It’s pretty easy to want to call downtown Omaha, Nebraska home, but tough trying to decide on the perfect place to call home. Downtown Omaha has been going through some major commercial and residential projects in the last few years. Both new construction and repurposing beautiful old buildings are happening everywhere in downtown Omaha and all over Nebraska (one of our friends tells us The Painting Company of Omaha is working on some pretty nifty restoration projects for a museum in Nebraska). Here are just a few of the new and remodeled apartment buildings to check out.
The Wire located downtown at 100 S 19Th Ave. is a fabulous old brick building that has been tastefully and thoroughly redone and has all brand new apartments. The apartments are roomy with huge windows and beautiful hardwood floors. The stunning brick, concrete, and stone walls were left intact and give off an old home, safe, warm feeling about them. The Wire has a year around swimming pool, basketball court and an impressive sky deck that is a favorite hotspot with its tenants.
How about some totally industrial warehouse type modern decor, if you love concrete, bricks, pipes, and metal, then the Rochester Apartments located at 1015 N 14th. St. in the North Downtown area, is for you! Totally cool! Dogs and cats are welcome. Flexible lease and a coffee bar, game room, media center and movie theater are all readily available. There are planned social activities year around. You can choose an apartment with vaulted ceilings or a loft, and every apartment has a lot of room. Everything is new and done right. The high ceilings & duct work, ceiling fans, the modern industrial brick common areas are outstanding. Each unit has washers/dryers and large closets. The neighborhood and surrounding area are green with trees and grass which makes you want to walk or ride your bike and just be outside enjoying the fresh air.
If you like that feeling of being on top of the world, then the Highline Apartments is the home for you. The only high-rise apartment complex in downtown Omaha. The city skyline is breathtaking any time of the day or night. From the 17th-floor common area, the views of downtown are simply incredible. The rooftop area that overlooks Joslyn sculpture garden is always a pleasant place to be if you enjoy art. The Highline has an outdoor theater, a first-floor lounge, and the historic elevator shaft in the dining room, and the historic stairwell in the unit has been preserved wonderfully. Private terrace apartments are available, as are furnished apartments. You also have a choice of corporate suites, dens, breakfast nooks, offices, or dining rooms in your apartment. Located in the Park East area at 2223 Dodge St. the views of the river, downtown and even part of the zoo is seen from the rooftop. The Highline has a grand entrance that you will love coming home to any time of day or night. Huge windows and a ton of them, a fitness center & basketball court and instant hot water are available 24 hours a day.
The Corvina at 915 Jones St. in Heartland Park of America area in Omaha, NE, is a brand new mixed use building with 125 apartments. Dogs and cats are welcome. Garage space is available. The Corvina has a swimming pool, a car charging station, and even a car wash area. Gas and heat are included in your rent. The whole building is energy star certified. and each apartment has granite window sills and double pane windows. Tenants often hang out in the two-story lobby or the unique cabana. The Covina even offers renters insurance! There is a coffee bar and planned social activities year around. You can choose a furnished apartment.
The Slate apartment building at 119 S 19th St. right in the center of downtown was just finished in 2013 and every apartment has a private balcony or patio that you are sure to enjoy. The tenants favorite place to hang out at is the rooftop; the views are remarkable, and space, seating, and grills are frequently in use. The Slate is a vintage building that has been entirely renovated. Complete with an outdoor theater, a penthouse community room, a business center, a clubhouse, and a lounge area open to all tenants. The tall ceilings, eat in kitchens, granite countertops, and personal washer/dryers in your apartment are included. Garage parking is available.
The Bank Apartments at 206 S 19th St downtown Omaha are the place to live if you love architecture. The old original bank arches and designs are all intact. I’d love to enter this lobby to go home every day it’s simply incredible. The elevators are breathtaking and with the rich leather furniture throughout all of the common areas how can you not want to sit down and relax with your neighbors and friends. There is ample outdoor space. Grills, seating, and power outlets make it so you can spend all day outside viewing this magnificent city. There is an outdoor theater and free WIFI. Some apartments have skylights, and some are furnished if that’s what you need. There are trash chutes on every floor; you’ll love this if you’ve never had this luxury. There is an interior light court, and this building is a Historic Landmark. Each apartment has a kitchen pantry, and a washer/dryer. Elegant, is my word for the beauty of this building. It’s my number one choice, but my kids want a swimming pool ha-ha!
Skinner Macaroni Lofts at 1323 Jackson St in the Old Market area downtown, where you can bring your two cats along, has been done in the modern industrial look. There are exposed brick, concrete, duct work, pipes, and they did an excellent job of picking the right decor that goes magnificently with it! The ceilings are 14 feet high and the black cabinets and granite countertops in the apartments that compliment the design of the building perfectly. The spatial visual construction in each apartment is pleasing, the lighting and the way they built around the pipes, duct work, etc. are certainly conversations worthy. Valet dry cleaning services are available, as are garage parking. Super large windows give your home a lot of natural light and city views. The views are awesome, and the large eat-in kitchens can’t be beaten.
The Limelight at 325 S 16th St right in downtown Omaha was built in 2014. Dogs and cats are welcome and garage space available. There is a coffee bar. Loft layouts are available, as are eat in kitchen, the choice of a balcony, and ceiling fans. Each apartment has new stainless steel appliances. There is a small hint of an industrial feel with some exposed ductwork throughout the building.
Orpheum Tower at 405 to 409 S 16th St. Downtown Omaha is another historic building to choose for your home. Two cats are welcome to live with you. There are 16 stories of grandeur with all it’s original marble and time dated features kept original. Orpheum Tower is all new in 2013. Pet sitting is available! A guest apartment is available for short-term rental. There is a Zen garden and trash chutes are on every floor. The 11-foot ceilings and eight-foot windows are striking when you see them. Skylight apartments are available. Each apartment has stone counter tops, double pane windows, lots of closets, and storage space. Every apartment is an open concept, and the living areas are huge. There is crown molding, vaulted ceilings, and a grand open elevator area. The architecture is outstanding. I’d call it rich, dreamy, amazing and very modern. You are just steps from the Orpheum Theater. The views are amazing, and there are abundant exposures from every direction. Another of my favorite places.