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Not so bad - 12/11/2011
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Nicholas
Lincoln, NE

Nice people. Good living enviroment. weather sucks

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Lincoln, NE

why all the haters - 7/19/2015

I don't know so many of teh people on here are complaining about Lincoln. I think it is biased. Just the fancy people who know how to use the interweb hate it here. Just cause we dont have fancy art and culture dont mean nothing. We have big red football and what more could you ask for except for maybe a fine ass cousin to screw.

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Gregory
Omaha, NE

Honest review from a different perspective - 5/19/2015

Lincoln is a unique place as it is a college town yet still suffers from severe cultural incompetency and outright ignorance against anyone who isn't caucasian and from a smaller town in Nebraska. It markets itself as a Liberal city, yet is only so in relation to a place like Nebraska City which has a publicly well known White Knights of America following. I lived in CA for almost 20 years and experienced a range of different cultures, religions, beliefes, etc. My expectations were realistic when coming to Lincoln for school. However those meager expectations were apparently too high as there is only one culture that everyone follows in the city, and thats Football. I do not understand why/how hundreds of thousands of fans can be so obsessed and delusional about a game which involves teenagers running around for entertainment. It should not influence the masses in terms everyday life and how people are treated as it does. Unfortunately it is the only way of life there, and this is a very sad thing. There is so much more to life yet 90% of the population there only cares about the "huskers" and beer. What about art, music, recreation, or overall community development? Nope. Just husker football. I looked up the stats and from it the city of Lincoln spends on average 30% of its income on husker games and memorabilia. Can you believe such an insane thing? The city is completely garbage with only developments around the stadium and new arena. Everything else surrounding the city center is a barren wasteland. One of the most intelligent men on this planet works in their legislature. The man by the name of Ernie Chambers, who is called crazy and delusional on a consistent basis , just so happens to be the complete opposite and does great things for their state. However this is the trend in Nebraska. What the collective Nebraska opinion and culture doesn't understand will usually label it as either dangerous or crazy. It just so happens that Ernie Chambers continuously suggests to people that minorities should never live in Nebraska due to the same ignorance that exists within the state. He is deeply wounded by his early experiences in Omaha and as a result comes off as a racist as well, although simply is a product of the State's failures. There is a strong element of racism in the state but it is masked by two things. One is the fact that 22 black teens run around a field and while being cheered on by 100,000 fans who are 98% caucasian. So everyone thus believes that racism can't exist there. Two, it is masked by the fact that Nebraskan's are said to be "nice people", although nice has nothing to do with a persons beliefs and views on society. In all truth, this is one of the most covertly racist states in America. It is an institutionalized, systematic, and deeply embedded one that is masked the "Nebraskan Goodlife" theme. This is only further enhanced by the extreme level of nepotism that exists within the city. Cousins hire best friends of friends, and know brothers of nephews, so on and so forth. The unemployment rate is low because of this; managers hire their best friends' brothers or twice removed cousins, and not the best talent possible. This is a backward city with a facade. It may have an upgraded downtown area, but those businesses will soon fail due to the simple fact that the population cannot support 30+ restaurants and 30+ bars all within a 10 square mile area. It looks good for the first 2 years, but overtime when the population doesn't change you will have done nothing but create a new blight area. Look at the statistics, Lincoln has maintained the same population for the past 10 years. They attempt to market to the younger generations, but have failed because there are no attempts to promote diversity. This also seeps into the University there. UNL is the most segregated Universities on the planet. They literally have a minority dorm where all the non-athlete minorities live. This was the trend while I was there from 05- to 07'. It was also the most run down, decrepit dorm on campus. However all of the new upgraded dorms were available for all of the caucasian students. I'll never forget an encounter I had with a prominent and well known administrator of UNL. At the time I was occupying a room in the newly opened "Diversity" center. She walks in and asks me how I like my "new space". I was thoroughly confused for the first moments but soon realized that she was asking me about the diversity center, and designating that building as "my space" due to my african american decent. So I asked simply " What about Hamilton Hall, Avery Hall, Othmer Hall, are these my spaces as well, or are these the white spaces? Do I belong there or am I designated to this space only? Is this the African American Culture Center or is it the Multicultural Center, which is defined as a center which represents all cultures and religions that consists of caucasian, black, asian, latino, and much others?" This encounter epitomizes both UNL and the state of Nebraska as this was the going trend for all of my years there. If you don't want to battle covert racism, suffer from the lack of diversity, encounter a delusional population with not sense of culture beyond Nebraska Football, and feel completely isolated from the rest of the planet then you should not move to Lincoln, NE at all. Please, stay far far away. Whenever I visit a large city like Dallas, Chicago, or NY I feel a sense of happiness and belonging. I never realize it until I go back to Lincoln or Omaha and realize its because Lincoln its failures as a city in regard to promoting a diverse population.

