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Old 08-10-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Denver from Omaha
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I live just a few blocks south of 42nd and Center - just moved here this summer. When someone asks me where I live, is it Midtown or South O?
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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I live just a few blocks south of 42nd and Center - just moved here this summer. When someone asks me where I live, is it Midtown or South O?
I would call that Midtown. I think it becomes South O a little farther south. Depending on how many blocks south, you might almost be South O.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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According to "Destination Midtown" Midtown ends at Center Street. I wouldn't exactly call it South O though. You are probably technically in the Hanscom Park neighborhood, but could get away with calling it Midtown if you wanted.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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I live just a few blocks south of 42nd and Center - just moved here this summer. When someone asks me where I live, is it Midtown or South O?
I had some relatives who lived where you do, several years ago. They referred to the neighborhood as "Field Club", although it's on the outer fringe. Even though you are south of Dodge St., the traditional "South Omaha" is a mile or so south of you (I'd use I-80 as a dividing line). The 'real' South Omahan's would refer to neighborhoods by parish boundaries---you reside in O.L.L. (Our Lady of Lourdes).
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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Center is almost a mile north of what many consider South Omaha. South Omaha by most accounts ends at the interstate. I know the people that live in that area between downtown and the interstate like to call that area South Omaha, but as a resident of the true South Omaha area I can say it's not. It was never part of the old city of south Omaha that was annexed back in 1915.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Denver from Omaha
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From what I gather, midtown officially ends at Center, but my friends on woolworth don't consider their residence to be in midtown. I would like to say south O but i know that's not really true. I was hoping some old-school Omahan's would be able to help - Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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I live in the same area, and I struggle with what to call it. I normally just go by landmarks (in our case, Gorat's). In your case, I'd probably just say "over by the VA."

If anybody in your family plays video games, my husband just opened a game store at 64th and Center, Game Vault. Hope to see you in the store!
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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42nd and center is where you can catch the 3 or 15 or 55 bus routes at.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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If you live east and south of the intersection, I'd call it Hanscom Park. If you live south and west of the intersection, I'd probably call it Morton Meadows. I don't think you really live in Midtown, and you definitely don't live in South Omaha. I wouldn't know what to call it! I'd just say "I live in _____, just south of Midtown.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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If you live east and south of the intersection, I'd call it Hanscom Park. If you live south and west of the intersection, I'd probably call it Morton Meadows. I don't think you really live in Midtown, and you definitely don't live in South Omaha. I wouldn't know what to call it! I'd just say "I live in _____, just south of Midtown.
Just say you live in omaha. Or if you want, near midtown. Some parts of town honestly are a transition area and are called multiple things.
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