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Planted almost in the middle of the United States, Nebraska is known for many things: farming, corn, football, but few people know that the state’s major cities are cultural centers complete with great shopping, dining and entertainment. While most of the area is covered with farmland, residents enjoy a high quality of life without the high price.

Nebraska’s major cities have seen a steady increase in population over the past decade; the cost of living is more than 20 percent below the national average. With 4 personal income tax brackets ranging from 2.56 to 6.84 percent and a median home price around $131,000, you’re sure to find a beautiful and affordable house in Nebraska.

Almost 90% of Nebraska's cities have a population of less than 3,000. Low population levels combined with quality yet affordable housing and low crime rates make Nebraska a great state to raise a family. In the major cities, such as Omaha and Lincoln, residents enjoy big city amenities with a small town feel. Here you'll find housing types and styles including: Single Family, Lots & Land, Investment Properties, Waterfront, Town Homes & Condominiums, New Development, Golf Course Communities, Luxury Homes, Farm Houses and Ranches, Horse Property, Historic Homes, Vacation Homes, Modular Homes, Pre-fabricated Homes and Acreage.

Once flat prairie land, scientific farming has turned Nebraska into a land of ranches and farms. Agriculture, especially cattle ranching, is Nebraska's leading economic sector, while other crops include: pork, corn, wheat and soybeans. Manufacturing and natural gas are other major employers, with diversified industries such as electronics, auto parts, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Almost three quarters of Nebraska's population reside in and around its two major cities, Omaha and Lincoln, while the areas outside these cities are mainly farmland.

The University of Nebraska located in Lincoln is a huge attraction to both residents and tourists. The Nebraska Cornhuskers (or Huskers) football team and cultural center entertains and educates students and residents with performing arts centers, museums and theatres. All around the city you'll find shopping centers, boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Omaha is the host of the annual NCAA Baseball World Series and with plenty of universities and colleges in the area, many of the state's graduates don't have to travel far to find quality education. Rife with art and cultural centers, the locals also enjoy sports centers and state-of-the-art athletic facilities. For those who prefer the quiet outdoors, the Platte and Missouri River, feature hundreds of miles of waterway to boat, fish, swim and canoe through. Visit and camp in one of the National Parks or experience a part of history with the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument and Homestead National Monument of America.

Nebraska experiences four distinct seasons, with some variation across the state. While it will snow across the state in the winter, about 25 to 35 inches a year, rainfall is much more moderate in the Panhandle, compared to the rest of the state. During the spring and summer, the weather stays warm and sunny with thunderstorms scattered throughout the season. Nebraska is divided into two sections, the Dissected Till Plains and the Great Plains. Lincoln and Omaha are located in the Dissected Till Plains region complete with gently rolling hills.

To learn more about specific communities in Nebraska, request a Free Relocation Packet prepared by a HomeRoute Preferred™ local community expert. This exclusive guide will be customized to your specific home search and help you prepare for your upcoming move to Nebraska.

Information provided courtesy of HomeRoute.

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