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Pros

-Stable economy
-Cost of living
-Arts and culture

Cons

-Entertainment
-Outdoor recreation
-Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Area


This metropolitan area includes Omaha, Nebraska’s largest city, and Council Bluffs, a more industrial city on the Iowa bank of the Missouri River. As a gateway to the Great Plains, Omaha is historically a world-class livestock, meat packing, and grain-shipping city. The city has always been a gateway and transportation center, starting with the Lewis and Clark expedition and later as the eastern terminus of the transcontinental Union Pacific Railroad. Today the city’s diverse economy includes food production and insurance- Mutual of Omaha, ConAgra, and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Company have headquarters here. Led by Mr. Buffett, Omaha reportedly has more millionaires per capita than any other U.S. city.


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Quick Facts About Omaha


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Omaha is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Omaha jobs have Increased by 0.89 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Omaha's cost of living is 11.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Omaha's population is 412,689 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.60 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Omaha is $130,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Omaha public schools spend $11,068 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Omaha.

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Comments


Not worth it
I only live in Omaha because my family moved here years ago and I want to be close to them. Otherwise, I would definitely not be here. Omaha is too big to have the... (read more)
Typical bleak Midwestern town but it has it's char
Pros: COL is cheaper than a lot of cities. It's safer than many US cities of similar size. Unemployment rate is low. There doesn't seem to be as tense of a rat race... (read more)
re: There are better places to live - 1/3/2015
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