In 1854 when a group of speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa, founded a city to take advantage of a prime spot near a strategic crossing along the Missouri River, they decided to call this new city Omaha. They chose this name after a local Native Indian tribe whose name means ‘going against the wind or current’. When the Nebraska territory opened up, Omaha grew as a supply point for the western migration after the arrival of the railroad. What was once the crossing called Lone Tree Ferry now began to earn its title as ‘Gateway to the West’.
Since then, Omaha has embraced the spirit of it’s name and has become home to several notable businesses and institutions. There are five Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in Omaha. They are ConAgraFoods, the packaged food giant, Mutual of Omaha the insurance and financial industry leader, the Kiewit Corporation, one of the worlds largest construction companies, and the mega conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, headed by one of Omaha’s most famous and celebrated citizens, Warren Buffett. Omaha is also the headquarters of the DLR Group, the Gallup Organization of Gallup Poll fame, the architecture and engineering firms of HDR Incorporated, and Leo A. Daly, the securities trading giant TD Ameritrade, the largest privately held bank in the United States, the First National Bank of Omaha, The West Corporation, Werner Enterprises, Green Plains Renewable Energy, and Valmont Industries.
Omaha’s dynamic business activities have also given rise to and had a dramatic impact on Omaha’s urban landscape as well. In 2002, One First National Center was completed which surpassed the Woodmen Tower at 634 feet tall, becoming the tallest building in Omaha and the state of Nebraska. With the construction of the CenturyLink Center, the TD Ameritrade Park and the Slowdown/Film Streams development, the North Downtown District began to evolve rapidly. Also arriving in the growing West Omaha, came the Village Pointe Shopping Center, the First National Business Park, and parks for Morgan Smith Barney, Bank of the West, C&A Industries, Aksarben, Village, Midtown Crossing at Turner Park, the Gene Leahy Mall, the Holland Performing Arts Center, and the Union Pacific Center.
On the tourism front, 2008 saw the opening of the much lauded Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge which winds its way along the Missouri River and accommodates much welcome foot and bicycle traffic. In 2008 and 2012, Omaha hosted the United States Olympic Team Swimming Trials at the Quest/Century Link Center. The list of Omaha’s top employers includes the Offutt Air Force Base, CHI Health, Omaha Public Schools, the Methodist Health System, Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, First Data, Union Pacific, Hy-Vee, and first National of Nebraska. If you’re looking at real estate for sale in Omaha, Zip to Home has many free applications use.
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Omaha divides itself into six geographic areas: East Omaha, Downtown, South Omaha, Midtown, West Omaha, North Omaha, and West Omaha. It is easy to locate homes for sale in Omaha on Zip to Home. In addition there is a free mortgage calculator to help calculate your payment if you are buying a home in Omaha.
Zip to Home has MLS listings in Omaha in neighborhoods which includes areas such as Aksarben/Elmwood Park, Aksarben Village, Applewood, Baker Place, Bemis Park, Bennington, Benson, Bent Creek, Blackstone, Boys Town, Briar Hills, Bridlewood, brookhaven, when a Vista, Burlington Road, Burnt District, Cathedral Landmark District, Carter Lake, Chalco, Conestoga Place. Country Club, Dahlman, Deer Park, Dundee, Eagle Ridge, Elkhorn, Elmwood Park, Fairacres, Florence, Field Club, First National Business Park, Fountain Hills, Gifford Park, Gold Coast, Hanscom Park, Happy Hollow, Hillsboro, Howard Street Apartment District, Huntington Park, Irvington, Keystone, Kountze Place, La Vista, Leavenworth, Bohemia, Little Italy, Maple Village, Meridian Park, Midtown Crossing, Millard, Miller Park, Minne Lusa, Morton Meadows, Mockingbird Heights, Near North Side, Oak Heights, Old Gold Coast, Old Market Historic District, Omaha View, Orchard Hill, Papillion, Park East, Pepperwood, Prospect Hill, Rolston, Raven Oaks, Roanoke, Robin Hill, Royal Wood Estates, Regency, Roxbury, Saratoga, Sheely Town, South Omaha Main Sreet Historic District, Sporting District, Spring Lake, Squatter’s Row, Sunnyslope, trentwood, Valley, Vincent Street Commercial Historic District, Walnut Hill, Waterloo, West Farnam Neighborhood, Westgate, and Westside.
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