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Where to Retire in Omaha and Home Prices

Omaha is divided into six geographic areas and is made up of several neighborhoods both new and historical, which have active Neighborhood Associations that focus on social activities and creating a sense of community. Zillow reports the median home value is $193,062 in early 2020, and calls it a Very Hot market at this time.

What is special about Omaha

Omaha is a vibrant city with a lot to do. It is home to about a dozen colleges and schools of higher education, along with great health care, and has been recognized as a bicycle friendly community with over 85 miles of interconnected trails for walkers and bicyclists.

What is not special about Omaha

High crime rate, winters are cold and long, there are university sports to attend, but there are no major league sports teams located here.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 24 degrees, with July's average 78 degrees. Omaha gets about 30" of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Omaha boasts restaurants serving all types of cuisine; the city also features the country's largest community theater, many historical sites, museums, several parks, a botanical center, a great zoo, and several events and festivals; the Old Market is a popular area with brick streets lined with shops and restaurants; the city is host each year to college baseball's NCAA Men's College World Series; A top landmark here is the 3,000 foot Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge that crosses the Missouri River with beautiful view of Omaha's skyline and connects the city with Council Bluffs, Iowa. It is and named after former Senator Bob Kerrey who secured the funding for the bridge in 2000.

Crime

The crime rate is Omaha is high.

Medical facilities

Omaha offers many medical facilities and is home to the Methodist Health System which includes the Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital, and many Physicians Clinics. There is also a large VA Medical Center located here.

Transportation

Getting to Omaha is easy with two interstates providing direct access into the city; Omaha Metro, the city's mass transit bus line, offers service throughout the town. Epply Airfied serves Omaha, but the nearest International airport is in Des Moines, Iowa, about 140 miles away; Omaha is a very bike-friendly city and has created a map of bicycle routes throughout the Omaha region, along with a Bike Share program.

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