Lincoln NE Real Estate, Lincoln area and Community Information

Lincoln, Nebraska, is the capital of the state as well as the county seat of Lancaster County. It is the second largest city in Nebraska with a population of approximately 265,000. The primary campus of the University of Nebraska is in Lincoln. The 2013 Gallup-Healthways list of the nation's happiest and healthiest cities placed Lincoln in the top spot.


Lincoln began its existence as the village of Lancaster in 1856. It became the capital after much of the area south of the Platte River seriously considered annexation by Kansas. In response, Nebraska's legislature moved the capital from Omaha to what was then Lancaster in an attempt to appease the large population bloc that lived south of the Platte River. Even though many of these early settlers had been pro-Confederate, the move succeeded, and the territory remained intact.

Parks and Recreation

The Pawnee State Recreation Area features the second largest lake in the Salt Valley. The 740-acre Pawnee Lake offers anglers an opportunity to pursue panfish, largemouth bass, northern pike and walleyes. Hunters will find abundant small and upland game, deer and waterfowl. Boaters have four docks available, and campers will find a completely equipped campground. The facility is just west of Lincoln.

Attractions and Activities

The Sheldon Museum of Art holds a comprehensive collection which includes American Art of 19th-century landscape and still life, American Impressionism, early Modernism, Geometric abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Lyrical Abstraction, Color Field painting, Minimalism and Contemporary Art. Here residents can enjoy what is said to be the worlds largest collection of 20th Century Art.

The Lincoln Children's Zoo opened in 1965 to give area kids an opportunity to experience nature in new ways. Today, the zoo is home to over 40 endangered species and over 300 other animals. Annual attendance now approaches 200,000.

The Hyde Observatory is located on the south side of Holmes Lake. The observatory operates four main telescopes, including a solar telescope.


Large concert tours and other national acts often perform at Pershing Auditorium. Broadway and off-Broadway productions routinely come to the Lied Center. University of Nebraska productions are staged at the Temple Building. Community theater is also alive and well in Lincoln. The Loft at The Mill, the Haymarket Theater and the Lincoln Community Playhouse are all venues that host such performances.

It can be very helpful to utilize the services of the Wolf Professional Realty PC Team when it's time to review the many hundreds of homes for sale in Lincoln at any one time. The residential real estate in Lincoln includes everything from affordable, mature ranches to luxurious Lincoln properties on acreage. Newer subdivisions offer spacious two-story Lincoln NE homes with important amenities like energy efficient systems, multi-car garages and even gourmet kitchens.

Young families looking for starter homes among the Lincoln real estate on the market will not be disappointed. Quaint bungalows and other frame homes are often priced in the five-figure range. Whether your interest is in city or country living, our team can identify Lincoln homes for sale that will successfully address your needs. A potential Lincoln home buyer can look forward to impressive diversity in Lincoln NE real estate.

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