Located squarely in the nation’s mid-point, Kearney is a crossroads for commerce and culture. More than 30,000 people call the Kearney area home enjoying a balance of urban amenities and Main Street America quality of life. Kearney is ranked eighth for best towns to raise a family in Nebraska, sixth nationally for the best places for millennial job seekers in the Midwest and was a 2015 quarterfinalist for America’s Best Communities competition.
Kearney is home to the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), a public residential university with nearly 8,000 students and ranked as a Top Ten Regional University by U.S. News & World Report. Serving nearly 6,000 students, the Kearney Public School District has been designated a Gold Medal School District by Expansion Management magazine. To be ranked as a Gold Medal School, a district must rank in the top 16 percent of all school districts nationally.
Downtown Kearney is a historic district featuring unique boutiques, jewelry, men’s and women’s apparel, furniture, fine dining, specialty pubs, nightlife establishments, and the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA). The vibrancy of The Bricks provides the thrill of urban culture balanced with the feel of small town living.
Kearney is home to 17 beautiful parks totaling 577 acres of parkland and 24 miles of trails. With enjoyable amenities including 2 marinas, 5 splash pads, 2 public swimming pools, 3 city lakes, 15 playgrounds, 1 dog park, 28 athletic fields, 16 tennis courts and many other unique facilities, amusement for all ages is guaranteed.
Great work ethic, great schools, great career opportunities, safe, secure, and affordable, Kearney is the home many people have been dreaming about.