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Old 03-01-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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Hi all! Well, it looks like I'm going to be moving to Omaha in the next couple of months from my beloved New Orleans. I will miss this great city, but this a new step so I have to move on. Anyways, It will be my husband, two kids and myself, and we're looking for nice-intown neighborhoods with lots of character and distinctive architecture where the houses don't all look alike. Neighborhoods that have decent-sized to large homes, goods schools (or nearby private schools) and the ability to walk to shops, restaurants, etc. That's pretty much it. So, what have you got?
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Downtown apt/condos, Midtown homes (around Mutual of Omaha), Dundee, AkSarBen, Fairacres, Memorial Park... stay east of 72nd street, but as you get closer to downtown avoid the areas north of Dodge ("North Omaha" which is the higher crime area. These would be the urban areas with the older homes you are looking for.

As you move west of 72nd street and into outlying towns you get the more suburban and even rural areas - which doesn't sound like what you are looking for.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Take a look at this recent discussion thread: Artsy Neighborhood?
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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and this one on Historic Neighborhood Pictorials or this one on Been here a while, but..
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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Thanks, Dave! I looked at the picture thread and I LOVE the commercial character of Benson, Dundee, and Park East (Old Market?). For residential, Field Club, Bemis Park, Mercer Park, and Gold Coast seem to be along the lines of what were looking for. Have any idea what the prices are like in those areas?
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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I agree as being a student in Omaha. I live in the Aksarben or Dundee area and its great. Friendly and perfect for the kids to grow up. Another tip I would say for schools. Central is a great High School. The diversity and oppurtunities are great.
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: millard
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I would strongly recomend the Midtown area because there is so much character to the homesand everyone is friendly they may be pricy but i willl say the schools are great and it is worth it. Another advantage is how slose you are to every thing you are right off Dodge if you live in dundee, Gold coast, everything , and Benson is off of maple wich is also a mojor street so i would strongly recommend Midtown GOOD luck fnding your home!!!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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Avoid N.P. Dodge realtor for renting or buying. They had a fire in one of their apartment complexes here and told tenants they would move them into different apartments but only if they signed a new one year lease. Former boss told me they bought their house through them and they were awful. I lived in two different complexes. First one had to have a metal mop bucket in the dining room for 1.5 years so also had mold on ceiling. Multiple complaints about extremely noisy resident below us to multiple managers with nothing being done, but his girlfriend complained once about us for our grandchild jumping in our apartment and we got a final notice. Second one, sewer backup into several different apartments and the laundry room, and not only was there no help in getting a place to stay while they had giant dryers blowing on the carpeting and the place smelling like an outhouse in very hot weather, they also told us they would prorate the rent and charge us for the three extra days it would take us to get our furniture out! I was 57 and kept moving my antique furniture further away from the flooding areas while three of their workers stood outside smoking watching me do it.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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Omaha's major newspaper has a website, Omaha.com - The Omaha World-Herald, where you can click on the Marketplace and view some home prices. Sundays are best for the most listings. I live near Midtown and Field Club and love the diversity. Midtown Crossing is being built which will be home to retail, movie theater where you can dine on a full meal while you watch the movie, and housing. Omaha is known for its park system, which was designed by the same man who designed New York City's Central Park. I can watch folks playing tennis in one of them as I walk to my car. I live six blocks south of Dodge in an area of mixed housing with large single family dwellings with huge yards. Field Club has nice sized older homes with ample yards so room for a swing set in the back and pretty flowers in the front of most of them.
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