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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    Quote Originally Posted by TranCytive View Post
    Yeah I've been told to avoid North Omaha, just a bad part of town?
    Yep, its really just a poor run down part of town.



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    One word = Dundee



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    Quote Originally Posted by GWad View Post
    One word = Dundee
    Bingo, that is the area I lived by. Sweet old neighborhood.



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

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    While I agree with Agronomist I did live there for 2 years and besides the Husker spin news cycle 24/7/365 I like Omaha. ON living there depends on what you want. The western burbs or the old neighborhoods around mid town Omaha. I lived around 50th and Dodge.
    That's the Dundee neighborhood. Our first apartment was at 50th and California, about five(?) blocks north of Dodge. (The main E-W drag through Omaha)
    Edit: And GWad beat me to it.

    Again, it depends on where you would be working. If you're working downtown, I really wouldn't look any farther west than 90th St. You would be better off looking at Bellevue/Papillion/LaVista, since they're pretty much directly south of downtown.

    Omaha is, I believe, a pretty nice city. I wouldn't mind moving back, but it would put us farther away from both of our families. If you're a baseball fan, and do move out there before mid-June, make sure you get to a couple of the College World Series games at the new ballpark downtown. The atmosphere is a touch more sanitized since they moved out/tore down Rosenblatt, but it's still a great experience.



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    Love omaha. Dundee area is awesome (younger, "hipster", trendy crowd) if thats what you want

    Old market is nice. Western burbs are nice, love them. Gretna, Elkhorn are all nice areas. Plenty to do. Crime in north O is waaaay overblown. Lots of cyclone fans. Huskers are annoying, but life is tough. If I had to choose I would definitely live in Omaha. Very comparable to DSM. They are finally getting it together though...

    Some of the roads suck though (traffic-wise)

    Any questions, just ask



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaraV View Post
    That's the Dundee neighborhood. Our first apartment was at 50th and California, about five(?) blocks north of Dodge. (The main E-W drag through Omaha)
    Edit: And GWad beat me to it.

    Again, it depends on where you would be working. If you're working downtown, I really wouldn't look any farther west than 90th St. You would be better off looking at Bellevue/Papillion/LaVista, since they're pretty much directly south of downtown.

    Omaha is, I believe, a pretty nice city. I wouldn't mind moving back, but it would put us farther away from both of our families. If you're a baseball fan, and do move out there before mid-June, make sure you get to a couple of the College World Series games at the new ballpark downtown. The atmosphere is a touch more sanitized since they moved out/tore down Rosenblatt, but it's still a great experience.
    Yep I lived in a brick duplex 1 block south of Dodge on 50th. I seem to remember a school or or something just to the east of my place? I can't remember the cross street that went e/w just south of Dodge. Anyway it was a great neighborhood to live in.



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaraV View Post
    That's the Dundee neighborhood. Our first apartment was at 50th and California, about five(?) blocks north of Dodge. (The main E-W drag through Omaha)
    Edit: And GWad beat me to it.

    Again, it depends on where you would be working. If you're working downtown, I really wouldn't look any farther west than 90th St. You would be better off looking at Bellevue/Papillion/LaVista, since they're pretty much directly south of downtown.

    Omaha is, I believe, a pretty nice city. I wouldn't mind moving back, but it would put us farther away from both of our families. If you're a baseball fan, and do move out there before mid-June, make sure you get to a couple of the College World Series games at the new ballpark downtown. The atmosphere is a touch more sanitized since they moved out/tore down Rosenblatt, but it's still a great experience.
    Eh, I worked downtown and lived around 168th and Military (technically Bennington) and it was less than a 30 min commute to/from work.

    Midtown Crossing and Aksarben are 2 areas that have undergone pretty extensive development recently. Downtown obviously has the Old Market, but North Downtown around the ballpark is growing as well.

    Dundee is pretty cool, but small. Has the best pizza in Omaha there (Pitch) and maybe the best overall restaurant (Dario's).

    SW Omaha is where much of the action is - malls, bars, restaurants, etc. NW Omaha doesn't really have much at all, except housing developments. Virtually no retail space of any kind.

    Papillion/LaVista/Ralston areas aren't bad, and have some nice retail centers (Shadow Lake Towne Center for example).

    Tons of golf courses around the area, if you're into that. I knew a few guys who played in an adult baseball league every year as well. Lots of outdoor activities in general.



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    I have lived in Omaha for 10 years and really enjoy it. As far as people saying to avoid North O, unfortunately Omaha is a very segregated town. North Omaha is predominately an African American community. South Omaha is a very Hispanic community. Aside from that major flaw, it is a very nice town.

    For the parts of town to recommend living in, it depends on what you are looking for as a social life. If you are looking to go out several times per week, I would recommend downtown, Dundee, mid-town, and Benson areas. For a slightly more tamed down social life, west Omaha, Millard, Papillion, La Vista, and Bellevue. For small town feel, Elkhorn, Gretna, and Ralston.

