kcmetro,Surprisingly I've never even been there, but having seen countless photos, read articles about the city, and heard first hand accounts of Omaha....here are my thoughts......
It kinda reminds me of a smaller version of KC. There seem to be industrial buildings like in KC and it sits on the MO River and state line as well. I hear the ethnic make-up of the city is very similar to KC also. Probably not as many blacks percentage wise, but I know there's plenty of Mexicans up there. I've heard great things about the condo boom going on, especially around the Old Market area which seems very similar to KC's Crossroads District/River Market neighborhood. If you like cold weather, it seems like it would be a good relocation spot. I'm not partial to cold weather so KC is about as far north as I'll go. You look at cities like Des Moines, Madison, and MPLS and it's apparent that the winters aren't as big of a deterrent for most people as they are for me, because all of these cities are growing and doing very well. I really don't see any end in sight for Omaha's growth.
Every degree counts to me. I HATE cold weather! :lol:kcmetro,
I have enjoyed may of your post and comments, but one comment you seem to make is about weather and how KC is so much warmer than certain cities. I not sure the actually stats support that info.
January average high in KC is 38. Here are few cities to compare that to.
Cincinnati average January high is 39, Indianapolis average January high is 34 and Omaha average January high is 32 (a little colder, but not a big difference).
I am not sure 4 or 5 degrees makes a place that much more tropical.
I not trying to be bust your chops, justs trying to see why you frequently like to discuss how much warm the weather is in KC compared to some other midwest cities when the stats really don't support that.
There are 30-45 minutes of completely undeveloped rural pastureside between Omaha and Lincoln. Once you get near crossing the river on I-80 heading west, you're very far removed from all things Omaha.Is Lincoln in Omaha's MSA? If not, why not? They are less than an hour apart. If Lincoln was considered part of the MSA, that would put the Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln MSA on par with Louisville and Memphis, which is pretty impressive.
Maybe people with more info can shed some light on how much interaction there is between the cities. They are so close so I am sure there is regular travel between the cities and probably some people live in Lincoln and work in Omaha and vice versa, but there does not seem to be much development at all between the cities. There should be lots of little suburb communities between the cities so that families could split the difference. Anyway, seems a little odd. Care to explain?
Omaha to Lincoln = 58 milesThere are 30-45 minutes of completely undeveloped rural pastureside between Omaha and Lincoln. Once you get near crossing the river on I-80 heading west, you're very far removed from all things Omaha.
Lincoln was included for a while but last year they changed that and Lincoln and Omaha no longer have a CMSA. If they did then Cincy and Louisville and OKC and Tulsa had might as well have a CMSA.
Lincoln is not very interesting anyway. Stick with Omaha is my advice.
It usually doesn't feel oppressively humid in Omaha, and it never gets as hot as where I come from, so for me Omaha's weather is always an upgrade. My most significant Omaha weather story is I remember last Christmas I was driving through Omaha to stay with relatives in Sioux City, I had stopped earlier in Topeka and it was still in the 50s, but when I had to get gas in Council Bluffs I was literally shocked (I hadn't noticed the temp dropping) when it was in the 20s with a brisk wind...that oppressive humidity from April until November...