Central Omaha is the area of the city just West of Midtown and home to the historic Dundee-Happy Hollow District. The neighborhood was developed in 1880 and has been called Omaha’s first suburb. It is also home to two of the state’s most inspiring parks, including the Dundee-Memorial Park. In 2011, this district was been named on the APA’s Great American places due to its vibrant and diverse community.
Active in renovating the area to its previous glory, citizens have organized efforts to restore 328 historic cast-iron poles. It has also developed a streetcar design. In addition to seeking National Register status, the community has also applied to be named a neighborhood conservation and enhancement district. With improvements in transportation, traffic flow, parking, and community amenities, Central Omaha City officials have worked hard to improve the lives of those that live and work in the area.
As one of the areas closest to the downtown parts of Omaha, Central Omaha is also one of the safest places in the state to live. Home to the University of Nebraska, it is a place where history combines with modern city infrastructure to make for an incredibly diverse and interesting place in Nebraska. Visit Central Omaha and you’ll find cultural, historic, and artistic places that make Omaha a deeply rich travel experience.