Lincoln is the capital city of Nebraska with about 250,000 residents. it is extremely large geographically, so much so that it has no suburbs to speak of. A college town, it is home to Union College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the flagship school of the state (the Cornhuskers).The city has over 100 parks and many fine neighborhoods and institutions. Photo of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, taken just after twilight, courtesy of Wikipedia and Hanyou23 (public domain); photo of Sheldon Museum of Art, located on campus of University of Nebraska courtesy of Wikipedia and Ammodramus (public domain).
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Where to Retire in Lincoln and Home Prices
Lincoln is so big that it has a large variety of interesting neighborhoods to live in. College View was once a separate village and is adjacent to Union College. This Historic Bungalow District has some interesting architectural examples. The median price of a home in Lincoln was $215,300 in the 2nd quarter of 2020, according to the National Association of Realtors.
What is special about Lincoln
Over 100 parks, the Cornhuskers of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a low cost of living, and an almost unbelievably low unemployment rate - under 3.5%.
What is not special about Lincoln
You have to like living out in the hinderlands.
Who will like retirement in Lincoln
People who like the midwest and living in Nebraska.
Local economy is driven by
The capitol, the university and the major hospital are leading contributors to Lincoln's buoyant economy.
Climate and Physical Environment
Lincoln's average January low is just above 20 degrees (F.). It is located in southeastern Nebraska.
Restaurants & Cultural Scene
In addition to the cultural offerings from the University, Pershing Auditorium is a major venue for national acts, as is the Lied Center. The Douglas Theatre has frequent performances. There is a children's zoo, Sunken Gardens, and various museums including the Great Plains Art Museum.
The crime rate is slightly below the U.S. average, which is quite unusual for a city of this size.
BryanLGH Medical Center consists of two major hospitals and various outpatient facilities.
Lincoln has all the major transportation options - a big airport, Amtrak, and interstate highways.
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