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About Lincoln

  • Lincoln is one of the Midwest's most livable cities. Its steady economy, family-friendly neighborhoods, low crime rates, growing diversity, world-class health care facilities, vast educational offerings, and commitment to community all fall in line with the Midwestern ideal.

    Median real estate prices are below the national average, and homes are available in all types and sizes. Rental properties also are plentiful and affordable, and you'll never have a long commute in heavy traffic.

    More than anything, the people of Lincoln are committed to the Midwestern values of trust, honesty and helpfulness, making it easy to settle in, to get acquainted and to become an active and valued member of the community.

    Education is the key to economic and social success. The people of Lincoln understand the value of education in building better communities, and Lincoln offers access to two universities, four private colleges, and a community college, in addition to several conveniently located public and private schools.

    The Center for Studies in College Enrollment ranked the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as one of the "101 Best Values in America's Colleges and Universities;" Lincoln Public Schools ranked second in quality of education in an eight-state area of the Midwest; and Southeast Community College is one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. Lincoln maintains the fourth highest percentage of graduating high school seniors in the nation.

    For more detailed information about Lincoln, go to the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce website: www.lcoc.com or the Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau website: www.lincoln.org.