Bowling Green, KY (Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St)




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About Bowling Green, KY (Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St median real estate price is $163,435, which is more expensive than 76.0% of the neighborhoods in Kentucky and 43.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St is currently $868, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 66.4% of the neighborhoods in Kentucky.

Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St are 4.7%, which is lower than one will find in 78.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St 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

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bowling Green, the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

The Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood also stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 93.9% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.4% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Kentucky.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St 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 42.7% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 99.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (46.3%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

98.9% of the real estate in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 36.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 64.5% 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 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St 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 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood, 53.7% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 23.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (17.3%), and 5.1% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood in Bowling Green, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.3%), and residents who report English roots (9.2%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (5.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.6% of households. Some people also speak Korean (3.0%).

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 Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (64.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (55.5%) 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 (42.7%) . 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. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Bowling Green 0.101011101001110
Kentucky 2.19
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Bowling Green 0.101011101001110
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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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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