THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Omaha For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Omaha are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Omaha.
Best Neighborhoods In Omaha

Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Omaha, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Omaha neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Omaha are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Nebraska and Omaha is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Omaha for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Florence looks to be the best Omaha neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Omaha that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Omaha.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Omaha

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 490
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $88,009 (Second best)
Median Income: $70,517 (17th best)
More on Florence: Homes For Sale | Data

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 5,421
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $136,769 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $53,419 (Ninth best)
More on Aksarben: Homes For Sale | Data

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 5,265
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $232,682 (20th best)
Median Income: $65,146 (15th best)
More on Rockbrook: Homes For Sale | Data

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 86,948
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $105,149 (Third best)
Median Income: $41,793 (Seventh best)
More on North Omaha: Homes For Sale | Data

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 41,418
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $162,630 (15th best)
Median Income: $84,873 (21st best)
More on Southwest Omaha: Homes For Sale | Data

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 5,259
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $149,133 (12th best)
Median Income: $58,275 (11th best)
More on Holy Cross: Homes For Sale | Data

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 8,646
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $111,196 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $39,809 (Fourth best)
More on Benson: Homes For Sale | Data

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 3,899
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $351,715 (23rd best)
Median Income: $90,147 (22nd best)
More on South Central Omaha: Homes For Sale | Data

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 50,085
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $149,921 (13th best)
Median Income: $63,381 (14th best)
More on Northwest Omaha: Homes For Sale | Data

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Omaha

Population: 21,911
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $189,348 (16th best)
Median Income: $82,944 (20th best)
More on Millard: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Omaha, NE Neighborhoods In 2020

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Omaha, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 23 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Omaha." We're lookin' at you, Florence.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Omaha, Nebraska has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Omaha

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Omaha where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Omaha aren't all good. Dundee takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Omaha.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Omaha For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Florence 490 $88,009 $70,517
2 Aksarben 5,421 $136,769 $53,419
3 Rockbrook 5,265 $232,682 $65,146
4 North Omaha 86,948 $105,149 $41,793
5 Southwest Omaha 41,418 $162,630 $84,873
6 Holy Cross 5,259 $149,133 $58,275
7 Benson 8,646 $111,196 $39,809
8 South Central Omaha 3,899 $351,715 $90,147
9 Northwest Omaha 50,085 $149,921 $63,381
10 Millard 21,911 $189,348 $82,944
11 Southeast Omaha 73,909 $107,391 $45,019
12 Westside 2,346 $190,189 $103,819
13 Old Market 6,580 $72,349 $41,544
14 West Omaha 38,223 $290,126 $76,626
15 Keystone 4,917 $127,689 $54,890
16 Ralston 21,576 $161,085 $58,643
17 Central 40,073 $199,799 $58,956
18 Near South 7,172 $111,076 $40,336
19 Downtown 33,997 $129,096 $36,715
20 Field Club 3,413 $146,690 $33,985
21 Cathedral 6,165 $147,219 $34,052
22 Fairacres 11,071 $230,379 $72,774
23 Dundee 6,298 $296,365 $69,233

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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