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Joseth
Lincoln, NE

Don't Like Taxes, Go Find An Uninhabited Island! - 1/25/2015

Somone named "john" was complaining about Lincoln, Nebraska property tax rate of 2%. Which is actually appr' moderate. Read below: >>> According to Zillo, April 2014: "...Highest Property Taxes as a Percent of Home Value 1.Allegany County, NY (3.76%) 2.Milwaukee County, WI (3.68%) 3.Kendall County, IL (3.57%) 4.Sullivan County, NY (3.56%) 5.Orleans County, NY (3.49%) Lowest Property Taxes as a Percent of Home Value 1.Caroline County, VA (0.17%) 2.Catahoula County, LA and Randolph, AR (0.2%) 3.Iberville County, LA and Cumberland County, TN (0.21%) 4.Butler County, PA and Maui County, HI (0.22%) 5.Elmore County, AL and De Soto County, LA (0.23%) ..." **so, let's keep things in perspective. BUT I suspect most people who complain about ANY taxation at all are more your Libertarian ilk. THEY benefit from the rest of US who pay taxes (firefighters, public roads & the US Interstate, etc), while probably lying on their tax filing & *probably cheat & pay very little! *Bottom line, go find an island that's uninhabited & create--from scratch!--your own society there! (there's already a movement of Libertarians trying this), Leave the rest of us grownups alone!

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Joseth
Lincoln, NE

Don't Like Taxes, Go Find An Uninhabited Island! - 1/25/2015

Somone named "john" was complaining about Lincoln, Nebraska property tax rate of 2%. Which is actually appr' moderate. Read below: >>> According to Zillo, April 2014: "...Highest Property Taxes as a Percent of Home Value 1.Allegany County, NY (3.76%) 2.Milwaukee County, WI (3.68%) 3.Kendall County, IL (3.57%) 4.Sullivan County, NY (3.56%) 5.Orleans County, NY (3.49%) Lowest Property Taxes as a Percent of Home Value 1.Caroline County, VA (0.17%) 2.Catahoula County, LA and Randolph, AR (0.2%) 3.Iberville County, LA and Cumberland County, TN (0.21%) 4.Butler County, PA and Maui County, HI (0.22%) 5.Elmore County, AL and De Soto County, LA (0.23%) ..." **so, let's keep things in perspective. BUT I suspect most people who complain about ANY taxation at all are more your Libertarian ilk. THEY benefit from the rest of US who pay taxes (firefighters, public roads & the US Interstate, etc), while probably lying on their tax filing & *probably cheat & pay very little! *Bottom line, go find an island that's uninhabited & create--from scratch!--your own society there! (there's already a movement of Libertarians trying this), Leave the rest of us grownups alone!

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Penny
Lincoln, NE

Lincoln, Nebraska - 8/16/2014

The economy here has always been good. Even during the 2008 crash, we didn't really feel it. I'm sure some people would disagree with me, but being in what USED to be "middle class", we've done quite well here. The only bad thing I could say is the property taxes here are quite high.

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Mandy
Lincoln, NE

Very little crime. - 5/23/2013

Lincoln, NE is a great place to raise a family due to the low crime rate for its size.

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john
Lincoln, NE

property taxes - 3/21/2013

property taxes are over 2.0% in Lincoln, outrageous!!!

