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Dollar Goes Far in Bowling Green

Forbes magazine ranks Bowling Green, Ohio, as one of sixty top cities in the United States. From the Toledo Blade, August 20, 2004, page B4:


Bowling Green is among 60 U.S. cities on a Forbes magazine list of "best towns and cities where your dollar will go far." It was included in the category of "Porch Swing" communities, which were defined as "vintage Americana suffused with parades, county fairs, and summer evenings playing kick-the-can." Of Bowling Green, the magazine said: "This rural Ohio town is a downright friendly place with low-key charm and exciting educational opportunities." Figures on crime, unemployment, and stress levels were among the factors used to make the list.

For more about Bowling Green, click on the visitor's center.


The Wood County Courthouse (1896).
The clock tower reaches 185 feet.


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