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Places With The Best Housing In Nebraska 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score90
  • Chalco, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,322
  • Chalco, NE is one of those awesome little places everyone hopes they can live in one day. I myself have been living in Chalco since the mid-1990s and honestly it just keeps getting better and better…[read more]
97
  • Papillion, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,520
  • I experienced a fantastic time while living in Papillion Nebraska. The city is an extension of Sarpy County. Papillion Nebraska is close to Omaha and is named after the creek that is in the center of the…[read more]
90
  • Gretna, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,047
87
  • Sidney, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,875
88
  • Alliance, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,469
92
  • La Vista, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,064
  • This city has a high cost of living and a reasonable housing market. The price for a home in this community is lower than the national average. I believe the educational system is outstanding and offers…[read more]
79
  • Schuyler, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,171
87
  • York, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,899
86
  • Wayne, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
87
  • Offutt AFB, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
90
  • Holdrege, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,545
89
  • Beatrice, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,358
  • I experienced a splendid stay while living in Beatrice Nebraska. The city is located in Gage County. Beatrice is south of Lincoln Nebraska. The suburb has a formidable education system. Employment in…[read more]
91
  • Hastings, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,983
  • Hastings Nebraska is a great city to live in. This city is a faced paced city life, but in a smaller area. This is an awesome place to stop and raise a family. There are local businesses in the area with…[read more]
85
  • Plattsmouth, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,476
90
  • Columbus, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,668
  • Columbus Nebraska is a One Of A Kind City. This is a pretty city and has a serene feel. Many attractions for all types of people are located in this city. It is a smaller city and a great quiet place to…[read more]
90
  • Norfolk, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,398
  • I've been living in Norfolk Nebraska for 8 years and enjoy the small-town atmosphere and nice friendly folks that I can truly call Good Neighbors. Norfolk is known for its Mini trails that provide…[read more]
81
  • Grand Island, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,895
  • Moving to Grand Island, NE from FL wasn't something that I planned on, but the area is lovely, and I have seen the beauty that NE exhibits. This is a city where you can learn everyone's name, feeling…[read more]
79
  • Chadron, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,792
76
  • Lexington, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,090
  • I think that visiting the city of Lexington, Nebraska is an exciting experience. It is interesting that the population is very different than the rest of Nebraska. Most of the race in this city is of the…[read more]
80
  • Lincoln, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 273,018
  • Coming here to Lincoln has been the worst decision of my life. There are very few options on things to do and there is no night life besides a few small bars filled with college students. People here…[read more]
78
  • Fremont, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,450
  • I would suggest Fremont Nebraska for a family or retirees but not for young people, singles or couples. There is literally nothing to do here, only one good state park near where people go to camp and…[read more]
76
  • Omaha, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 443,072
  • You get what you get. Like. You live in Nebraska. For the cost of living and the amount of fancy pants companies that are here? People want a big city OR a small town and Omaha isn't really either. No,…[read more]
80
  • South Sioux City, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,268
  • I really love living in South Sioux City, Nebraska and think it's probably one of the top 10 places to live in the entire country! We have a lot of different activities to do here and several…[read more]
88
  • Bellevue, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,993
  • I lived in Bellevue, NE for five years while I attended Bellevue University. We rented a house off of Galvin Road, which is located in the original part of the city. I really enjoyed living in Bellevue.…[read more]
88
  • Ralston, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,334
87
  • Seward, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,133
90
  • Kearney, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,709
71
  • North Platte, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,311
  • We are currently moving from North Platte to the eastern side of the state. In the 11 years I've lived in North Platte, I have never felt part of the community, or felt that the town itself cares for my…[read more]
79
  • Crete, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,089
87
  • Blair, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,007
84
  • McCook, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,618
77
  • Nebraska City, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,303
77
  • Gering, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,401
78
  • Scottsbluff, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,937
  • I am so happy living with my wife and family in Scottsbluff, NE. It is beautiful here. My wife and I are both doctors at a local hospital. There are a lot of great jobs here for medical professionals. We…[read more]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Nebraska. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Nebraska to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Nebraska as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Nebraska, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.