Retire in Bowling Green

Meet Mary Grey

Want to know what it's like to retire in Bowling Green?

Being from New Orleans and having lived in large cities all of my life, I enjoy the slower pace and accessibility of Bowling Green.

So Mary Grey, what about Bowling Green initially appealed to you?

Whether it’s athletic events, concerts at SKyPAC, attending church, or just a trip to the grocery store, it’s usually quick and easy.

What is an aspect of the area that you, or other retirees may dislike?

Basically, there’s nothing that I dislike. However, if hard pressed for an answer I’d say the distance from a major airport.

What is an aspect of your daily life in the area that you weren't expecting before you moved?

I had not counted on there being such a variety of cultural events.  Being a music lover, I’ve enjoyed concerts at SKyPAC and Western. Having been in the book business all of my career, I’ve participated in the Southern Kentucky Book Fest and become a member of one of Kentucky’s oldest literary groups.

If you ever left Bowling Green, what would you miss the most?

The people who have welcomed me so warmly.  I’ve lived in ten different states throughout my life, but have never encountered a friendlier, more down-to-earth group of people whom I now count as friends.

What advice would you have for people moving to this community?

Get out there and take advantage of all that the city has to offer. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, music lover, or just love spending time with a good book, there’s something for everyone.

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