Omaha

Omaha

The city of Omaha has over 450,000 citizens. Omaha is located among the rolling hills along the west bank of the Missouri River and has been rated as the top 20th city to live in the US by Livability. Omaha has a low cost of living, steady job opportunities that are relatively buffered from the overall national economic state, and excellent education systems. Additionally, Omaha has many recreational and cultural facilities and organizations, such as the award-winning Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, Shakespeare on the Green, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha, and College World Series.

Omaha is also known for its vibrant food and music scenes, and there are numerous free outdoor concerts, such as Jazz on the Green, in collaboration with nearby supporting restaurants throughout the summer. Near Omaha are several scenic areas such as the Loess Hills, Fontanelle Forest, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, the 60-mile Wabash Trace Nature Trail, the 27-mile Keystone Biking/Walking Trail, and several state parks and recreational areas with lakes and hiking trails.

More information can be found on UNMC's Omaha page.