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Featured Apartments in Lincoln, NE
Conveniently Located Near Shopping Mall, on Busline and Bike Trail, Controlled Access Entry, on-site laundry facility, clubhouse, and nearby Bethany Park.
Lincoln NE, 68505
Downtown Location...Great View...Close To UNL Campus...
Lincoln NE, 68508
Ridge Hollow Apartment Homes...
Lincoln NE, 68521
Free Shuttle Service to The University of Nebraska at Lincoln! Located on a 9 hole regulation golf course with free golf for residents...Convenient to I-80 and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...Furnished apartments now available!!
Lincoln NE, 68521
Beautiful Mature Landscaping...5 Minutes from Shopping, Campus, Interstate...Sand Volleyball.
Lincoln NE, 68521
Overview of Lincoln
Located right in the center of the United States, Lincoln, Nebraska, has pretty much everything an All-American city should: a major university, a state capitol and vibrant culture.
The city is just a day's drive from Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, St. Louis and Kansas City, giving those seeking Lincoln apartments for rent a great opportunity to truly get to know the heart of America, while living in a top-notch metropolis.
Living in Lincoln, NE
Lincoln was founded in 1859 as the village of Lancaster. The initial settlers hoped to sell salt from the nearby salt basin but quickly changed their focus to agriculture, which is still an essential part of the region today. When Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867, the capital was moved to Lancaster and the city's name was changed to Lincoln, in honor of our 16th president.
As with many college towns, Lincoln, which now has 258,379 residents, has a young, vibrant culture that keeps things interesting. Whether it is tailgating at a University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football game in the student-heavy North Bottoms neighborhood (which is very close to Memorial Stadium), window-shopping in the historic Haymarket district or visiting the bars in the downtown area those with apartments in Lincoln will have much to do to keep themselves busy.
Lincoln Work and Study
The education sector is one of the biggest employers in the city, and so are the government and healthcare industries. More than 9,000 people work for the state government in Lincoln, making the state the city's top employer. Other major employers include Lincoln Public Schools, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, BryanLGH Medical Center, the federal government and the city of Lincoln.
The University of Nebraska system has its main campus in Lincoln, where about 25,000 students attend college. Unsurprisingly for a state where farming is crucial, one of the school's top programs is agriculture. However, a school the size of the University of Nebraska has something to offer everyone. In addition to UNL, Lincoln is home to Nebraska Wesleyan University and a branch of Doane College, among other schools.
Rentals in Lincoln, NE and Cost of Living
With such a high student population, finding a rental in the city can be difficult at certain times of the year. People looking for Lincoln apartments for rent should be sure that the neighborhood where they live is right for them..
According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the median gross rent in Lincoln from 2008 to 2010 was $669.
Lincoln Attractions and Special Events
There are many attractions in Lincoln but one of the most popular is the university's football team. The Cornhuskers are a proud program and have won five national championships. During home games red-clad fans pack Memorial Stadium and your Lincoln experience won't be complete until you witness this tradition firsthand.
But there is much more than just football in Lincoln as there are a number of historic sites around the city. The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Museum will teach people about the unique people who comprised a large portion of the early settlers in Lincoln, and Fairview, the home of William Jennings Bryan, will give people a chance to learn about one of the important figures of the turn of the century.
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