Long-distance moving from Florida to Nebraska

Considering moving from the east coast in Florida to one of the small towns or large cities of Nebraska? If so, Best in Broward Movers can help! Moving from Florida to Nebraska has many factors that can make moving a challenge, but with help from moving companies, your decision to move just got easier. 

Nebraska is located in the great plains in the middle of our great country. Situated near Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas, the cornhusker state is above the national average in job opportunities, higher pay, and overall economic growth while still offering affordable housing and low sales tax.  No wonder it has become a family destination for many looking to start anew. 

Best in Broward Movers simply asks for some moving information and will provide you with free quotes for your move, along with car shipping quotes. Unlike some companies, we offer moving solutions that cover all aspects of the move from wrapping fragile items, packing your belongings, labeling each box, disassembling and re-assembling furniture, loading into our moving truck in an organized and secure manner, transporting and unloading at your new home. Our passion is your move!

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Things to Consider Before Moving to Nebraska

Things to consider before moving to Nebraska  Are you moving to Nebraska and leaving Florida behind? There are a few things to consider before moving to the prairies of the Great Plains. Most of the state has beautiful scenery of open land, rock formations, the tall midwest grass, and cattle farms. Then there are some food processing and factories that draw many to move to the state for work. 

Nebraska has two main cities, Lincoln and Omaha. Lincoln is the state capital and a lively university town. In contrast, Omaha, located on the Missouri River, offers museums, cultural centers, lots of public transportation, and city life in Nebraska.

Nebraska is ranked #5 in affordable housing by US News & World Report, making it one of the top-ranking states to buy a house.

Are you looking to make more money? Nebraska has some of the highest incomes in the country, a plethora of career opportunities, especially in Omaha, and a low population density to make it easier to get a “foot in the door.” Nebraska has continuously ranked as one of the top states to receive an education with the 4th highest high-school graduation rate and top 20 in highest public-school funding. It is the right place to raise a family and become part of a community. 

Now for the cons, Nebraska is prone to natural disasters being located in tornado alley, be prepared to potentially experience a tornado. The state experiences cold winters where over 20 inches of snowfall has been known to occur and muggy summers with high temperatures and humidity. Life in Nebraska is very flat, and despite the humidity, you won’t forget you are landlocked. There are dunes in the prairies and the Missouri River, but overall there is no variation to the landscape. 

This isn’t a con as much as a weird fact about the state: Nebraska has some funky laws! 

  • If a child burps during church, the parents can be arrested
  • It is illegal to go whale fishing.
  • It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are also brewing a kettle of soup.
  • Doughnut holes may not be sold.
  • Sneezing is illegal during church.
  • A man is not allowed to run around with a shaved chest.

Thank goodness, these are no longer enforced, but they remain “on the books.”

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Top Places to Live in the Cornhusker State

Top places to live in the Cornhusker State  Almost 2 million people call Nebraska home, situated between South Dakota and Kansas from North to South. Wyoming and Colorado are located to the west and Iowa and Missouri are situated to the east. When considering moving with a family to a new place, it is always important to look into schools, crime statistics, weather, community lifestyle, companies, taxes, average pay, and more. 

With all the factors in mind, we came up with these top 4 places to live in Nebraska: Papillion, La Vista, Lincoln, and Omaha. 

  1. Papillion- Papillion is rated the best place to live in Nebraska and is home to 20,000 people. Papillion is an inner-city suburb of Omaha that still offers many parks, green spaces, restaurants, and, as locals say, on TheCrazyTourist “caters to any person, any age, any animal. It is a fantastic place to live and raise a family.”
  2. La Vista- La Vista is another suburb of Omaha, but slightly smaller with wonderful statistics. Low crime rates, 28 public schools with A-rated education programs. Young families and young professionals flock to this neighbourhood for its affordable rent and housing, along with a strong sense of community. 
  3. Lincoln- Lincoln is Nebraska’s state capitol and is the most developed city within the state, with a robust infrastructure and an abundance of job opportunities. Lincoln is home to 270,000 residents. With its larger population does come more crime. However, Lincoln is still a safe city that was ranked one of the best places to buy your first home. The median house value is around $147,100.
  4. Omaha- Omaha is located along the Missouri River and is right in the middle of America. A clean city with a friendly community feel, Omaha has over 400,000 residents, 150 public schools, and low sales tax. Out of the 150 schools, over 20 obtain an A rating in their education program. Even though it is a city, there are still many single homes to purchase at an affordable cost. A 3/2 in Omaha median value is $199,950.

Cost of Living in Nebraska

Cost of living in Nebraska  According to BestPlaces, Nebraska’s cost of living is lower than the national average. Nebraska scored at 89.1 out of 100. The most expensive cost of living in the state is Healthcare which ranks above the national average at 132. Housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, and other factors in affordability rank lower than the national average. 

Tax rates in Nebraska are also below the average. Property tax is 1.80%, with real estate tax being one of the lowest. Base sales tax is currently 5.5% and income tax has four brackets: 2.46%, 3.51%, 5.01%, and 6.84%. The four brackets of the income tax do put it above the United States median. 

Homeownership is also very affordable. If you are not ready to buy, rent is also still affordable! Unlike most places in the United States, renting is still cheaper than buying a home. However, overall they are both affordable especially compared to Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, or other places in Florida. The median monthly mortgage in Nebraska is $1,315, while rent is $773. The median home value is $175,900, whereas a two-bedroom rental expense is $839.

Best in Broward Movers is ready to pack up your whole life and move it. We understand new chapters can be exciting but challenging. Contact us for anything from packing supplies to moving.