Hastings, Nebraska, is a great college town.
And we're not the only ones who say that. In 2016, USA Today ranked Hastings as one of the 20 best small college towns in the country! Based on numerous quality of life and economic criteria, USA Today noted in the report that "Living in a vibrant college town can have a positive impact on a student’s educational experience."
And we heartily agree.
Rising from the south-central Nebraska prairie, you’ll find a progressive community of 25,000 that takes pride in where it’s been — and is excited about where it’s going.
From coffee shops perfect for that get together with friends to a live music scene filled with variety, Hastings has it.
Fun shops in a real downtown. A nightlife. Local eateries. Parks and trails. From the arts to athletics, people in Hastings and the area support it all. Plus the open spaces. Whether in a park or the edge of town, the broad horizon gives way to glowing sunsets – and sunrises – refreshing your mind and spirit.
Most of all, Hastings offers a community that's friendly and encouraging, mimicking the community that is Hastings College. People care and want you to succeed as a student and in life. It's why so many businesses and organizations offer internships for students and are flexible for those looking to work and study. It’s a great place to live and play – it's Life Wide Open.
If you’d like more information on Hastings and all it has to offer, the Adams County Convention and Visitors Bureau can help.