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Old 07-27-2007, 06:35 AM
 
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My husband accepted a job in Bowling Green and will be needing a place to rent until we can sell our house in Henderson, KY and I can move down there with him.

I really want to keep my current job here, so we thought about trying to find a house somewhere in between, as close to half-way, for both of us.

Can anyone tell us some towns that are around Bowling Green and what they think of them?

I've read some other posts about it being hard to find a good paying job with benefits in Bowling Green, so that is one of the reasons I wish to keep my current job. Otherwise, we would just move to BG and I'd find a job down there.

Can anyone tell me more about Bowling Green? I haven't visited there yet, but will very soon. I know it is a college town, so I'm thinking it might be overrun with students partying all the time? I hope this isn't the case.

Anything you can share about BG and surrounding cities would be great.
Thanks!
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Old 07-27-2007, 07:31 AM
 
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I have lived in Bowling Green most of my life and I love it here. We have just about every restaurant chain that you can think of and a great mall. The city is growing and the people are friendly. Western Kentucky University is here which is an added plus--especially if you have children or like to attend college sporting events.

I can't imagine that it would be harder to find a good job here than in any other city of comperable size. I know lots of people who have good jobs with benefits here. If you want to find a job here, you should check out our local Sunday paper. The Daily News doesn't have many job listings on other days so make sure you get a SUNDAY paper. You may be able to find job listings on the Daily News website at bgdailynews.com. I am not sure if they post all job listings on their website though. If you are unwilling to give up your current job and want to live half way in between, you will have to live in a VERY small town.

Good luck.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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Bowling Green is not overrun with partying college students. The area downtown between the square and campus is the closest to that environment.

Beaver Dam and Hartford look about half way. They are very small towns. Central City and Greenville are close by, which are a little bigger.

Have you looked in BG for jobs? What kind of work would you be looking for? Personally, I'd look for a job in BG. The job market has to be at least as good as Henderson.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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Hartford is about half way, I'm not sure I'd try that with gas prices they way they are, it's gets old drive a hour or so to work and home everyday. It's about 60 miles to Henderson from Hartford and from Hartford to BG is about 50, over an hour anyway you slice it. I know folks with jobs that have to drive 50, 60 or more miles to work and I know of none of them that like it. It ads about 3 hours every day to your work day, or 15+ hours a week on the road. I use to drive from Hopkinsville to Nashville (75 miles) and it was good road but it sucked, I now travel about 300 yards to the shop out back and love it.
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:06 AM
 
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Default Possible move to BG from AZ

My husband is possibly taking a job in BG. Please help me in guiding me to a nice area either in or around BG. I will have my 14 year old son also, so school is important ( and football). Thanks
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:45 AM
 
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How is Warren County South for neighborhood. Schools not considered, as our children are grown. Is this one of the preferred areas? thanks
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:06 AM
 
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How is Warren County South for neighborhood. Schools not considered, as our children are grown. Is this one of the preferred areas? thanks
The south side has nice newer neighborhoods built, and if you go a little further out, nice country living not far from town(within 15min+-).


As far as the school question, there is another thread that talks about Greenwood high, etc. look there.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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Partying college students...I wished :-)

For the 3 years I was at WKU, I never attended a "party"...but that is partly my fault I guess.

Actually no, I don't see an issue with wild college partiers...
EB
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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Me and my family are looking to relocate to Bowling Green, I am inquiring about jobs there in the BG area or nearby surrounding areas.....can anyone point me in the right direction?.... I would really appreciate it.
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Me and my family are looking to relocate to Bowling Green, I am inquiring about jobs there in the BG area or nearby surrounding areas.....can anyone point me in the right direction?.... I would really appreciate it.
This website lists employers for each county in Kentucky: Community Index | The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Hospitals, School districts and government jobs are not listed however.

Choose your county (Bowling Green is in Warren County) and then click on "Business and Industry."
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