About the area:
Forbes Magazine recently named Omaha as one of the top 15 regions in the nation - both economic and quality of life factors were analyzed. Parenting Magazine has named Omaha as one of the top ten cities in the nation for raising a family. Omaha is also one of the top "eco-cities" in the nation based on air and water quality, open space and population stability according to "E" The Environmental Magazine. Redbook has called Omaha one of the ten best cities for working mothers.
Year after year, national publications note the high quality of life Omahans and Nebraskans enjoy. Omaha is consistently rated in the top 20 percent of the best places to live by Places Rated Almanac. In 2002, Nebraska was cited as the sixth most livable state in the nation by Morgan Quitno.