Bowie, Maryland 

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Shopping - 11/6/2015
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 quality of items although the people who live in a 5 mile radius obviously do well financially, living in homes of an average of 3000-5000 sq ft and 2 acres of land. Also, there is a difference in quality of foods in the supermarkets in Bowie compared to Crofton, that being lower in quality in Bowie community. I would hate to think that it is not diverse enough in order to rate a higher Read More

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Bowie is a wasteland - 1/4/2015
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 Nation's Capital, Bowie, being mostly middle to upper class, white, and considered at the time a "far" suburb, was vastly different from today's Bowie. Today Bowie is no different from most other PG County communities. It now has gangs, crime, and the high school is rated C-, which makes property values way lower than what they should be for the area. This will further cause a downward spiral for Bowie. Perhaps for inner city minorities Bowie is a haven but for those of us who lived there during its more glory days, it's a wasteland. Remember, Ferguson, Mo was once an upscale community Read More

TO HIGH - 1/2/2012

Great Location! - 1/17/2010
In Bowie,living so close to DC and Baltimore is awesome! The shops here are great (Bowie Towne Centre). Been living here for 7 years so far and I love Read More

Crime For The Inside - 8/20/2009
Ive have been living in bowie sence i was in 6th grade. Im now an 11th grade in bowie high. I have noticed a change threw the years that i have lived here. I got to a school named Bowie High School which is full of gang violence,drugs,grafiti, and the school is falling apart and has alot of distruction to the building. In the areas and sections that i have been around, i have seen drug deals and cars being stolen. In the day the city looks ok but when the sun goes down, its a terrible place to be and it make you want to stay inside. I know mostly all of the people who cause crime and i have to say the things i have herd are terrible. The black community has grown rapidly but thats not what causes the crime its all Read More

Small town Growing fast - 7/24/2009
I have lived in Bowie since 1967 and it has really changed. It is located only 15-20 min outside Baltimore and Washington DC. As these cities have grown, the city crime has spread to the outside cities. Bowie was not spared. It's crime too has increased. The face of Bowie has also changed. It is currently a multi cultured community and somewhat transit. It is not the Bowie my parents knew....perhaps time to move on for Read More

Central to many locations - 7/5/2008
Living in Bowie, espically the 20715 zip area, is great. Very central location to everywhere...Annapolis, Baltimore, DC, Andrews AFB, and Ft. Meade. Twenty plus years ago Bowie was a bedroom community. Now it is a city in its own right. Has everything you need without leaving the city, along with the hometown Read More

sales tax inaccurate - 3/22/2008
Maryland legislature passed a sales tax increase taking effect this year. It is up from 5% to Read More

Crime rating inaccurate - 3/22/2008
I am distraught that you would rate Bowie with a number 8. truly this is offensive to the 55,000 residents of this city. We are the fourth largest city in Maryland and we deserve better. That number puts us up there with truly dangerous places such as parts of Washington DC or Baltimore which are poverty stricken, unemployed, apartment filled drug infested areas. That couldn't be further from the truth. It is primarily a comfortable and safe city with dozens of neighborhoods.Apartment complexes re few and far between and quite posh and expensive. We have an incredible housing stock reaching into the high 900,000's. Currently our foreclosure rate is relatively low as compared to other suburban areas such as those in Virginia (Manassass, Woodbridge etc.). We have every house of worship possible, fabulous shopping, restaurant choices, a University, a carefully run, fiscally responsible city government. We have our own newspaper! We have a police force, our own trash collection and Read More

Cost of Living - 3/8/2008
Expensive. Read More

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