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On the Missouri River, just ten miles north of the mouth of the Platte River, lies the Gateway to the West, otherwise known as the city of Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is Nebraska’s largest city, is the county seat of Douglas County, and envelops 115.7 square feet of American soil.

Omaha is chock full of arts and culture, with an unbelievable collection of performing and visual arts venues including the Omaha Community Playhouse, the country’s largest community theater. Check out the Omaha Symphony Orchestra or the Opera Omaha.

Students living in Omaha attend a variety of schools managed by a multitude of districts as well as private schools peppered throughout the area. School districts operating within Omaha include Elkhorn Public Schools, Millard Public Schools, Omaha Public Schools, Westside Community Schools, Gretna Public Schools, Springfield Platteview Community Schools, and Ralston Public Schools.

Omaha, Nebraska receives approximately 31 inches of rain per year and hosts some of the most incredible thunderstorms in the country with colorful bursts of lightening. In addition to rain, Omaha is the recipient of 30 inches of snow each year, perfect for building winter snowmen or engaging in snowball fights. The precipitation falls over the course of approximately 57 days throughout the year. Summer high temperatures are around 86 degrees with winter lows far below freezing at 14 degrees.

Omaha is home to one of the world’s most prominent zoos, to one of the world’s largest outdoor murals, and to one of the country’s largest pedestrian bridges.

Omaha has a variety of restaurants including an assortment of ethnic menu options. There are a variety of shops including small specialty boutiques and big box retail stores. Enjoy golf courses, spas, movie theaters, golf courses, museums, escape games, golf carts, and an array of activities and things to do.

When asked what makes Omaha so special, residents answered that it’s the people that make the community so great.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give the Becky Meyer Group a call today at 402-960-9273 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.