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Guide to Omaha
Omaha Apartments For Rent
Diversity, hospitality, thriving economics and all around great energy is what makes up the city of Omaha. Located as far east as possible, in the center of the northern and southern borders of the state of Nebraska, you would be shocked to find this state’s largest and most energetic city. Yes, Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska – 42nd largest in the country – no, it is not the capital.
This great Midwestern city with its remarkable features and history was named after an American Indian tribe meaning, “Those going against the wind or current.” Being home to almost 900,000 people, if you ever wanted to live in a place that was full of life and just all around great people and culture, Omaha still has room for you. Here are just a few of the things you should know before moving to Omaha.
Things to Do in Omaha:
You might be able to look over this city on a map, but once you’re immersed in it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without knowing everything about this place. With countless events, restaurants, attractions, museums, and outdoor activities to partake in, Omaha can and will keep you busy every weekend.
Events in Omaha are continuous. For all the sports lovers, Omaha has been home to the NCAA College World Series for more than 60 years. This event alone brings tons of fans to the city for 10 days to collegiate athleticism. More annual events include the Summer Arts Festival that features non-stop musical performances by hundreds of artists. Jazz on the Green is a summertime tradition in Omaha that you won’t want to miss. Not to mention Taste of Omaha, Omaha Fashion Week, Intertribal Powwow, Railroad Days, Holiday Lights Festival and so much more.
Dining in Omaha…you probably thought of steaks. But of course you did. Omaha has so many authentic steakhouses that have helped to build and maintain the city’s delicious reputation. It doesn’t stop with steaks in this city. Omaha cuisine ranges from sidewalk cafes to ethnic eateries. Some amazingly innovative chef-prepared meals and delectable sweet shops can all be found here. Let your taste buds explore a whole world of flavors and different cuisines in this one place.
Get a wide range of cultural experiences from the various attractions that Omaha has to offer its residents and visitors. Have you ever wanted to explore a tropical rainforest from a bird’s eye view? You can do that and more at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Discover more about history and culture at the Durham Museum or the Mormon Trail Center. The Lauritzen Gardens has over 100 acres of beautiful botanical sights to see, and Love’s Jazz and Art Center will teach you all about Duke Ellington and other Jazz greats.
Outdoor recreation gets no better than when in Omaha. Sitting along the wooded Missouri River valley, birdwatching is a popular way to spend the day. With walking and biking trails lined with trees and winding through the city, you can enjoy nature without ever leaving home. The five lakes and two rivers that fall into the Omaha borders are perfect for fishing, boating, and just enjoying the fresh air.
The nightlife in Omaha has much to offer as well. With a variety of different establishments, you can enjoy the various ales at the local pubs or sip on a nice glass of wine at a wine bar. Live music is in abundance, with a great Omaha twist. Indie music calls this city home and it continues to grow and thrive in this beautiful place, especially in places like The Slowdown and The Waiting Room.
What to Consider When Moving to Omaha:
While Omaha as a whole is considered the “Heartland” of the U.S., there are several different neighborhoods in this culturally rich city. There a six geographic areas of Omaha that one might wish to reside and should definitely look into when searching for Omaha apartments.
Downtown and Midtown Omaha have been in the works for some time now to revitalize the area. This area of the city is home to the Old market, Turner Park, Gifford Park and the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District.
North Omaha is a community district of the city. This area includes some of Omaha’s oldest neighborhoods and has a lot of historical value. It is the site of the Mormon Temple as well as birthplace of Malcolm X. The Fort Omaha Historical District is also here. North Omaha is also home to many small, locally-owned businesses.
East Omaha is three miles from downtown and is home to Carter Lake and Eppley Airfield, the city’s main airport. This area is bordered by water and North Omaha. East Omaha is a large warehousing and industrial manufacturing area.
South Omaha, during the initial development, was called “The Magic City” due to its overnight growth. Several historical landmarks reside here, many being inside the South Omaha Main Street Historic District. This is a culturally diverse area.
West Omaha is home to various communities such as the historical Boys Town, Elkhorn, Regency, and Gateway areas. Beginning in the 1950s, the building of highways and housing caused a shift of the middle class to this area.
Why Omaha Apartments Are Hot:
Depending on the time of year it is, Omaha apartments have to be hot to combat the cold temperatures of their dry winters. However, even when they don’t need to be, Omaha apartments are still hot simply because they are in Omaha. This city has so much to give and it can all be yours. Whether you wish to relax on a boat or walk a tight rope at the zoo, Omaha has all you need. The historical value of this city alone is enough to make you want to visit; the energy you feel during a visit will make you want to stay.
Come experience the $2 billion worth of new development in Omaha, as well as the Bob Kerrey Bridge – a $22 million pedestrian bridge curving across the Missouri River. This single feature allows you to witness the marvels of the skyline on one of the longest pedestrian bridges ever made. Come and dive into the cultural pool of Omaha and get a personal look at Midwestern hospitality at its finest.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- ITT Technical Institute
- College of Saint Mary
- Vatterott College
- University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Nebraska Methodist College
Nearby Military Bases
- Excellent opportunities with five Fortune 500 companies in the area
- A city that honors individuality, as Omaha translates to “those going against the wind or current”
- Exciting nightlife and shopping opportunities, including the Nebraska Furniture Market
- Family-friendly with the Henry Doorly Zoo and the Omaha Children’s Museum
- Recreation available at 17 golf courses and 100-plus miles of nature trails connected by the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
- Live entertainment at Holland Center for the Performing Arts, Orpheum Theater, and Qwest Center Omaha