Western Nebraska: Midwest Charm, Opportunities, and the Great Outdoors

Gering Ballfield-arialThe adventure and spirit of our pioneer legacy can still be felt in the Twin Cities Gering/Scottsbluff Region, the hub of Western Nebraska. Why “Twin Cities”? Scottsbluff and Gering, separated only by the North Platte River, have grown together to form the 7th largest urban area in Nebraska, which incorporates the small city of Terrytown as well. Our region, known as the Western Nebraska Panhandle, has everything you need and is close to everything you want. You can even skip the drive to nearby metro areas because the Western Nebraska Regional Airport in Scottsbluff has daily flights to Denver, making it easier than ever to connect to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, and beyond.

People put down roots here because of our quality of life and place. Add in our superior retirement communities and assisted-living options, and we are the perfect place for you to spend your golden years.

Farmers MktNebraska is ranked the 7th best state to live in by CNBC, and there’s something particularly special about the Western Nebraska Panhandle. Our region wraps its residents in a midwest lifestyle where folks know their neighbors and families thrive in the spirit of cooperation and support. We have little traffic, affordable housing, world-renowned recreation, great schools with career pathways, a regional hospital, service groups, and family-friendly events. We welcome remote workers. If you can work from anywhere, live here! Our lifestyle can’t be beat and our internet service is robust, even in our smaller towns.

We can’t say it enough, our outdoor recreation is second to none. You may find friendly people throughout the midwest, but you won’t find a more uniquely gorgeous landscape to call home. Scotts Bluff National Monument, Chimney Rock, Lake Minatare, Wildcat Hills, and Monument Valley Pathway are the backdrop to our lives. We have the rich history of the Oregon Trail and host many events year round such as Old West Balloon Fest, Oregon Trail Days, Bands on Broadway, Scotts Bluff County Fair, and more. Families enjoy our Riverside Discovery Center Zoo, golf courses, water parks, swimming pools, disc golf courses, splash pads, and parks.

Make Western Nebraska Your Home!