The second largest community in the state, at 250,000 and steadily growing, Lincoln is perhaps Nebraska's most progressive city. As a young community with a bright future of planned growth and expansion, Lincoln is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest. Lincoln is equally known for it's friendly people, Midwestern work ethic, accommodating neighborhoods, commitment to education, growing cultural diversity, and our affordable cost of living.
Lincoln is a college town, the seat of state government and much more. Lincoln's quality educational environment is reflected in it's excellent public and parochial school systems, along with a state university, two liberal arts colleges and a community college. Lincoln has been rated 20th out of 100 "Best Cities for Families." With an average commute time of 16 minutes, Lincoln offers an attractive work/life balance in one of the fastest growing areas of the Midwest. Additionally, "Nebraska has become fifth in refugee resettlement per capita when compared with states of similar population." This has added much cultural richness to a community already brimming with cultural and recreational possibilities.