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Omaha, Nebraska – Balanced Mix of Opportunity and Quality of Life

Omaha, Nebraska has been named the #1 place to move to in 2024 by Forbes Magazine, thanks to its balanced mix of affordability, economic opportunities, and quality of life. This recognition highlights Omaha’s strong job market, affordable housing, and vibrant cultural scene, making it an attractive destination for new residents.

Omaha, Nebraska – Balanced Mix of Opportunity and Quality of Life

Omaha’s metropolitan area has seen significant growth, with a diverse economy supported by numerous businesses, including Fortune 500 companies. The city offers a variety of recreational and cultural amenities, and job opportunities, making it an appealing place for families and professionals alike.

This recognition is supported by several factors:

Economic Stability and Affordability

Omaha boasts a low unemployment rate and a strong job market with numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Berkshire Hathaway and Union Pacific. The city’s economic stability is complemented by its affordability, with median home prices being significantly lower than the national average.

Great School Systems

The education system in Omaha is highly regarded, with many schools receiving high ratings for their quality of education and extracurricular opportunities. The city offers several colleges and universities including the University of Nebraska at Omaha located in the heart of the city near Elmwood Park and Aksarben, UNMC and Creighton University closer to downtown as well as a range of public and private schools that cater to diverse educational needs, ensuring that families have access to excellent educational opportunities from Pre-K to college graduates.

Eclectic Shopping and Dining Scene

Omaha’s shopping and dining scene is thriving, with a variety of options ranging from local boutiques to large indoor and outdoor shopping centers like Westroads Mall, Regency Mall, and Village Pointe Shopping Center. The city’s restaurant scene is eclectic, offering everything from upscale dining to casual eateries and vegan options, reflecting a mix of local and international cuisines.

Some of our Foundry Home favorites are:

Active Nightlife and Cultural Activities

The nightlife in Omaha is lively, with swanky bars like Barnato, clubs, speak easy lounges, and live music venues like the Astro and CHI Center. The Old Market and Blackstone are particularly popular for their vibrant atmosphere and variety of dining and nightlife options. Additionally, Omaha has a rich cultural scene with the stunning Joslyn Art Museum, the Durham Museum, the Omaha Children’s Museum, the Orpheum and Rose Theaters, and local art galleries such as Anderson O’Brien, one of Foundry Home’s favorites, that host events and exhibitions throughout the year.

Recreational Opportunities

Omaha offers plenty of recreational activities, with numerous parks, lakes, trails, and outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy. The city’s proximity to the Missouri River provides opportunities for water sports and fishing at a myriad of both public and private lakes throughout the community. Additionally, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is one of the top-rated zoos in the world, attracting visitors from all over. The Men’s College World Series held in Omaha every year draws quite a crowd and is so much fun! Whether you enjoy volleyball, hockey, soccer, baseball, or any other collegiate sporting event, Omaha is home to a variety of great options.

Overall, Omaha, Nebraska offers a combination of affordability, high-quality education, diverse dining and cultural amenities, and economic opportunities which make it a family-friendly community to relocate to in 2024.

Link to full Forbes Magazine Article here.

Foundry Home Group – Interior Design, Construction and Real Estate Omaha, NE

Designing, Building, Remodeling and/or Finding homes for our clients to live and work within which are functional, comfortable, and equally inspiring is what we do best! Our team focuses on helping our clients accomplish their design, construction and real estate goals with one team of experts. Utilizing our collective skill sets allows us to make a greater impact toward improving the quality of our client’s lives.

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