Newcomers

Welcome to Grand Island!  Let this page be a huge resource to you as you make this city your new home.  Scroll down and find everything you will need.

HOUSING

The Housing Improvement Partnership (HIP) reflects the Grow Grand Island Community Assets goal of implementing the recommendations of the Community Housing Study for Grand Island to ensure that ample, affordable, and attractive housing is available to meet the diverse needs of existing and future residents.  

HOUSING RESOURCES


Grand Island Chamber

Browse a list of home sale providers, property management companies, appraisal  companies and more at The Grand Island Chamber.

The Independent

Search and filter through a variety of homes for sale from one side of Grand Island to the other at The Independent!

Listings at Realtor.com

Find homes for sale and real estate in Grand Island, NE at realtor.com. Search and filter by price, beds, baths and property type.

The HUD-VASH Program

HUD-VASH assists homeless veterans and their families afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing through the distribution of housing vouchers.

Hall County Housing Authority

The Public Housing Program includes 394 one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as homes. Rent is generally based upon 30 percent of the family’s adjusted income.

ENGAGEMENT

Connect with others across Grand Island! We strive to work with the City of Grand Island and all relevant partners in the community to align implementation efforts associated with Grow Grand Island and the City’s Grander Vision process.

ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES


Young Professionals

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals organization is dedicated to cultivating a young, vibrant, professional community in the Grand Island area by providing networking, volunteer and educational opportunities.

Connectors

Chamber Connectors provide an opportunity for individuals who are interested in professional development to expand their growth through networking, community involvement, training and partnership outreach.

Heartland United Way

Heartland United Way a leadership and support organization that envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.

MEDICAL

Grand Island offers a multitude of medical resources for you and your family!

MEDICAL RESOURCES


Grand Island Chamber

The Grand Island Chamber offers a large selection of medical resources ranging from Physical Therapy to Surgery Centers and everything in between! 

CHI Health

CHI Health St. Francis has been Grand Island’s hospital since 1887. Today, the hospital is a regional referral center, with more than 100 physicians and more than 1,100 employees working together to build a healthier community.

Grand Island Clinic

Grand Island Clinic is committed to providing the best treatment with the latest technologies, and a skilled staff that is continually updating their knowledge of patient care. Health is a precious gift. We’re here to help you keep it.

Family Practice of Grand Island

The physicians and medical staff at Family Practice of Grand Island are committed to quality medical care and assure you that your needs will receive their personal attention.

Nebraska Medicine

From treating your cancer to helping you lose weight, Nebraska Medicine and their research partner, the University of Nebraska Medical Center cares for you, no matter how rare or routine your ailment.

Grand Island Surgery Center

Because of the ambulatory focus of Grand Island Surgery Center, their patients enjoy many advantages including personalized service, excellent medical care, comfortable and convenient facilities and low costs.

SCHOOLS

In Grand Island, we invest in our youth from preschool, all the way through seconday education!

SCHOOL RESOURCES


Preschools

Giggles Inc. Childcare and Preschool

Address: 1409 N Webb Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 384-1400

 

St. Paul’s Cornerstone Early Learning Center

Adress: 1515 S Harrison St, Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 382-1466

Presbyterian Preschool

Address: 2103 W Anna St, Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 382-2947

Christ Lutheran School

Address: 1316 N Grand Island Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 381-2837

Blessed Sacrament Preschool

Address: Grand Island, NE 68801

Phone: (308) 384-2086

Peace Lutheran Preschool

Address: 1710 North Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 850-2146


Elementary Schools

Northwest Public Schools

Address: 2710 North Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 385-6398

Grand Island Public Schools

Address: 123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802

Phone: (308) 385-5900

Trinity Lutheran

Address: 208 W 13th St, Grand Island, NE 68801

Phone: (308) 382-5274


Middle Schools

Northwest Public Schools

Address: 2710 North Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 385-6398

Grand Island Public Schools

Address: 123 South Webb Road Grand Island, NE 68802

Phone: (308) 385-5900

Trinity Lutheran

Address: 208 W 13th St, Grand Island, NE 68801

Phone: (308) 382-5274

Central Catholic

Address: 1200 N Ruby Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 384-2440


