Lincoln, Nebraska 

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A good place to raise a family - 2/23/2020
I have lived in Lincoln for more than forty years. Property taxes are high, but the school system is excellent. Altogether a very livable place, and a great town to raise a kid. Lincoln has a world class film theatre, America's oldest continuously operating blues bar, a great system of trails and parks, arguably the nation's most beautiful state capitol building, low levels of crime and unemployment, and generally a welcoming attitude towards immigrants. Nebraska is very beautiful (the dead flat I-80 corridor which most folks think represents the state notwithstanding), the air and water are clean, and we enjoy 100% public Read More

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Lincoln is terrible place to live - 1/4/2020
Lincoln is one of the worst places I have ever lived in. one of the highest taxation coupled with worst weather. six months of ice and snows, a few moths of extreme heat and cost of living is just ridiculously Read More

Delightful and pleasant - 12/28/2019
I’ve lived in Lincoln for forty-three years and have found it to be a delightful and enjoyable place to call home. There are ample parks, abundant bike trails, a plentiful number of jobs, good retail, and accessible, affordable educational and cultural Read More

Lincoln - for a few, not for most... - 5/7/2019
I grew up in this area and attended undergrad at the University of Nebraska. I moved away after college and only recently was recruited back for a position. As others have mentioned, Lincoln is a bit of an anomaly without a real identity, other than being just another small town in the Midwest. This is especially true for those that are not from here - oddly enough, folks that are from anywhere else are given the vibe that they don't belong. I would disagree quite emphatically with one poster that Lincoln sees individuals moving from coastal cities; having moved away for a decade and returning, I have not found this to be the case even in the slightest.

Who it's for: Lincoln is best suited for families that want a small town with more amenities than what a rural community can provide. Culturally, Lincoln has little to offer, so the expectation should be aligned with this reality.

The good: Housing is affordable. City is extremely safe. Schools are average. Read More

Keep going West to Colorado!!! - 2/11/2019
I've lived here for 12 years and still struggle to fully understand the vibe here. It's somewhere between the "good 'ol boy" system and an insecure desire to be more than a big town. There is a very insecure vibe here that borders on some strange hive mentality that only the locals understand and people are very, very nosy. There are an awful lot of meatheads running around in Husker shirts too. It's real cliquey and you'll have a hard time breaking into any social circles once the local yokels find out you weren't born and bred there. They come off as "We're the friendliest place in the Midwest" but that is only true if you are from here. Save yourself grief and move to Colorado, the people there are way cooler and don't care what you do. Read More

Don't move here if you have no connections here - 2/3/2019
I lived in Lincoln in 2018 for an internship. Overall, I wanted to like it, but ended up becoming depressed. But I'll say what I like/admire about it before going into why I disliked it.

Lincoln is affordable, family-oriented community, and remarkably safe for a city its size. Most social events involved family activities and the public schools are pretty good according to parents I talked to. The most "dangerous" communities here are not all that bad. It was so safe I could sit on my porch at 2am in the morning and have no one trying to bother me (and I lived in a so-called dangerous neighborhood). Housing is so cheap that's it's laughable. My rent was 10% of my monthly income (I had a roommate). Another fact is that Lincoln is growing in size and recreational activities. In recent years the city built an entertainment district and apartments downtown.

Why I disliked it:

1.) It's extremely insular. Seriously, if you're not from here or didn't Read More

Small City with wishful thinking - 1/4/2019
Lincoln is friendly, safe, affordable, clean and has no natural disasters. The local-ism is kinda creepy. They want to know all about you and where you come from but really wont truly befriend if you are an outsider. Strange obsession with identity crisis around Nebraska in general. Some talk about interest in going somewhere like Denver, Phoenix, Chicago, anywhere in California but will never leave their Lincoln Hamlet. Weird vicarious living attitude. I embrace the location for what it is ...mid-west vibe. Some of the best sunsets i have seen anywhere.  Read More

Meh, great if you like taxes, and scabby roads. - 10/19/2018
I've lived here for the better part of my life, 35 yrs or about. The city is in a bit of rock and a hard place overall. Lot of jobs, if you're willing to work. But a clear crony system with long standing nepotism. Overall it's pretty common to see a hugggge gap in labor wages, versus owner operator incomes. The city is just coming down from a manipulated and artificial housing cost boom, that benefited a very small group of wealthy folks. Unfortunately the every day folks picked up the tab with wildly bloated property valuations, and of course Lincoln's favorite 3 letter word, tax. Crime is overall fairly low, but we're seeing more blow-over from Omaha which is a smaller version of KC, a sh*thole. Violent crime is on the rise in Lincoln slightly, impart to a criminal element traveling from cities where the fruit isn't as ripe for the picking. Good news is that they mostly commit crime amongst their fellow have-nots.
The real issue with Lincoln is the Husker program and the Read More

Lincoln what its like. - 7/24/2016
If your considering moving here, it's kind of like a tale of two cities. Its a nice place to visit, its pretty clean and there are opportunities. I'm a transfer and have lived here for ten years. Most things are pretty affordable compared to most places, although taxes are a bit high. The schools are ok. People from here constantly complain about the weather but in my ten years I guess I've been lucky because its been ok really considering the northern latitude. There is a good park, and library system. The city is growing and housing is affordable compared to many places.
On the flip side, the locals are strange! Its kind of like children of the corn. If you move here from elsewhere you are never really accepted. In my experience the people are very racist and small minded, they are not open to change and not at all interested in ideas from another place. As noted by other people in the reviews its a very weird place. The restaurants truly suck. There really are no stop signs Read More

A review after 15 years of residency - 5/26/2016
I moved to Lincoln 15 years ago after having lived in several places throughout the country due to military service including Upstate NY, Asheville, NC, Orlando, FL, El Paso Texas, and St. Paul, MN. I must admit that Lincoln is a very "Odd" place. Filled with both good and bad like every place but if you have lived elsewhere it's kinda like crossing over into the twilight zone. The Good- The economy is quite strong. There is not much difficulty in finding employment in just about any professional or service field. Traffic isn't heavy just odd see below. Most places in town are accessible in 15 minutes. Th cost of living is quite affordable as well. Despite what you may think the weather is actually pretty moderate for the most part. Since 2001 the city has had maybe two real heavy snowstorms aside from that most snow accumulations are about an inch or so three or four times in the winter. The wind does get quite annoying at times but for the most part its really not bad most of the Read More

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