Bowling Green, KY (City Center)




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About Bowling Green, KY (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Bowling Green is $253,944, which is more expensive than 90.5% of the neighborhoods in Kentucky and 62.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Bowling Green City Center is currently $577, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 86.2% of Kentucky neighborhoods.

Bowling Green City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Real estate in the City Center of Bowling Green, KY is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Bowling Green City Center are 7.0%, which is lower than one will find in 63.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Bowling Green City Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

An interesting characteristic about the Bowling Green City Center neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.2% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.

In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Bowling Green City Center neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 66.8% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Bowling Green City Center neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 24.9% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Finally, the Bowling Green City Center neighborhood stands out within Kentucky for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 5.8% of college-friendly places to live in KY.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Bowling Green City Center neighborhood. In the Bowling Green City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

91.3% of the real estate in the Bowling Green City Center neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Bowling Green City Center neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 17.8% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Bowling Green City Center neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Bowling Green City Center neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 64.2% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Bowling Green are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 66.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Bowling Green City Center neighborhood, 30.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (27.9%), and 11.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Bowling Green, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.8%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (2.9%), along with some French ancestry residents (2.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Bowling Green City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.1%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Bowling Green City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (64.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (69.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (17.8%) and 10.9% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Bowling Green 0.101011101001110
Kentucky 2.19
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Bowling Green 0.101011101001110
Kentucky 21.78
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Bowling Green 0.101011101001110
Kentucky 29

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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BOWLING GREEN INDEPENDENT


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Better than of KY school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to KY Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Ctr
1020 Kentucky St
Bowling Green, KY, 42102
06-12
Childrens Crisis Stabilization Unit
501 Chestnut St
Bowling Green, KY, 42101
KG-12
Dishman Mcginnis Elementary School
375 Glen Lily Road
Bowling Green, KY, 42101
PK-05
Parker Bennett Curry School
165 Webb Dr
Bowling Green, KY, 42101
PK-05
Potter Gray Elementary
610 Wakefield Dr.
Bowling Green, KY, 42103
KG-05
Bowling Green Junior High
900 Campbell Ln
Bowling Green, KY, 42104
06-08
Bowling Green High School
1801 Rockingham Lane
Bowling Green, KY, 42104
09-12
The Academy At 11 Th Street
877 East 11 Th Avenue
Bowling Green, KY, 42101
06-12
T C Cherry Elementary School
1001 Liberty Ave
Bowling Green, KY, 42104
PK-05
W R Mcneill Elementary School
1800 Creason Drive
Bowling Green, KY, 42101
KG-05

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