Smack-dab in the Heartland of America, Omaha is a prime retirement option. On the west side of the Missouri River, and just north of where the Platt River opens up, Omaha has thrown out the welcoming mat for aging adults everywhere to come and call this home. One of the perks of growing older in Omaha is the amount of professional services aimed at care. Whether you are in need of home health care, or looking to move into a residential place, there are plenty of good ones here. There are also elder law attorneys and moving companies to help make your trip as pain-free as possible.
Omaha is one of the most walk-able cities in the United States. There are loads of parks to walk through, as well as large sections of the city that are historically preserved from the olden days. Every year the College World Series is played in Omaha, where the top two NCAA Division I teams face off against each other to decide the champion. There are several minor league sports teams too, so sports fan are never bored in Omaha. Performing arts theatres, and art museums are spread throughout the city. There are historical museums like the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame. Every year, the Blues, Jazz, and Gospel Festival dazzles music lovers. The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is considered one of the best zoos in the world. It features a huge jungle exhibit, and a nocturnal habitat called Kingdom of Nights.
Politically, Omaha leans to the right, but seniors from both sides of the aisle are happy here. Omaha was built as the offshoot of its neighbor across the river, Council Bluffs, IA. In fact the two cities are practically one, with Council Bluffs taking up the less populated eastern neighborhoods.
The city was thought of as the Gateway to the West, during the 19th century. It was a major hub for railroads, and later, highways. This led to Omaha having a wide range of ethnic diversity. Today, this can be seen in the city's great cuisine and culture. When you need a small vacation, road trips are easy. Lincoln, Kansas City, Wichita, and Minneapolis are some popular destinations.
One concern to think about before moving here is the weather. The river produces high humidity and frequent thunderstorms. However, most residents do not even notice anymore.