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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$671
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

Bowling Green Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    139
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    85
    41
  • Robbery
    131
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    770
    525
  • Theft
    3,924
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    257
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,604
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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I love how we are a large ciry but we have a small town tyoe of feel! We have many options of eatery’s which makes date nights different. Our people are very friendly, and always open to get to know one another. One thing I would like to see change is our roadways. Some of our roads seem way to small to accommodate the large number of residents.
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Bowling Green is a good town. It provides a lot of variety for anybody who comes, with everything from local businesses and shops to larger chains that people will be comfortable with from their own cities! It's a good place to go to expand a person's horizons without stepping outside of their comfort zone.
I lived in Bowling Green for 4.5 years. It is growing so much every day and continues to offer more things that nearby Nashville, TN has. I can't wait to see how it changes over the next several years and will cherish every opportunity I have to go visit. I especially recommend visiting Eastside Church of Christ. They were my home away from home in college and even now. Visit BG!