A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$799
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    321
    273
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    145
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    478
    525
  • Theft
    2,556
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    562
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,896
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Omaha Reviews

687 reviews
All Categories
Omaha, Ne is a very family friendly, conservative state that continues to implement the "old school" way of raising a family. Still with many farms that produce cattle and corn; this city is a huge market for farm to table produce and meats! This area is filled with tons of bars and restaurants with fresh, clean foods.

The school systems here are very nice, along with the surrounding little suburbs that outline this growing city. They're filled with families who are friendly and kind. The income here is lower than most major cities but higher than smaller cities.

Home of the Henry Doorly Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, and the College World Series!
Review Your Area
I've lived in Omaha for over 15 years and have nothing but wonderful experiences. I love the public school systems, and would 10/10 recommend to any families looking to settle down with their children. I've had opportunity to experience Papillion, North Omaha, and the Millard West, as well as Alsarben schools, K-12 and University, due to moving consistently and it's been a pleasure. I lived downtown, and as you can imagine with nightlife, comes safety. Omaha has made it a high priority to keep both citizens and residents both safe, and comfortable by allowing quick access to hotlines and safety spots, as well as keeping areas clean and well lit. If I could suggest any changes, I would recommend an enhancement on transportation, especially to those who rely on using public commute systems to travel to and from work. One way or another, I love Omaha!
If you're looking for a family-friendly environment where strangers aren't afraid to talk with each other while waiting in line, Omaha is right for you. Though spread-out, Omaha is a "20-minute" town, where it takes about 15-20 minutes to get just about anywhere, as long as you have a car. Unfortunately, public transit isn't as developed as many cities, and most areas are not very walkable.
If you're interested in craft beer and coffee, you're in luck! These industries are developing nicely and several great offerings can be found throughout the city.
The cost of living is much more affordable than most cities on the coast, and the slower pace of life is nice if you need to focus on school or a career for a period of time. Come and try it!