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Old 03-18-2007, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I am just posting this to see what you guys think...
I already understand that Mattden and Pittnurse and ListenUp think Omaha is
a run down, blightfull, unattractive, boring, poor, hard to drive in city....
I would love to hear other peoples opionion on the city, if you have any....

Here is what the media thinks:
I am just beginning to tip the iceberg with all the high ratings Omaha is getting....

Qwest Center: Top 10 busiest arenas in the world
http://www.csufresno.edu/journal/vol...savemart.shtml

Facts from the Omaha chamber
http://www.accessomaha.com/pdf/Markets.pdf (broken link)

Omaha: Another best city ranking: #17 by time.com
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...3502-2,00.html

Omaha: One of the highest percentages of yuppies in America
http://themediaaudit.com/yuppies2.htm (broken link)

OMaha: Most Golf courses per capita in US
http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/meet/omaha.html
http://www.embassysuitesomaha.com/meetingsevents.aspx
http://www.creightonmedical.org/content/blogcategory/72/69/ (broken link)
http://www2.agribank.com/Annual/Documents/DiscoverOmaha.pdf (broken link)
http://www.campbellcommunications.com/mag%20omaha.html

Omaha: Home to more millionaires per capita than any other US city
http://www.omahahomesguide.com/

National: 36,048
OMaha: 37,373 rank #41 out of 361

#18 for standard of living which is money vs cost of living
www.business.duq.edu/faculty/davies/theses/curcio.doc (broken link)

#8 for Uhaul growth :-)
http://eomahaforums.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6211

#12 for lowest cost of living and #15 for jobs #32 for median income
Omaha is 21% below average for housing costs
http://www.accessomaha.com/pdf/Omaha-Cost-of-Living-2007.pdf (broken link)

Omaha: 5 star metro
http://www.expansionmanagement.com/c...77/default.asp

Omaha: Link to more top rankings
http://www.mmqb.com/tcmmqbnew/tcmmqb...=0703130753809 0140&toload=tcm&system=ResiIOS&loadlook=179512&ses sionid=587425&dll=ros

Omaha: #18 for relocating singles
http://primacy.com/primacy_americas.asp?Language=EN&ID1=Primacy+Ameri (broken link) cas+Home&ID2=Primacy+News&CategoryID=2&NewsID=32

Omaha: On a yearly basis, one of the cleanest cities in the US
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...id=chix-sphere

most walkable city in america
http://www.prevention.com/article/0,5778,s1-2-92-752-7792-6,00.html (broken link)

Omaha: #5 in the nation to have a baby
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16775895/

OMaha: Featured destination...
http://www.retirementtrends.com/feature.html

More top rankings for Omaha!!
Eleventh best city for business and careers (Forbes – 2004)
Third “Best Place to Locate Your Company” (Expansion Management – 2003)
Consistent ranking in top 20% of best places to live as rated by Places Rated Almanac.
and more rankings....
http://www.businessfacilities.com/bf_05_08_news2.asp (broken link)
http://www.marketsphere.com/marketsphere.aspx?pgID=883

Omaha: #18 in the Nation for Standard of living
www.business.duq.edu/faculty/davies/theses/curcio.doc (broken link)

Proof new construction is low cost in Omaha:
http://www.mickeymartin.com/Nav.aspx/Page=/RealEstateNews/Default.aspx (broken link)
this listing is housing built 2005 to current and is being sold for 125,000-150,000
sorry you'll have to go to search only new homes and select that range yourself in Douglas County built 2005 and sooner...

Omaha rated #7 in best places to live
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/money...PL3137000.html

Lot's of demographic information
http://www.omahachamber.org/pdf/EconomicOutlook.pdf

Nebraska: #24 in total taxes per capita:
http://www.census.gov/govs/statetax/05staxrank.html

Omaha:#30 fun place in america (3 lower than Vegas)
http://www.nbc30.com/news/2608638/detail.html
some of the attractions:
http://www.omahachamber.org/enjoy/Attractions.aspx
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:21 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Agree completely. Thank you so much kosnebbear for your wise words. I for one can find all the statistics I want through city-data, google, or wherever. I do not need ehennigsen to post every link on the entire internet. I do not think it necessary to call people names like "disgruntled employee", "ex-wife", etc, when disagreeing. I have always said I thought Omaha was a nice mid-western city with hills and trees, which is more than you can say about Chicago (the hill part, anyway). I think you will find the same sort of people in Omaha that you will find anywhere. Some are nice, and some are, not.

