The largest city in the “Cornhusker State” is Omaha, but there is more involved in moving to Omaha, Nebraska than husking corn. You will find friendly neighbors and an overall great place to live.
There’s a reason the company “Mutual of Omaha” comes to mind when you hear the name of the city. There are plenty of business and career opportunities in Omaha. More than a handful of Fortune 500 companies have chosen Omaha as their headquarters. Among them are ConAgra Foods, TD Ameritrade, First National Bank, Paypal, Oriental Trading Company, and of course, Mutual of Omaha.
You will experience all four seasons along with warm summers and cold winters in this city located on the border just west of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The city is in the northern Midwestern region of the United States, and it sits along the Missouri River banks.
Omaha’s cost of living is more than 10 percent lower than most other cities in America. It also appears to be a great place to raise a family. The schools are overall great, with students generally testing higher than the national average. Locals will most likely tell you that it is also a place that treats working moms well.
Some historical and noteworthy trivia about Omaha include the founding of a place to help troubled boys and a strange place to put a rain forest. Brother Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town in Omaha. The Lied Jungle in Omaha is the world’s largest indoor rain forest.
Omaha is in a location that makes it easily accessible for most professional moving companies. The terrain and layout of the area don’t pose any significant issues for a moving van. The only consideration, as with any northern state in the Midwest, is weather conditions of extreme cold, ice, snow of winter or extreme heat in the summer.