Are you aware that the City of Omaha's population grew 19% in the last decade? What's not to like with so many attractive qualities for life, safe neighborhoods, and the cost of living?

With around 1.9 million people in Nebraska, you will fit right into the midwest vibes. With that said, how do you know what Omaha neighborhoods are right for you and your family?

With things like budget, commute, and job opportunities to consider, you want to make the right choice. Read our guide to find out 4 of the best!

1. Aksarben-Elmwood Park

Formed in 1895, the Askarben area is one of the more popular Omaha neighborhoods to date. It began when a group of local businessmen wanted something where residents could congregate around civics, culture, and education.

With a median purchase price of $235,000 and monthly rent of $993, you will just love the affordable homes and apartments to choose from.

There is a slew of restaurants (Gorat's Steak House, Three Happiness Express, & Jones Brothers Cupcakes), coffee shops, and fitness studios to seek out. You and your family can enjoy Elmwood Park too which is 215 acres of sprawling greenery.

Fun fact—Aksarben is Nebraska spelled backward!

2. Downtown Omaha

If you want the best of both worlds with a city feel and small-town charm, then downtown Omaha is for you. You will just love the historic architecture and green spaces to explore.

You won't have to worry about owning a vehicle, as it is very walkable, and check out spots such as Archetype Coffee, Fizzy's, Bangkok Kitchen, and 801 Chophouse. Be sure to check out the Old Market Historic District while you're at it.

You can expect to pay $995 for a 1-BR apt and $1,340 for a 2-BR.

3. Westside Area

The Westside area of Omaha is one of the older spots with housing styles of ranches, bungalows, and modern apartments. You can expect a quiet, residential, friendly neighborhood to reside. Homes here go for around $460,000 and $1,0333 monthly rent.

Families will love it here as it has some of the best schools around (District 66), in particular the Westside High School.

If you're looking for things to do in the Westside Omaha neighborhoods, be sure to seek out Countryside Village for local shops and Made in Omaha stores. Get some comfort food at the Timber Fire or FarmHouse Cafe & Bakery.

4. West Omaha

West Omaha is one of the safest Omaha neighborhoods around and only a half to downtown Omaha. One of the more popular areas here is Zorinsky Lake where you can explore 900+ acres of water, wildlife, and park grounds.

Young families will love the top-ranking schools here such as Aldrich Elementary and Millard North High School.

When you're out and about, we advise you to check out the Omaha Funny Bone Comedy Club, Vidlak's Brookside Cafe, Omaha Tap House, and Piezon's Pizzeria.

Check Out These Omaha Neighborhoods and More

Take your time exploring these Omaha neighborhoods with your family. Deciding on a home is a big important step, so do your research and make sure you're comfortable with whatever you choose.

If you're in the market for a new home in the surrounding Omaha areas, please do not hesitate to contact our team. Any questions, comments, or concerns we will have answers for you and your family. We can't wait to hear from you.