Located in the southeastern part of Nebraska, this capital city has evolved from the village of Lancaster to become the thriving metropolis that it is today. Named after Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln has grown from wild salt flats to an amazing cityscape which embodies the true American spirit of growth of development. Expansion of business and a thriving economy have given rise to more employment and encouraged a steady growth in numbers all around. It has had a 5.6% rise in population (272,996 as per the 2014 census), showing the effect of its rapid economic development. Along with many service and manufacturing industry jobs, it is now witnessing an increasing number of tech employers as well.
Lincoln is home to the second tallest capitol building in the United States which at 400-feet offers a panoramic and breathtaking view of the city from its observation tower. The building is also known for its famed white stone Art Deco spire and its grounds with its very own Lincoln monument. Lincoln also attracts hordes of history buffs who want to soak in the Georgian Colonial splendor of the Governor's Mansion. The house’s unique collection of dolls, which represents each of the state's first ladies dressed in their inaugural gowns, is a great draw for kids and adults alike. Often referred to as the "Star City", Lincoln offers numerous outdoor attractions like the famous Wilderness Park and the Folsom Children's Zoo & Botanical Gardens.
Lincoln, home to the University of Nebraska, has an impressive 36.2% of its residents holding a college degree (with the national average coming in at a lower 29.3%). With a decent median household income of close to $50,000, and relatively quick travel time to work at around 18 minutes, Lincoln is a comfortable place to work and commute. All these factors have combined to attract more young parents to consider Lincoln as a place to live and raise their families.