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Complete Moving Guide Omaha, NE
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|With no demographic boundaries, the recent recession has entered
homes across the United States. However there is hope in Omaha, Nebraska.
According to Forbes Magazine, Omaha was rated the "Best Bang-For-The Buck City,"
and one of "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" in 2009.
financial reviews reflect the outstanding tourism the city offers, making the
Midwestern metropolis not only a great place to visit, but also a bountiful
place to live. Home to five Fortune 500 companies and the annual College World
Series, there is constant growth and movement in this Missouri River
If you're considering making a move to the Midwest, Omaha may
be exactly what you are looking for. Take time to peruse this guide to get a
better understanding of the unique city and all it has to offer.
Omaha ClimateAverage summer, fall, winter and spring
temperatures make up Omaha weather. With hot summers and cold winters a fair
amount of rain and snow fall on the city throughout the year.
spring and summer, severe seasonal thunderstorms come through Omaha, with the
month of May averaging approximately 4.57 inches in rainfall. Yearly, the city
sees an average of 29 inches of rain, so make sure you have a couple of extra
umbrellas convenient if choose to move.
Like rain, snowfall averages
around 30 inches annually, with some heavy storms falling through December,
January and February. You should not mind shoveling some snow if you relocate to
Omaha, but rest assured, the average winter temperatures in the 30s make the
Spring and fall temperatures are standard, ranging
anywhere between 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit. Located in the Midwest and off the
Missouri River, the longest waterway in North America, Omaha attracts humidity
from the East and the dryness from the West, making the state climate steady and
somewhat comfortable all year through.
Omaha NeighborhoodsOmaha is divided into several distinct
demographics. Downtown, Central, North, South, and West Omaha are all unique,
offering a different atmosphere in each area. Downtown Omaha, the hub of the
city, is avant-garde and ancient at the same time.
Though hip culture can be found along the concrete walkways, a taste
of the past can be discovered on the cobblestone streets of the Old Market
District. From gallery gazing, sidewalk shopping and decadent dining, there is
never a dull moment downtown.
Like Downtown, Central (Midtown) Omaha is
made up of a contemporary and a historic style. A complex community made up of
new schools, hospitals and businesses, many Midtown locations are also noted on
the National Register of Historic places. The combination of old and new
complimented by parks and clubs is a great place to call home.
the Mormon Trail Center, North Omaha is the oldest neighborhood. With an
abundance of African American History, the area is famous for jazz greats like
Count Basie. Home to community colleges and four-year universities, the district
is strong in education and religion. South Omaha is a great place to settle. The
former "Magic City", is made of many immigrants, providing a diverse and
Lastly, and like other areas, West Omaha is both
historic and new. While home to Boys Town, the renowned non-profit organization
founded in 1917, the area's new architecture has created comfortable living and
shopping spaces where thousands of families live and frequent. For a more
detailed description of the neighborhoods click here.
Registering Your CarIf you choose to call Omaha your home,
changing your license and registering your vehicle are one of the first chores
to take care of. Before taking a trip down to the local Division of Motor
here so that you can become familiar with the city and state's licensing
rules. But do not delay since a new resident only has 30 days to register for a
Nebraska title and registration.
Nebraska requires that new residents
supply at least one form of identification with their name and birth date and
two forms ID that show their current, local address to obtain a license. The
required forms of identification needed to obtain a new Nebraska license can be
found on the noted website.
Omaha SchoolsOmaha Public Schools, or OPS, is the largest
school district in the state. The Douglas County district has almost 50,000
students and approximately 80 schools in the system, creating a large community
of students throughout the region. Staffing more than 7,000 employees, the
system prides itself on its highly educated teachers.
According to OPS,
their teachers' average experience is 11.7 years, with 43% of the educators
holding advanced degrees. Along with the public school system, Omaha offers
private schooling, providing approximately 17,000 students with an elite
Omaha offers the choice of seven colleges and universities in
the city. The higher education institutions are Clarkson College, College of St.
Mary, University of Nebraska Omaha, Metro Community College, Creighton
University, Nebraska Methodist and Grace University. Whether you are a local or
from out-of-state, Omaha is an outstanding city to learn in.
Omaha EmploymentOnly four years ago, Forbes magazine ranked
Omaha as one of the most prosperous places to live during the recession. With a
low 4.2% percent unemployment and home to five large Fortune 500 companies,
Omaha has promising career prospects. Compared to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
average American unemployment rate that presently ranges around 7.7%, the river
city may just be the place to start a new career. One Omaha website that's
available to search for employment click here.
Living Costs in the CityAccording to the 2011 city budget, the
median household income in Omaha was $67,567 and the median price for a home was
$133,700. However, the overall cost of living depends on a family size. While an
average home is priced around $130,000, renting may be more
Some Omaha homes for rent range anywhere from $900 to $1,300
per month. Of course the price of the rental rises with the amount of rooms
rented. Omaha apartments are less expensive to rent than a home, averaging
anywhere from $550 to $900 for a one- to two-bedroom place. Utility costs will
vary depending on the size of the residence, with electric, gas and water bills
averaging between $50 and $100 each. However the more you use a utility, the
higher the bill will be for that month.
Omaha Moving ResourcesMaking the move to Omaha is a big
decision. Once decided, it is important to choose a reputable moving company to
assist you in your relocation. Compare prices between companies and consider the
moving services. It is also important to avoid moving
scams, avoiding less reputable services that perform
in an unprofessional manner.
Visit Movers.com to find all you need to know about
making the move to the Midwest.
Omaha TransportationFrom riding bikes, to hopping on the metro
to traveling major highways, there are plenty of ways to get around the city.
While most residents own their own vehicles, many residents depend on public
transportation to get them around the 128-square-mile metropolis. Located on the
banks of the Missouri River, the city offers the opportunity to ride on the
water for pleasure on the River City Star riverboat.
Culture & Contemporary LifeThough it is the Midwest, don't let Omaha's location fool you. The
middle of America is full of fun, buzzing with family friendly entertainment.
From museums and zoos to art centers and theaters, one can enjoy any activity at
a moment's notice.
All that running around would make anyone hungry,
which is perfect because Omaha's diverse dining experience offers something for
everyone. However, if you like steak, the city's reputation for choice cuts of
meat is sure to make you want to order seconds.
When you are not shopping
or enjoying the day spa, a round of golf at any of the 16 public and semi-public
courses will make your day. But what is really great about Omaha, is all the
free activities available for all ages. Music lovers can enjoy Jazz on the Green
concerts and children can traipse the Mormon Trail without it costing a penny,
making Omaha a great place to visit and live.
Omaha Relocation Tips
- Do not make the move to this Midwest city unless you have a new job,
friends, or family to arrive to. Like any move, if you are not prepared you can
find yourself facing the unexpected with no familiar resources to turn to.
- Before making Omaha your home, take a trip to the city and discover its past
before you decide to prepare for your future there.
Author : Staff Writer
on March 3, 2013
Movers.com - Moving Expert