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Old 03-17-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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Hi,

My boyfriend and I are in our late twenties and are contemplating a move to Omaha, NE. He was offered a great position out there for more money that we are making now. I am continuing my education with hopes of being a high school english teacher. We only have 48 hours to make a decision, so we are trying to get as much information as possible in a short period of time. Collectively we have lived in San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, Richmond (VA), Philadelphia, and Connecticut and we are currantly living in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. So we have experienced a wide range of living circumstances. I just want to know how friendly the city is to young couples and also what the chances of finding large-dog friendly rentals (we have a Mastiff). Any information anyone can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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Omaha is probably a cheaper place to live than where you now are. In fact, I'd bet on it.

What you find, and where, is up for grabs.

I'm not native to Omaha, and my family loves it here.


Good luck! PM me if you have specific questions on specific houses or rentals.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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I just want to know how friendly the city is to young couples
Very friendly...I guess? I mean there is lots of stuff to do in Omaha if that is what you mean.

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and also what the chances of finding large-dog friendly rentals (we have a Mastiff).
Shouldn't be much of a problem. There is lots of rental property all over Omaha so you should be able to find something to fit your needs.

Good luck!
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Hello person from Pennsylvania!

Omaha is great for young couples...now while I haven't yet found someone to be with (almost, sort of), there are so many things to do and places to go here for young couples...such as taking a stroll over the pedestrian bridge, walking the keystone trail, enjoying sushi at blue/sakebombers lounge, downtown in general, hopping over to iowa for the casinos, going to one of the many lakes/parks in the city, etc., etc.

I found that Omaha was a more friendlier than average city when it comes to dog friendly rentals. In fact, the apartment complex I'm in now allows most breeds (I think I've seen a mastiff, and I have a husky).
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:17 PM
 
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When we arrived from iowa last year we didn't have a dog at the time but were planning on getting one. Most apartments without dog restrictions seemed to be west of 72nd - especially the ones which didn't have a size restriction (though I'm sure there are some further in too) towards the suburbs more than the inner city / older areas so if you like suburban life then great. Also the dog park (dogs have to be on a leash at all times when they are outside here, except at the dog park - just saying cos i know dog laws vary) is out just west of 108th and Maple.

The apartments we are at allow any size dogs and is close to one of the ditches/creeks with a walking trail along it which can be good for dog walking too, though probably not if your dog gets nervous of or barks at cyclists and joggers.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:27 AM
 
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*** I would like to note here - as a landlord - that allowing or having dogs in the apartment or house, especially big dogs, can be a REAL problem with insurance!

I've been reviewing all my insurance policies this past month, and EVERY potential insurer will ask if there is a dog in the house/apartment. If you say "Yes" that ends the conversation with some of them. It's almost a guaranteed problem if it's a big dog.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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If insurance is a problem, we could get renters insurance. Our dog isn't any of the usual restricted breeds.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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You mean rental insurance?
That's weird because we weren't even asked if we had pets.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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I could be wrong but i think Omaha Rocks is talking about insuring the buildings. I don't think renters insurance covers the building, site and grounds etc like Home insurance would and is more just about a persons personal property. The landlord has to separately insure the property they own, which is also their source of income and so most apartments don't allow dogs because insurace for the complex as a whole goes up or insurers walk away, or set the insurance premium much higher. Insurance for a complex allowing residents to have dogs of any size will be high and that's why places that do it either charge Pet rent, or a pet deposit or both.

Regardless, i would suggest that getting renters insurance is a must wherever you rent, and shouldn't be particularly expensive in Omaha, though it does depending on where the apartment is and the value of your belongings. Our insurance does know about our dog and i think our premium went up a bit when we got him and there was no problem there, but he's only 20lbs, so i don't know if it's any different for bigger dogs.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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You mean rental insurance?
That's weird because we weren't even asked if we had pets.
No, I meant renters insurance. Some renters insurance can also insure pet related stuff, just like home owner's insurance.
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