Old Market is a neighborhood located in the downtown area of Omaha, Nebraska. The community is designated as a historic district due to its buildings and brick paved streets that have been retained from the turn of the century. The community originally existed as a commercial market district from the 1880s into the twentieth century, but over the years Old Market Omaha has been transformed into an arts and entertainment district with fine dining, shops, hotels and a variety of nightlife. It is not unusual to stroll through the area at any time of day or night and see street performers, artists and a variety of other vendors.
There are numerous apartments in Old Market Omaha, with complexes containing anywhere from 12 to 221 units. The average rent ranges from approximately $475 rent per month for a studio to $2500 rent per month for a luxurious flat with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Although amenities at each complex may vary, most Old Market Omaha apartments include garage parking, laundry facilities, free high speed Internet access, a clubhouse and a fitness center. Some of the complexes have washers and dryers within the units.
Residents of Old Market have a nearly endless selection of activities, entertainment, shopping and restaurants to enjoy within steps of their home. The Heartland of America park offers a number of walking paths, waterfalls, floral displays and historic monuments, as well as a spectacular fountain with a 300 foot water jet. Magical Journey Carriage Service provides elegant horse-drawn carriage rides throughout the neighborhood, and Ollie the Trolley offers sightseeing tours in and around the area. There are dozens of shopping options in town, ranging from antique stores and art galleries to jewelry and specialty shops. There are so many restaurants in Old Market Omaha that residents could dine at a different one each night for over a month. Popular establishments include the Falling Water Grill, Rock Bottom Brewery, Spaghetti Works, Upstream Brewing Company, and Zio's Pizzeria.
Some Old Market Omaha apartments allow cats and other pets, but the policy varies per each complex. Residents can rely on the nearby Lake View Veterinary Services for any pet medical needs, and the VCA Animal Medical Center of Omaha is just a short drive away. In addition, pet food and supplies are available at several local pet stores, including PetSmart and Petco.
The community is ideal for those commuting into downtown Omaha, with the city being less than four miles away. In addition, the easy access to Interstate 480 allows those with a car to quickly access the suburbs and surrounding areas. Omaha's public transportation provider, Metro Transit, provides bus service from several stops in town on Routes 15 and 55.
Old Market is in the Omaha Public School District, and the local public schools are Liberty Elementary School and Central High School. In addition, there are a number of public and private universities within a short drive, including Bellevue University, Creighton University, Nebraska Christian College, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.