You might call Omaha a big small-city or a small big-city. Lots of us, though, think Omaha is a right-size city — as Goldilocks might say, not too big and not too small. Just right.
Among U.S. metro areas, Omaha ranks 60th in population. But we are in the top 40 if you count just the folks inside the city limits — about 458,000 in 2015.
Sure, 50 years of growth is good.
A variety of organizations have put the metro area and the surrounding states on noteworthy 'best-of' lists.
Omaha today sits in the midst of a two-state metropolitan area, a long way from its days as “Omaha City” in 1854. The term “Omaha metro area” has come to include a number of smaller cities that still embrace their own identity. And within the city limits are neighborhoods that once stood on their own.
Here’s a forecast local real estate leaders agree on: Omaha area housing sales in 2016 should at least match if not outperform last year’s rec…
Trendy neighborhood and nightlife? Or picket fence and easy parking? While American homebuyers continue to ponder the perennial question of where to settle — city or suburbs — the lifestyle, demographics and amenities of each are changing as well.
The Metro Omaha Builders Association annually organizes many popular events for those interested in buying, building and remodeling homes. The events include the Omaha Home Show, Remodel Omaha Tour, Street of Dreams and the Parade of Homes.
The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, scheduled to open in 2017, hopes its Healing Arts Program will provide patients, visitors and staff with a tranquil, uplifting environment.
Hard hats and hammers all will remain familiar features around Omaha hospitals as 2016 progresses.
In the vital service of delivering babies, the city’s three major health care systems have used the past decade to catch up geographically while staying current medically.
That the 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Trials have evolved into a bucket list event for swim geeks and casual sports fans alike is a testament to how well the past two trials in Omaha were received.
The entertainment scene is bursting with things to do in Omaha this year, from winter theater to summer festivals, and so much more. Here’s a sampling of upcoming performances and activities at popular Omaha-area venues.
The Omaha-area dining-and-drinking scene has long been vibrant, with a mix of locally owned and chain establishments.
In Omaha and the surrounding area, the arts scene is thriving.
Most of us go through several financial stages in our lives, starting with total dependency on others during childhood. We asked four financial planners to offer advice for some of life’s economic stages.
Much has changed in the nearly 15 years since Omaha Concordia Junior/Senior High School opened on the northwest corner of 156th and Fort Streets.
Students in the Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career Scholarship Program and in the Pottawattamie Promise Scholarship Program have completed their first term of college classes, and the retention rate for their next term outpaces that of the general population.
Anyone considering graduate school should first carefully weigh the benefits and options, officials at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha said.
The opportunity to study abroad — or to at least have the chance to experience another country during college — can be a difference-maker when one chooses which school to attend, say officials at Nebraska Wesleyan University and Hastings College.
Two Omaha public schools — Wilson Focus School, at 5141 F St., and Gomez Heritage Elementary School, 5101 S. 17th St. — have proved they’re keen on being green.