The above is what I said about Omaha on 3/12/07. I left the names you called me in so people could see how you respond when someone says something you disagree with.
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Michissippi
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I'm in the metro Detroit area and the City of Omaha receives almost no news coverage. The media doesn't seem to think of it at all.
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Your right Pittnurse, you have been a complete angel on the nebraska board, thanks for being so nice despite all of the abuse you have taken from the horrible people of Nebraska... You are absolutely right that Nebraskan's are rude and arrogant and all the bad things you have said are right, and all the postings I have made on that site with links to the media giving omaha praise, are just opionions, thank you for all of your insight and for helping me realize that we are bad people and living in a bad place... Congrats on your move to Northern Colorado just an hour or two from the Nebraska border...
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bhaalspawn View Post
I'm in the metro Detroit area and the City of Omaha receives almost no news coverage. The media doesn't seem to think of it at all.
Ummm.... News coverage is for current events, I'm talking about media as in Forbes, money magazine, redbook etc....
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:51 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by ehenningsen View Post
Your right Pittnurse, you have been a complete angel on the nebraska board, thanks for being so nice despite all of the abuse you have taken from the horrible people of Nebraska... You are absolutely right that Nebraskan's are rude and arrogant and all the bad things you have said are right, and all the postings I have made on that site with links to the media giving omaha praise, are just opionions, thank you for all of your insight and for helping me realize that we are bad people and living in a bad place... Congrats on your move to Northern Colorado just an hour or two from the Nebraska border...
I think you are starting to lose it. The worst I have said is not nearly as bad as what you are saying here. I do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth. You need to PROVE what I have said or shut up! I just don't want to live in Omaha! Is that a crime? Do YOU want to live in Colorado?
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Default Pittnurse...

You constantly downplay all of my links, and you try to say that the information that the haters post in an opionion that I should respect, and that I need to be more mindful, but what I post you downplay and try when you can to disrespect, so I apologized to everyone and even you, thinking that you may actually have something nice to say about any of my posts, but no you constantly criticize everything I say on there, and so, like you label Nebraskans like you did on several occasions, I label you a hater... and that is why until you start being a little bit more considerate and quit labeling people and putting down what I post, I am not going to consider you anything but a flamer... and consider you on the same ranks as mattden, listenup and warnyou...
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Wow, I guess the Omaha cheerleading continues. Omaha serves it purpose for some but not for others.

Omaha though is not some amazing jewel like alot of residents seem to think. Sometimes people can have so pride in their city that they only look at the positives rather then looking then evaluating both the positives and negatives of a given commuity.

Isnt a mix of opinions on a city (both positive and negative) good so people can evaluate where they are moving

Its an okay place but very characterless and boring, but I dont think Omaha has to worry about a big influx of people from other states coming to town. Thats just my opinion though.

Anyway to offset all the boosterism on Omaha
According to Census:
Omaha median household income is 40,484, National Average is 46,242
Omaha per-capita income: 23,501. National Average: 25,035
Omaha poverty rate: 15.3% National Average: 13.3%

www.census.gov 2005 American Community survey

Anyway, I calulated it out and in Omaha the median housing costs for mortgaged units are 1620 dollars less yearly then the national average, but the median household income is 5758 dollars less. So people are 4138 dollars behind living in Omaha compared to the national average.

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Old 03-19-2007, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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Matt, you cannot calculate cost of living by just income and housing alone. There are taxes, utilities, transportation, insurance, cost of goods.....
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Default ....

MAttden, all people have to do is read the links provided to show that your stats are not true, LOL
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