Lincoln is Just Lincoln

June 24, 2010 at 1:10pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

While reading about the Omaha metro’s growth last year I began thinking about how Lincoln hasn’t really developed any suburbs the way Omaha has. Plenty of cities Lincoln’s size—or even smaller—have suburbs around the edge. Lincoln? Well, we have Waverly, but it’d be a stretch to call it a suburb. Same with Hickman and Emerald and Bennet and the other small towns in the area. Whatever suburbs Lincoln had were absorbed years ago. Havelock, Bethany, College View, University Place, West Lincoln ... they were all brought into the fold decades ago.

It kind of makes you wonder what sort of place Lincoln would be if those suburbs had retained their own identities and grown up apart from Lincoln, rather than as a part of Lincoln.

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JT June 24, 2010 at 3:38pm

Interesting idea. I’d argue that Lincoln’s absorbed suburbs do retain some of their individuality, but certainly not to the extent that Omaha has.

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