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Old 10-12-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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I recently moved to Denver (city proper) from Omaha. I lived all over Nebraska, Grand Island, Central City, but the majority was Omaha. I can't speak on the schools; I know nothing about them. The main difference is going to be culture. Nebraska is a state with families that don't really move out of Nebraska that much, and most of the population growth of the state is from Nebraskan babies. There are people all over the state from all over the world, yes, but not on the level of Colorado, where it's very rare to find colorado natives. For this reason Nebraska has a definate culture, ie food, accent, ways of life. Many businesses are local and have been open for decades, sometimes in Omaha and Lincoln, over 100 years. In the Denver-Boulder area, there are so many people from out of state that the 'culture' is hard to define. Everything is much newer, more expensive, more impersonal. You might easily be accepted here by other new-comers. In Nebraska, you might easily be accepted by natives. We Nebraskans have been described as 'clannish'. This is not entirely untrue, for reasons such as the afore-mentioned long-term residents, and being alot like the South in terms of having defined circles of friends. Nebraska is a very underrated place, but ultimately there is no way to tell where you'll be happier.
I'm definitely a more closed circle kind of guy. I've heard Nebraska folk are obscenely friendly, and that I should learn proper finger wave etiquette.

A lot of people are saying Omaha over Lincoln. Is that just because Omaha is larger? I feel like Omaha is a little large for me, as I'm just looking for the conveniences of a city, but not the noise.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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I've heard Nebraska folk are obscenely friendly, and that I should learn proper finger wave etiquette.
In rural Nebraska they will think you have a problem if you don't wave.

In larger cities if you wave they will think you have a problem.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Denver from Omaha
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A lot of people are saying Omaha over Lincoln. Is that just because Omaha is larger? I feel like Omaha is a little large for me, as I'm just looking for the conveniences of a city, but not the noise.
As Omahans, we tend to believe there is nothing in Lincoln except the huskers. It's always easier to see bigger cities as more exciting with more going on, but sometimes it's hard to realize what's better about a (comparatively) smaller place like Lincoln. You can see that on this site; whenever two cities are "compared", ie chicago vs st louis or denver vs dallas, the bigger city will always have more people saying it's all-around better.

I hate the term 'noise' when it comes to living in a city, because a few feet in a house or just a few houses down can change everything when it comes to the noise of the interstate or street activity. I've lived across the street from the train in a town of 3,000 people upstate and it was much, much noisier than my midtown apartment.
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