What neighborhoods should I avoid in Omaha & Lincoln, where should I stay away from.
Do you know a real estate website that might have rentals as well as properties listed for sale.
I do not remember where I read this, but one of the places has a bit of hills, not sure if it was Omaha? That it was not as flat as the other city.
I hope that you do get 1 of the Priests to teach Latin & or Greek, that would be amazing!!!
Thank you for your post!
Please elaborate more on the town, the Catholic community. The more details the better! ;D
Does the Church do anything after Mass, so the children & parents can mingle with each other (like coffee & donuts) ?
Please tell me more about homeschooling there & the families involved with it.
Also, I have read that some parishes around the country have the Priest teaching the children LATIN & or Greek . Is this
available in Omaha or Lincoln?
Also, what about safety, what is the crime situation in both places, which place is safer?
I know that this is the midwest, but which one of these has at least some hills? Or, are they both flat?
What is the summer like, temperature wise, what is the range for both places.?
Thank you for any input you can give me.
As far as the town is concerned, I really like Omaha. It's true there's not much of a "night life", though the Old Market downtown has some really nice restaurants and shops. Our zoo is one of the best in the country, and we've got a few nice museums. Kansas City is only a 3 hour drive, so if you need the "big" city life, it's not too far away. We do have crime in a few bad areas in Omaha, but as long as you find the neighborhoods to avoid, you'll be fine. Lincoln is probably safer, but it's also a college town, so hard to say either way.
Omaha's only an hour away from Lincoln, so they're basically the same when regards to climate and "flatness". Yes, it's pretty flat out here, but Denver is only 7-8 hours away. We do have some pretty hot summers and cold winters, but it's nice to have 4 seasons. Last winter was one of our worst with the piles of snow we had, but it could have been a lot worse. The springs and autumns here are really nice, and almost make up for August and January.
As for the Latin Mass community in Omaha, we have our own FSSP parish with 3 Sunday Masses and at least 1-2 daily Masses. There is also a CMRI parish, if that's your thing (my wife's uncle goes there). We have coffee and donuts one-two times a month, and pancake breakfasts about once every 3 months. We also have several other get-togethers in our gymnasium (welcoming new priests/seminarians, All Saints Day Party for the kids, new parishioner parties, etc.). We've also got our own bowling alley, which I think makes us the only TLM parish in the country to have one.
I find our TLM community to be very inviting and friendly to newcomers, especially compared to some other TLM parishes I have been to. Our parish has a homeschooling mother's group, a KofC council, a Cub Scout pack, an Altar Society, Legion of Mary, a youth group, and a few other groups that get together frequently. As far as I know, every family at our parish homeschools even though our parish belongs to a diocesan school with a few other parishes. There is a Catholic Homeschool Association of Omaha (CHAO) which has a nice website you might want to look at if you're interested.
As of right now, our priests aren't teaching Latin or Greek, but I know our assistant pastor is considering starting a class in the future (not sure if or when this will happen). I'd love to take part in that myself.
One great thing about being here is the FSSP Seminary is in Lincoln, making it an easy trip to attend ordinations (though, I'll warn you, the cathedral in Lincoln is hideous). If you attend the Novus Ordo, Lincoln is one of the best dioceses in the country with Bishop Bruskewicz (no altar girls, etc.). Omaha's not bad either, though some of our churches are more liberal than others.
I know this is probably too much info, but I hope this helps in your decision making. Let me know if you've got any other questions!