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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$638
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Bowling Green 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
    40
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    50
    37
  • Robbery
    31
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    289
    575
  • Theft
    1,646
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,202
National
$53,046
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bowling Green Reviews

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Nice, small college town in Northwest Ohio. The neighborhoods are safe and clean, the schools are well above average, and the cost of living is affordable. There are plenty of local, family-owned restaurants that have been here for decades and are very popular amongst "townies." There is plenty of nightlife downtown on the weekends. The college gives the town some diversity. The biggest downside is the town's location: besides Perrysburg to the north, Bowling Green is surrounded by farms and open fields so the nearest city is 30+ minutes away (Toledo).
Bowling Green, Ohio is the definition of quaint, little, humble, neighborly, boring town. Don't get me wrong about the latter part. The Town may be boring due to the lack of modern stores, malls, movie theaters, restaurants, and diversity, but it is a nice little town. A town where neighbors care for one another, where children play freely, and everyone knows the local business owners. The city is predominantly a college town, so of course the main street buzz is surrounded by the bar nightlife and typical Fraternities nd sororities. Looking past that, one can find an honest little town with people who care and seem to live under a bubble of security and day to day monotony. This is town where you retire or raise a family. This is not the two for a young adult or someone with big dreams.
Bowling Green, Ohio is a beautiful city. It's not difficult to find something to do that interests oneself. From a cozy coffee shop to a craft store to a sports bar and so much more, there's always something new and exciting for both visitors and residents of this wonderful city. Everywhere you go there are friendly faces to remind you that sometimes all you need in life is to unwind and explore a little. A few minor changes I could see made would be more clear street signs indicating speed limits, as well as a few minor road repairs. Aside from that, I have no negative comments about the city of Bowling Green, and I'd recommend it to any and all.