Live where your paycheck goes farther.

Our houses are affordable. Our schools are great. We have opportunities for career advancement. Oh, and we have things to do. All that in a great location.

Great people, better opportunities. It is all waiting for you in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Meet Michael

Michael Rivera came home to Grand Island from a larger city to manage his business and raise a family.

Meet Sierra

Sierra Thyfault returned to her home of Grand Island after a time in a larger metro area to open Helium Salon in the Railside district.

Meet Sonephet

Sonephet Manivong left Grand Island for New York, then came back and started a successful food truck.

Meet Lynda

Lynda Conner relocated to Grand Island from across the country with her husband, and wouldn’t run her business or raise her family anywhere else.

  • Housing

    Come home.

    Your dreams of owning a home with a yard are not only a reality in Grand Island, they are easily within reach. Get a four-bedroom, three bath, three-car garage house on a quarter-acre lot for under $275,000. All in a great location.

    Seriously? Yes. Seriously
  • Entertainment

    We’ve got that.

    Hungry? Get the combination of high-class dining and the local greasy spoons, as well as those national chains. Looking for something to do? We’ve go that, too, including local breweries, an active downtown area called Railside, museums, a water park, live horse racing and more.

    Bored? Let’s fix that

Easy access to the beaten path

In Grand Island, the major highway doesn’t come barreling through the center of town - but you will find it a convenient 12-minute drive away. That sums up living here - off the beaten path but close enough to jump right on and go, whenever and wherever you want.

  • Access to I-80 - With three interstate exits, Grand Island provides a fast drive from here to almost anywhere. Via I-80, you have access to New York in the east and San Francisco in the west - as well as all points in between.
  • Airport - The Central Nebraska Regional Airport - noted for its beautiful, modern terminal - provides daily flights to the national hub of Dallas/Fort Worth via American Eagle. From there, destinations across the country or around the globe await. Allegiant offers twice-weekly flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix/Mesa.
  • Great outdoors - Grand Island means city conveniences surrounded by outdoor fun. Take a ride or run on the city’s 30 miles of hike-and-bike trails. Cool off with tubing on the Platte River, or camp at Mormon Island State Recreation Area. Hunting, fishing - and birding - opportunities abound in central Nebraska.
  • Major cities - Grand Island’s low-stress, small-town atmosphere is only hours away from big-city amenities. When city lights beckon, it’s only two hours to Omaha, four and a half hours to Kansas City or six hours to Denver.
  • Business

    Working it.

    Whether you work from home or you put in the 40 hours at the office, Grand Island is your spot. And if you’re like many others, you may want to start your own successful business here in the middle of the heartland. Grand Island has your back.

    Make a living!
  • Education

    A lot to learn.

    From start to finish, Grand Island is a hub for education. If you have kids or planning to, our neighborhood schools are ready to get them connected with their passions. We also have higher education options and supports.

    School is in!