Everyone has different needs when it comes to finding the perfect location to call home. If you’re an active, adventurous type, you might be looking for something with plenty of attractions and trails. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you might look for a place nestled in nature or near water. Regardless of your personal tastes, we think Nebraska is a great place to live.
With 40 years of experience, The Home Company specializes in building incredible, cost-efficient homes near Omaha in the lovely state of Nebraska. You could say we know a thing or two about what makes this state so great and what the key benefits are to living here. If you’re on the fence about living in Nebraska, read on for the top reasons why you should make the move to this Midwestern state.
5 Reasons that Living in Nebraska is Right for You & Your Family
1. The Most Beautiful Scenery
Nebraska is a great place to see some incredible views and capture some truly remarkable pictures. Throughout the wide-open Great Plains, the towering dunes of the Sandhills, and the impressive rock formations, you’ll find endless opportunities to be one with nature. Some ideal moments to capture are the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, the largest flock of majestic sandhill cranes in spring, and the well-known rock formation, Chimney Rock.
2. Friendliest Folks and Safest Cities
When moving somewhere new, it can be overwhelming to navigate the area and meet new people. However, in Nebraska, you’ll find some of the nicest neighbors ready to welcome you with a big smile and friendly conversation. Even in the larger cities, where it may seem uncommon, folks are just as pleasant and helpful.
Another good thing to look for when moving is safety ratings. Nebraska has a very low crime rate, being 3.9% below the national average. Violent crimes are mostly unheard of, and other crimes (hate crimes and property crimes) are reported far less frequently than the national average.
3. Cost of Living
What’s not to love about living in a state with a low cost of living? It’s the perfect place for a happy work-life balance. In addition to having a low cost of living in Nebraska (almost 22% lower than the US average), there are also no local income taxes in any of its cities. Everything comes together when you add the fact that it also boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates, meaning you’ll easily find a job here before or after moving. Even housing, healthcare, groceries, utilities, and transportation costs are lower than the national average. The Home Company makes it even more affordable with our Discovery Collection home options.
4. Fresh and Delicious Food Options
With a nickname like the Cornhusker state, you’d expect the food to be good and plenty — and it is! Nebraska is full of rich, fertile farmlands and great weather conditions, which is the perfect combination for harvesting delicious, fresh produce. Since we’re located right in the middle of the country, a lot of the food we produce feeds hungry mouths all across the states. Also, the abundance of land in the Sandhills makes it perfect for beef cattle ranching. All of this comes together to create a rich agricultural industry that provides fresh, local foods you won’t be able to get enough of.
5. Endless Museums and Entertainment
Oftentimes, people from highly populated cities think that there’s nothing to do in the Midwest, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Nebraska has a huge list of amazing museums covering a range of subjects, from ancient art to clown dolls and more. Some examples would be the University of Nebraska State Museum, the Museum of Shadows, the Durham Museum, and the National Museum of Roller Skating.
With more miles of rivers than any other state, there’s never a shortage of outdoor water activities to enjoy. It’s the perfect place for nature lovers, with plenty of swimming, fishing, and boating adventures to be had. If you prefer a different kind of scenery, Nebraska also hosts a slew of festivals. The Arbor Day, Willow Tree Festival, Husker Harvest Days, and Omaha September Fest, are just a few of the fun festivals throughout the state.
Living in Omaha Has Never Been Better!
Nebraska is a large state with many wonderful places to live. One of the best and most well-known cities is Omaha. Living in Omaha provides a nice blend of small-town charm with big city excitement. If you’re deciding to make a move to Omaha, The Home Company has several family-friendly communities nearby that are ready for you to call home.
Our communities are very close to Omaha, with all but one being around a half hour’s drive away, and each provides easy access through main state roads and highways. We make it easy to build or buy a home that meets and exceeds your needs as we offer a range of single-family homes, townhomes, and villas with plenty of room for everyone.
Each community has an incredible set of Nebraskan features like scenic views, activities, and amenities. For example, our Anchor View community overlooks a new 200-acre lake and a 600-acre park designed by Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts. You can enjoy refreshing water activities like boating, fishing, and kayaking in the Belle Lago and Iron Horse communities. At Iron Horse, you can also enjoy stunning scenic views spanning the Platte River and Mahoney State Park.
All of this, plus top-rated school districts, convenient shopping options, and delicious food from local restaurants, can be found close to each of our communities. We hope that after learning about some of the key benefits of living in Nebraska and, more specifically living in Omaha, you’ll consider The Home Company your top choice for a home builder. We look forward to working with you and showing you more of what this great state has to offer. If you’d like to learn more or would like to schedule a tour of our communities, please contact us. We’re happy to help!