Situated on the banks of the Missouri River, Omaha played a pivotal role in the westward migration of the 1800s and in the development of the transcontinental railroad. The metropolitan area has a population of about 850,000. Omaha is a thriving business community that hosts five Fortune 500 companies and over 800 technology companies. The city supports many cultural and recreational activities (see links below). It is consistently rated as one of the best places in the country to raise children and was ranked in the top 10 healthiest places to live in America.
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