U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nebraska
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 12-13-2019, 12:28 AM
ch1 ch1 started this thread
105 posts, read 93,942 times
Reputation: 47


Dear all

I have always lived the Midwest and I have accepted
Job offer from UNL. How safe is Lincoln for a single, working woman who prefers to live in a single family home?
Thanks a lot in advance.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-13-2019, 12:25 PM
309 posts, read 128,469 times
Reputation: 464
Generally very safe. It does somewhat depend on the area. I've lived in LNK all of my 50 years, and very rarely if ever have I felt unsafe. However, having said that, property crime does occur. Generally not recommended to leave garage doors open (or doors unlocked) when you aren't around, no matter the neighborhood. Feel free to PM me if you want more input about particular parts of the city. Good luck with your move/new position.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2019, 12:25 PM
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
10,072 posts, read 6,943,287 times
Reputation: 26778
It's very safe.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2019, 07:16 PM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
31,455 posts, read 51,880,475 times
Reputation: 40116
I currently have several female single friends in Lincoln, NE. Very safe, lots of groups to meet with and enjoy travel / events / volunteering together.

Be flexible for interests and meeting friends.

As my late uncle said from Hospice (in Lincoln). "There is no place better than Nebraska to live! Why do people need all these other exotic places?"

Disclaimer: I left NE in 1959 for Colorado and other 'Exotic' places, but have been to Lincoln / across NE 5x so far this yr.

Know your Neighborhood, there are many very nice and affordable neighborhoods within a safe walk / bicycle to UNL.
Get a lot of exercise so you can spend more time at UNL Ice Cream Store! and the many great places to eat within 20 minutes. Don't forget the 'classic' local small town taverns. I used to schedule my flights through Lincoln, so I could go get a Prime Rib dinner at Malcolm, NE tavern (no longer doing Prime Rib Boo, hoo).

There are also nice small towns near Lincoln for quiet living. Seward has a small private college, so some relatives live near there. Milford, similar.

Of course, venture out to Pioneer Village (Minden) on a weekend for a taste / education in being Nebraskan. It is about the only place in USA with a dog powered washing machine on display. (tread mill). And so much more. I also like weekend trips to central Kansas (Sandstone buildings / fenceposts...), and up to Sandhills (Valentine) and into Black Hills SD. Wind Cave.../ Badlands...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2019, 12:12 PM
Location: Nebraska
2,235 posts, read 3,054,926 times
Reputation: 6659
I live just North of Lincoln and make it into Lincoln at a minimum of ounce a month. For four years I worked in Lincoln. My only gripes with Lincoln are the drivers, because Lincoln has the university there a lot of the drivers are from all over the US and internationally. These students drive like the drivers in larger metro areas. I'm always on high alert for drivers pulling out in front of me or drivers running stop signs, etc.

I've never had these problems with Omaha traffic.

Over all crime in Lincoln is slight and a reasonably safe.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nebraska

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top