Our Community

Our Community is more than just a place… it’s a state of mind.

Gothenburg boasts over 3,700 residents and is a charming city with tree-lined streets, lovely homes, manicured lawns, green parks, exercise trails and a quality of life desired by many. Opportunities for business, families, adults, children and the elderly are abundantly available in Gothenburg. Gothenburg, Nebraska should be the place for those who dream of the benefits of living, working and playing in a small town.

Clean water, crisp unpolluted air and natural as well as man-made amenities, give credibility to Gothenburg’s promise for an uncompromising lifestyle for people of all ages and walks of life. The people of Gothenburg honor their legacy with values that include a strong work ethic, time for recreation and a place to grow and appreciate life. There is a collective pride in improving and maintaining public and private property. There is collective ambition to provide new and innovative economic opportunities for existing citizens as well as newcomers.

People in Gothenburg enjoy all the benefits a small town has to offer. That includes a variety of sports, as well as outdoor and leisure activities. Parks along the beautiful tree-lined Lake Avenue offer a popular place for family gatherings and community festivals. History buffs can find a wealth of information at the Pony Express Station and the Sod House Museum. Historic homes grace the streetscape offering a picture of various architectural styles. Recreation opportunities abound. Whether it’s tennis, volleyball, baseball, swimming, water sports, hunting or fishing, you can find it in Gothenburg. Amateur or pro, you can golf at a nationally ranked 18-hole public course, Wild Horse Golf Club. Cowboy hats and boots are also a regular sight at the annual July Rodeo and on summer weekends. Park your horse, your car or your RV.

Although agriculture is still the economic mainstay for the area, industrial growth has continued through the addition of substantial companies like Parker-Tech Seal Division, Land O Lakes, Monsanto Seed Research, Baldwin Filters, Frito-Lay, and Hipp Wholesale Foods creating in excess of 400 jobs in the community. Gothenburg’s central location offers strong regional markets and access to all parts of the country. Located less than one mile from Interstate 80, more than 16,000 cars and trucks pass Gothenburg Exit 211 every 24 hours. The Union Pacific Railroad also comes through Gothenburg with its busiest rail corridor. Over 160 freight trains pass through every day. A receptive business environment, a productive workforce and an ongoing commitment to economic development will continue to attract businesses that seek a place to operate profitably.

Stay for a day, a week or for as long as you like. Our door is always open and the welcome sign is always out.