Living In Omaha

Photo from Riverfront Drive

Omaha is a vibrant city with a metropolitan population of 800,000. Offering excellent schools, Omaha is a safe, family-oriented town.

Entertainment options are nearly endless with a new large downtown convention center and arena, which attracts the biggest names in music and sports. Omaha is the home of the largest community theater in the country, has an excellent symphony and opera, and hosts numerous visiting Broadway plays.

Property values are among the most affordable in the country for a city of this size. There are numerous universities and colleges, most notably the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton University. Traveling to and from Omaha is simple with 11 major airlines serving the user-friendly airport and two major interstate highways. Omaha is consistently ranked as one of the most livable and family-friendly cities in the United States. We offer challenging career opportunities, great schools, an amazing arts and entertainment scene, and an unsurpassed passion for this community.

Omaha’s Business Boom

Photo from Gene Leahy Mall

Omaha is the talk of the town … not just ours, but others around the country. Key business and economic leaders are talking about what we’re doing — how our pro-business climate has energized our phenomenal growth and how their communities can be more like Omaha. The advantages of locating a business in Omaha are evident.

Omaha is home to five Fortune 500 headquarters, a remarkable claim to fame. Only 13 US cities have more Fortune 500 company headquarters.

  1. Berkshire Hathaway, ranked No. 4 on the Fortune 500 magazines’ 2007 list of America’s most admired companies, is multi-billionaire Warren Buffett’s success story, with local holdings that include Nebraska Furniture Mart and Borsheims Fine Jewelry.
  2. ConAgra Foods, whose brands range from Chef Boyardee to Slim Jim, is one of North America’s largest packaged food companies and an anchor in early riverfront development.
  3. Mutual of Omaha has been a resident since 1909 and is a major influence in the Midtown Omaha beautification. In October 2006, the company unveiled plans for a $250 million Midtown Crossing at Turner Park mixed-use development project.
  4. Union Pacific Corp., the largest railroad in North America and another of Fortune’s most admired companies, built on its 145 year history here with a $260 million corporate headquarters building. The railroad serves 23 states, linking every major West Coast and Gulf Coast port, and is the only railroad to serve all six major gateways to Mexico.
  5. Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., is one of North America’s largest construction and mining organizations. Also named by Fortune as one of America’s most admired companies, Kiewit is consistently ranked among the top 10 contractors by Engineering News Record.

Around Town

Arts And Entertainment Scene

Photo near 11th and Howard Street

Broadway, Smithsonian, U2 — three words that show the eclectic mixture Omaha offers. Qwest Center Omaha has become a key tour stop for music legends and pop stars. The Joslyn Art Museum is a Smithsonian affiliate offering an impressive range of artwork, including permanent exhibits from Monet, Pollock, and Chihuly. The historic Orpheum Theater provides a stage for local and Broadway productions like the Lion King, Chicago, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Omaha is rich culture at every turn. Check out The Old Market.

There is lots to do in Omaha after dark. Sip “Watermelons” on the riverfront, laugh with comedians like Lewis Black and Larry the Cable Guy, or dance the night away at one of the city’s many clubs. Sokol Hall and The Waiting Room have become popular hot spots for Omaha’s prominent Indie music scene. Irish and Micro Brew Pubs, Country and disco dancing, live Rock and Jazz bands, the Omaha nightlife is music to your ears. You must be 21 to drink, but there is no limit on having fun.


Photo of Shadow Lake

Indoor and outdoor malls, quaint shopping centers and unique boutiques cater to the shopaholic in all of us. If you’re in the mood for some bling, one word-Borsheim’s, America’s largest independent jewelry store, owned by Billionaire Warren Buffett. Another Buffett gem, Nebraska Furniture Mart, you won’t believe the size of this place. Don’t worry, the Mart delivers and so does Omaha.

For The Kids

Henry Doorly Zoo Desert Dome
Whether you are up for a day at our world-class zoo, Children’s Museum or a day at the park, we have it all and so much more!

Sports, Sports, And More Sports

Omaha has become a major center for NCAA events including Volleyball Final Four, Regional Division I Basketball, 2008 Olympic Swimming Trials and the College World Series.

TD Ameritrade Park – Omaha

Home of the College World Series

Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park is Nebraska’s premier baseball facility with a maximum seating capacity of 24,000. The stadium is the site of the annual NCAA College World Series. For more information on the College World Series see The CWS, an Omaha event for over 50 years will continue in Omaha with the construction of this new downtown stadium.

Creighton Soccer Stadium

Photo near 17th and Cass Street

Whether you’re watching, playing, or arm-chair quarterbacking, Omaha is one sports crazy city. Professional baseball and arena football attract fans from all over. In 2008 Omaha hosted Olympic swimming, March Madness, NCAA Championships and PGA golf. If you’re the athlete there are plenty of hockey rinks, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, swimming, boating and loads of fishing. Is fishing a sport? Walleye think it is. (Omaha humor)


Arnold Palmer … is that a big enough golf legend for you? He chose Omaha for one of his signature courses. He knows golf is Omaha’s 5th season. The Golf Channel gives Omaha wall to wall coverage during the PGA Cox Classic, held here. With 20+ public and semi-private clubs Omaha has so many golf courses to choose from. View the Omaha golf course guide.

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