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Old 06-17-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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While checking my Email I suddenly saw a picture of Omaha on yahoo's front page and I discovered this
Where Struggling Americans Can Find a Fresh Start - Yahoo! Real Estate
Yet another good ranking for Omaha!
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: IN
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While checking my Email I suddenly saw a picture of Omaha on yahoo's front page and I discovered this
Where Struggling Americans Can Find a Fresh Start - Yahoo! Real Estate
Yet another good ranking for Omaha!
Go Omaha
If I were to move back to the Midwest/Plains I would choose Omaha over Kansas City anyday. Medium sized metros and smaller equal less stress for me.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Default Nice...

Take that Omaha bashers!
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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Sweet! I'm originally from NE, and some of my family still lives there. If I had to move back to the Midwest, I'd definately choose Omaha too.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Omaha is pretty sweet, but I'd consider Kansas City of even Des Moines as well.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Good for Omaha. It's an interesting list of cities - the 4 that ranked in front of Omaha aren't ones that many people probably reconsider for relocation (Anchorage; Provo-Orem, Utah; Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, Washington; and Yakima, Washington), so maybe the article could help some people who need a fresh start think outside the box a bit.
I read the full article on the Business Week website and just have to question the picture for Omaha v. the pictures for the other cities. Many other cities had a picture of a vibrant downtown, natural beauty of the area, a building that typifies one of the main industries of the region, etc... but for Omaha, it is a picture of a single building (the Omaha Star). It is a fine building and I understand the history behind it, but it just seems they tried to find more representative photos of other cities.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Ken Caryl, CO
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Omaha-Council Bluffs was also just listed as one of the strongest 20 metro areas of the country.

Brookings - Quality. Independence. Impact.
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Go Omaha
If I were to move back to the Midwest/Plains I would choose Omaha over Kansas City anyday. Medium sized metros and smaller equal less stress for me.
Are you kidding? I live in this ***** hole of a town. There is little to no night life, ei. (bars close at one am), 95% are dive bars the rest think they're ****ing cool, but they're really not. No smoking ban, cops are dicks. What they fail to mention is that we have a lot of meth tweakers out here, people are very unkind to new people in group settings, they may be kind to you one on one but only then. they don't report as many homeless citizens as we actually have. Those with money have a lot of pull on keeping this town 'small and quiet' and not making it an actual city. The city transport system absolutely sucks, the fact that you can't get a bus any closer than 84th and Center on a Sunday is ridiculous, they completely disregard all of south and mainly north Omaha and that should be a crime.

The fact of working out in west O and possibly missing the bus after 630 PM meant I'd have to walk home because no other buses serviced that area after that time is just silly. Any other city of this size either has better bus systems or at least has a train system to get those of us without a car to and from our destinations.
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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Interesting article!!! Although, I must say, anyone who is homosexual may want to consider someplace that is considerably more gay friendly than Omaha and the rest of Nebraska! If they move here and come out of the closet, they'll be fired for it. So much for a fresh start! Let's not even get me started on Zio's of Omaha!! They'll be treated like crap just for being a human being!
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: IN
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Are you kidding? I live in this ***** hole of a town. There is little to no night life, ei. (bars close at one am), 95% are dive bars the rest think they're ****ing cool, but they're really not. No smoking ban, cops are dicks. What they fail to mention is that we have a lot of meth tweakers out here, people are very unkind to new people in group settings, they may be kind to you one on one but only then. they don't report as many homeless citizens as we actually have. Those with money have a lot of pull on keeping this town 'small and quiet' and not making it an actual city. The city transport system absolutely sucks, the fact that you can't get a bus any closer than 84th and Center on a Sunday is ridiculous, they completely disregard all of south and mainly north Omaha and that should be a crime.

The fact of working out in west O and possibly missing the bus after 630 PM meant I'd have to walk home because no other buses serviced that area after that time is just silly. Any other city of this size either has better bus systems or at least has a train system to get those of us without a car to and from our destinations.
Omaha may have its problems, but Kansas City is much worse in terms of sprawl and overall lack of a good public transit system.
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