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%

Bowie Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    70
    0
  • Murder
    5
    0
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    33
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    240
    1
  • Theft
    858
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79
    0

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%
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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 grew up in Bowie and to this day have a lot of childhood friends who did as well. The majority of us left to establish ourselves elsewhere. But, about 50% of us, myself included, came back to our hometown. It is located centrally in between three great cities - Baltimore, Maryland, Annapolis, Maryland and the capital, Washington, D.C. The homeowners taxes are pretty high, but every home has a front and back yard, townhouses included. There are great parks for young ones in the area. While there are plenty of public schools, the public education system in Prince Georges County is lacking. Especially when compared to the public school system in the neighboring county, Anne Arundel. There is very low crime, great shopping opportunities and Bowie is surrounded by four major highways. It is rare locals commutes are any more than 30 minutes one way.