Moving to a new city can be scary. Especially if it’s from one part of the United States to another. Every city and state are known for different things. If you’re new to the Omaha area, you’re in luck because we have 10 things you need to know before you move there.

1. All Hail Warren Buffet

The lovely City of Omaha is home to one of the wealthiest people in the world. Omaha also has a high concentration of wealthy inhabitants. Now that you live in the city maybe their luck will rub off on you.

Warren Buffets home

Warren Buffet’s home in Omaha

2. Wide Variety of Brews

If you like beer then Omaha is the right city to live in. There is a wide array of local breweries that offer many tasty brews. Omaha Beer Week, Beer Fest and other festivals take place every year. So, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to try your favorite beverage.

3. Music Scene is the Best in the Midwest

Omaha has one of the most diverse music scenes in the country. It is a premier spot for up-and-coming artists and even bigger acts such as Jason Mraz who has recorded there. If you are a passionate music fan then you need to check out venues such as The Orpheum, The Waiting Room Lounge, and Sokol Auditorium.

The Orpheum entrance

The Orpheum

4. Beercade for Adult Arcade Junkies

Welcome to the grown-up playground that features all of your favorite retro arcade games. From NBA Jam to Mortal Kombat, Beercade will give you the nostalgic feeling of your childhood. It also has a great selection of craft beers. So grab a beer and enjoy your favorite arcade game!

5. It Takes 20 Minutes to Get There

When you ask a local how long it takes to get from point A to point B, there is a good chance they will say it takes about 20 minutes. The City of Omaha has easy interstate access and manageable traffic during rush hour. Believe it or not, the city’s population of 420,000 is packed into about 100 square miles, and every square mile is a breeze to travel through.

6. Home to the College World Series

Since 1950 people have been enjoying America’s favorite pastime at TD Ameritrade Park. No matter who is playing, downtown is popping when the College World Series is going on.

TD Ameritrade Park

TD Ameritrade Park

7. Husker Football is Everything

Since there are no pro teams in the State of Nebraska, people live and die by Husker sports, especially football. The city is covered in red during game days. Here’s a fun fact for you. Every game has been sold out since 1962.

8. Home to the Best Zoo in the Nation

This isn’t just a local’s opinion. The Henry Doorly Zoo has the largest geodesic dome in the nation as well as the largest indoor rainforest. There’s a good chance your favorite animal is housed in this zoo. This zoo has attracted more than 25 million visitors over the years. To put it into perspective, that’s the same amount of people that live in Texas.

Desert Dome: Located under the geodestic dome

Desert Dome: Located under the geodesic dome

9. Strangers Aren’t Afraid to Talk to You

There’s plenty of Midwestern friendliness in Omaha. If you are in a store, minding your own business, there’s a good chance someone will strike up a conversation.

10. Bundle up in the Winter

The City of Omaha gets a little nippy in the winter. According to the Weather Channel, it is the fifth coldest major city in America.

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