Relocating to Omaha? Here is what you need to know

Relocating to Omaha? Here is what you need to know
 OMG Ellie 1/23/2019 7:59 AM

For many new residents to Omaha, they may not know that they’re living in the best city in the Midwest. But, when it comes to the people that make up the population of Omaha, it is easy to see why. Omaha stands out from the rest of the Midwest with our hospitality, art, music, food, athletics and so much more.

Let’s talk more about what Omaha real estate can offer to anyone looking to relocate to our beautiful city!

The cost of living

For starters, Omaha has a very low cost of living, with a median home value of approximately $163,400 and a median income of around $49,000. Omaha is the perfect place for young professionals to start a career. In fact, Omaha is so affordable that Millennials have found that it’s the best place to purchase a home! Out of the 100 largest metro areas, Omaha is number seven on the list for persons ages 25 to 34 to own a home! Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or second time homebuyer, Omaha real estate has something to offer everyone.

In addition to the low cost of living, Omaha has a 2.9 percent unemployment rate. We’re also known for having an easy commute, with an average drive time of 20 to 30 minutes.

When it comes to relocating to a new city, it can be hard to adjust. Nevertheless, relocation is a great way to explore the culture and get to know what your new home is famous for.

What is Omaha famous for

Originally known for railroads, breweries, stockyards and meatpacking, Omaha has evolved into more than just a hot-spot to get a good steak or beer. This city is home to several nationally known organizations, celebrities, sporting events, tourists attractions and medical programs that add to the greatness.

As a desirable place for organizations headquarters, Omaha has a long list on nationally run organizations that call this place home. For instance, Mutual of Omaha, Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific Corporation and Kiewit Corporation all have their headquarters located in Omaha. There’s more, Facebook is now building its several data centers just outside city limits!

Furthermore, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, is a beloved resident and celebrity of the city of Omaha. The Wizard of Omaha is among one of the wealthiest people in the world. Yet, you could spot him at a local restaurant anywhere in town.  

In June, this midwestern city explodes with tourists and baseball fanatics as it is known as “The Home of the College World Series.” This is an exciting time to live in Omaha because of all of the activities that are going on with people from all over the United States.

Beyond the College World Series, Omaha is also known for their Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium year round.  People from all over the nation come to Omaha’s zoo to visit the largest indoor rainforest in the United States, the dessert dome and several of the zoo’s new attractions, like the adorable red pandas.

In fact, these zoo animals attract so many tourists that Omaha’s zoo has been expanding every year. This spring, Henry Doorly Zoo is opening an addition to their Asian Highlands exhibit and more to come.

Omaha has one  of the best medical programs in the United States. A fun fact about the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is that it has one of the only biocontainment centers in the nation.

Overall, Omaha is a great place to live because it’s affordable and the perfect place to start a career and raise a family. So, get in touch with the best real estate agents Omaha has to offer when you choose The Fairfield Team!


The Fairfield Team is dedicated to providing our homebuyers with the best homes that Omaha has to offer. If you are looking to relocate or buy a new home in the Omaha, contact The Fairfield Team!