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A Guide to West Omaha

The neighborhoods that make up the West Omaha community are your classic American suburbs full of rooftops and treetops. 

The traffic is tolerable, the homes are well built, the coffee shops are drive through, and the grocery stores are packed.  

Below you'll find the following:

  • Active homes for sale in West Omaha
  • What is Considered West Omaha
  • Things to do and the best places to eat
  • Schools and Hospitals
  • West Omaha Real Estate market Stats

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Where is West Omaha?

The best way to describe the location of West Omaha would be to mirror the boundary of Omaha Burke Public High School in central Omaha: generally west of District 66 and interstate 680 but east of Millard.

How to Navigate West Omaha?

West Omaha's roads are typically stress free, until you run into the ever present road construction. The Dodge street overpass is heavily traveled but rarely at a stand still while the interstate system shouldering the eastern border will take you just about anywhere in under 20 minutes. 

Is Omaha a Good Place to Live?

A youthful description of West Omaha's might be a bit boring, but most residents are too busy with after school activities to worry about a social life. If Midtown Omaha is where you go for cool, old homes and trendy nightlife, West Omaha is where proximity to the grocery store and the neighborhood park is more the priority. 

The West Omaha Real Estate Market

There is a variety home prices and styles in West Omaha. Developed in the mid 70's through the 90's, expect to pay 300 to 400k for a quality home.

Only about 7% of homes in West Omaha turn over each year so expect some competition when home shopping.  

If your looking for an economical purchase look for the split entry home style, clustered together in select neighborhoods. Expect to pay a slight premium for a traditional ranch style but with it typically comes a large lot.  You'll also find tri and multi-level, raised ranch, and two story home styles. 

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NEIGHBORHOODS: Maple Village | Willow Wood | Westwood | Roanoke | Hillsborough | West Hills | Trendwood | Bel-Air | Stone Ridge | Nelson's Creek

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Schools

The neighborhood elementary school is often top of the priority list for many moving into West Omaha. Omaha Burke High school is the "home attendance area" supported by Beverage Middle School and several elementary schools each with their own unique academic strongholds: Catlin, Columbian, Crestridge,  Picotte, Joslyn, and Sunny Slope. 

Private schools are also scattered throughout the area such as St Robert Bellarmine, Montessori, Friedel Jewish Academy, and Quest Forward High School. 

Hospitals

In close proximity are a few major hospitals. Methodist/Children's, Bergan Mercy/CHI, and Think Health Care Clinic are just east of the area while a quick drive to the west you will find Methodist Woman's, CHI Lakeside, and the Boystown National Research Hospital. 

There are also many primary and urgent care centers throughout the area such as Midwest Urgent Care, Nebraska Medicine, Eagle Run/American Family Care. 

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Best Places to Eat and Drink in West Omaha

In May 2022, Food and Wine magazine ranked Omaha one of the best up and coming food cities. From our storied steakhouses, to one of the best ice cream shops in the country, here are my personal favorites in the West Omaha area,

  • Charred Burgers in Sterling Ridge serves up locally sourced Wagu beef that is part art, part cuisine with  extremely reasonably prices.
  • The hotly contested battle of best pizza in Omaha will always include a vote for Big Fred’s off 120th and Pacific St. 
  • Brother Sebastians ond Jerico's (get the prime rib) offer the classic steakhouse experience.
  • The long-established Bagel Bin is cream cheese heaven and a weekday breakfast hotspot.
  • Do not, I repeat do NOT, step into The Green Onion lounge if you’re not a stiff drink professional.  
  • Can't decide? Head to the First National Business Plaza where you'll find Charleston’s for upscale American, Biaggi’s for excellent Italian, or Mahogany Prime for a healthy portion of protein, and Stokes Southwestern for some burn. 
  • If you crave a little chocolate in your mornings Hurt’s Donuts will do the trick and then some.  
  • Stories coffee shop is a quickly becoming a not so quiet local java favorite.
  • The best fish in Omaha, yes- fresh fish, is hands down at Shucks Pacific Fish house and Oyster Bar.
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Things to do in West Omaha

From golf courses, boutique shopping finds. craft cocktails, authentic cuisine, or mid day walks around the park, West Omaha provides a little of everything.

  • Parks: Omaha is home to more than 250 parks totalling over 11,000 acres. Most of these provide convenient parenting relief tucked inside local neighborhoods such as Trendwood,  Meadow Lane, Lee Valley, and Willow Wood.
  • If your four-legged friends need some space to run, the Hefflinger bark park is one of the largest dog parks in town. 
  • Walking and Biking Trails: Various connections to the 18 mile Papio Creek trail can be found on the eastern edge of West Omaha which joins the Keystone trail that extends all the way to Bellevue.  
  • Sports: Be careful of the weekend traffic around the Tranquility soccer complex and Moylan Iceplex or Lamp ball fields
  • Golf: Miracle Hills golf and tennis facilities offers the public a convenient escape while Champions Run is a members only country club. The Westwood and Eagle Run golf courses are excellent public par 3 courses for youth and practice.
  • Fitness: The Jewish Community Center’s 28 acre campus located on 132nd and Dodge streets offers modern fitness, aquatics, sports, performing arts, and youth programs, with open membership policies. Genesis Health ClubsBlue Moon FitnessYMCA, and Orangetheory, are fully equipped to make you sweat with options for kids such as PE 101.
  • Lakes and Outdoor Recreation: In order to cast a line, catch some waves, or hit a lake side trail you’ll likely need to step just outside traditional West Omaha to Standing Bear or Zorinksky Lakes or buy a home in the Candlewood, Regency, Linden Estates neighborhoods that support smaller, private, ponds. 
  • Shopping. Pockets of small outdoor strip malls such as Westwood Plaza (120th &Center) and the newer Sterling Ridge development (132nd & Pacific) will provide boutique finds and local dining options.
  • The new Heartwood development on the old Boystown farm land has exciting plans for residential, recreational and retail shops. 
  • For home décor and landscaping I suggest you try local favorite Mulhuall’s (120th & Maple) where they also host unique seasonal events. Or you can always stop into the At Home store (132nd & Center) for your stock home goods. 

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