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South Omaha


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Overview of the Real Estate Market in South Omaha

The traditional borders of South Omaha included Vinton Street to the north, Harrison Street to the south, the Missouri River to the east, and 42nd Street to the west.

In the late 1800s this area became a meat packing hub, and people from around the world flocked to the area to work. The growth of this area was so miraculous South Omaha became known as the ‘Magic City'. Because of the influx of so many people, South Omaha was, and continues to be, culturally diverse.

Home to a variety of ethnic cultures including Polish, Czech, German and Mexican, you can feel their influences in the architecture, art, food and customs. Historic South 24th Street is a nationally recognized architectural commercial district, created almost entirely in the 1890-1910 period of the American Industrial Revolution. Residents can walk South 24th Street and enjoy authentic cuisine at dozens of family owned restaurants and explore folk art and pottery shops that line this historic area. The symbols that hang from the branches represent themes which are cross-cultural and are shared in the design motifs found in artwork and architecture associated with South Omaha. The medallions include two separate images of birds, pottery, leaves, an apple, a sun face, and a yin/yang face. Since South Omaha covers such a large area, there are many elementary and middle schools, however most students will attend Omaha South High School or Bryan High School.