Claim to fame: Home to Warren Buffett and Conor Oberst
Little-known fact: It's called "Silicon Prairie" for its thriving tech scene.
Where you'll work: Low overhead and competition mean it's easy to incubate a startup. "The creative community is booming," says Kristin, 28.
Where you’ll hang: Catch bands at the Slowdown and sip craft cocktails at Boiler Room in the Old Market District.
Oddball date: Glaze a bowl while boozing at That Pottery Place— it’s BYOB.
Insider tip: People tie the knot young. If you want to settle down, this "may be paradise," says Amanda, 30.
Guy you’ll meet: He's super-nice, plus Omaha’s tight-knit set of artsy types means a "built-in background check," says Leah, 34.
By The Numbers
Ratio: 1.096 men per 1 woman
Well-being: 27th out of 189 metro areas
Unemployment: 3.8 percent
Wage gap: –21¢*
Violent crime: 5.95 per 1,000 people
*Omaha's wage gap is based on the state of Nebraska. (The study we referenced did not have Omaha-specific data.)