As one of the top twenty-five places to retire in the United States, Bowling Green, the third most populated city in Kentucky is also a great spot to vacation. With a population of over 60,000 people, it will not take long to realize why they all come to this beautiful southern oasis and stay for good. The people who you will meet in this city are all very nice, while the area is very safe. Even though it is metropolitan in the amount of things to do, see, and experience, the city is still down-home in atmosphere and personality.The city of Bowling Green was founded by the pioneers of 1798 and it was in fact the motivation for the Everly Brothers song “Bowling Green”, which was released in 1967. Going farther back to its roots though, the city also became the provisional capital of Confederate Kentucky during the American Civil War, while today Bowling Green is the home of many well-known manufacturers, such as General Motors and Fruit of the Loom, and all Chevrolet Corvettes that have been built since the year 1981. Western Kentucky University also calls the city of Bowling Green home, which also makes it a popular area for perspective students and families.