Omaha is often stereotyped. And, we’ll admit, it’s easy to do. We definitely love our steaks, our Mavs, our corn; but we also love our communities, our small businesses and, most importantly, our city. We’re a delicate, loud and proud mix of people and cultures and we want the world to know it!
So join us in celebrating everything that makes Omaha, well, Omaha! Read through the reasons we’re lucky to live here and then tell us what you love about our beautiful city.
1. It’s actually one of the best places to live in the country
Omaha consistently makes “best of” lists in every category. And, according to Real Estate News, it’s one of the best places to live in the US in 2017!
2. It’s also one of the most affordable
On the list of best places to live in the country, Omaha may be 25th, but it’s the second most affordable! In fact, on the Business Insider list of Best Places to Live Where the Average Home is Under $250,000, Omaha makes the top 20!
3. The music scene is jammin’ (and growin’)
If you don’t live in Omaha, music might not be the first thing you think of (steaks, right?). But the music scene here has been thriving and constantly growing for years. Livability even ranked Omaha on their list of America’s best music cities!
Check out our favorite area bands + start exploring local music.
4. It’s a foodie paradise
We may be famous for steaks and reubens, but Omaha has so many options for every type of foodie. There’s vegan and veggie, pizzas, burgers, ice cream — you name it! If you need a little more proof, Livability ranked Omaha in their top 10 foodie cities!
5. We love our zoo
The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is one of the best zoos in the world — and we can prove it. It has its own railroad, a Skyfari, a carousel and a tram to explore 130 acres of exhibits and gardens, as well as seven acres of indoor exhibits!
6. And our dogs
Omaha is ranked in the top 10 on the list of Best Cities for Dog Owners and we’re proud of it. Our furry friends make life better!
7. There’s always something to do in Old Market
Historic Old Market is the heart of downtown and in the past few decades, it’s grown to be the heart of Omaha. Stroll through on a summer night, stop in at a charming restaurant, listen to live music — you won’t regret it.
8. We’re the best at celebrating the Collegiate Baseball Championship
The Collegiate Baseball Championship has been held annually in Omaha since 1950. Every year, the event brings thousands of people to our city.
9. You’ll see friendly faces everywhere you go
The people of Omaha are famously friendly. Whether you’re a native, a transplant or a visitor, you’re welcomed with open arms. There’s a reason Movoto named Omaha the top city in the US to raise a family!
10. We’re proud to be Omahans
Omaha is quirky at times, occasionally hipster, often entrepreneurial, but, most importantly, it’s Omaha proud. #WeDontCoast because the world should know just how amazing our city really is.
Spread the love and let us know why you’re lucky to live in Omaha!