Galena, NE

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Galena, NE

About Galena, NE

Living in Galena, NE is a pleasant experience. The small town atmosphere is welcoming and friendly, with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy such as hiking, fishing and camping. The residents are friendly and generous, always willing to lend a helping hand if needed. There is also a great selection of restaurants, shops and other businesses that provide the locals with the basic amenities they need. The community is close knit, which makes it an ideal place for families to settle down. All in all, living in Galena, NE is a great way to experience rural America without sacrificing modern comforts. Small agricultural city - Extreme western Iowa at the Missouri River and Nebraska border.

State: Nebraska
County: Dixon County
Metro Area: Sioux City Metro Area
City: Galena
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1103 ft above sea level

Sioux City, an important agricultural processing and shipping center on the Missouri River, serves the “tri-state” area of northwest Iowa, northeast Nebraska, and South Dakota. This quiet but industrious city was once a major meatpacking and stockyards center. Food processing is still a major economic activity, and leftover historic interest has been preserved and brought forward with a few good museums and historic areas. There are other small but notable arts amenities for a town this size.

Cost of living and home prices are among the lowest in the state. The economy is stable but shows little sign of growth, and there isn’t much to do in the area. Omaha is about 80 miles to the south, making Sioux City relatively less isolated than other towns in the upper Midwest and Great Plains region.

The city is located along the Missouri River in an area of flat, river valleys and rolling, mostly agricultural land. The business district lies in the river valley and the residential sections, for the most part, spread over nearby hills. Located in the center of the continent and in the northern half of the Great Plains, the climate of Sioux City is typically continental and subject to the movements of weather systems. Under normal conditions winters are cold and summers are warm and humid but not excessively hot. Most precipitation arrives from April to September. Temperature and precipitation fluctuate considerably by season and from year to year, as occurs elsewhere in the northern plains. First freeze is early October, last is late May.

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Galena Cost of Living

Cost of living, small town atmosphere, and arts & culture make Galena a great place to live.

-3.0% lower than avg
-25.5% lower than avg
$790 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-45.3% lower than avg
Galena Crime
14.8 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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