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%

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
    78
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    47
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204
    1
  • Theft
    1,760
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35
    0

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%
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Bowling Green 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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I have lived and worked in Bowling Green, Ohio, for over 27 years. I was a police officer in the city for over 22 years, and have found our city to be one of the safest in the State of Ohio. It was voted by Ohio Magazine as one of Ohio's Best Hometowns in both 2017 and 2008. With a vibrant downtown, niche shops, and a college feel, the city boast a "young" mentality that brings people from all over the world to our small town. Once here, many stay on to work, play, and raise a family in a small town with many amenities and not far from other metropolitan areas. With its rich history and tradition, Bowling Green, Ohio is a great place to live, work and play!
Cute little town with loads to do, especially when the students invade! The nightlife is booming with people of all ages; there's goth night, 80's night, and many more themed nights at the bars. The library is always expanding, everyone knows everyone. Grounds for thought is the best coffee place around.