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Any body around Omaha Ne.?
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steveii JD 4000    Posted 06-02-2003 at 10:14:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
be moving around there so would like to know if any of you live around or close to Omaha Ne..
I kind of feeeeeel like sea sick of moving close to a BIG CITY!!!! would 't want be in middle of it but have to.. wife like it anyway. I am a far west country farm boy. lost farm so not much out west for us. am looking for a nice house to rent some where out of omaha in country on whatever acres can be as long I can have a garden 2-3 acres or so.


Jim in Michigan    Posted 06-04-2003 at 18:11:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Head towards Iowa,,my granny lives about 60 miles from Omaha in a lil town called Villisca IA, lots of places for rent in that area, also aroun Red Oak IA there are some too....I looked at a few nice ones that were for sale for back taxes,,,,Jim

DL    Posted 06-02-2003 at 23:20:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You may try Ashland. It sits between Lincoln and Omaha. There are plenty of apartments for rent. It's a small town. You will feel much more closer to a farm there than in Omaha. It will also be easier to find farm works there.

Rob    Posted 06-02-2003 at 13:06:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, I'm from Bennington, Ne., which when I was a kid growing up on the farm was about 20 miles from Omaha. Now you can see houses from the old farm stead. Bennington is Northwest of Omaha about 6 miles now, between Elkhorn and Blair.

As for as buying 2 to 3 acres its pricey. 7 years ago my dad sold the farm for $13500 an acre. He bought it in 1980 for $1400 and acre. He still has 20 acres that he is holding on to but dos'nt plan on selling. Its worth $15000 to $25000 an acre now.

But there is hope, you might check out Washington County. That is where Blair is located, that is still mostly farm land and prices are cheaper. Blair is about a 40 min drive to Omaha. Bennington is about 10 min now. Elkhorn is growing really fast and is pretty much part of Omaha anymore.

I would just get out a map and go drive around.

Here are some small towns in Northern Douglas, and Washington County.

Bennington 1000 population. 10 min to Omaha
Elkhorn 6000/5 min
Washington 200/30 min
Elkcity 250/30 min
Blair 6000/40 min
Kenard 450/40 min
Ft. Calhoun 1200/40 min

Hope this helps.

By the way, I live on a small ranch in Central Nebraska now, 15 min from a 25000 population town, and I love it.


steveii JD 4000    Posted 06-02-2003 at 16:50:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah. My mother in law lives close to maple street. in one those newer house out west omaha.
I pass Elkhorn on my way home and to mother's
I think that town looks good to me.
looking for where to live will come soon after I find a job. I hopefull it's not in the middle of omaha however all seem to be.
I would just have to find a job that I can get hold of and better pay, then will look for other job later that I really like and stay on it.
I have not see any farm help wanted around but still looking and dont see any welding jobs where are they?!?! dont really want to be working on the high ways. DANGER!!

bob    Posted 06-02-2003 at 18:12:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve you might check the labor unions as thet will be building new power plant at council bluffs and will need welders. I live 90 miles north and job s are tight Allaways work for welders tho

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