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Retirement Living In Greater Omaha - Nebraska

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Area Description

With a cost of living lower than the national average, clean air and water, short commutes and all the cultural and entertainment amenities of a city twice its size, Greater Omaha is nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and play. Home prices are well below the national average, cost of living is below the national average and we offer a high quality public and private education system.

Includes Cities/Towns: Offutt A F B, Omaha, Papillion.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Come enjoy hiking, canoeing, golfing, cycling, camping, fishing and leagues for virtually every sport. You’ll find Omahans approach recreation from a year-round perspective. The love of sport extends to the way Omaha embraces the NCAA Men's College World Series and the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming.

Cultural Activities

A love of culture and the arts, along with the philanthropic spirit and community support to make them happen. It’s what helps to give Greater Omaha such enormous appeal to local, regional and national audiences alike. Numerous places to see a show or performance such as The Holland Performing Arts Center, Orpheum Theater, The Rose Theater or CenturyLink Center Omaha.

f it is museums you like be sure to check out The Durham Museum, Joslyn Art Museum, or The Strategic Air & Space Museum. Omaha is proud to have the number one rated Zoo and Aquarium in the world, The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, along with the Old Market and Lauritzen Gardens.

Public transportation

Our transportation map can be seen at: http://www.visitomaha.com/visitors/getting-around/#.VG0T92eCUTA
Numerous taxi's are available to take passengers wherever they would like to go around the Omaha area. Buses have a variety of routes so that visitors can see north, south, west and downtown Omaha. Located just minutes from downtown, Greater Omaha’s Eppley Airfield is a major commercial airport that is serviced by 20 jet service air carriers, eight airfreight carriers and two full-service general aviation facilities. We have non-stop flights to Seattle, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta, Detroit, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., New York and seasonal non-stop flights to Orlando and Los Angeles.

Medical Facilities

Nebraska Medicine, CHI Health, Methodist Hospital, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Immanuel Medical Center, Lakeside Hospital, Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Greater Omaha, Nebraska?

Greater Omaha has a continental climate with warm summers and dry winters. According to the National Climatic Data Center, most the precipitation occurs from April through September in the form of showers or thunderstorms in the evening hours. Only ten percent of total annual precipitation falls during the winter months.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  13  23  33
 Feb  17  27  38
 Mar  27  38  50
 Apr  39  51  63
 May  51  62  73
 Jun  61  71  82
 Jul  66  76  86
 Aug  63  74  84
 Sep  53  65  77
 Oct  41  53  64
 Nov  28  38  48
 Dec  16  26  35

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  30  6
 Feb  0  26  2
 Mar  0  22  0
 Apr  0  7  0
 May  1  0  0
 Jun  3  0  0
 Jul  8  0  0
 Aug  5  0  0
 Sep  2  0  0
 Oct  0  5  0
 Nov  0  20  0
 Dec  0  29  3

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  1 "  5  16 %
 Feb  1 "  6  20 %
 Mar  2 "  8  28 %
 Apr  3 "  10  37 %
 May  5 "  12  49 %
 Jun  5 "  10  59 %
 Jul  4 "  9  65 %
 Aug  4 "  8  64 %
 Sep  3 "  8  54 %
 Oct  2 "  7  41 %
 Nov  2 "  6  30 %
 Dec  1 "  6  21 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  6 "  14  4
 Feb  7 "  12  4
 Mar  5 "  4  2
 Apr  1 "  1  1
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  1 "  0  0
 Nov  3 "  2  2
 Dec  6 "  10  4

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Cost of Living for Greater Omaha, NE

Greater Omaha, Nebraska cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Greater Omaha offers a plentiful supply of reasonably priced new and pre-owned homes throughout the city and surrounding suburban communities. According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, the median sales price for an existing home in Greater Omaha in 2014 was $150,800. Live downtown, midtown or in the suburbs. Choose to be close to work, in a scenic setting or on a golf course. There is truly something for everyone here.Greater Omaha’s neighborhood settings put you in easy reach of groceries, dry cleaning, shopping, drug stores, schools, parks and more.

Senior Assistance in Greater Omaha, NE

Greater Omaha, Nebraska offers the following assistance for seniors:

Senior Centers offer residents a variety of activities such as excursions, speakers, classes, movies, exercise classes, discussion groups, T’ai Chi, and monthly parties. Direct assistance and Geriatric counseling are available along with other ways to obtain needed services. Senior Center transportation is also available.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Greater Omaha Offer For Retirees?

There are numerous options for job and volunteer opportunities in the Great Omaha area for seniors. Local hospitals always are in need of plenty of volunteers along with plenty of other organizations around the community.

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