Bowling Green

68 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

Reviews

68 reviews
  • Excellent
    5
  • Very Good
    24
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    0
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.
  • Current Resident
  • 12 days ago
I was raised in BG and I have watched it grow over the past 23 years. One of the best things about this city is the safety, which is incredible. Though there is not much to do in the town if you do not like bars or college parties, take a quick drive up to Perrysburg or down to Findlay. Also, when something does happen in BG, the people get really excited for it and so it makes any event extra exciting (except the annual Tractor Pull which most people in BG dread). In summary, if you get the chance to live here, take the opportunity. You will not regret living here. It is the best town you will find.
  • Former Resident
  • 3 months ago
The winter weather is rough. It is frequently bitterly cold and windy. Snow storms are a frequent problem during the winter. However, winter here is only from December to March or so. The weather is great after that!
  • Niche User
  • Apr 16 2015