Best Places to Live

Lincoln, NE

Population: 269,726
Courtesy of Downtown Lincoln

With the tallest capitol building in the U.S., Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and best known as home to the University of Nebraska. The city has 125 parks, two major hospitals and several popular venues that stage live concerts. The microbrew industry continues to gain momentum with a half-dozen locales, including Zipline Brewing Co. that features a top-selling Oatmeal Porter and a unique ale/lager hybrid, the Copper Alt, which is our pick for Lincoln.