Live in Holdrege

Welcome to Phelps County, where the pace of life is yours to define. Whether you're eager to soak in the vibrant sounds of live music, dedicate your time to making a difference through volunteer work, or crave the serenity of less traffic and tranquil streets, you've found your sanctuary. We're delighted to welcome you to a community brimming with endless opportunities. Explore, engage, and enjoy the life you've always dreamed of in Phelps County.

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Spend time with family and friends at large community events like Swedish Days (June), the county fair (July) and Holdrege for the Holidays (Nov.-Jan.), plus enjoy fairs, festivals and shows throughout the calendar.


Holdrege Public Schools offers a quality K-12 education with students scoring a higher proficiency than the state. It also has two parochial systems, Central Community College, and the University of Nebraska is only 35 minutes away.


The median home price in Holdrege is 29% lower than the national average. Rent averages $687/month, also lower than the state and country.


High-speed fiber optics are currently being installed throughout the town of Holdrege.


The Holdrege area is home to over 25 churches. You can find your place of spiritual connection and community on the Discover 37 app.


Holdrege is a Communities for Kids affiliate working towards an increase in high-quality early care and education for all children birth through age five. Discover 37 has a full list of all providers.


The mean-travel time in Holdrege is 14 minutes. That means you can drive home for lunch, feed your dog and have time to eat! (Bump that to 25 minutes within Phelps Co.)


Experience each of four seasons in Holdrege... sometimes all in on day!


Phelps Memorial Health Center is a Top 20 critical access hospital in the United States (National Rural Health Association). Holdrege's location won't limit your ability to find quality health care.

A+ Safe

Holdrege is the second safest city in Nebraska with a crime rate that is 72% lower than the national average.


Holdrege employs nearly 3000 local people in healthcare, manufacturing, retail-trade, & agricultural-related industries.

Family Friendly

From family-friendly work policies to splashpad playgrounds, you will find support for your family's needs and growth in Holdrege.

“The [Holdrege Area] Chamber has offered me business ideas and solutions, including going above and beyond to help me plan my 20th anniversary event.”

“We appreciate the marketing opportunities available to us through the [Holdrege Area] Chamber… to keep the community informed of happenings.”

“Being a member of the Chamber links you to the community and helps outside businesses get connected.”

“[embecta] brings people into town from a wide area and it helps bring money into the community. [The Holdrege Area Chamber] gives back to us just as much as we give back to them.”

“I’ve met a lot of people at Chamber events and have received a lot of great contacts that we’ve been able to do partnered events with later on.”

“[The Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce] definitely works hard to make sure their members are successful in their business ventures.”

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