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Old 01-19-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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i read this review on some website - but it seems a little too rosy to be real: [url=http://www.loghome.com/great_place_to_build_nebraska_city/articles/2462]Log Home .com - Great Places | Nebraska City, NE | Birthplace of Arbor Day[/url]

you guys live there or near there, right? is it really like this?
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: west Omaha
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With Arbor Day Lodge and Farm... it's pretty well become a local tourist destination... so it stands to reason that the towns people are going to be warm and friendly. Nebraska City has a very nice small town downtown district... lots of antiques. Of course, being in the Missouri River valley, like most of eastern Nebraska... you'll find plenty of treed, rolling hills (and yes, apple orchards). Nebraska doesn't all look like what you see along I-80 (running alongside the very flat and featureless Platte River valley... which belies Nebraska's scenery elsewhere).

So, while I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for when you ask if it is really 'like this'... I can verify that it is a wonderful place to visit... perhaps even live (if you don't have to live in closer proximity to higher paying jobs ... such as myself).
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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IMHO, Nebraska City is a great place to visit, but not to live. After you've been to Arbor Day Lodge, the apple orchards, wineries, and the Apple Jack Festival a few times, there isn't much more. It's not like Neb City is picture perfect year round though.
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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no place is perfect year round...

But, when it comes to nature and historical value and being relatively near a big city, it defenitely is way, way, way better than most cities it's size.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I have been in the area and it has river bluffs and in generally hilly outside of the river valley. There are quite a few trees near the river. It is a pretty area in September and when it is green.
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I've been to Nebraska City a handful of times and I enjoy its charm. It's relatively small but the people are real nice and its a beautiful area to visit. Not sure I'd want to live there but I'm a city boy - at least as much of a city boy that I can be living in Omaha. I do plan to make it back there again this fall and stay at the bed and breakfast.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:20 AM
 
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Nebraska City is a wonderful small town with great festivals, a good high school, Arbor Lodge and trees galore. It's close to Peru St College and LIncoln and Omaha. After five years teaching in Dallas I am moving back!
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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I have no desire to move from where I am, but if I were to move out from the metro into a smaller town it is one place I would consider...
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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My wife and I just visited Neb. City last week. We usually go there every year in the fall. Beautiful town, friendly people, nice looking parks and neighborhoods, three great golf courses, great local shops and tourist attractions. Honestly, I've been a Nebraskan for 34 years and have been all over the state and I can tell you that Nebraska City is by far and away the best small town in the entire state!! It's not even a close race! (FYI, I'm defining small town as any community under 15,000 people.) With it's proximity to Omaha and Lincoln, it is ideally located, too. We love Sunday brunch at the Lied Lodge!
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: vista
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My high school classmate from '62 just visited there a couple of weeks ago, also. I was in Lincoln in August and visiting NE City was the only thing on my list that I didn't get to do. If we were to retire in NE, NE City would be one of the first places I would look. I have great memories from visiting there as a kid. And I love the wide Missouri.
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