Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership


With a cost of living lower than the national average, clean air and water, short commutes and all the cultural and entertainment amenities of a city twice its size, Greater Omaha is nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and play.

  • Home prices are well below the national average
  • A cost of living below the national average
  • Quality public and private education
Cost of Living >>
With a cost of living that’s lower than the national average, Omaha area residents enjoy lower cost consumer goods and services that are typical in many other U.S. cities. It all adds up to a high quality of life, without the high price tag.

Housing >>
A patchwork quilt of urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods, the metropolitan area covers eight counties in two states. So, whether you’re looking for something just around the corner or a style that’s turn of the century, you’ll find a selection of housing that is as well suited to your tastes as it is your lifestyle.

Education >>
When it comes to learning, Greater Omaha exceeds national averages for high school and college graduates. Our public school systems are outstanding and there are also many fine private and parochial schools to choose from. The area is also home to more than a dozen universities and community colleges.

Healthcare >>
Healthcare not only represents one of Greater Omaha’s largest employers, its professionals continue to receive national attention for their work. For area residents, it means easy access to world-class healthcare facilities and healthcare costs that are below the national average.

Crime >>
In Greater Omaha, it’s not only the fact that our crime rate is consistently lower than other metropolitan areas, but also that crime is declining in key areas.

Climate >>
Our four-season climate allows residents to do what they love best — get out and enjoy all that Greater Omaha has to offer.

Cultural Amenities >>
There’s no single style that typifies Omaha. From the classical arts and music, to museums commemorating our rich history, culture and the contemporary arts, to local and national theater, and international entertainers and music groups.

Sports & Recreation >>
From hiking to canoeing, golfing to cycling, camping and fishing, and leagues for virtually every sport and for every age — you’ll find Omahans approach recreation from a year-round perspective. The love of sport extends to the way Omaha embraces the NCAA Men's College World Series and the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming.