Bowling Green

74 reviews
  1. Town in Kentucky
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    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
    B-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$665
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    140
    264
  • Murder
    2
    5
  • Rape
    79
    37
  • Robbery
    103
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    708
    575
  • Theft
    3,838
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    184
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,036
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

74 reviews
  • Excellent
    13
  • Very Good
    32
  • Average
    28
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
It's a great town for people of all ages! The people are friendly, and it has great schools for children. Western Kentucky University is located in Bowling Green and it's such an amazing school.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
Bowling Green is a fast growing town. There is lots of diversity within the community. Make sure to check out historical downtown Bowling Green for a great history lesson. Bowling Green is also home to WKU an upstanding college. Stop by and catch a football game or baseball game and the new Hot Rods Stadium. Bowling Green is also home to the Corvette Museum, or go behind the scenes to see how each corvette is made to order. There is plenty to do in the nightlife. We offer a great range of restaurants and hotels as well.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
Bowling Green has several restaurants, but is lacking entertainment. I would like to see an arcade or wider variety of sports. The music venue is too expensive for most people to afford. We have 2 movie theatres and a mall, but is missing the variety that most cities of this size has to offer. Housing costs and taxes are too expensive as well. I choose to commute into Bowling Green from a nearby town for work.
  • Works Here
  • 3 months ago