Bowling Green provides a great local atmosphere for students to enjoy. It really is a college town. WKU is a huge part of the community, and the people love that. The whole town has lots of WKU pride, and many businesses cater to students, offering student discounts, etc.
Many people love the small-town feel in Bowling Green, and although Bowling Green is not a large city, it still provides many things to do if the campus attractions are not enough. There are two movie theaters, a mall, a skating rink, bowling, bars, a library, parks, and much more. For those that Bowling Green does not satisfy, Nashville is just an hour away and provides even more shopping, more clubs, and many more concerts to enjoy.