Located in the Midwest, bordered by Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri, Nebraska isn’t just cornfields, it has many notable features. It boasts the largest indoor rainforest, a booming job market, and multiple Fortune 500 companies as well as being one of the country’s more affordable states with housing, groceries, and transportation all less expensive than the average.
Once you’ve made the destination to move into one of the Lincoln apartments or a place anywhere else in Nebraska, here’s what you need to know.
Nebraska is spread across two regions, the Great Plains and the Midwest and it also experiences two different major climate zones, with the western half semi-arid, and the eastern humid continental. While cities like Scottsbluff in the west are drier than Omaha and other destinations in the east, the temperatures are fairly consistent overall across the state.
All seasons are experienced here, with big extremes. Summers are hot with frequent thunderstorms. As Nebraska is in what’s known as Tornado Alley, there is an average of 45 tornadoes here each year, arriving in spring and summer. Winters bring cold, snowy weather, with blizzards common. Fall is often ideal, with frequent blue skies, temperatures in the 70s, and the colorful transformation of the trees.
Cornhuskers Football is a Religion
The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team is pretty much the state’s religion. On game day, it’s a sea of red at Memorial Stadium which becomes the state’s largest city, with more than 90,000 boisterous fans. The Cornhuskers have long been known to have one of the most dedicated fan bases of any football team with a baby’s first words often jokingly said to be “Go Big Red!”
You’ll definitely want to invest in some Cornhuskers’ attire and you might want to try one of the favorite beverages of most Nebraskans to go along with it when watching the game: red beer. It’s a mix of any cheap brew and tomato juice.
You Might Be Shocked By the Friendliness
In many places, it would seem a little odd if someone you don’t know comes up to you and starts a conversation while you’re in line at the grocery store or anywhere else. But in Nebraska, this is common.
Don’t be alarmed if you’re looking for your favorite snack item in the supermarket aisle and someone suddenly starts telling you about how well the Huskers’ quarterback did on Saturday, or how the team got cheated out of the game with a bad call.
There’s A Lot of Steak On the Menu
Just about everyone has heard about Omaha steaks, but native Nebraskans will always tell you the best you can get is from their town’s local butcher shop. This state has an obsession with red meat, whether you get it there to grill up at home or dine out.
It’s so fresh that it melts in your mouth which is why this state is often said to be the best place to order a steak. With that, there’s quite a few cows too, with the animals said to outnumber residents 3.5 to 1.
It Will Take Time to Get From Here to There
Nebraska is well-known for its vast stretches of highway, with lots of small towns that tend to be rather spread out. You’ll rarely hear anyone saying “it’s just a couple of miles away.”
Often, distances are measured in how many hours it takes to get there, which is usually longer than it will in most other states.