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Bowling Green Metro Area
Profile: Small town/College town Location: Western Kentucky, 120 miles south of Louisville Elevation: 496 Time zone: Central Standard Time
|College town amenities||Hot, humid summers|
|Historic interest||Economic cycles|
|Nearby national park||Isolation|
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Bowling Green, located along I-65 20 miles north of the Tennessee border, has a diverse economic and cultural base. Best known as the city where the Chevrolet Corvette is built, this pleasant, small town is also home to the 15,000 students of Western Kentucky University. Other prominent employers include Holley Performance Products (carburetors) and Fruit of the Loom, and the town is a center for a wide and diverse agricultural region. Downtown is modest and attractive with a classic main street and numerous historic homes and Civil War sites. The outskirts east towards I-65 have grown rapidly and bring some typical “strip” and freeway sprawl.
Cost of living and housing are attractive on a regional and national scale. The university, the third largest in the state, does bring some college town amenities and feel. Mammoth Cave National Park, one of few national parks in the region, is located 30 miles northeast. Health care facilities are above average for a city of its size. The area is popular for business due to its central location among an assortment of larger cities – Louisville, Lexington, Nashville, Evansville, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. Nashville is closest at 60 miles, but that may not be close enough to bigger-city services for some.
The Bowling Green area is gently rolling with a mix of deciduous woods and agricultural land. The climate is continental, variable with a strong subtropical influence in summer. Located near storm tracks and the border between air masses from the north and south, the area experiences strong climate shifts and occasional strong storms. Snow is infrequent but may be heavy when it occurs. Fall is the driest, and for many, the most pleasant season. First freeze is late October, last is in mid-April.
Interesting Facts about Bowling Green (zip 42104), Kentucky
As of 2014, Bowling Green (zip 42104)'s population is 30,763 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 47.96 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Bowling Green (zip 42104) is $165,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.70 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Bowling Green (zip 42104)'s cost of living is 4.80% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Bowling Green (zip 42104) public schools spend $11,030 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18 students per teacher in Bowling Green (zip 42104).--------------------
The unemployment rate in Bowling Green (zip 42104) is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bowling Green (zip 42104) jobs have Increased by 1.40 percent.
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Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Bowling Green (zip 42104)'s Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
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