Lincoln is a great place to make friends, raise a family, and enjoy the good life.
With a population of over 250,000, Lincoln offers all the amenities of a mid-sized regional city. Ranked in the Top 10 in many quality of life, safety, and environmental studies, the city is a remarkably comfortable and friendly place. When you're here, you're among friends.
With more parkland per capita than any other city in the United States and an extensive recreational trails network, Lincoln offers a wealth of outdoor diversions.
Its Public School District is vibrant and thriving, serving more than 30,000 students and ranked high in the country in student performance, student-to-teacher ratio and community support. There are also many private education options.
Lincoln is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest, with abundant employment opportunities, and Nebraska has the third lowest cost-of-living index in the U.S.
Downtown Lincoln lies at the southern edge of UNL's City Campus and is seasoned by coffee houses, theaters, specialty shops and restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. Boutiques, galleries and salons are located in neighborhoods throughout the city, and national retailers anchor large malls in east and south Lincoln.