Omaha, Nebraska

Home On The Plain

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The Area

Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and considered the “Gateway To The West”. Its central location in the Midwest and Great Plains states means a lot of other big cities are within a reachable driving distance. Kansas City, St Louis, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Oklahoma City and even Chicago are somewhere between 2 and 6 ½ hours. If you get bored at home then plenty of options for escape. Its location on the Great Plains means scorching summers and freezing winters. In fact Omaha is rated the 4th coldest big city in the U.S. but the fact it resides on the banks of the Missouri river means great views from throughout the city.


Young Professionals

Old Market (the original downtown) is a hotbed for young professionals in Omaha. Plenty of older buildings/warehouses converted to homes and condos along the river put you a walk from the central business district. Just as important are the bountiful supply of great restaurants, clubs bars and community activities to keep you occupied on nights and weekends.

  • Old Market
  • Blackstone
  • Little Bohemia



Benson is an interesting choice for youngster and couples looking for an active social scene but a bit less frantic than the downtown-type areas. Home to art galleries, boutique shopping, great restaurants, and two craft breweries, it has plenty to do but feels a bit more “grown-up” than some of the more pure entertainment districts.

  • Benson
  • Highlander

Old Market


Nebraska is not historically noted as a particularly welcoming state but Omaha is big enough and filled with enough of a progressive population that the LGBTQ+ community can make it work here. First stop should be Old Market, the most popular neighborhood for the community and home to the bars and restaurants that cater to LGBTQ+ residents.

  • Old Market

Aksarben Elmwood Park


Aksarben/Elmwood Park is a good neighborhood for a family to start their search. Great classic homes are surrounded by great entertainment and retail options. This includes Aksarben Village, a development of businesses, restaurants, bars and theaters. Askarben (Nebraska spelled backwards) also hosts festivals like Earth Day, concerts at Stinson Park and Shakespeare on the Green at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

  • Aksarben/Elmwood Park
  • Dundee/Memorial Park/Happy Hollow
  • Elkhorn