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Omaha, NE

Douglas County

Nearby Communities

  • Bennington
  • Boys Town
  • Elkhorn
  • Valley
  • Waterloo

Recommendation: Recommended with Reservations

Omaha, NE Area Overview

Omaha is Nebraska’s largest city in the middle of the United States is a hub for numerous businesses going across country. University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football is all they seem to care about, it is the most talked about subject around town. You will find most people are nice and respectable especially when you first get there. Omaha is considered by many to be an outstanding place to live and work but however some members of our staff really were not impressed although most the reasons had to do with winter, overly Cornhusker football fantatics and law enforcement which is why Fossnel rated it OK with reservations.

About Nebraska

Nebraska is still a remarkably diverse economically and is a major Information Technology center with industries including Agriculture, Banking/Finance, Healthcare, Retail, and Insurance. Des Moines is home to either the home office or Regional Headquarters for many banking and insurance companies. Council Bluffs which is a suburb of Omaha, NE also is headquarters for Insurance Companies

Nebraska does have a state income tax. Nebraska law states that if you work one day in the state you are a resident and will pay income tax on all your earnings for the year. If you do come from a state that does not have an income tax and have to file a non-resident income tax return you will pay a tax on a large portion of your non-Nebraska income. Most companies in Nebraska will compensate at the National Market Rate for salary and hourly wages.

As for entertainment, Iowa across the Missouri River has River Boat gambling, and many Nebraska residents go across the border to gamble. Gambling in Nebraska is illegal and highly enforced even office pools are investigated by law enforcement. On the Nebraska side, restaurants, and bars close earlier than other states.

Nebraska’s really own main economic hubs is the Omaha metro area and there are several IT opportunities in the city.

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  • All Major Chains
  • Omaha has all the main national chain restaurants.
  • They are several great places to enjoy in the Old Market

Places of Interest

  • Downtown Old Market
  • Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Boys Town
  • College World Series
  • Casinos on the Council Bluffs, IA side of the Missouri
  • Lake Calhoun north of Omaha
  • Quest Center
  • Omaha Royals – AAA affiliate

Best Places to Stay

  • We recommend the west side

Handicap Accessibility

  • Handicap friendly.

Public Transportation

  • Bus Service that covers the metro area


  • Typical big city traffic especially during rush hour.
  • Drivers do know how to in drive wintery conditions.
  • Despite heavy traffic relatively safe place to drive.
  • University of Nebraska football
  • Omaha Lancers – USHL Hockey
  • Offut Air Force Base

Where not to Stay


  • Hot and humid in the summer
  • Wild thunderstorms usually in late May early June
  • Winters can be extremely cold with snow and ice