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Old 02-23-2008, 06:40 PM
 
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Hi everyone. My family was planning on relocating to the Omaha/Dundee area, and in my real estate search, I happened upon some amazing-looking, turn-of-the-century homes in Council Bluffs that were quite a bite cheaper. My question is, why is this? It seems like it would be a quick trip over the river to the city, so why such the big discount?

Also, if you could tell me a little bit about CB, that would be really helpful. What type of people live there?

Thanks so much!
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:53 AM
 
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Default Council Bluffs

I think that Council Bluffs is a little poorer and may have a little more crime compared to Omaha and its Nebraska suburbs as a whole. C.B. is better than some areas of the Omaha, Nebraska side. C.B. is going through some positive changes currently.
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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Default Ok....

So, why are there all these mansions for sale there?


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Did CB used to be pretty nice, and then something happened to it? It seems like a lot of people would like being up on the bluffs with a view of the city.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Most older cities have areas with historical homes like that from the same time period, and there are still many nice new homes today going up in Council Bluffs. Plus you also have to keep in mind Council Bluffs technically came before Omaha, not sure on dates there though.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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I imagine that finding a decent house in a decent neighborhood of Council Bluffs would be just the same as virtually anywhere else in the Omaha area.

Council Bluffs gets a bad rap as "Counciltucky" and "where the trash is white and the squirrels are black", but I wouldn't consider it slummy by any means. It's just a modest area with some positives and negatives about living there.

I like those houses. Do they have a good view?
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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I like those houses. Do they have a good view?
Hi El Rhino. Yes, they do seem to have excellent views of the city, and the prices can't be beat! But after reading a bunch of threads about Council Bluffs, I don't think we will look there anymore. It seems like people really don't have great things to say about it.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Hi El Rhino. Yes, they do seem to have excellent views of the city, and the prices can't be beat! But after reading a bunch of threads about Council Bluffs, I don't think we will look there anymore. It seems like people really don't have great things to say about it.

Internet messageboards are just that, I wouldn't take everything you read as gospel (even if it comes from me). If you like the houses, I'd strongly suggest you check it out for yourself.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Hi El Rhino. Yes, they do seem to have excellent views of the city, and the prices can't be beat! But after reading a bunch of threads about Council Bluffs, I don't think we will look there anymore. It seems like people really don't have great things to say about it.

This is extremely foolish, go check out Council Bluffs.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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Nothing wrong with Council Bluffs, it has a lot going for it with Google, Casino's, new shopping, etc.. You will might be just a tad farther from the arts scene in Omaha, than if you were in Dundee, but if housing is that much cheaper, it might be worth it.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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How much are those houses going for that you posted? I'm just curious.

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