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29 Apartments for rent in Bowling Green, KY

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Last updated January 23 at 10:42pm UTC
233 Hanover Ct
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 23 at 9:36am UTC
4 Bedrooms
2820 N Mill Ave
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 3 at 1:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
915 Kenton Street
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 3 at 11:16am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1130 Red Poppy Ct
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 19 at 11:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2015 Smallhouse Rd
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 18 at 8:06pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
237 Hanover Ct
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 18 at 10:13am UTC
4 Bedrooms
909 Ridgecrest Drive
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 3 at 11:17am UTC
4 Bedrooms
461 Golfview Way
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 18 at 8:06pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
3254 Cave Springs Ave
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 4 at 9:25am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1152 Adams Street
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 18 at 7:57pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
5515 Cooke Ct
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 15 at 12:42pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
2643 Oriole St
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 20 at 2:22am UTC
3 Bedrooms
559 Walnut Creek Dr.
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 3 at 3:36pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
1805 Kirby Dr
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 10 at 12:49pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
248 Hanover Ct
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 3 at 1:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
176 Lakeland Dr
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 16 at 11:20am UTC
3 Bedrooms
221 McFadin Station St
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 21 at 5:47pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
547 Walnut Creek Dr.
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY
Updated January 3 at 3:43pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Bowling Green

This Kentucky town is full of history that dates all the way back to the Confederacy, but these days it’s known more for Western Kentucky University and the Corvettes that come from the GM factory. There’s no confirmed story about how Bowling Green acquired its name; however, the amount of parks and green spaces in the city (around 20) may have something to do with it. With all that park space, Bowling Green is full of activities for those who lead an active lifestyle and the weather, which offers all four seasons, is typically perfect for a round of Frisbee golf (huge here). Though if you’re not all about exercise, there are plenty of museums to fill your days.

Living in Bowling Green is a mix of living in a college town and a laid back farm town. Houses here tend to be large and sit on a lot of property (we’re talking “you could do cartwheels on the lawn” big) but the apartments and retail centers are usually new or refurbished and have a lot to offer. In recent years, the downtown area has been restored, with new retail space, government buildings and art centers sharing the same streets as historic museums and Fountain Square.

Cost of living here is very affordable and finding an apartment is relatively easy. South of downtown Bowling Green is the hot spot for homeowners and renters alike. Living here will put you within walking distance of all downtown amenities and the riverfront, close to the highway/bypass and minutes from WKU. The apartments do sometimes cater to students, but there are also newer/luxury apartments for those who are past their college years. They also typically come with fireplaces and are pet-friendly, though you should always remember to ask a landlord before moving in with a furry friend.

Downtown is another coveted neighborhood due to the amenities and its proximity to the highway and WKU. Apartment living here is a bit different because it often means living above the shops and restaurants in old, often restored buildings. Those who live down here love it, as it puts you right in the thick of things. The west side of town is one of the more diverse parts of the city for those who wish to add a little culture to their lives.

Though it’s a town with a long history and deep roots, Bowling Green is still growing in many ways. Various parts of town are expanding, new housing is being built and the economy is strong. Down to earth people and affordable living don’t happen every day. Get your hands on some Bowling Green living today!

Rent Report
Bowling Green

January 2018 Bowling Green Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Bowling Green Rent Report. Bowling Green rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bowling Green rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Bowling Green rents held steady over the past month

Bowling Green rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 2.6% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Bowling Green stand at $620 for a one-bedroom apartment and $780 for a two-bedroom. Bowling Green's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.0%, but trails the national average of 2.8%.

Bowling Green rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Bowling Green, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Bowling Green is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Bowling Green's median two-bedroom rent of $780 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 2.6% rise in Bowling Green.
  • While Bowling Green's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.8%), Seattle (+3.0%), and Dallas (+2.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Bowling Green than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Bowling Green.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.