Moving to Nebraska

Although Nebraska covers over 77,000 square miles of terrain, it has a modest population of 1.9 million.
Omaha is by far the largest city and is home to the famous Boy’s Town established in 1917. Lincoln, the second largest city, is where loyal college football fans watch the Cornhuskers play at Memorial Stadium.
Nebraska is one of eight states that rest above the nation’s largest aquifer called Ogallala. The aquifer provides around 30% of the groundwater needed for crop irrigation across the country.
The Nebraska Sandhills reside in the north-central portion of the state. These are the largest grass covered sand dunes in the Western hemisphere. The dunes cover one-fourth of the state’s land mass and were designated a natural landmark in 1984.

Geography & Climate

The vast majority of Nebraska’s land consists of prairies. Elevation levels generally increase from east to west. In the center of the state, there are very little trees scattered across the plains.
Typical of the Great Plains region, Nebraska is prone to varying climate conditions, which include extreme temperatures, high winds, and heavy precipitation. The eastern two-thirds of the state have a scorching continental climate during summer, while the west experiences semi-arid weather with thunderstorms generally occurring during this season.
Four major waterways flow through the state including the Missouri, Niobrara, Platte, and Republican River. The state’s average annual rainfall is around 30 inches.

Community & Lifestyle

Nebraska is known for its friendly small-town atmosphere and picturesque towns. Ashland, Chadron, and Aurora are three communities that provide a quaint, cozy atmosphere. Aurora consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Nebraska.

The University of Nebraska in Lincoln offers over 200 degree possibilities, including excellent programs in both law and agricultural economics. For students that prefer a smaller school environment, Creighton University has several specialized programs of study.

Popular outdoor recreation within the state of Nebraska includes hunting, fishing, hiking and biking. The MoPac Trail in Lincoln covers 27 miles from the University of Nebraska to the city of Wabash. This versatile trail winds through a mix of convenient city amenities and peaceful country views.

Lied Jungle in Omaha is the world’s largest indoor rainforest. Located in the Henry Doorly Zoo, the rainforest features exotic birds, crashing waterfalls, and a variety of mammals that include pygmy hippos and monkeys.

If you are moving to Nebraska, you may want to consider hiring professional movers. Reputable moving companies will provide you with a free cost estimate. Be sure to check reviews for moving services in your area and choose a company with a good reputation. Creating a moving checklist is a great way to keep all the details of your move organized. Don’t wait until the last minute to collect your moving boxes - get them well in advance so you’ll have plenty of time to pack.

Jobs & Local Economy

The Cornhusker State’s low unemployment rate of 2.9% is well below the national average of 4.4% (June 2017).
Tyson Fresh Meats, the state’s largest private employer, sources a good deal of its beef and pork from Nebraska farmers.
Offutt Air Force Base and The University of Nebraska also contribute greatly to the economy, with each employing a staff of over 9,000 workers.
The overall cost of living in Nebraska is considerably lower than most areas of the country.


Moving to Nebraska also means you get to enjoy these nearby attractions:

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Founded in 1919, Scotts Bluff provides excellent views of the Nebraska prairielands. An impressive 800 feet high, the monument served as a landmark for both Native American and early European travelers. Part of the national park service, the monument area features around 3,000 acres of land for visitors to explore. The path leading up towards the monument includes three separate tunnels.

Indian Cave State Park

A short drive south of Brownville, Indian Cave is located in Nemaha and Richardson counties. While the area provides an enjoyable hiking experience, many visitors come to examine the ancient petroglyphs carvings that are scattered among the cave walls. The park includes a sprawling 3,052 acres with several different trails. In addition to hiking, the park also allows horseback riding, fishing, and skiing during the winter months.

The Durham Museum

Situated in the heart of downtown Omaha, the museum provides a realistic picture of early life in the region. From miniature train replicas to the extensive coin collections of former realtor Byron Reed, guests can view common local artifacts. One popular exhibit highlights the early housing structures in Omaha. This includes primitive teepees of local tribes and the English-style cottages where the first industrial workers lived.

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Bachelors Degree or higher

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Less than High School

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Cities in Nebraska

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