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Old 06-26-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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There was a similar thread but it was outdated and the focus was on the local school systems. I may be taking a job there with in the next month or so. No official offer, so I wont say here what the job is but do to certain job requirements, I will have to live somewhere in the city, the outlying communities (which where a popular option in the other thread) will not be possible for time (driving time) reasons. So anyway, back to the point of the thread, I will be looking into getting a two bedroom apartment. I will be moving in from out of state (Michigan) and will probably have to rent one sight unseen. Can someone here let me know where the "nicer" areas of town are or even the name of apartment complexes in those areas? I guess a follow up question would be, how is the area around the Conestoga Mall? Thank you for any replies.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Denver from Omaha
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Grand Island residents are eerily absent from City Data. I live in Omaha now but I grew up in the island. The only areas you really don't want to live in (you can load up google maps Grand Island to see what i'm talking about) are the area south of pier park and east of south locust, the little NE corner surrounding Lincoln elementary school, and downtown. Anywhere else in town is fine. There really isn't much in the way of housing near the conestoga mall, except to the east, which is in my opinion a very ugly and treeless area. Nice and nearest to the mall would be anywhere between capital and state streets. Also the newest developments to the city are in the extreme western side, along N North Road (george park area). Grand Island is not known for being a clean town; in fact it can get pretty rough (by rough i mean dirty and maybe loud; violence and gangs are not really a problem). I would advise against renting an apartment in the island sight-unseen. Good luck!
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Try Autumn Park Apartments (308) 389-3331. This is probably one of the newest 'apartment complexes' that have been built in the last 15 years. It is in the Conestoga Mall area that you earlier referenced.
I grew up in Grand Island, moved to Lincoln for college and then back to the area (Central City...about a half hour drive to Grand Island). I actually work in Grand Island and enjoy the short commute to work. Houses in the surrounding areas are quite a bit cheaper than renting something in the Grand Island area.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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I never lived in Grand Island, but have visited the city every year for the last several years. The community, along with Kearney and Hastings, work as a regional hub for work, entertainment and shopping. This regional influence allows the city to hold a much greater concentration of facilities, stores and restaurants than what you'd expect for a community that just passed 50,000 in population.

The cities entertainment value is very high both in amenities as well as in the natural beauty. Grand Island has a very nice arena with an indoor football team that competes with Omaha's Beef, that is part of a very large compound for the Nebraska State Fair and other events. When events are not going on there are the awesome sand hills to the north, the platte river valley where major migration patterns are in abundance and much more if you do some exploring.

The community of 50,000 is currently growing at the fastest rate than in its history. The population growth has exceeded 1,000 new people per year in the last four years. The present and future is very bright for the tri-cities.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
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I grew up in Grand Island and it was one of my favorite places to live. We lived in a very nice neighborhood and I attended Barr Junior High. I was very sad to have to move to Omaha and my life quickly went downhill. I just remember I liked it very much as a kid... Hope this helps!!!

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I never lived in Grand Island, but have visited the city every year for the last several years. The community, along with Kearney and Hastings, work as a regional hub for work, entertainment and shopping. This regional influence allows the city to hold a much greater concentration of facilities, stores and restaurants than what you'd expect for a community that just passed 50,000 in population.

The cities entertainment value is very high both in amenities as well as in the natural beauty. Grand Island has a very nice arena with an indoor football team that competes with Omaha's Beef, that is part of a very large compound for the Nebraska State Fair and other events. When events are not going on there are the awesome sand hills to the north, the platte river valley where major migration patterns are in abundance and much more if you do some exploring.

The community of 50,000 is currently growing at the fastest rate than in its history. The population growth has exceeded 1,000 new people per year in the last four years. The present and future is very bright for the tri-cities.
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