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Fun Places to Consider When Moving to Omaha

Downtown Omaha is known for its unique areas that provide a package of housing, dining, nightlife, entertainment, and shopping all in one spot. If you are young and single or just love being close to the cutting edge things to do: consider one of the Entertainment Districts when moving to Omaha.

1. Aksarben Village
is located near the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus and is ideal for the creative soul.  This particular center is known for Omaha’s number one sports bar DJ’s Dugout, featuring dueling pianos and $10 lunch.  Aksarben Village is also home to Jones Bros. Cupcakes, Village Canvas and Cabernet where you can create art while sampling wine, and Aksarben Cinema where you can catch the latest flick while tasting a local brew. For a healthy choice try a made-from-scratch entrée at Jimmy D’s or enjoy the Sunday Farmer’s Market.  Broadmoor at Aksarben Village is the premiere residential facility for those who desire to make Aksarben Village their home. 

2. Midtown Crossing is filled with fine dining and entertainment. Enjoy a movie and cocktails at Marcus Cinedine Theater or dine on upscale Mexican food at Cantina Laredo.  For a more contemporary atmosphere check out Crave, or pick up the pace and try the award-winning burgers at Black Oak Grill. Condominiums for sale at Midtown crossing start around $169,000, with rental apartments available too.

3. North Downtown
presents a unique metropolitan-type living with popular events like The Slowdown which features indie rock bands.  If you are into independent films and documentaries check out Film Streams at Ruth Sokolof Theater.  Film Streams portrays film as an art form in an intimate cinema house. North Downtown also touches the heart of Omaha by being a close neighbor to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, home of the NCAA Men’s College World Series. The 9ines are loft apartments available for rent in North Downtown, along with Riverfront Place, Tip Top Apartments, and 22 Floors.

4. Old Market District
is history meets new era. The historic area has been transformed into a destination for shopping, dining, and nightlife with many unique restaurants, traditional steakhouses, pubs, cafes, and clubs. As you walk the old brick roads and stone passages that wind through Old Market, be prepared to be entertained by many street musicians and artists.

5. S
outh Omaha is the number one spot for trying new things and the most unique of all the entertainment districts combined. This center brings South Omaha to life and is enriched in cultures from around the world. Travel the world by experiencing food and art from Poland, Germany, and Mexico and learn about their history. Taste traditional pastries at the Lithuanian Bakery or enjoy an authentic Polish meal at the Bohemian café. Visit The Tree of Life and learn about its symbols and what they represent.

6. Village Pointe
caters to the fashionista at heart. With Main Street appeal, Omaha visitors and locals can shop their favorite brands and choose from places to eat such as: Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Mimi’s Café, Cheeseburger in Paradise, and Kona Grill.  Take part in the summer concert series “Vibes at Village Pointe” which features local artists and musicians, while enjoying food and beverages from popular nearby restaurants. Perhaps the key feature of Village Point is Brix, where you can sample over 1,200 wines from all over the world.

All entertainment districts are within walking or short driving distance to major hotels, condominiums, and rental apartments.  So if you’re looking to move to Omaha or just visiting, find lodging near one of Omaha’s entertainment districts and enjoy your stay!