Omaha Real Estate & Information

Omaha Real Estate & Information

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Omaha's location towards the center of the United States has made it an important transportation center throughout its history and has contributed to its being recognized as the "Gateway to the West". The city was founded in 1854 and was named after the Omaha Indian tribe that had been living in the area. The word "Omaha" comes from a word in an Indian language meaning "Dwellers on the bluff". The largest city in Nebraska, Omaha is located on the eastern border of the state, and it is situated on the Missouri River. 

Shopping and Dining

The Westroads Mall located on California Street is a prominent shopping destination in Omaha. Village Pointe on Davenport Street is a similar shopping mall offering retail stores for Apple, Bath & Body Works, Best Buy, Sephora, and much more. For everyday grocery purchases, residents of Omaha can head to the Whole Foods Market on Regency Circle or the Walmart located on Birch Drive. Pharmacies located in Omaha include Kubat Pharmacy on Center Street and Elmwood Pharmacy on 52nd Street. 

Omaha is known as being a very ethnically diverse community, and this ethnic diversity has brought diverse dining options to the city. Residents of Omaha who are interested in experiencing the world's cuisines without leaving their city should try Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant on Cass Street, El Basha on Pacific Street, Marrakech Gourmet on North 33rd Street, and Bohemian Cafe on South 13th Street. Fine dining establishments in Omaha include Flatiron Cafe on St. Marys Avenue, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse on California Street, and The Boiler Room on Jones Street. Those in need of a quick bite to eat can get fast-food at Chick-fil-A on West Center Road or Chipotle Mexican Grill on South 72nd Street. 

Living

Omaha features a low cost of living and- as of 2013- a fairly low unemployment rate in comparison to the rest of the country. Serving as a business hub in the area, Omaha's daytime population rises by just over 20 percent as workers come in to the city to work. As the headquarters of five different Fortune 500 companies, the city is an important employment hub, and job opportunities in Omaha have contributed to a gradually growing population in the city since 2000. The population of Omaha has risen by just over 8 percent over the last 14 years. Three of the largest firms located in the city are ConAgra Foods, the Union Pacific Corporation, and Mutual of Omaha. 

Parks and Recreation

Omaha is dotted with many natural areas where city residents can enjoy the outdoors. Prominent city parks include Miller Park on North 30th Street and Bemis Park on Cuming Street. Neale Woods on Edith Marie Avenue is a larger natural area that covers 600 acres and offers the Millard Observatory, which is perfect for Omaha residents interested in astronomy.

Omaha Parks and Recreation runs several community center in the city, including the A. V. Sorensen Recreation Center on Cass Street. This area recreational resource features activities like yoga, dance classes, soccer, tae kwon do, and other social and athletic events. 

Schools, Health, and Transportation

Omaha Public Schools runs more than 80 different public educational institutions in Omaha. In addition to public schools run by Omaha Public Schools, the city of Omaha also offer a variety of private schools. Thirty-two Omaha private schools are run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of OmahaSt. Cecilia Grade School on Webster Street received the Blue Ribbon School award from the U.S. Department of Education in 2007.

After they complete their secondary schools education, young residents of Omaha can continue their education without leaving home by attending college courses at nearby institutions such as the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University, the College of Saint Mary, and Clarkson College

There are many different healthcare institutions located in Omaha. Among the largest hospitals and medical centers in the city are Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Alegent Health Lakeside Hospital, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and the VA Medical Center. For physicians practicing family medicine, residents of Omaha can consider looking into the services offered by UNMC Family Medicine Clinic on South 42nd Street or West Omaha Family Physicians located at Lakeside Hills Plaza. 

Public transportation is provided in Omaha by Metro Area Transit, which offers service in not only Omaha, but also the neighboring communities of Bellevue, LaVista, and Papillion. For transportation outside the area, both Greyhound and Amtrak service the city. Eppley Airfield provides transportation by air to residents of the Omaha area, and it is Nebraska's largest airport. 

 

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Don Fuller - Omaha Fuller Group
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Ambassador Real Estate
331 Village Pointe Plaza
Omaha NE 68118
Mobile: (402)677-8070
Office: (402)493-4663