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Old 06-10-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Can anybody tell me anything about Sidney, NE? Will my kids enjoy living there? they are 15, 8 & 4. We are from Southern CA. And we also Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas is NO place to raise kids. want a decent lifestyle for them. Any feedback would be great.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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With a population of 6,000 plus there has to be enough things to do to keep them entertained for a while, though it will be a lot less entertaining than CA and Las Vegas, though there should be plenty of outdoor things to do.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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thanks, are there homes to rent? if so do u know about how much they run for a 3bdrm?
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Remember you are in a lot more remote part of the country and state... not like you have easy access to a large urban area (like in Southern CA) or a large entertainment area (like LV)... You are 100 miles from Cheyenne, WY; 170 miles from Denver, CO; 220 miles to Kearney, NE; 230 miles to Rapid City, SD; 265 miles to Grand Island, NE; 350 miles to Lincoln, NE; and 400 miles to Omaha, NE.

With that said, that part of the country has some fantastic geography... you go east and you are into the Sandhills, North into Pine Ridge and then Badlands, West and into the foothills of the Rockies. Take time to venture out.

Sidney is a great place and has all you need, but you may have to entertain yourself a little more than you would if you were close to San Diego or Las Vegas.

Personally, I'd choose Sidney over San Diego and Las Vegas, but if you like that large urban lifestyle Sidney could drive you crazy.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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thanks, are there homes to rent? if so do u know about how much they run for a 3bdrm?

There probably aren't houses to rent so here are some prices and rents for apartments, just look up Sidney NE real estate on google then click 'find results for Sidney NE real estate in housing search'

