Lincoln, NE Rankings

Top 10 Reasons You’ll Love Lincoln

  1. #1 U.S. City, Quality of Life (The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 2012)
  2. Lincoln Public Schools was ranked 2nd in quality of education in an eight-state area of the Midwest. In fact, Lincoln maintains the 4th highest percentage of graduating high school seniors in the nation.
  3. #7 best downtown ( 2012)
  4. 3rd Best City for Babies (Parents 2010)
  5. 7th Best Place for Business and Careers (, 2012)
  6. 6th best city for college students (among cities with 250,000–1,000,000 residents) (American Institute for Economic Research, 2012)
  7. Lincoln’s health care costs are among the lowest in the nation and according to a study by Milliman & Robertson, Inc., Nebraska businesses pay among the lowest in employee-paid insurance coverage.
  8. 5th Safest American City (Forbes, 2011)
  9. Bicycle Friendly Community (The League of American Bicyclists, 2012)
  10. Top 20 – America’s Thriving Cities (The Daily Beast, 2013)