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Old 10-10-2006, 05:56 PM
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I am thinking about relocating at Norfolk, Nebraska. What is it like to live there? Do you get any snow? What is the housing market like? Are people friendly?

Thanks for any info

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Old 10-19-2006, 07:25 PM
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Norfolk is a nice little city. I believe it has a population around 25-30 thousand. Wages are low. Jobs are few. It has a great medical facility. Most ammenities like fast food, theaters, Menards, Walmart etc. Housing prices have gone up the last few years with growth. Median priced homes are around $80,000 -$100,000. It's basically a farming community. People are very nice. Schools are excellent!
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:23 PM
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thank you , it looks like a nice place to live.
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:11 AM
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Norfolk is where Johnny Carson came from. It is a big city for Nebraska with a population of about 15,000 to 20,000. They have a large Hispanic population due to the meat packing plant that was there. I think that it closed. They had a bank robbery a few years ago where five people were killed. This was done by some Hispanics which were here illegally. They did not get any money just came into the bank and started killing people. It is a nice town and just like most towns outside of Lincoln and Omaha the people are very nice and friendly. The schools there are excellent. It is nice town to live in.
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:47 AM
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Default Norfolk Nebraska

If you like a town like the movie pleasent ville that is Norfolk, Nebraska. People are very friendly, They wave at you as they pass driving in there car. Middle Class neighbor hood homes go for around $130,000. I worked in the Norfolk Public Library If you are really intrested in finding out more of the facts of this small town. With a great heart contact the library they have a Five star reference department who can give you any info you would like to obtain. As far as the tragody we had in this small town when a bank robbery went very bad we did lose five members of our tight community. It was so tramatic for our community that with in a week of the robbery a state patrol officer who had five children I believe of his own commited suicide because he had arrested and let go on of the men in the robbery a week prior to the shooting. I this helps. This own is a wonderful place to have a family and settle down. For your question about snow we get lots and it gets bitter cold.
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:40 PM
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Norfolk people might be nice but unless you like living on welfare till you find a job that pays 5 dollars an hours it really isn’t a great place to live. Those houses you they talk about you will never be able to afford here. This is why we left computer techs are making $7.5 an hour. Nothing to brag about. And you for sure will not get the banks to loan you any money for that 100k house with that income. The town doesn’t make sense 98 percent of the jobs pay less than 8 dollars an hours but 98 percent of the houses for sales are over 80k even with 2 incomes at 8 dollars an hours you will not get a loan for 80k and you will not want it if you got it. We left 2 years ago and have not looked back best thing we ever did. Just my advice.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:18 PM
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actually... Norfolk is approaching 24,000 people, but who's counting right
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:01 PM
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We don't live in Norfolk but in Neligh. We drive to Norfolk for our main shopping. We enjoy going there! The public library that was mentioned is indeed 5 star! I can attest to that. There is a variety of restaurants and basically decent shopping. The weather in Nebraska changes often. Something most Nebraskans love. A variety of weather conditions. It does get cold in the winter but the below zero temps do not last. Nebraska may be low on the pay scale but the ways of living are more laid back then other places may be. I love Nebraska.
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Old 04-29-2007, 01:33 PM
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Hi all. I'm thinking to moving to Norfolk-Nebraska. And I would like to know as much as possible about the city.
Are there usually cultural activites there, conceret and so on?
I'm learning french now, and I'm wondering if I can find a place to continue doing that in the city.
What is the annual payment range there?
thanks for your help
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:15 AM
Location: Northeastern Nebraska
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Hi princess! I'm probably not the best one to be answering your questions cuz I've only lived here six years.

But let's see.. yes there are cultural activities here, annual things that go on which are very fun. We have a 'main street', and some of these activities take place there, with tons of folks that turn out for it. Main street is beautifully decorated at Christmas time. Am thinking you could learn french here just as easy as anywhere else, except for maybe... France? lol.. Salaries are med to low I suppose. There's not a great many places to find work either. It will be a plus if you can speak Spanish. There are a couple of places in town that starts out paying $10+ an hour, if one can get hired on by them. One is Affiliated, which packs up and services all types of products for local stores etc. The meat plant closed down, thank goodness. It was 'raided' and shut down because of the illegals who were allowed to work there. There was a sharp decline in hispanics living in the area, who likely moved to Madison to work at the plant still open there. We have a truck stop, which might be fun to work at. Walmart, Target, all the regular stores in the mall hire from time to time. Plus you know, real estate - insurance - therapy - medical - dental offices, etc. And tons of restaurants. A great sports complex with hotel and restaurant as well, wait staff wear tuxedos. Good paying jobs there. I suppose the salary range just depends on what kind of work you like to do, you should be able to find something easy enough. Concerts? Ummmm not that I'm aware of. There are plays in the HS theater. Omaha isn't too far, Souix City Iowa is probably closer in the other direction. Omaha has a huge concert arena with a lot of concerts going on. Then there's Lincoln which isn't too far either, with the wonderful Cornhuskers. Be prepared for the wearing of the red. lol.. Nebraska is totally into the Cornhuskers! (Which is our football team, in case you didn't know)

Lemme see... Despite having 24,000 people, Norfolk is a very friendly town. We 'transplanted' from California, and trust me WHAT a difference for the better! There's no such thing as a 'traffic jam' here. Well, unless you get caught waiting for the train at either end of town in the morning or afternoon. Doesn't last long tho. Most traffic I've ever seen was about 10 cars that got stuck driving slow behind whatever that farm machine thingy was that took up two lanes one day.. Maybe a hay-baler or something? aha.. We do have plenty of cows btw. Oh yeah traffic was slow when someone moved a HOUSE down main street. eeeek! Course that was at night when most people were fast asleep. I'm a nightowl. lol

Not too many great bars here, if you're into that kind of thing. Well there's one in the area for younger folks, the Depot. There's tons of churches, some right across the street or down and around the corner from each other. We do have friendly competition between two car dealerships every year, that's fun. lol.. Cows, cornfields and alfalfa fields aplenty. Some of those fields are even tucked in between and around places like Walmart and apt. bldgs. We have a GREAT cable company right in town, who do same day service. And one thing that really impressed me when I was new here was at one of the fast-food places here, they remembered my first name and said 'good to see you again!' the second time I went in there. Needless to say, being from California, I was stunned! lol.. There's a distinct lack of fences here. Which is very nice, adds to the friendly feeling when you can just walk across your yard into your neighbors yard and chat awhile.

Can't think of anything else off the top of my head. Did I mention we have lots of cows? Guess this might help you get a good start with info about Norfolk tho. You could also do a search online and read about the history of Norfolk, etc. There you'll learn why, although it's written 'Norfolk', we locals pronounce it the right way as 'Norfork'. <grins> Say Norfolk around here and everyone will know you are new to town. hehe


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