Clay Street parallels the train track that severs Bowling Green from North to South. On the East side, there is a bustling white-collar downtown with law offices, art galleries and third wave coffee shops. Clay Street is the first road to the West. It is the gateway to what locals call "Little Mexico"— a community comprised of lower-income families and a large Latin American population. Despite its separation from mainstream Bowling Green, its residents have created a unique community based on faith, culture and diversity that serves as a microcosm of Bowling Green as a whole.