Retire in Bowling Green

Best Retirement City - Bowling Green

See why many believe that Bowling Green is the best city to retire

Bowling Green, Kentucky is an excellent choice for retirees who are looking for a more relaxed pace of life. The city is primarily known as the only location in the US which manufactures Corvette's, and the National Corvette Museum is probably the area's most famous attraction. Although the area shouldn't be a destination for foodies looking for a wide array of choices, Bowling Green has some excellent local BBQ and Southern cooking. The city also has an impressive performing arts scene, with The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) offering a great rotation of plays, musicals, orchestral concerts, and other events. Click on the above tabs to learn more about what it's like to retire in Bowling Green.

City Highlights

  1. Very low cost of living
  2. Access to outdoor activities
  3. Relaxed pace of life
  4. Unique cultural offerings
  5. Easy access to Nashville

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Higher education rates below national average
  2. Closest airport ~70 miles away

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 33,714

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Nashville, TN

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Bowling Green/Warren County Regional Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Nashville International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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