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Annie James
Seattle, WA

Not a good place for newcomers needing excitement - 12/22/2012

The review dated from from 2009 from user Jeff pretty much hit the nail on the head with what I was going to say. I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln a year ago. I told my father that if I couldn't find a job outside of Nebraska, I would kill myself. Soon after, I moved to Seattle, landed a job, and haven't looked back since. If you are a newcomer seeking a start in Lincoln, you better be extremely social and good at making friends. Because although people in Lincoln are polite, it can be extremely difficult to break into their circles and make friends. Most of the residents out of the university have family who's lived in Nebraska for generations. They already have their family and established friends. I've found that most people in Lincoln are not interested in meeting new people for friendship. You should also be white, as most people (white people) in Nebraska are not comfortable with associating with people who look or act differently. They're not outwardly racist, but just not comfortable with anything different in general. If you long for something intellectual, Lincoln is not your place. Interests rarely go beyond football and beer. There is a very minuscule arts scene in Lincoln but don't expect anything spectacular. As a female with career ambitions and aspirations, it was hard for me to connect with female friends as most of them only ever talk about their boyfriends and plan on becoming housewives. In some ways, Lincoln is essentially a small, dumpy town that just has a large population. I wouldn't call it a big city despite the statistical numbers. The low unemployment rate is not a good reason to just pick up and move to Nebraska. It's low because no one wants to live there to take the jobs. Realize what you are getting yourself into before moving to Nebraska. The bitter cold winters, the ice storms, and the disgusting, suffocating humid summers were what sealed the deal for me in calling it quits.

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Leon
Lincoln, NE

Great Place to Live and Work - 11/1/2012

I am originally from Chicago, Illinois and currently living in Lincoln, Nebraska home of the Big Red Cornhuskers. My transition from a large metropolitan city like Chicago, to Lincoln, Nebraska took a while for me to adjust to the culture and the pace the city and the people moved. Lincoln is a great place to raise a family, the city although does not have the multiple venue of entertainment like Chicago offer; but what Lincoln offer are: Great H.S. school & College systems, Great choices for religious needs, Awesome performing arts, HUSKER FOOTBALL (I had to get that in there), Easy air travels to Minneapolis, KC, Chicago, Denver etc. I hope this helps, those considering Lincoln, Nebraska for relocation or just a visit. Thanks

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bob
Lincoln, NE

Lack of entertainment and progression - 6/27/2012

The population stats are off. The 2010 census stated that Lincoln's population was 258,379. Anyhow, I think Lincoln is a decent place to live. It is extremely safe, is a great college town, great place to raise a family, low unemployment rates, and good public schools. I dislike the serious lack of entertainment though. The pinnacle bank arena is definitely a step in the right direction, but even with that, Lincoln still has a long way to go. This town is extremely conservative, not very progressive, and doesn't feel very conncected with the outside world.

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Nicholas
Lincoln, NE

Not so bad - 12/11/2011

Nice people. Good living enviroment. weather sucks

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Terry
Lincoln, NE

I gotta get out of this place! - 12/8/2011

I moved to Lincoln 2 years ago from Oregon. I totally agree with some of the comments I read. I will leave as soon as my son finishes high school in 2013 and I am considering Colorado. I have always been young in spirit and physically active; I fear I am becoming old and dull. I am also losing my subtlety. Here things are sweet or salty, there are no shades of pale. People here live in small boxes and hang curtains in them and never leave them. It is very strange and inhibitive.There are some interesting people here, but gosh,it takes a lot of work to find them!

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del
Lincoln, NE

public transportation - 4/15/2011

Public transportation is really bad in Lincoln, NE. They operate from 6:30AM to 5:15PM Mon-Sat ONLY. The city of Lincoln have the notion that people that have to or want to use public transport are poor or stupid and this is why they offer very, very limited service. I think that they don't or do not realize that if you offer a better service of public transport merchants will sell more, more income to the city/state and people that have to use public transport will be able to work over time, weekends and holidays. As of now those people are limited only to day jobs (max. to 5PM) Mon-Sat (no Sunday or holidays jobs). This is why people that are unemployed CAN'T (in many cases)find jobs. They are willing to work 2nd. or 3rd. shift, weekends or holidays but can't because of public transport limited schedule.

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Ted
Lincoln, NE

Small City features like a Big City - 2/25/2011

Lincoln is a great place to live. The university provides events and opportunities usually available only in larger cities. There's a wide range of groups where people get together monthly and discuss positions of interest. Sure, sports are big, but there's a lot to do if you don't care for sports. Location in the middle of the country means weather extremes are not unusual but it's not hot too long or cold too long. After living in several other locations both larger and smaller, I'd rather live in Lincoln than anywhere else. It's a growing community with a lot happening and low unemployment due to the conservative financial nature of most people.

