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

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
  • Colleges

Bowie Reviews

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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!
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.