Grand Island, NE

Central Nebraska's Platte River Oasis

Grand Island, Nebraska

The fourth largest city in Nebraska, Grand Island has an estimated population of over 50,000 residents. Grand Island has a long and rich history reflected today in the stability of the community and the outstanding quality of life for its residents since being incorporated in 1872.   

With over 20,000 square miles and an estimated population of over 200,000 residents, this community also serves residents in a vast area of rural Nebraska.   

Offering an active trade center, employment opportunities, tourist attractions and human service programs to the agriculturally based area population, it is known as the retail hub of central Nebraska, offering shopping, dining, lodging, entertainment, service programs, and information to the 30-plus rural communities in a 90-mile surrounding area. More than 90 manufacturing plants provide jobs for over 7,000 people, drawing from a population base of talented and diverse workers.

With its central location, Grand Island is accessible to traffic from Interstate-80, US Highways 281, 30, and 34, and Nebraska Highway 2, as well as the Central Nebraska Regional Airport. 


Home Values

The median home value in Grand Island is $151,100. Grand Island home values have gone up 5.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.7% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Grand Island is $133, which is higher than the Grand Island Metro average of $124. The median price of homes currently listed in Grand Island is $189,900.


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