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Old 05-05-2020, 07:19 AM
 
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I am visiting Bowling Green for a job interview later this week. I am some advice on giving myself a tour of the area to get a better feel for possible future relocation. Here are a few details that might help you guide me:

1. Potential job is on the southern side of Bowling Green near I-165 and 31W. Prefer Commute of 30 minutes or less.
2. I am a single mother with a school age child.
3. We enjoy a walkable neighborhood. parks, trails, etc.
4. Will likely consider purchasing a home. (<$275K)
5. I am planning to use public schools.

I have several hours free to explore and check out the area. If anyone could suggest areas or places to see that would be very helpful.

Thank you all!
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:00 AM
 
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There is a lot of new growth all across Bowling Green. In addition, there are multiple new subdivisions very close to the Nashville Rd (31W)exit off I-165, also referred to as the Natcher Parkway, which is where you stated your workplace will be.

Check out Greystone, Brentwood Place, and Rockfield neighborhoods...they are all relatively new or new homes priced under $250,000 and in some cases, less than $200,000. It is a very safe and family oriented area with sidewalks, street lights, very quiet. This is one exit North from 31W.

There are also plenty of new subdivisions with varying price points and amenities popping up East of I-65 near the junction with I-165 and more along Scottsville Road (US 231).

The "bad" areas of Bowling Green, are surrounding Western Kentucky University, mostly to the West. Overall, Bowling Green is very safe.

Some other notes about BG:

Even though Bowling Green is Kentucky's third largest city, it is more like a large College town. We are an hour North of Nashville, and many people commute there for work, myself included. There is also a General Motors plant in town that employs a lot of people along with Western Kentucky University. Bowling Green also has a large immigrant and Bosnian population.

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Old 05-06-2020, 05:13 AM
 
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Thanks for the help! I am flying out today to see the area. I am sure if I take the job I will have more questions.
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Old 05-13-2020, 02:28 PM
 
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You're also going to be in cave country, with Mammoth Cave National Park just a short drive up the road, and caves underlying the city of Bowling Green itself.

Mammoth Cave has lots of beautiful (surface) hiking trails through slightly hilly, wooded terrain, plus lots of wildlife. The caves in the park are closed at present, as are many privately operated caves, but when they open back up, be sure to check them out.
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