despite it all, Bowie is a good place to consider living.