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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$644
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    78
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    47
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204
    525
  • Theft
    1,760
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,052
National
$53,889
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bowling Green Reviews

74 reviews
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Great city with a bustling night life for those who enjoy that sort of thing. College student culture from BGSU is seeped into nearly every fiber of the town's being; you can't escape the college student life style. If you aren't a student and instead are one of the "townies", this can get tiresome, albeit one can never say there's any lack of excitement or things to do.
There are plenty of stores and restaurants around town, which is very convenient and time/gas effective--although with nearly everything within walking distance, car ownership isn't necessary. Many opportunities always available and opening up for jobs and renting! Events such as the Animarathon convention hosted in the Student Union building, or the farmer's market in the warm seasons are something to look forward to as well!
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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).
Overall i really enjoy Bowling Green the city and Bowling Green the University simply because they offer so many different aspects and perspectives about the environment. Bowling Green has a very open community that gives their students a chance to be open about who they are and where they come from. Even the environment in the Bowling Green is very diverse and integrated with the students and the locals as well. From the nightlife to the safety of the campus Bowling Green is very protective and hands on with both the community, the students, and the locals