Quality of Life

The quality of life in Syracuse is second to none, thanks to the people here. From those who have lived in this community their entire lives to others who have moved here from different areas, many share similar values centered around family, friendship, trust and faith. Most residents to take pride in earning an honest living, being involved in the community and doing their part to “give-back” as volunteers. Our community enjoys coming together for special local events such as the Tannenbaum Festival, GermanFest and the Otoe County Fair.

While we have many residents who choose Syracuse as a quiet place spend their mid-life or retirement, we have even more young families who come here looking to raise their children in a strong community. Our retirees love having easy access to a hospital, medical clinic, bike-walk path and all of the other necessities required for daily living. Those in mid-life enjoy the golf course, fitness center, library and nearby sporting events. Families often choose our community because of our excellent school system and city parks & rec programs.

As a small rural community, many people earn a living farming or working in an ag-related company. The majority of our residents are employed in area businesses, while others commute to Lincoln, Omaha or neighboring towns. There are several opportunities for retirees to work part-time or share their talents through volunteering. Our young people typically go away to college, serve in the military or work elsewhere for a few years, but often choose to settle in Syracuse once they have a family.

Syracuse has an active faith community. We are blessed with five (yes, five) churches in town. Our local congregations welcome new people, offer children’s programs and often come together for special ministries or community projects.

For the most part, neighbors in this community find time to visit and even keep a watchful eye on each others’ properties. Residents wave at those they meet while driving and offer a friendly hello to people they pass on the sidewalk. Friends gather to cheer on the Nebraska Huskers and the Syracuse Rockets. Many local residents appreciate the great outdoors and spend their free time hunting, fishing, golfing, biking, running or walking. In Syracuse, residents of varied generations and all walks of life tend to respect and appreciate one another, while coming together to make our community the best it can be!