Post # 1
So I was born and raised outside of Boston, MA. I was just told by my job that I will be relocating to Omaha, Nebraska in July. My wedding is June 2nd here in Boston and then we have to head to Omaha so I can start work on July 15th. Are there any Omaha or Nebraska Bees on here that could give us any encouragement/advice/information on the area? We are excited and nervous about this change! Thanks so much!!
Post # 3
I haven’t lived in Nebraska but good luck with the move! We moved across country to a place we had never been before about a month after our wedding too!
Post # 3
@Max04092010: I used to live a few hours from that area, and it’s a nice place. I know of at least one bee, I’ll PM you her contact so you can shoot her a message. She’s very helpful and will have tons more advice on the particular area than I could.
However, I can tell that it’s a rather metro place (for the midwest) so that’s good. I think that you’ll learn to love it, it’s a great place. Just be prepped for winter…I don’t know what Boston winters are like, but midwest winters can suck sometimes. We all survive, though, and make lots of smores over the fireplace 🙂
Post # 4
Wow! You are in for quite a change of scenery. I’ve lived in South Dakota and Iowa, and have spent significant time in Nebraska. I’ve never made a move across the country and can’t imagine the stress! What I can tell you, is that it has been my experience that people in the Midwest, including Nebraska, are very nice and willing to help. Omaha has some great things to do and there are some really nice areas to live in around the city. Nebraska is very flat though! And really probably not at all what you’re used to, in terms of activities and culture. Just go in with an open mind and you two will have a great adventure! Good luck with your move 🙂
Post # 5
I live right across the river in Council Bluffs and I like it! Message me if you have any questions, maybe I can help! 🙂
Post # 6
@Max04092010: I grew up an hour from Omaha and now live 2 1/2 hours west of Omaha. Even though it’s a midwestern city I think you will be surprised that there is a lot there. We have a great variety of restaurants, some have been featured on the food network, decent shopping, a great zoo, our historical Old Market, etc. Hopefully you find plenty that you like.
Post # 7
DH interned out there for a summer – it’s actually a very, very good area to live in. Not the same as Boston, I’m sure, but they had really nice malls, a great Zoo, baseball stadium and really great cost of living.
It does get really hot in the summer and really cold in the winter. And oh yeah, brush up on your severe weather preparedness! I really enjoyed the few days I visited and I know DH liked living there.
Post # 8
I’ve lived in Omaha my entire life. It is a nice city. The people are friendly and you can find things to do here, lol! It is generally safe but there are a couple sketchy areas (North Omaha, although I lived there and loved it.) Feel free to message me with any questions. My FI and I would be happy to take your hubby and yourself out on the town when you arrive and give you the grand tour (we will be back from vacation at the end of July.) I have been to Boston and one thing I think you will notice a difference in right away is the driving/traffic. There is not as much traffic here and the streets are laid out in a grid N-S/E-W. It is very easy to find your way around here. Welcome to the Husker state, where everyone wears red on football Saturdays!
Post # 9
@AJA1128: …,@Max04092010: don’t let them get you sucked into rooting for the Huskers, just don’t!
Cyclone volleyball, all the way 😉
Post # 10
I live in Omaha too! I really love it, but I am from a tiny town in northeast Nebraska so it seems big to me. Still, I think you can find anything you are looking for here, and everywhere is under 30 min from one side of town to the other, depending on traffic of course. Do you know what area you will be working in? I live in Midtown Omaha, but if I could have picked otherwise, I would have definitely lived out west, I think it is much nicer/newer out there! But then again, if you want more of a “city” feel, there are some awesome, newly renovated, loft-style apartments downtown. Best of luck and feel free to ask me any questions! 🙂
Post # 11
Ahem… Interstate 80 is flat. However, if you take the highways instead, you’ll see a lot of pretty country across the state. Welcome to Nebraska!
Post # 12
you’re in for a little bit of culture shock. I think if you keep an open mind you’ll be fine though. It’ll be cheaper that’s is for sure, so that is a positive. 🙂
Post # 13
Threads like this where all the Bees offer their love, help and support, restore my faith in these forums!
Lots of good people!
We’re west coasters, but my husband has been to Iowa and Idaho and Utah and he says winters can be nuts!
Post # 14
@hisgoosiegirl: Oooh, girl, Hawks. No Clones. Don’t corrupt the poor bee already ;-P Hehe. *But I agree, nooooo Huskers!* LOL.
Post # 15
it’s not as cold here as Omaha, but living in Cleveland I can tell you it is so important to buy the absolute warmest winter coat you can find. Makes all the difference. Welcome to the midwest!