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Old 03-03-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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Hi,
We may be relocating to Norfolk, NE. We are fromt the NW and are a little concerened we'll feel issolated. What is there to do int he winter? How welcoming are the people? Entertainment? Mutilcultural anything?

We are in our 30s with 1 toddler and a new born.

Thanks for your feedback!
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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They have 1 mall, a couple of movie theaters, probably not too much to do in the winter but who knows, it is a regional center after all. And the Drives to Omaha and Sioux City are pretty short.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska
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Hi,
We may be relocating to Norfolk, NE. We are fromt the NW and are a little concerened we'll feel issolated. What is there to do int he winter? How welcoming are the people? Entertainment? Mutilcultural anything?

We are in our 30s with 1 toddler and a new born.

Thanks for your feedback!
Yes, you are correct you will feel issolated. There is not much TO DO in Norfolk, NE. You will have to drive two hours in all directions just to get a change of pace.
It is a good place to raise a family good Catholic Church and school.
I would not recommend jumping in and buying a house right away. Rent first.

Your typical fast food joints, and maybe two good local places. You'll have to drive out of town to get a change of table fare.

No Multicultural anything, unless you consider John Deere tractors, New Holland tractors, farm implements, 4 wheelers, 4X4 pickups with the fake bull nuts and Dixie flags multicultural.


Things to do in the winter; shovel you walk, watch TV, go hunting (if you can find a spot), go out to eat, wash your car.

Remember you are moving into farm country all the land is owned privately, not much public ground.
You are in for a major shock.

Plus you'll have to drive two hours to get to an airport with decent rates.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: NE Nebraska
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Norfolk isn't a bad town. It all depends what you are looking for. If you are looking for big city things, you won't find them here rfor the most part. You will find quite a few cultural things are the Johnny Carson Theatre at the High School. The Great American Comedy Festival is in its second year and is a professional tribute to Johnny Carson.

Norfolk isn't a bad place to raise some kids. Good public and private schools. The health care is pretty good. Almost all things are available health care wise from open heart surgery to chemo or radiation therapy.

A lot depends on what you like to do. Fishing is good in town and close by. The Missouri River is about an hour north and has good recreation opportunities. Muscantine Recreation Area east of town has fishing, camping, frisbie golf, and winter recreation areas. A place is what you make of it. If you crab about a place like with a negative attitude like Happygo Lucky you would complain about the taxes you have to pay after you win the lottery.

I moved to the area seven years ago from out of state and have been greated warmly and welcomed into the community. Never have been bored by lack of things to do. I grew up and lived in a town similar in size, so it wasn't a culture shock. If you grew up in a large city, you might find it a little boring.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Sandhills
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I will second Madpie's post. Lots of good info there. Norfolk isn't a large city by any means, no doubt, but for a city their size they do have a lot to offer. You will find the people you meet quite friendly and welcoming in my opinion. With young kids like you have, in the coming years you will find plenty of good family activities for them I am sure.

Welcome to Nebraska. We have been waiting for you, what kept you?
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