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Old 11-07-2012, 10:13 AM
 
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My family and I will be moving from Kansas City to Nebraska between the Spring and the Summer for my fiances job transfer. I have researched a few places in and around Omaha and have even looked into Council Bluffs. I am not a winter person so the idea of moving into more snow just makes me cringe But the point of this, is to ask for some help. I have read that for newcomers, we should consider the East side; I heard the West side is too western, the North Side has too many issues, but haven't heard too much of the south side. We like to live within 20 minutes (no more than 30) away from our jobs. I don't do well in driving in snow, so the area with the best clean up the better! I just want to make sure that we are going to be in a good area. We have a 2 year old, we love the country but enjoy city life too, and (at times) love the small town feel just depending on how the town takes to us as we are 2 moms raising a son together. Any insight will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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It's all going to be personal preference, but for me, west omaha is just too car centered. People in a hurry to go nowhere. It just makes things too dangerous for pedestrians (and children IMHO).

As for commute, I'd avoid west omaha for that factor alone. Even with a car you are at least a 20 minute ride from downtown and that will only get longer as omaha grows. Midtown will have much better commutes and be central to the city so you are not THAT far from most places in the city.

I myself live in South Omaha and feel it is perfectly safe. There is the occasional shooting, though that's mainly on the north side of South Omaha. The most common crime is graffiti.

Crime in Omaha overall is VERY low for a city it's size. You are going to be hard pressed to find a truly "high crime" area.
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