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Pros

-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area


It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Bowie is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bowie jobs have Increased by 1.62 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bowie's cost of living is 26.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Bowie's population is 58,025 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 54.37 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Bowie is $319,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -12.57%.
    SCHOOLS
    Bowie public schools spend $16,054 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Bowie.

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  11/6/2015
Shopping

Bowie should have better department stores. One has to travel to another city to find a Nordstroms and other upscale stores. Bowie Towne Center seems to bring in lesser... (Read More)

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  1/4/2015
Bowie is a wasteland

I grew up in Bowie in the 1980s. At the time, despite being in PG County which was nicknamed DC's ugly city because its demographics and crime were similar to the... (Read More)

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  1/2/2012
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