Living in Douglas County

State welcome signs make it clear that residents of Nebraska are living: “The Good Life.” When you look closely at Douglas County, it’s easy to see why. As the largest county in the Cornhusker State, Douglas County’s population of approximately 554,995 represents a full one-quarter of Nebraska’s people. The county has added almost 150,000 people in the past 25 years, as people across the country have begun to discover what makes Douglas County such a great place to live, work and play.

At the heart of Douglas County sits Omaha, the main center of business for the entire state of Nebraska. The Big O is not only the largest city in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, but it’s nationally known as a tourist destination as the annual host of the College World Series and the Henry Doorly Zoo, named the world’s best zoo in 2014.

Residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and high incomes. With a median income of about $61,000, many residents of Douglas County have the economic freedom to take advantage of all that eastern Nebraska has to offer. With a median home value of $156,600 and home values projected to increase further in the coming years, it’s a great time to buy a home in Douglas County.

Buyers will be joining a well-educated community. The county is home to both Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and 90 percent of Douglas County residents have at least a high school diploma. School districts in the area include Omaha Public Schools, Gretna Public Schools and Bennington Public Schools.

With an average of 214 sunny days per year and below average precipitation, you’ll find plenty of reasons to smile about living in Douglas County. Once you make the move to eastern Nebraska, you’ll quickly discover what “The Good Life” is all about.

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