Bowling Green among best places to live in Ohio

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The city of Bowling Green has been named one of the five best places to live in Ohio in the November issue of Ohio Magazine.

“It is just a wonderful honor for us because Bowling Green is a great place to live, to work and to visit. We're also the home of Bowling Green State University, and we're very proud of that,” said Wendy Stram, executive director of the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The city was lauded for being a college town that maintains the American tradition of being a good place to live and raise a family. Other communities picked for the honor this year include Chillicothe, Delaware, Independence and Miamisburg.

In an interview with The (Toledo) Blade, Richard Osborne, editor and publisher of Ohio Magazine, said that a staff member of his publication who visited Bowling Green came back saying, “'This is a no-brainer. Bowling Green is a terrific town.'”

Stram noted that several members of the University community assisted the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau in hosting that visit. They included Dean of Students Jill Carr, Executive Vice President Linda Dobb and Deanna Vatan-Woodhouse, a doctoral student in higher education administration.

Carr, who said she was delighted the city was chosen for recognition, noted that a true sense of community is found here. “The University and the town work together to make this a great place to live,“ she said.

Carr also praised Vatan-Woodhouse, a Bowling Green native who led the campus tour for Ohio Magazine, for her efforts in showcasing what the campus has to offer.

You can view the magazine article about the University and the city online at Ohio News Now is teaming with Ohio Magazine to feature the five best hometowns in the state on its affiliated stations through this month. Bowling Green, according to the ONN Web site, will be featured starting Nov. 8 in a video that also will be available for viewing at

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(Posted November 13, 2007)

Updated: 12/02/2017 01:16AM