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Nov 10, 2017 01:01PM ● By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

Omaha Ranks as the best for a lot of reasons—from being the best city for drivers to ranking in the top three best cities in which to find a job. We also have a slew of best places, from Henry Doorly Zoo to the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center.

Omahans already knew that—it’s why we live here. But it’s nice to get accolades from outsiders, and we have received many of those recently. This list, compiled with help from the Omaha CVB, highlights some of the accolades we have received over the past two years. Check them all out, do you agree with them?

No. 1s

Best Cities for Singer-Songwriters—April 2016

Best Cities for Car Drivers—May 2015

Top 10 Best American Cities to Work in Tech—September 2015

Best U.S. Cities for Paid Internships—June 2015

U.S. Healthcare Affordability Index—June 2015

Fastest Growing Tech Hubs in the U.S.—February 2015

Where People are Saving the Most by Refinancing in Nebraska (Douglas County)—February 2015

Top Five Animal Attractions- Henry Doorly Zoo

Family Fun Magazine—2015

No. 2s

Good Jobs, Affordable Housing and High Quality of Life—June 2016

Best Place to Live 2015 (Papillion)—August 2015

Top Theater Venues in the Midwest (Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center)

Venues Today—April 2015

Lowest Unemployment Rate in the U.S.

POLITICO Magazine—January 2015

Best U.S. Cities for Millennial College Students—March 2015

CNBC—May 2015

Top 10 Best Foodie Cities—2015

Best City for Recreation—July 2015

Best Cities to Find a Job

Fortune—June 2015

Most Debt Savvy Residents—September 2015

No. 3s

Best Cities to Find a Job—January 2016

No. 4s

Great Small Cities for Food Lovers

Wall Street Journal—March 2015

No. 5s

Best Cities to Work for a Small Business—May 2015

Best Metro Area for STEM Professionals—January 2015

Best Big Cities in the Midwest—August 2015

No. 6s

Best Large City for First-Time Home Buyers—July 2017

The 12 Metro Areas with the Least-Stressed Commuters—October 2016

Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers—March 2016

Best Places to Live If You’re Trying to Save Money —February 2015

Top 10 Cities for First-Time Homebuyers—March 2015

Top 10 Beer Cities—September 2016

No. 7s

Best Cities for Raising a Family


Best Cities to Get a Job

ZipRecruiter/—January 2015—January 2015

Top Ten Cities for Creatives—January 2016

No. 8s

The Best Minor League Baseball Towns—2017

Best Large Real Estate Market—2017

State Well-Being Rank

Gallup Healthways—2016

Top Cities for New College Grads—2015

No. 9s

Best City for Renters—July 2017

Most Caring Cities in America—December 2015

No. 10s

2016 Digital Cities: Transparency, Security, Infrastructure (250,000-499,999 category)

Government Technology Magazine—March 2017

Best Large City for First-Time Home Buyers—July 2016

Top Tech Cities in the Midwest—September 2016

Best Cities to Start a Career—May 2016

This list was originally printed in the 2018 Best of Omaha Results IssueTo view this article as it was printed, click here:
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