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Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101
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Bowling Green Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 17.0% 13.9% +3.1% $10,000 to $14,999 8.8% 8.4% +0.4% $15,000 to $19,999 8.3% 7.7% +0.6% $20,000 to $24,999 9.3% 7.7% +1.6% $25,000 to $29,999 8.0% 7.2% +0.8% $30,000 to $34,999 5.4% 6.6% -1.2% $35,000 to $39,999 5.2% 6.0% -0.8% $40,000 to $44,999 6.0% 5.6% +0.4% $45,000 to $49,999 3.7% 4.9% -1.2% $50,000 to $59,999 7.5% 8.3% -0.8% $60,000 to $74,999 7.5% 8.9% -1.4% $75,000 to $99,999 6.3% 7.7% -1.4% $100,000 to $124,999 3.4% 3.2% +0.2% $125,000 to $149,999 1.2% 1.4% -0.2% $150,000 to $199,999 1.0% 1.2% -0.2% $200,000 or more 1.6% 1.4% +0.2%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 7.1% 7.7% -0.6% 10.0% to 14.9% 12.6% 13.1% -0.5% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.7% 13.8% +0.9% 20.0% to 24.9% 12.1% 11.7% +0.4% 25.0% to 29.9% 9.9% 9.5% +0.4% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.5% 6.5% +1.0% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.3% 4.4% +0.9% 40.0% to 49.9% 5.8% 5.8% +0.0% 50.0% or more 18.5% 15.4% +3.1% Not computed 6.5% 12.1% -5.6%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 26.9% 15.1% +11.8% 25 to 34 years 26.9% 27.1% -0.2% 35 to 44 years 17.5% 21.6% -4.1% 45 to 54 years 12.1% 14.5% -2.4% 55 to 64 years 6.5% 8.4% -1.9% 65 to 74 years 4.6% 6.3% -1.7% 75 to 84 years 3.8% 5.0% -1.2% 85 years and over 1.6% 2.0% -0.4%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 59.4% 40.6% +18.8% 30 to 44 minutes 10.8% 23.2% -12.4% 45 to 59 minutes 7.5% 11.7% -4.2% 60 or more minutes 22.2% 24.5% -2.3%
Source: 2000 Census
Finding Your Bowling Green Apartment
Give Bowling Green a big, belated round of applause. In 2003, this city became large enough to be officially granted a "metropolitan area." After Louisville and Lexington, nowhere else in the Bluegrass State will allow you to tout your big city street cred better than good ol' Bowling Green. The last few years has seen this city of over 50,000 give its downtown area a much needed makeover, and the results have apparently paid off. Tell Bowling Green it looks fabulous. In fact, since actions speak louder than words, why not settle down in an awesome new apartment in the heart of the city?
Bowling Green Rental Pricing Trends
Bowling Green's rental scene is jam packed with apartments for the unabashed seeker of both comfort and affordability. Whether it's idiosyncratic charm and a learning curve you seek, or simple functionality and a no-nonsense living space, it need not be an either/or situation in Bowling Green. Get movin' on your apartment search by taking a look at the Bowling Green rentals listed below.
Bowling Green's Dossier
Bowling Green has its roots in some 18th century shenanigans involving proud patriots and some big wigs who purchased alot of land, but let's take things a little closer to the current day, why don't we? At the onset of the 20th century, rail service to Bowling Green turned it into a destination for those seeking work of every sort, and that most valued of American pastimes, ""The Good Life."" The arrival of the Union Underwear Factory in the city in 1940 gave strong support, so to speak, to the growing economy, and soon after other employers followed suit. The city today touts a Kentucky spin on the suburban dream, and offers the following: 5 fire stations; 14 radio stations; 4 television stations; 25 parks; 1 airport; and 242 miles of city street.
TMI? Try steering your next pub trivia session in the direction of all things Bowling Green and see if the above doesn't come in handy.
Living in Park City
""Park City,"" ""Vette City."" These are two of Bowling Green's popular nicknames. The latter is inspired by the fact that Bowling Green has turned out all of General Motors' line of Corvettes since 1981, when the company moved in. In fact, GM, along with Fruit of the Loom (what's with Bowling Green and undergarments anyway?), Western Kentucky University, and Walmart, provides a good chunk of the employment in the city. Bowling Green is an industrial town, but now generally employs what some have dubbed the ""creative class"" to squat in its increasing number of office parks.
Surrounding communities have color coded names like Blue Level and Browning, and some of the cities noteworthy residents include MLB all star Corey Hart, movie director John Carpenter (think ""Big Trouble in Little China"" and ""The Thing""), and Lisa Sparxxx, whose name gives away her livelihood, so you won't see it uttered by us. The odds of encountering one or all of these folks while running any given errand (note: 1,579 retail businesses) in Bowling Green is slim, but perhaps you're not the type to let stats prevail over hope.
Jammin' Out In Bowling Green
""Mooom, I'm booored"" is not a common utterance 'round these parts, and for good reason. Parks, swimming pools, and community centers (oh my!) give Bowling Green residents a keg up in the out-and-about department. C.W. Lampkin park is a great place to engage friends and neighbors in a game of baseball or volleyball, and Roland Bland Park makes for a top notch outlet for skaters aching to cut loose.
A buffet of culture is on hand in the form of the Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science, the Kentucky Museum and Library, and the National Corvette Museum. Between those three, both the geek and the jock in the family will have little complain about. And speaking of buffets, try Ryan's Grill Buffet & Bakery for a meal sure to satisfy any food junkies in the group who may be jonesin' for a fix.
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Does Bowling Green have a downtown area where a lot of people walk around?
Yes. Downtown Bowling Green is anchored by a large main square and features pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, as well as ample parking. Home to various shops and restaurants, Bowling Green residents can pass time here, day or night. The square has benches where weary shoppers can rest, or people can come to read. This area is also home to the Capitol Arts Alliance and the Public Theatre of Kentucky.
What do people in Bowling Green do as far as outdoor recreation?
With many forests and water bodies in the area, Bowling Green residents shall not want for outdoor opportunities. Parks in town include Hobson Grove Park, Lampkin Park, Weldon Peete Park, and Beech Bend Park. The Barren River runs through parts of Bowling Green, providing opportunities for fishing, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking, as does Barren River Lake to the southeast. Mammoth Cave National Park to the northeast is the best place in the area for hiking and camping, as well as tours of its subterranean labyrinths.