About Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska has it all!
This thriving city's heart beats strong with live music, live theater, great dining, nightlife and more.
Newsweek rates Omaha as one of the nation's Top 10 High Tech Haven Cities, while Forbes Magazine rates it among the Top 11 Best Places for Business and Careers. We are the 14th safest city in the nation and home to five Fortune 500 companies.
Omaha's healthy economy, low crime rate and down-to-earth, welcoming people add up to a fantastic setting for Creighton University students and employers. The five-county Omaha metropolitan area has a population of more than 800,000 with over 18,000 businesses. Endless job and internship opportunities are available in Omaha.
Local bands often play the Creighton campus in addition to their dates at the nightspots around the city. The arts scene is lively. In the summer of 2001, the J. Doe public art project got everyone's attention. The Old Market and the Henry Doorly Zoo are top attractions.
Attractions, big-time sports, top-notch restaurants and fascinating historical sites make Omaha a tourist destination. Each June, Omaha turns into a huge party town for the NCAA College World Series.
Located on the western bank of the Missouri River, Omaha has been an important agricultural and transportation center since its establishment in the late 1850's. In its earliest history, Omaha was a trading center and the "Gateway to the West." Today, it is home to the Union Pacific Railroad, Girls and Boys Town, and is a communications hub for the nation.
The city limits of Omaha extend over 100 square miles. The metropolitan area covers nearly 2,500 square miles. No, it's NOT flat. The area in and around Omaha consists of beautiful, tree-covered rolling hills.
Omaha, located in the heart of the nation, is an easy day's drive from Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas City and St. Louis. Omaha's Eppley Airfield is less than a 10-minute drive from Creighton and is served by 12 major air carriers and three commuter airlines.