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#1 Agent Orange

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 01:34 PM

After living in Nebraska for about 2 years, I figured I would do a little write up.

 

I will try just to hit the bullet points, because it would be a very long read if I didn't.

 

I'll start with the bad:

 

The roads are horrible and there are very few twisties.

Taxes are higher; in Omaha property taxes are about 2.5%, income taxes are slightly higher at 6.84%, state sales tax is only 5%, but most cities have a sales tax of about 2%, Omaha has a restaurant tax of about 2%, Omaha has a $50 year wheel tax per vehicle.

Not alot of trees and land has a higher cost per acre.

Snow removal is too good and never get to have a "Snow Day"

More chance of a tornado

More thunderstorms and stronger winds

 

The good:

 

Most people are very friendly.

Cost of living is slightly lower than Lexington.

Wages are slightly higher than Lexington.

Kawaski and Hornady are both located in Nebraska and offer factory tours.

Very close proximity to Mid America Motorplex, which has track days on almost every Monday and about 10 Fridays.

There is a airboat club that offers rides.

There are alot of state parks near by

Close Proximity to River Valley OHV Park

It snows enough to have a snow mobile, but the roads are always decent to drive on.

Most tech companies offer better then average starting benefits. Average of 22 days of vacation, 4% 401k match, free hsa money.

Hunting is pretty good

Proximity to other states for more hunting opportunities

Multiple gun ranges, indoor and outdoor

Stable and growing job market

The schools are better

MV Augusta, Aprilia, Ducati, and BWM motorcycle dealers close by, and all have excellent customer service.

The Ducati dealer owns TrackAddix and offers a $2,500 all track days pack ( which I believe is 20-30 track events) and if you buy a track prep bike you get a discount on the track days.

 

Overall I like it here and with all the vacation time I can easily start making summer trips to KY and for a few weeks during christmas. The drive really isn't that bad.


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#2 NoGear

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:15 PM

I still wouldn't want to live there, I'm allergic to corn and cornhuskers! 


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#3 Agent Orange

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

I still wouldn't want to live there, I'm allergic to corn and cornhuskers! 

 

It is really not that bad, think of it as Kentucky, just flatter and more snow. Cornhuskers are as bad as UK fans, and it is only bad if you go to Lincoln for a game. I'm not going to lie if I could find a job in KY with the same benefits I have now with the job stability and growth, I would move back in a heartbeat.


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#4 JukeBoxHero

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:49 AM

I can't believe you've been there 2 years already.


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#5 Agent Orange

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 11:38 AM

I can't believe you've been there 2 years already.

 

I know, time flies. Once I get a bike again I am going to start coming down to KY for about 2 weeks during the summer. I have been trying to convince the CEO of the company I work to buy a few companies in TN and let me work there as a UX person. It could happen, I know NBS just bought a Texas company and has offered any current employee the opportunity to relocate and work in Texas and vise versa.


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#6 boo

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 11:40 AM

Glad you like it ! Like Jukebox said its hard to believe its been 2 years ! :41:


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