Photos by Onelapse Photography, Eric Francis, Brendan Sullivan and Bill Sitzmann.
Excerpt from the “Omaha: We Don’t Coast” magazine: omaha.com/chamber
Our mix of communities, each with its own personality, comprise one vibrant metropolitan area. Tour our diverse blend of neighborhoods and you’ll find an expansive list of reasons why we love where we live.
“People have always flocked to the Old Market because of its energy.”
– Seth McMillan, owner McLovin – A Store for Men, Old Market resident
“I love the small town feel of Blair. It provides comfort and safety for my family. There are diverse businesses, and it is rich in history and wonderful people.”
– Jordan A. Rishel, Washington County resident
“It was supposed to be a ‘one-time gig.’ More than four years and a lot of ‘First Fridays’ later, Benson First Friday continues to be a beautiful addition to our event calendar, a chance for emerging artists, art enthusiasts and the general public to come together in the Benson Neighborhood to celebrate the power of creativity and pull of community. Held the first Friday of every month, year-round.”
“I really love where we live because of the true feeling of community. Our neighbors all share house keys, and we look out for each other – the way it should be. Being able to walk to restaurants, taverns, grocery stores, art galleries and retail stores – it’s really the best!”
– Heather Kita, midtown Omaha
“I love the great neighbors, and the beautiful homes, mature trees, lake and walking paths. It is also a great location, very close to shopping, medical services, recreation, work and church – and yet it feels like it is secluded from all of that, particularly with our direct path connection to Lake Zorinsky for walking, running and biking.”
– Greg Scaglione, West Omaha
“It’s like a mini oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and during the summer, it feels like a mini-vacation every weekend.”
– Jenni Serkiz, lake dweller
Here in the heartland, we are more than a cozy place to live; we are a great place to be alive.