Welcome To:

The Near South

We are a neighborhood that appreciates and embraces diversity. We have stately homes, affordable rentals, funky restaurants, neighbors who care, beautiful churches and wonderful schools. We have easy access to public transportation, ample parking and bike routes. It’s a place with a distinct historic character and tradition of preservation and sustainability.

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Our Community



The Near South Neighborhood Association was formed in 1972 by thirty residents who wanted their neighborhood to have an active voice in the formulation of the city’s comprehensive plan. Almost forty years later, NSNA continues to represent the neighborhood with a strong, active voice in city government and neighborhood zoning issues.


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Near South Events


As your friends and neighbors, we know a neighborhood benefits from deep connections with the people that live and work around us. That's why the NSNA has always viewed holding and supporting Events within our community as a key part of our mission.

From our neighborhood clean-up, to the luminarias display, we sponsor a wide variety of events throughout the year. On top of that, we'll pay the city fees for anyone who wants to throw a block party in the Near South. Our end goal is to provide as many avenues as possible for people to connect and create lasting community.


There are a number of ways to stay informed about what's happening in the Near South: you can check our Events page, follow us on Facebook, get our emails, or become a Member. And if you want to get involved in these events, we could use the extra hands. Just let us know on our Volunteer page.


Get Involved


Looking to get involved with the neighborhood? The link below will help you let us know what your skills are and how you want to help.

Support us

Support your local neighborhood association (us!) by shopping https://smile.amazon.com/.

After signing up, .5% of all eligible purchases will be donated to NSNA

Become a Member

Become a member to help support our cause of advocating for the character and charm of the Near South. We can't do it without our neighbors!

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Our Meetings

Join us for our monthly meetings, held on the second Monday of every month at First-Plymouth Church.

When: Every second Monday of the month, 7-9 PM

Where: 2000 D Street, Lincoln, NE

Every meeting is open to the public and we enjoy when our neighbors visit with us.

Want email notifications? Tell us more on our interest form.

Want to get on the agenda? Message us at board@nearsouth.org before the first Sunday of the month.