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Old 10-02-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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So I'm planning on attending UNO in Spring after arriving to Nebraska, and I was probably going to be taking night classes. Just curious, is the UNO campus located in an "okay" area? I know that there's certain parts of Omaha that have a lot of crime and gang/drug activity (from what I heard and read of), and I was just concerned about safety around the campus and it's surrounding area.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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UNO is in a very nice area. There has been an increase in graffiti around Elmwood park, the park right next to UNO, but nothing more serious than that. You might see the occasional weridos hanging around there later on at night but not in the type of way to be concerned about your own personal safety. I grew up right next to UNO and lived there for 18 years before moving out and never had any problems.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Fully concur with ShawJ. My parents live just a few blocks from that area and I have no concerns.

fyi... i got my degree from UNO and it was almost all at night school - no issues
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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North Omaha is considered the worst part of Omaha, and its not that bad. UNO is in Central Omaha near one of the nicest Neighborhoods in the city, you should be fine.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Will add my voice to the chorus. DH grew up just blocks from there, too. Safe area.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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Looks like everyone has the same answer. Good to know. Thanks for the input!
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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currently attending UNO as a freshman living in the Dundee neighborhood surrounding UNO. Have never been the victim of even minor crime.
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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I frequently run/jog through Elmwood after dark with a few friends. I haven't come across many weirdos yet...at least not any more than you'd run into everywhere else. UNO has the crime statistics posted on their website if you want to look at those - http://www.unomaha.edu/security/poli...crimestats.php

There are actually a lot of very nice and expensive houses in that part of town...definitely not bad at all. There is a *lot* of new and ongoing development around 72nd St between Dodge and Pacific, which is right by UNO. The Aksarben Village property, located right by UNO's South Campus is going to be very nice as well.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I frequently run/jog through Elmwood after dark with a few friends. I haven't come across many weirdos yet...at least not any more than you'd run into everywhere else. UNO has the crime statistics posted on their website if you want to look at those - UNO | Facilities | Security | Policies and Crime Stats

There are actually a lot of very nice and expensive houses in that part of town...definitely not bad at all. There is a *lot* of new and ongoing development around 72nd St between Dodge and Pacific, which is right by UNO. The Aksarben Village property, located right by UNO's South Campus is going to be very nice as well.

UNO has some very upscale older subdivions nearby... The housing in the area are full of character...
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:21 AM
 
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I lived at an apartment located in Dundee area. (49th and California) In the year I lived there my car was stolen, my apartment broken into, and various other things. However this was not indicative of the Dundee area as a whole and more reflective on the apartment managers . My neighbors in the surrounding apartment house had no such problems. Hopefully the old managers will be sent to prison after their court date.
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