If you are considering moving to Nebraska, forget it is all I can tell you. Although there are many affordable apartments in Omaha, it simply is not worth living in Nebraska. The apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska are not much better. Oh sure, the pictures that they show you in the real estate brochure might look quite appealing. They show apartments in Omaha Nebraska with manicured lawns of luscious green, looking like the best bet to find comfort and a new home. What they do not show what surrounds. And what surrounds is, well, Nebraska.
Here is how my sister puts it when she talks about Nebraska. We live together in Berkeley, California, but she still has memory of when her and her boyfriend at the time checked out apartments in Omaha Nebraska to live in together. Whenever we are driving past a dirt pile, she will start talking about it. You see, besides the manicured apartments in Omaha Nebraska, there is nothing in the state. Nothing but dirt piles, punctuating a vast plain of flat dirt. I am totally serious. Check it out for yourself if you do not believe me and are really in a good mood to waste all of your time. Dirt piles, flat plains, and nothing else. Except for grouchy people who are stranded in their little apartments in Omaha
The only reason I can even think of to simply look at apartments in Omaha is if you have a job offer in Nebraska, and even then it sure better be a darned good job at that. Do not consider living there in any other case, believe me. Getting apartments in Omaha is just not worth it. Sure, the economy there is just starting to take off, and the cost of living is low, so if you want to waste the next several years of your life in Nebraska, be my guest. But getting rich, if it takes ten years of your life to do and all those ten years, you are stuck living in an apartment in Nebraska, is just not worth it. You would do so much better to go buy land up in Canada, maybe in Nova Scotia, where at least there is some green. Living in your apartments in Omaha Nebraska, the only green you will see is on the lawns in your sub division. The rest of the state is just hideous.