Why Your Family Will Love Living in Omaha, NE
Are you planning to put down roots in the Cornhusker State? With a thriving culinary scene, innovative business culture and a jam-packed calendar of family-friendly activities, Omaha, NE is the ideal place to go.
If you’re a little on the fence or are looking for more information on what makes Omaha so great, we are here to help.
Today, we’re sharing a few of the many reasons why we’re crazy about this midwestern hot spot, and why we’d love to welcome you home here. If you already live here, this post can help shed some light on a few facts you might not know about the city you call home.
Ready to learn more? Let’s get into it!
Low Cost of Living
Did you know that the cost of living in Omaha is 8% lower than the national average?
That means you can enjoy all the perks of this thriving city (think incredible entertainment, endless cultural adventures, and excellent school systems) for a fraction of the price you’d pay elsewhere. Need proof? Our city is often voted one of the most affordable places to live in the U.S., allowing you to keep more than 71% of your income right where it belongs: in your pocket.
Whether affordability is a deciding factor in your move or not, that’s one stat that everyone can get behind.
Plentiful Business Opportunities
Not only does Omaha boast a low cost of living, but our unemployment rate is also one of the lowest in the country, coming in at under 3%. One of the reasons why? Our city offers the high-tech accessibility of Silicone Valley without the hustle and bustle of a major metropolis.
Thus, it’s easy to see why some of the biggest companies in the nation choose to set up shop here. In fact, five Fortune 500 companies call Omaha home, including:
- Conagra Foods
- Union Pacific
- Mutual of Omaha
- Kiewit Corporation
- Berkshire Hathaway
Interested in working at a smaller firm? Omaha is more than welcoming to new, small businesses and is home to some of the most buzzed-about tech start-ups in the country. Whether you’re into robots, retail, or anything in between, you can find an exciting career path here.
Thriving Culinary Scene
Yes, our steaks and burgers really are as good as everyone says they are.
Yet, there’s so much more to the Omaha culinary scene than sizzling sirloin. Increasingly, chefs from all over the U.S., including Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, are bringing their talents and taste buds here. Every time they do, they shake up the local flavor in the very best way.
Take these restaurants, for example. All making their big debut in the last few years, they showcase the range of different options available. From family-friendly taco trucks to sustainable small bites ideal for date night, there’s a spot for every occasion.
Looking for somewhere to unwind after you get your fill? Omaha’s burgeoning craft beer selection is surprisingly vast and varied. Any direction you travel, you’re only a few minutes away from the pour of your choice.
Of course, all the amenities in the world aren’t enough to convince you to move to a city if the school systems don’t line up with your expectations.
Thankfully, Omaha offers incredible academic opportunities for students of all ages. The School District of Omaha is the largest of its kind in the state of Nebraska. Within the metropolitan Omaha community, it serves more than 52,000 students from preschool through the twelfth grade. That means everyone, from your tots to your teens, is covered.
In addition to traditional course paths, there are also:
- Magnet and Focus programs
- Elementary Academy programs
- Private schools
- Homeschool communities
In other words, you’re sure to find a place for your kids to settle right in and continue or begin their studies.
Tons of Family Activities
Where else can you find a drive-through safari wildlife rescue?
Located just a few minutes outside the city, Wildlife Safari Park is one of the many family-friendly activities you can enjoy right outside your front door. Some of our other favorites include:
- Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
- Omaha Children’s Museum
- Fontenelle Forest
- Hollywood Candy
- The Durham Museum
- Lauritzen Gardens
- Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
From the creepy-crawly to the sugary sweet, we’ve got it all, with plenty of outdoor adventure, to boot. Oh, and our communities take trick-or-treating to a whole new level!
A Vibrant Calendar of Events
If you’re bored in Omaha, it’s your own fault. The city’s Calendar of Events is filled to the brim with sporting events, live concerts, stage productions, art shows, and more.
If indie rock is your jam, you might be surprised to know that much of the laidback musical movement got its start right here in the city. On any given night, it’s easy to find someone doing an acoustic set downtown.
Live, Play, and Stay in Omaha, NE
We know you have a lot to think about as you prepare for your big move. Thankfully, our city is replete with things to do, places to visit, and memories to make. Still, it can be a little challenging to navigate a new city, especially at first.
Looking for a new pediatric dentist for your brood? Let us make this part of the move easy for you.
Once you get all settled in, we’d love to welcome you to our practice. With locations in four towns around Nebraska, including Omaha, NE, Pediatric Dental Specialists is the easy choice for your busy family. You can request an appointment in seconds online, checking that task off your list in a few clicks.
Welcome to our city, and welcome home!