WINNERTop 100 rank: 3
Compare Papillion to Top 10 Best Places
It's rare for a town to rack up great scores in both economic performance and housing affordability. This friendly community outside Omaha delivers both.
The May jobless rate in its county was less than half the national average, thanks to diverse area employers including Mutual of Omaha, TD Ameritrade, Union Pacific Railroad, and Con Agra. Within Papillion's borders are Alegent Health and InfoUSA.
What's more, Papillion has acres of open space, traffic jams are unheard of, and parents feel comfortable letting their kids ride bikes unsupervised.
The knocks on Papillion used to be a tired-looking downtown and few things to do. But the town has been working hard to fix both problems. It is $750,000 into a multiyear downtown revitalization project that includes new sidewalks and antique lighting. Last year the town opened Sumpter Amphitheater, a $1.5 million performing arts center that hosts free movies, concerts, and wine tastings. And a new AAA baseball stadium is planned for 2011.
Is Papillion a great town, or what?
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|1. Louisville, CO||Add me!||4,256|
|2. Chanhassen, MN||Add me!||2,410|
|3. Papillion, NE||Add me!||1,581|
|4. Middleton, WI||Add me!||1,481|
|5. Milton, MA||Add me!||1,425|