Located in the heartland of USA, Omaha, Nebraska is a vibrant and burgeoning Midwestern city with a population within a 50-mile radius of over 1 million. The city has committed over two billion dollars to build a showcase riverfront, gentrify the downtown area, and build world-class facilities.
As a classic Midwestern river city, Omaha has a perfect foundation upon which to build. This cash influx and commitment to rebirth comes as the city approaches its sesquicentennial or 150th birthday. As this project nears completion, many believe that the city’s commitment to bring Omaha into the millennium will no doubt create a city that may one day rival Chicago for the title of the best of the Midwest.
Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha is home to the University of Nebraska Medical Center and The Nebraska Medical Center and is far from the hectic pace of most major cities. Nearly one million residents live within a 50-mile radius of Omaha. Despite the city’s vibrant growth, residents enjoy a low-stress, small-town atmosphere. Visitors notice the friendly smiles and soon feel right at home. Omaha residents are proud of their city’s reputation for superb health care, agriculture, telemarketing and high-tech businesses, excellent restaurants, a world-famous zoo, a nationally known art museum, a thriving arts community, and the affordable quality of life. Residents enjoy watching college and professional sports teams and participating in a range of recreational activities in the city and across the state.
Located on the west bank of the Missouri River in the U.S. “heartland” Omaha welcomes visitors from all over the world as they arrive at the city’s international airport, located only minutes from the medical center and comfortable accommodations. What you can expect from Omaha is typical of the Midwest quality of life. You’ll find easy access to the arts and cultural events, a low crime rate, solid public school system, and residents who are diverse, educated, and very down to earth. This combination has resulted in numerous accolades for the city.
Redbook Magazine named Omaha to its list of Ten Best Cities for Working Mothers. Parenting Magazine called it one of the Top Ten Cities in the Nation to Raise a Family. Ladies’ Home Journal named it to its Ten Best Big Cities for Women list. The prestigious Forbes Magazine recently called Omaha one of the Top Fifteen Regions in the Nation. And a unique accolade, “E” The Environmental Magazine called Omaha one of the Top Eco-Cities in the Nation, based on the city’s air. Omaha is a city that provides a family-friendly backdrop to everyday living.
For more information about the city of Omaha and the state of Nebraska, please visit the following websites:
www.omaha.com - For general news and information about Omaha, Nebraska and the greater metropolitan area, including Bellevue, Nebraska.
www.omahachamber.org - For general information on recognized businesses and organizations in the Omaha metropolitan area.
www.state.ne.us - Official facts and information on the Nebraska State Government.
www.visitnebraska.org - Official site for tourism in Nebraska.
www.visitomaha.com/ -Omaha please visit the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau at.