http://base.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.forsalebyowner.com%2 Fimages%2Flarge%2F21564875-1.jpg&dhm=43d52a80&size=2&hl=en&source=c8cc3767 (broken link) 1417 Jackson Street , Sidney, NE, 69... $192,000 4 beds, 2 baths, 3,000 sqft, Posted Apr 30
1417 Jackson Street , Sidney, NE, 69162, USA, 3000 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms . Seller's Description: Restored German Cottage with large contemporary ...
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http://base.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.owners.com%2FWTJ3 753.jpg&dhm=b72cebf6&size=2&hl=en&source=aea671f9 (broken link) 1725 King Street, Sidney, NE, 69162,... $184,900 3 beds, 1 baths, 2,900 sqft, Posted Apr 7
Home for sale by owner in Sidney, NE 69162. This home features a fireplace in the large kitchen/diningroom, large bedrooms, original hardwood floors that ...
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http://base.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http%3A%2F%2Fmlsimage.fnisrediv.com%2 FListingImages%2Fusihouse%2Fimages%2F177457_top462 62492.jpg&dhm=25b5c107&size=2&hl=en&source=f546697 (broken link) 1328 Maple Street, Sidney, NE 69162 $169,900 4 beds, 2 baths, 4 sqft, Posted May 30
property for sale.
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http://base.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.owners.com%2FWTP1 205.jpg&dhm=8f550542&size=2&hl=en&source=2f384739 (broken link) 1441 Newton Street, Sidney, NE, 6916... $169,000 4 beds, 1 baths, 2,334 sqft, Posted May 11
Home for sale by owner in Sidney, NE 69162. ...
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http://base.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.unitedcountry.com%2F picturesx%2Frevthumbs%2Fsmall_05065-56066-1131735.jpg&dhm=318ceeb1&size=2&hl=en&source=52e9c 8a4 (broken link) 2468 RD 109 SIDNEY NE 69162 $125,000 3 beds, 2 baths, Posted May 1
3 BEDROOM.
United Country
http://base.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.unitedcountry.com%2F picturesx%2Frevthumbs%2Fsmall_05065-56063-1131801.jpg&dhm=ae4cd6b5&size=2&hl=en&source=f47d6 74 (broken link) 2600 11TH AVE SIDNEY NE 69162 $125,000 Posted May 1
EQUIPPED AS RESTAURANT.
United Country
http://base.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.homes-for-sale-by-owner.info%2Fphotos%2F5362-1.jpg&dhm=ccb63c7e&size=2&hl=en&source=107b7f47 (broken link) 2410 Road 113, Sidney, NE, 69162, US... $108,000 4 beds, 2 baths, 1,350 sqft, Posted May 11
Farm/Ranch house for sale by owner in Sidney, NE. Sidney FSBO home. 56 flat and rolling acres with a 4 bedroom, 2 bath doublewide mobile home! ...
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http://base.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.owners.com%2FDAG5 879.jpg&dhm=f175a7f1&size=2&hl=en&source=6a3e3eb5 (broken link) 1635 Osage St., Sidney, NE, 69162, U... $105,995 4 beds, 1 baths, 1,876 sqft, Posted 07/26/07
Home for sale by owner in Sidney, NE 69162. This is a very beatiful home. Updated indoors and out. Nice landscape with dog-run in the backyard. ...
www.Owners.com
http://base.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.realtybargains.com%2 FPropertyImage.do%3FPId%3D1538537%26count%3D0&dhm= 83043885&size=2&hl=en&source=31bdfee (broken link) Forrest St, SIDNEY, NE, 69162 $28,210 2 beds, 1 baths, Posted 09/25/07
This is a Real Estate owned (REO) property. The lender possesses the property either at an auction or through an agreement with the owner during ...
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http://base.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http%3A%2F%2Fg.mynewplace.com%2FP%2F2 %2F105102%2F71241.jpg&dhm=41f0f7b8&size=2&hl=en&so urce=48950af3 (broken link) 2460 Fort Sidney Road, Sidney, NE, 6... $450 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,000 sqft, Posted 09/03/07
Welcome to Fort Sidney Apartments. Fort Sidney Apartments is where you immediately feel at home--the warm and friendly community instantly draws you in and ...
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http://base.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http%3A%2F%2Fg.mynewplace.com%2FP%2F5 7%2F58057%2F71375.png&dhm=b65706ec&size=2&hl=en&so urce=1ab22e00 (broken link) 2730 11th Ave, Sidney, NE, 69162 $357 2 beds, 1 baths, 790 sqft, Posted 09/03/07
Welcome to Crest View Apartments. Your comfort and convenience is our top priority. We offer well-designed and spacious floorplans that will satisfy all ...
MyNewPlace.com
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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You'll face some definite culture shock coming from SoCal or Vegas to rural Nebraska. Sidney is a decent town, but there isn't much in the way of "things to do" beyond the typical small town stuff: sports, church, outdoor activies. Shopping consists of Wal-Mart.

If you are into the outdoors, there is plenty of hunting and fishing around in an hour's drive.

Rentals are tough to come by, and housing is still a seller's market. Cabela's, the main employer, continues to expand, and housing is tough to find. Many people live in the tiny towns nearby and commute.

You will find it to be a friendly, low-crime, good school town.

If I were a betting man, I'd say you are moving there to take a job with Cabela's...
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:07 AM
 
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May I ask why you are thinking about Sidney? I have no idea what your situation is, but coming from such a big city, I would think Lincoln or even Kearney would be a better fit. They have alot more to do and would probably keep your kids better entertained.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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would probably keep your kids better entertained
Kids are adaptable.
They might whine and complain for a while, but there isn't some sort of genetic code contained on a country kid's DNA that makes them more able to "survive" rural boredom.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Sandhills
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I got to agree with ItsMeFred (who actually isn't a Fred, LOL). We moved our kids out of Vancouver Washington around that same age to return home to Nebraska, they adapted.

And with the rest of the info you have received here on housing in Sidney I have a feeling they are correct due to Cabela's in the area. If you aren't tied into Sidney, Scottsbluff to the north is a nice town and you will find many very nice towns the size of Sidney across our state, where I am sure you would be welcome.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Great thanks so much for the info. Im getting married in July and my firnace lives out there in sidney, so that is why we are moving out there, then he said from there we might go to sterling, co any feed back on sterling, co ?
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