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Old 02-26-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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YOu sayed that good..... I was thinking the same thing.
LOL. I was totally joking anyway.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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West Omaha is Cupcake Land.


"Cupcake Land is a metropolis built entirely according to the developer's plan, without the interference of angry proles or ethnic pols as in nearby Kansas City (or Omaha in this case). Cupcake Land encourages no culture but that which increases property values; supports no learning but that which burnishes the brand; hears no opinions but those that will further fatten the cupcake elite; tolerates no rebellion but that expressed in haircuts and piercings and alternative rock. You know what it's like even though you haven't been there. Smooth jazz. Hallmark cards. Applebees. Corporate Woods. Its greatest civic holiday is the turning-on of the Christmas lights at a nearby shopping center -- an event so inspirational to the cupcake mind that the mall thus illuminated has been rendered in paint by none other than Thomas Kinkade."

As described by Thomas Frank in; What's the Matter with Kansas? A great book for all persuasions.
Omaha.com - The Omaha World-Herald: Metro/Region - Some not sold on ‘Rent'

Seeeee; West O can't even swing a nuetered production of "RENT" with out folks getting their tighty whiteys in a bunch.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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That's ok, pissed off cristians are CRAZZZYYY!!

For what it's worth, I do know what it's like to live east of 72nd. I've lived near 40th and Leavenworth and I've lived downtown for a couple years. That is why I later said I "knew better than to sterotype the are" like I did. There are great areas all over Omaha, including east fo 72nd.
My secretary & I were just talking about that. I love old neighborhoods. If I were to sink half-million dollars into a house in Omaha, it would definitely be in the Gold Coast area. Bemis Park would be second, and Dundee would be third.

But since I'm not going to sink that kind of money into a house, I guess my wife & I will continue to spend our summer nights riding around on the motorcycle, looking in windows. But we're not Peeping Toms! Really, we're not!
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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My secretary & I were just talking about that. I love old neighborhoods. If I were to sink half-million dollars into a house in Omaha, it would definitely be in the Gold Coast area. Bemis Park would be second, and Dundee would be third.

But since I'm not going to sink that kind of money into a house, I guess my wife & I will continue to spend our summer nights riding around on the motorcycle, looking in windows. But we're not Peeping Toms! Really, we're not!
I, too, love the homes around Gold Coast neighborhood.

I got a good dozen or so homes around the happy hollow area that I've got my eye on. This is assuming I stay in the Omaha area, which I'm doubting I will.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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I, too, love the homes around Gold Coast neighborhood.

I got a good dozen or so homes around the happy hollow area that I've got my eye on. This is assuming I stay in the Omaha area, which I'm doubting I will.
Happy Hollow is too close to where I live. You're NOT allowed in the neighborhood!
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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Happy Hollow is too close to where I live. You're NOT allowed in the neighborhood!
LOL - On certain weekends you would probably notice my presence in the neighborhood, that's for sure.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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Thank you! You guys are terrific.

Crimeland was brilliant, Jay. Good use of cynicism. Agree or not - good work!

So - more specifically, I may be interested in a Cupcake. Living in NYC for 12 years has been tough and I am really tired. Ready to settle down & have a home, not a studio apartment in my late 30s.

You are all very helpful and I hope to get out there soon!
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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Thank you! You guys are terrific.

Crimeland was brilliant, Jay. Good use of cynicism. Agree or not - good work!

So - more specifically, I may be interested in a Cupcake. Living in NYC for 12 years has been tough and I am really tired. Ready to settle down & have a home, not a studio apartment in my late 30s.

You are all very helpful and I hope to get out there soon!
Yep, there are nice neighborhoods all over the Omaha area where you can get a 3 bedroom house with a decent yard for much less than you'd pay for a tiny apartment in NYC (course, salaries are lower here too). "Cupcakeland" is not as bad as it's made out to be--a few snooty rich people, but a very comfortable and safe place to live. If you want someplace just as nice but a little more humble (in its attitude--not in its amenities), check out Papillion or Bellevue--both have plenty of shops, good schools (Papillion probably a bit better in that aspect, although I may be biased considering I graduated from there!), and little crime, and you can be in downtown Omaha within about 15 minutes.
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