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Old 05-19-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Hi guys! I just found out that I'm in the latter stages of an application process for a job in Omaha...well, to be exact, it's just west of Bellevue and just north of LaPlatte on NE-370.

I wanted to ask you guys where the best place for me to live is? I'm 22, single, and gay (I'm not flaming, and I don't actively show it or try to hide it either). I'd like to live in an area that is more liberal (I'm tired of living in conservative areas)... granted I know that Nebraska isn't exactly the most liberal state in the world, but Omaha did vote for Obama lol. I'd also like to live where there are a lot of young singles like me, and I'd like to live somewhere near a lot of trees/greenery and water/lakes/rivers/creeks.

I'm a big fan of trader joe's/whole foods, so if the place is within reasonable distance of one, I'm good. Also, what is the best general grocery store? In FL, my favorite was Publix....PA Wegmans...and AZ Safeway. If any of you know anything about these, I'd like something similar nearby to me.

Of course, I'd like the place to be within a reasonable driving distance of my job, too. Also, I'm looking for more of a rental-townhouse setup this time versus apartments that I've lived in before.... I plan to get a dog, and it would just be 3000x easier to housetrain a dog if I can immediately walk outside onto grass lol.


Thanks everyone!
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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Well if you don't want to be in a conservative area, living close to your work will not work. Omaha's liberal area is in Omaha proper and generally anything east of 72nd St. I would recommend living in east Omaha is it encompasses a large area full of different living options.

I live Downtown and would highly recommend it, especially if you're gay like me. Midtown, Dundee, Benson, Gold Coast, are a few areas other will recommend that are nice. Some people will make north Omaha to be like a 3rd world country but it's not that bad at all.

Traffic isn't bad here but the only Whole Foods is near Westroads mall. Far from your job and it would take longer to get there from your work area than any place in Omaha.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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You might want to check out the Aksarben Area, it is right next to the university of nebraska at omaha and there is a development that is a village in the city type atmosphere with everything within walking distance. Here is the link Aksarben Village
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Well if you don't want to be in a conservative area, living close to your work will not work. Omaha's liberal area is in Omaha proper and generally anything east of 72nd St. I would recommend living in east Omaha is it encompasses a large area full of different living options.

I live Downtown and would highly recommend it, especially if you're gay like me. Midtown, Dundee, Benson, Gold Coast, are a few areas other will recommend that are nice. Some people will make north Omaha to be like a 3rd world country but it's not that bad at all.

Traffic isn't bad here but the only Whole Foods is near Westroads mall. Far from your job and it would take longer to get there from your work area than any place in Omaha.
Thanks! I'm looking in the general areas you described, and I'm not having much luck at finding rental townhouses (I'm also confused about what technically 'East Omaha' is...since it seems that would be in Iowa?)...though I did find a really nice complex that is kind of on the expensive side (Cornerstone)...but I highly doubt they'd let me have the Siberian Husky that I want haha.

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You might want to check out the Aksarben Area, it is right next to the university of nebraska at omaha and there is a development that is a village in the city type atmosphere with everything within walking distance. Here is the link Aksarben Village
Thanks! Unfortunately, though, it seems that the apts at Aksarben don't allow dogs...I'll look around the area though!
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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East Omaha is anything east of 72nd to the river. You don't really here the term east Omaha as much as you do west Omaha. East Omaha is older and has more established areas with their own names as opposed to the more sprawling, faceless areas of west Omaha.

Are you talking about the Cornerstone Downtown on 11th and Harney? I have friends that live there and they have a big dog.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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East Omaha is anything east of 72nd to the river. You don't really here the term east Omaha as much as you do west Omaha. East Omaha is older and has more established areas with their own names as opposed to the more sprawling, faceless areas of west Omaha.

Are you talking about the Cornerstone Downtown on 11th and Harney? I have friends that live there and they have a big dog.
Thanks! I see that now...hopefully I'd be able to find a townhome for rent that has a washer/dryer in the unit and one that I can have a dog in...so far, all I've found are townhomes on the west side.

That's the Cornerstone I'm talking about, yes. On their website, they say they have 'breed restrictions'....which a husky is medium-sized, but who knows.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Another quickie- would anything on the Iowa side be a good option, or is it best to stay in Nebraska?
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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I'm not entirely sure. The only area of the Iowa side I would recommend is the east side of Council Bluffs between their Downtown and the bluffs. Lots of nice older homes. The rest of Council Bluffs isn't great. Not bad but just nothing special. Plus living over there and working over there has some reprucussions on your paycheck and at tax time with living and working in two different states.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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I'm not entirely sure. The only area of the Iowa side I would recommend is the east side of Council Bluffs between their Downtown and the bluffs. Lots of nice older homes. The rest of Council Bluffs isn't great. Not bad but just nothing special. Plus living over there and working over there has some reprucussions on your paycheck and at tax time with living and working in two different states.
Thanks...I had heard about the tax thing, but I also heard the sort of balance it out somehow between the two states....it's a little more expensive, but not much.
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