Living in Omaha
Omaha is the ideal combination of strong values and modern experiences. Visitors often comment on our dedicated work ethic and modest but outgoing lifestyle. We know the kind of value that surrounds us, and we welcome you to experience it, too.
If you’re looking for a variety of interesting experiences, Omaha has them. Enjoy a show at the Qwest Center, Omaha Civic Auditorium or Orpheum Theater. Catch the newest film at one of our 14 movie theaters, or experience the latest offering at any of our six performing arts centers. Go shopping at one of our five major malls or our many other shopping centers and boutiques.
If you enjoy sports, the Omaha Storm Chasers rule the baseball diamond while the Omaha Lancers keep their competition on the ice. Also a big attraction is the annual NCAA Men’s College World Series (CWS), and TD Ameritrade Park, our new $128 million downtown stadium, serves as the new home to CWS.
Other major attractions include the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo—which has 24 major exhibits and the world’s largest indoor rainforest, desert and nocturnal exhibits—Lauritzen Garden Botanical Center, the Joslyn Art Museum, Durham Museum and the Strategic Air and Space Museum.
No matter your interest, Omaha has something for you.
But that’s only the beginning. Omaha also offers you the chance to grow professionally even as you sample the social side of life.
When you choose Clarkson College as the place to begin your career in health care, you’ll be pleased to discover Omaha’s eight hospitals, including our educational partner, The Nebraska Medical Center. It is one of the largest and most respected medical campuses in the region, and as a Clarkson College student, you will have access to several state-of-the-art labs at The Nebraska Medical Center.
Omaha has also been nationally recognized as one of the best places to live, and it’s not hard to see why. When you can experience cultural enrichment, professional advancement and a sense of personal security, you come to expect strong praise for the community that offers them. And we’re proud to tell you about them, because that’s how proud we are to be from Omaha.
Best Cities to Live, Work & Play
No. 3: Omaha, Neb.
Population growth since 2000: 6.6 percent
Percentage of workforce in creative class: 30 percent
Cost-of-living index: 89.4 (100 being national average)
Median household income: $51,627
Income growth since 2000: 15.1 percent
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