    Omaha is a 20 minute town. If somebody asks me how long it takes to get somewhere that I am not familiar with, I say it takes 20 minutes to get there.



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    Quote Originally Posted by TranCytive View Post
    Well that's like putting me in a room with a bunch of buttons and telling me not to push them.
    I'm about ready to start the car myself.

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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    Quote Originally Posted by kickout View Post
    Crime in north O is waaaay overblown.
    Yes and no. There really isn't a lot of crime in the Omaha area in general, but the violent crimes are pretty much isolated to that part of the city. When you hear of a shooting in Omaha (and you WILL hear of shootings), it will likely be in that neighborhood - as cyinne says, probably near 30th and Ames.



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    Yes and no. There really isn't a lot of crime in the Omaha area in general, but the violent crimes are pretty much isolated to that part of the city. When you hear of a shooting in Omaha (and you WILL hear of shootings), it will likely be in that neighborhood - as cyinne says, probably near 30th and Ames.
    I just feel it 90% gang related. Not like roaming vigilantes up to no good. If you need to worry about gangs, you probably need to move...I agree though, more shootings than DSM...

    Whoever mentioned the segregation (re: North O and La vista) is right. Odd, but it very true and very evident

    Still. Love Omaha.



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    Quote Originally Posted by GWad View Post
    One word = Dundee
    Ditto. I would definitely say Dundee. It is truly a charming old neighbor hood with a strip along Underwood street that offers restaurants, bars all older, and tastefully done. I live south of Blondo on 59th street, north of Dodge, not very far from Dundee and The Memorial park area, ( a few blocks). Both areas are great in so many ways, although both can be quite pricey to buy a home and demand for the area is high. But both of my daughters had apartments in Dundee and they were reasonable in price and had the quaint environment that Dundee offers. They liked it in the area so much that they now own their own homes in Dundee and in Country Club. The Country Club area just north of Dundee is great too - again, an old quaint area with winding streets and huge trees. - in fact if I was to move, I'd really consider it at the top of my list. I'm sure I'm much older than the OP, I'm a transplant from eastern Iowa and have lived here for 40 years, but I do love Omaha.

    The biggest downside as others have mentioned is Husker and Bluejay fan craziness. But I've learned to ignore most of the hoopla and have become very adept at getting away from the local sports cast by hitting mute and previous channels buttons on my remote. I rarely read the Omaha World Herald sports page --- It is husker and Creighton homer city beyond belief!! By the way, IMO, Hawkeye fans have come out of the woodwork more since nu joined the Big 10, and are a definite presence in Omaha; not like in my hometown of CR, Iowa - but they are definitely a presence.

    Much more I could add, but I do think Omaha is a well kept secret as far as the rest of the world is concerned. Good place to live.



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    Quote Originally Posted by kickout View Post
    I just feel it 90% gang related. Not like roaming vigilantes up to no good. If you need to worry about gangs, you probably need to move...I agree though, more shootings than DSM...

    Whoever mentioned the segregation (re: North O and La vista) is right. Odd, but it very true and very evident

    Still. Love Omaha.

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    The Violence Policy Center (VPC), a Washington, D.C.-based research and advocacy group that promotes gun control, determined that in 2011 (the latest year in which comprehensive national data s available), 30 blacks (including 27 in Omaha) were murdered that year in Nebraska -- meaning, the state had a black homicide rate of 34.4 per 100,000 people, double the national average of black victimization. (On VPC's top ranked states by black homicide victimization rates, Nebraska is closely followed by Missouri, 33.4 per 100,000 people, Michigan, 31.5; Pennsylvania, 29.0; and Oklahoma, 25.5.)
    Omaha (and particularly its black neighborhoods in the deprived northern and northeastern parts of the city) accounted for almost half of all recorded homicides in Nebraska -- which, overall, sported a relatively low murder rate of less than four per 100,000 people. (The U.S. as a whole has a murder rate of 4.44 per 100,000 people.) Ninety percent of these murders came from the bullet of a gun.



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    Quote Originally Posted by kickout View Post
    I just feel it 90% gang related. Not like roaming vigilantes up to no good. If you need to worry about gangs, you probably need to move...I agree though, more shootings than DSM...

    Whoever mentioned the segregation (re: North O and La vista) is right. Odd, but it very true and very evident

    Still. Love Omaha.
    Oh it's most definitely gang/drug related violence. But I wouldn't think about living there or having kids anywhere near the area either. Just not worth the risk.



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    Re: Does anyone live in Omaha?

    We lived there 17 years ago, so I am sure it has changed. My son is going to college at UNO next year, so have been making a few trips there lately. I loved Omaha when I lived there. Live anywhere west of 90th Street and you should be good.



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