Located in the southeastern part of the state, Milford is a
clean, friendly community with all the benefits of small-town
living, yet less than 20 miles from Lincoln, Nebraska's state
Milford is just three miles south of Interstate 80 for quick
access to both Lincoln and Omaha.
Approximately 2,000 people live in Milford, a growing community
with new housing developments. An additional 850 full-time students
attend the Milford campus of Southeast Community College, which has
provided technical and vocational training since 1941.
The Milford Public School District is well-known for its
excellence. Milford and Pleasant Dale Elementary Schools were built
in 1975 and serve 368 students. The main portion of the
Junior-Senior High School was built in 1960, with classroom
additions in 1987. In 2002, a new auditorium/gymnasium complex was
completed. This school serves around 346 students and offers a full
range of class and extracurricular offerings. The Educational
Service Unit #6 is headquartered in Milford, providing services to
schools in a five-county area.
Businesses in Milford include banks, grocery stores, real estate
and insurance offices; fast-food, dining and catering facilities;
convenience stores; a pharmacy; medical and dental clinics; several
building contractors; auto sales and service; gift shops; floral
shops; a photography studio; and various types of repair shops. An
active economic development team is committed to bringing
additional, quality business to this area.
Medical services are excellent in Milford. The Milford Family
Medical Center opened in 1998, expanded in 1999 and again in 2003.
Dr. Robert Wergin, Dr. Barbara Frohner and Cindy Mehlin, PAC, plus
other medical personnel staff the clinic. Milford Dental Clinic
offers complete dental services, and a full-service pharmacy is
open six day s a week. An excellent chiropractic center offers
professional, full-spine care using the Gonstead technique. Two
nursing homes, Crestview Care Center and Sunrise Country Manor,
receive consistently high rating in state inspections and are
committed to community involvement.
Milford has many benefits for seniors. The Milford Senior Center
is a favorite gathering place for seniors and also houses the
director of aging office for Seward County. Beautiful and
convenient Linden Village offers housing for the elderly or
The community is grateful for the well-trained and dedicated
group of volunteer fire and rescue personnel who provide rapid
assistance at the time of need, day or night.
Milford is home to many flourishing churches, plus a number of
others are available within reasonable driving distance.
A number of organizations meet the needs and interests of a
large variety of people, from young to old. From community-minded
groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, American Legion
and Auxiliary, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Friends of the Library
and Booster Club for adults to 4H, K-Kids Club, Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts, Midget Football and FCA for youth, Milford has an
organization for everyone.
The Milford Swimming Pool is welcome refreshment for summer fun,
and city recreation programs offer several opportunities for team
sports like soccer, baseball and softball. Two city parks offer
playground and picnic facilities for large groups and small
gatherings. Welch Park Ballfield Complex houses three ball fields
and a refreshment stand. Also available are basketball courts,
tennis courts and a sand volleyball court. Thornridge Golf Course
is a challenging nine-hole, grass-greens course. A driving range is
adjacent to the golf course.
For more information about Milford, go to www.milford-ne.com.