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Old 09-28-2007, 05:28 AM
 
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And, guess who's coming back -- our young people. Several of our neighbors are between 35 and 45, and they all talk about how they couldn't wait to leave for bigger places only to return to smaller places to raise kids.

Our "big three" counties are showing an influx of neighbors from CO, and the workforce is responding. We have had some serious investment from Fortune ranked companies (Cabela's, Lehman Brothers, Caterpillar, BNSF, UP, etc.) in the panhandle. Property tax rates continue to be an issue, and it can appear to outsiders that wages are low, but its all relative. When we moved here, my wife and I took a 50% pay cut but we reduced our expenses more than 70% -- mainly in our housing. We have sacrificed some of the "urban" niceties, but we can still get them within a couple hours drive. Its all about my kids and their quality of life. And, Plains10, my kids are worth 100x what your census numbers show. Those are just numbers for outsiders -- life in western Nebraska is MUCH more than that. It's not for everyone, and that suits us just fine.
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:33 AM
 
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Don't forget to research Papillion NE. Moving from California to rural Nebraska will present a huge culture shock for you and your teenager. Culture shock meaning you were looking for more normality in your life and those towns aren’t always considered normal to anyone other than the locals. Papillion would seem as much more of a moderate adjustment with low property taxes/crime and great schools. Maybe you can visit to find out for yourself =-).
I have chosen a town finally. Thank you for this information *tucks it away for future consideration*.

My teen is very excited, as am I. We know that at the very least... we will be able to slow down and breatheeeeeee. Thank you God!
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:34 AM
 
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IF you are looking for a bigger city.
Lincoln, Omaha and Omaha's surrounding cities are all nice.
Actually Papillion, NE, a city right outside of Omaha, just got ranked #6 out of the top 100 cities to live in the US. No other Nebraska city is ranked.
My husband and I are seriously considering moving there.
But, from what I've heard all these suggested towns and cities are nice!
Hope you find something you like!
Thank you... I think I have
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:39 AM
 
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Look at Chadron NE. It has 5000 friendly (mostly) people with a State College of 2,000+, hospital and other medical services. Most people don't realize the beauty of this small NW corner of Nebraska. Beauty, peace, hunting, it's all here. The schools are good and small enough to preserve the personal touch.
The College, the Forest Service, & the Job Corps all offer employment and bring in people from throughout the country which enhances the cultural diversity of the people. Everything you need is here.
Even a casino 40 minutes away.
Some of your "wants" may require driving.
We are two hours from shopping, Scottsbluff, and Rapid City SD and four hours from Denver. We have two flights daily to Denver as well as a daily van service.
If you want quiet and beauty and peace, look no further.
Awesome. NE appears to be the State I've been hoping for. I look forward to being a resident by October 10th

If the place I have chosen isn't my final destination in NE, researching these suggestions will help me make that final determination.

Thank you for this information.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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Congratulations and Good Luck!

P.S. lol, you will have all the breathing room you'll ever need!
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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So what town did you pick?
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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Default I chose....

Broken Bow because I know one person who lives there

Nebraska sounds like a wonderful place (except for the larger cities that have same problems we have here that I am moving from). We look forward to living a more peaceful existence. Again, thanks to everyone who had great suggestions.

Lauree
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:11 PM
 
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Try looking farther north to NE Nebraska. It is beautiful and along the Missouri River. Less populated but great schools. I live in Hartington and my son is in 5th grade,we just moved here in June 2007 and out of the 3 schools he has been to in the last five years he LOVES the shcools here. No they don't have EVERYTHING the big citties have but you have to be willing to give up something. The education is definately better more one due to smaller class sizes. Population is a comfortable 2000 and it is only 30 minutes from Yankton SD (pop 12,000) and Norfolk NE (pop 13000) and Sioux City, IA (pop 175,000?).
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Broken Bow
Great choice. Nice quite town and a very unique part of the state. Great access to the Sand Hills, Halsey, Pine Ridge... close to little larger towns and interstate...

Good luck and welcome to Nebraska
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:35 PM
 
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Lincoln is very nice. We lived there for 5 yrs and there was only one shooting the whole time. It is very clean and family friendly. FOOTBALL is the ONLY sport there and the whole town shuts down to watch the game- and you HAVE to go to one in your lifetime- it is the greatest experience you'll ever have. The food there is generic and it has no ethnic roots- so no ethinic (authentic) food- (other than crappy german food). But it is a great place to live.. Oh- tornados are pretty common there and 40 below weather will freeze your dog's pee in about two minutes....so buy him/her boots ! Employment is ok and rents are low.
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