Best Places to Live

Lincoln, NE

Population: 269,726
LIV
SCORE
660
Kevin Young

Named for Honest Abe himself, Lincoln makes an appearance each year on Livability.com’s Best Places to Live list for a multitude of reasons.

Home to the University of Nebraska, this Midwestern community appeals to young professionals because of trendy shopping, nightlife, affordable housing options, trails and recreational opportunities, and highly rated restaurants. What more could you want, right?

Lincoln’s business leaders have developed a technology park that has already provided startup opportunities for more than 30 businesses, and the city enjoys a strong reputation in the fields of banking and insurance. Meanwhile, Lincoln Public Schools rank among the top districts in the nation for education.

Find out more about what makes Lincoln a Best Place to Live.

Lincoln, NE Ranking Data

Civic
63
Demographics
45
Economy
70
Education
72
Health
67
Housing
80
Infrastructure
54