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Bob
Lincoln, NE

lincoln - 1/7/2011

easy to get around, plenty to do, good restraunts,property taxes are an issue.

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Abhd
Lincoln, NE

Lincoln - living - 3/28/2010

This is very true, there is not much to do here in Lincoln and there are way too many bars downtown(full of uppity UNL students-I used to work nights serving theses drunken fools) I am a Nebraska native, but born and partially raised in Omaha. I also lived in Chicago for a short while. I absolutely hate Lincoln. If you are a minority do not move here, if you are Black do not move here. If you enjoy true diversity of people and world views do not move here. If you want a city with good public transportation do not move here because it is a joke, and people around here a very snobish concerning this topic. No bus service on Sundays and no evenings at all even though this is the "Capital City". This is basically a fanatic football college town. All that being said if you can stand it, it is a great "generic" city to raise a family in. If you want to teach your children in that type of environment. ( I know I do not) I am saving up to move out as soon as possible. This is a good place to go to college. Honestly though I am tired of looking at white people all day. I'm not racist, I just need to see more faces of color it is very demoralizing, even the white people I speak with can't stand it. (but they are only working class whites so what they think does not matter). If you want a generic, not too fussy life style and are conservative by all means move to the Lincoln. If you desire diversity, an open mind, a variety of cultural activities, good public transportation, to be able to walk into a store and find products and see people that represent you, do not move here. Also if you are a non- white person or even a white person who is not well connected do not expect to move up career wise, but that could be said of a lot of places.

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david
Lincoln, NE

boring - 2/3/2010

I lived in Lincoln for 4 years. Although I liked it, I would not consider moving back there. Yes, the people are nice, it is quiet and safe, but somehow I felt cut off from the rest of the world. If you are not a football fan, you might find it hard to break the ice with strangers.If you are from another country, then don't bother moving here unless you are a student and you can fit into a group from your country.In my interactions with different people, I was flabbergasted at how totally out of date their views were regarding other countries, people etc. Although I loved my work, whenever I took a vacation, I traveled to California or Minnesota, or out of country - this gave me a feeling of back to civilization! In my view, after retirement, if you are looking for a nice place to settle without much traffic, quiet and peaceful, Lincoln is a good place to retire. You can afford a much bigger house here for the same money than the east/west coasts.If you feel like traveling, both the Omaha and Lincoln airports are available - I have never ever had to wait in line at security at any of these airports!I usually arrive 30 mins before my flight.Getting stuck in traffic is very rare...I was stuck in traffic only once in my 4 years and that was during a Husker football game.

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Ryan
Lincoln, NE

Can't wait to leave! - 12/31/2009

After living in Lincoln for 20 years, I can't wait to leave. I would not recommend living here unless you are conservative and love football. Traffic is also bad considering the size of Lincoln. If you are from a big East or West coast city, don't bother. The only good things I can about Lincoln is that the cost of living is low and overall crime is low in most areas.

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Debbie
Lincoln, NE

Cigarette Smoke & Loud Engines - 12/1/2009

Two things struck me when I moved to Lincoln, NE in June of 2007. First was the amount of cigarette smoke outdoors relative to Cincinnati, OH where I had previously lived. The second was the volume of motorcycle, automobile, and lawn-mower engines that invaded the city. The latter seemed due to folks not realizing there might be other folks for whom the noise is undesirable, or possibly in spite of the fact that other folks might not care for the noise volume. The longer I've lived in the city, the more comfortable I've become. Never-the-less, the noise and smoke pollution levels are still counter to my preference.

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Ryan
Lincoln, NE

what I think of Lincoln - 11/4/2009

pros: very low crime low cost of living cons: constantly changing weather, with very hot summers and very cold winters not a good city if you don't vote Republican Lincoln can get boring, especially downtown, where there seems to be nothing to do but eat or go see a movie Overall, Lincoln is an okay city. However, if you are think of moving here from a city like Los Angeles, New York, etc. I would recommend not moving to Lincoln.

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