High Schools

Northwest Public Schools

Address: 2710 North Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 385-6398

Grand Island Public Schools

Address: 123 South Webb Road Grand Island, NE 68802

Phone: (308) 385-5900

Heartland Lutheran

Address: 3900 W Husker Hwy, Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 385-3900

Central Catholic

Address: 1200 N Ruby Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 384-2440


Post-Secondary

Central Community College

Address: 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, NE 68802

Phone: (308) 398-4222

Central Community College is a two-year college serving a 25-county area in central Nebraska. The Grand Island Campus offers several career and technical programs ranging from healthcare to information technology, communications to technical sciences

Doane University

Address: 3180 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, NE 68802

Phone: (308) 398-0800

Doane University offers nine undergraduate and four graduate degrees. Doane programs are perfectly suited for students who are balancing busy lives with work and family.

Bellevue University

Address: 3134 US-34 Room 247, Grand Island, NE 68801

Phone: (308) 381-8988

Bellevue University has been a leader in higher education for over half a century. Offerings include both online and traditional classes with accredited degrees respected by employers.

TRANSPORTATION

Grand Island Public Transportation includes several services that can get you from one side of town to the other quickly and efficiently!

TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES


CRANE

CRANE Public Transit services the residents of Hall County, Nebraska. This is a portal-to-portal, demand-response service that operates within the city limits of Grand Island while serving the communities of Alda, Wood River, Cairo, and Doniphan.

Action Cab & Courier

Address: 702 W 1st St, Grand Island, NE 68801

Phone: (308) 381-1010

Greyhound Bus

New buses, premium amenities and convenient boarding make Greyhound the best bus service in the country. Find a Greyhound bus station near you and purchase your bus tickets online today!

Bus Station

Address: 3231 Ramada Rd, Grand Island, NE 68801

Ticket Type: Will Call Available

Phone: (308) 382-1810

Ticketing Office:

Monday – Friday: 11am – 5:30pm

Saturday: 10am – 5:30pm

DAYCARE

The Grand Island daycare options are dedicated to providing families with quality home childcare in a safe and nurturing environment.

DAYCARE RESOURCES


Childcare Center

Entrusting your family childcare to a Grand Island home daycare gives children the added security of being cared for in a home environment while still giving parents the peace of mind that comes from knowing their children are under the supervision of licensed professionals.

Childcare Avenue

Search for a variety of childcare services in and around Grand Island.

SUPPORT

A Support Group and Resource directory is published the third Sunday of the month in the Occasions section of The Independent.

SUPPORT RESOURCES


Heartland United Way

The Heartland United Way can help connect you with health and human services and programs for your unique situation. Resource hotline.

H.E.L.P

Whether you are working full time or raising a family, Project HELP specializes in removing barriers to your healthcare education and career. Resources.

UTILITIES

Grand Island and the surrounding communities offer several choices in utility service providers.

UTILITIES RESOURCES


Electricity / Water

City of Grand Island Residential Customer Service:

Phone: (308) 385-5480

Electricity / Water

Southern Public Power District Customer Service:

Phone: 800-579-3019

Natural Gas

Northwestern Energy Natural Gas Customer Service:

Phone: 800-245-6977

Refuse and Recycling Service

Heartland Disposal Customer Service:

Phone: (308) 382-7053

Refuse and Recycling Service

Mid Nebraska Disposal Customer Service:

Phone: (308) 382-7053

Cable Television

Spectrum (Charter) Customer Service:

Phone: 888-406-7063

Our People

The people who make things happen in our company and who believe and build the future.

Roger Steele

Mayor – City of Grand Island

Pam Lancaster

Hall County board of supervisors

Jane Richardson

Hall county board of supervisors

Cindy Johnson

Chamber of commerce

Kurt Haecker
Home federal Bank
Brad Mellema

Convention and visitors bureau

Nathan DeLaet

Mainstay suites

Dave Taylor

Economic development corporation

K.C. Hehnke
Jerry’s sheet metal
Bruce Swihart

fonner park

Steve Hansen

hansen international

Ray O’Connor

O’Connor & Associates

Jeff Palik
Olsson
Will Armstrong

Edward jones investments

Don Smith

Past Chair

Tonja Brown

Chair Person

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