Quality of Place

Ohio's Best Hometown

Named one of Ohio’s Best Hometowns, Bowling Green is situated as the county seat of Wood County. Bowling Green offers its residence a low cost of living, a progressive health care system, extensive parks and recreation facilities, as well as quality K-12 and secondary education options all in one location. This rural community is home to a charming historical downtown lined with locally owned shops, restaurants, and vibrant green spaces.

As the home of Bowling Green State University, a thriving public university that flows directly into the downtown, we are positioned as a hub of culture, arts, and entertainment options. In addition, our community is kept safe and boasts lower insurance rates than surrounding communities because of our trained and highly accredited Police and Fire divisions.  

We invite you to experience some of what makes Bowling Green a quality place to live: