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Lincoln Apartments For Rent
Named after Abraham Lincoln, this Nebraska city is more than popular, it’s the state capital. Originally founded as Lancaster in 1856, Lincoln is now the second-highest populated city in the state with a 2013 estimated population of more than 268,000. Lincoln has a total area of 91.77 square miles, with 1.35 square miles being made up of water. Known as the Star City, Lincoln is an amazing city with so much to offer anyone that comes to visit or live.
The city now known as Lincoln was founded in 1856 as a village by the name of Lancaster on the east bank of Salt Creek. The large amount of salt in the area was the attracting feature that brought in the first group of settlers. In 1859 the county of Lancaster was founded. While there was already not a great deal of inhabitants in the village, the 1864 Sioux Indian scare caused many settlers to leave – the village was spared as the Pawnee Indians chased the Sioux out. The following year, settlers began to return to Lancaster.
On March 1, 1867 Nebraska became a state; in July, officials began touring cities for the state’s permanent capital. Lancaster was chosen and renamed Lincoln. Plots of the village were auctioned off, bringing newcomers to the area and simultaneously raising money for the State Capitol. While the population grew, the capitol was being built and was completed in December 1868. Lincoln was incorporated as a city in 1869, the same year that the University of Nebraska was established.
Things to Do in Lincoln:
Lincoln is not just the capital of Nebraska, but it is also a major tourist city. There are some wonderful things to do in Lincoln, including attractions, museums, performing arts, recreation, restaurants, and shopping.
The attractions in Lincoln come in all shapes and sizes, so to speak. It makes sense that the Nebraska State Capitol would be an attraction. Start your exploration here as you marvel at the gorgeous interior. See the largest public collection in the world at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. The Lincoln Children’s Zoo is an award-winning zoo and home to more than 400 animals. Lincoln is home to the state’s oldest and largest university, The University of Nebraska.
The amount of arts and culture in Lincoln is quite large, with the number of museums being the most significant factor. The Museum of American Speed is a collection and celebration of automobiles from the very beginning. See the innovation of communication, including a replica of Alexander Graham Bell’s original phone, at the Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Museum. Walk through the exhibits of American West and Native American art at the Great Plains Art Museum. Let the little ones learn and explore at the Lincoln Children’s Museum.
Attractions and museums are great, but shopping in Lincoln is awesome so shoppers beware. With more than 100 stores, there’s no place better for one-stop-shopping than Gateway Mall – the largest enclosed mall in the area. Antiques are extremely popular in Lincoln so antique shops are all around. Find treasure of all kinds at the Aardvark Antique Mall – the largest antique and collectibles mall in the city. For more antiques, you must visit the “Best Antique Mall” in Lincoln, Burlington Antiques. A truly memorable and fun shopping experience will be at Rocket Fizz, soda pop & candy shop.
Exploring and shopping will surely work up an appetite so it’s good to know all the restaurants in Lincoln as well. Enjoy the finest menu items, made with the finest ingredients in a historic atmosphere at Billy’s Restaurant. Whether its dine-in or take-out, Great Wall Chinese Restaurant can provide lunch and dinner. You don’t have to go to New Orleans for good Cajun and Creole cuisine, just stop by Buzzard Billy’s. Florio’s Italian Restaurant & Grille serves up delicious, from-scratch menu items.
What to Consider When Moving to Lincoln:
A major factor to consider when moving to an apartment in Lincoln is definitely the higher education; most notably, the University of Nebraska (NU). Established in 1869, this is a public research facility with three other university campuses and a two-year technical college. NU has a total of 275 programs of study, 150 bachelor programs, and 100 master programs. There are nine colleges of study at NU – Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Law.
NU has an academic staff of nearly 1,600, and serves more than 24,000 students. When it comes to athletics, NU is a NCAA Division I school that plays in the Big Ten Conference. The Cornhuskers, in their scarlet and cream, have 21 varsity teams for men and women, covering 14 different sports. NU has won 18 NCAA team national championships for men’s gymnastics and women’s bowling, track and field, and volleyball. NU has also won 11 team national championships, not NCAA recognized, for football, women’s bowling, and women’s track.
Aside from the University of Nebraska, there are four other colleges and universities in the city – Bryan College of Health Services, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Southeast Community College, and Union College.
Why Lincoln Apartments Are Hot:
Lincoln is an amazing city so why wouldn’t Lincoln apartments be just as amazing? With all that this city has to offer, Lincoln is a great place to relocate. Whether you are moving to the city by yourself or you have a family coming with you, the amount of awesome doesn’t decrease a single bit. There are so many things to see and do in Lincoln, such as attractions, museums, shopping centers, and restaurants. No matter what your interests are, Lincoln has all that you could possibly want and need.
- Thriving nightlife, Broadway shows at Lied Center, quaint shops in historic neighborhoods
- The city skyline is dominated by the Nebraska State Capitol, which is the second tallest state capitol building
- Consistently ranked one of the best small metro areas for business
- Family-friendly attractions like the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Pioneers Park Nature Center, and the Lincoln Children’s Museum
- University of Nebraska at Lincoln is a major area employer, and the community rallies for its sports teams
- Historic sites like the Gettysburg Lincoln Statue and the Historic Haymarket area
The State Capitol building in Lincoln
A windmill overlooks the Great Plains
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Holmes Lake is a popular spot for ice-fishing.
The Sunken Gardens features a gazebo
with an elaborate metal dome.
The Lincoln Children's Zoo has many hands-on exhibits
Downtown Lincoln is home to both the Capitol
building and the University of Nebraska.
- University of Nebraska at Lincoln
- Nebraska Wesleyan University
- Myotherapy Institute
- Southeast Community College Lincoln
- Doane College