The first time we went to Bowling Green to look for apartments/rental houses/townhouses we went home (to Springfield) for the weekend and drove to Bowling Green on Saturday. In case you ever need to look for an apartment – don’t go on a weekend! Most of the places we wanted to look were closed on Saturdays and Sundays. So here’s how our day went:
We drove to Bowling Green mid-morning. We went a “back way” up Russellville road so we could see what was between Springfield and Bowling Green and so we could see TVA building.
We passed Michael’s office and less than a minute down the road we saw some nice looking apartments. We pulled in and saw that the office was closed but there were some brochures so we grabbed one. Well…they were low income housing only so that didn’t work. We went on in to BG and went to the visitors’ center to get a map, apartment guide, etc.
We ate lunch at Smokey Bones BBQ and decided what complexes we wanted to visit. We also got some suggestions from our waitress (who looked at me like I was crazy when she heard I was leaving my teaching job in Lexington to move to BG)
We went to few apartments with very few results. The first complex was way more than we wanted to spend, the second complex was about the same, we went to several that were closed for the weekend, and we looked a rental house that we didn’t care for. We passed one more apartment complex that wasn’t on our original list but we thought we would give it a shot. The lady we spoke to said they only had 4 bedroom apartments left but that we would only have to pay for our room and bathroom…because we would have ROOMMATES! Umm…thanks but no thanks.
We were pretty discouraged at this point, so we decided to eat one of these:
We headed back to Springfield via Franklin to see if there was anything promising there but alas, nothing. When we got home we got online and started looking for apartments, townhouses, and rental houses. We found a few promising results and decided to check them out on Sunday on our way back to Lexington.
Sunday we drove back up Russellville road. We stopped in Russellville to buy a local paper to see if there were any rentals listed. We also went to the local library to see if they had any suggestions – they said the BG paper would have lots of rental information so we went on in to BG.
We drove past some promising townhouses; the office was closed but we liked what we saw on the outside so we decided to call on Monday. We decided to stop here before we left Bowling Green:
You know how much I love Bruster’s, so you can imagine how happy I was when I found out there was one in Bowling Green
As we walked through the parking lot what did I see but:
You probably can’t see since it’s so small, but that is Rugged Warehouse. It is a store worthy of it’s own post, but that is for another day. For now, let’s just say it’s one of my favorite stores. There was one in Cookeville when I was in college that I loved, then I found one in Lexington (it’s called Gabriel Brothers there, but they are owned by the same people) so I was so excited to see one in Bowling Green, too! I may or may not have gasped so loud that I scared Michael…
And that my friends, ends our eventful weekend. Stay tuned to find out what happens next.