Renting in Omaha

By: Ryan Renner, Realtor
By: Ryan Renner, Realtor

I have helped many families moving to Omaha. Contact me if you have any questions about the Omaha area or need help buying a home.

If you are looking to rent an apartment (or home), here are some places to start.
Apartment in midtown Omaha - The Duke

Omaha has seen a huge investment in new apartment buildings over the past 5-10 years. Especially in the midtown and downtown area.

You really just need to decide what area of town you want to be in and what you want to spend.

Some of the newer apartment buildings will have amenities like a gym, pool, and a clubhouse where you can throw parties.

How Expensive is Renting?

As with the rest of the country, rents have increased over the past few years.

Average Rent in Omaha

Below is just an average. Some neighborhoods will be much cheaper than others.

Studio – $955
1 Bed – $1,080
2 Beds – $1,465
3 Beds – $2,067

Finding Rentals

If you are looking to rent, your best bet is to check out a site like Apartments.com or even Zillow.

A Quick Note:

I’m a real estate agent and I get paid when people buy or sell, not rent. In some cities, there are agents that you can work with to help you find a rental. Omaha isn’t really that city.

So, you are kind of on your own. I’ll try to guide you as much as possible though. If you do have a question about renting, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.


If you want to live in a complex, Apartments.com will have almost all the listings in the area.


Zillow isn’t just for buying homes, it’s also a great place to find rentals.

A quick tip, if you search the site for rentals, you may have to specify the type of rental property you are looking for (house, apartment, or townhome).

Facebook Marketplace

Another option is the property rentals category on Facebook Marketplace.


One of the oldest places to find apartments online is Craigslist. Most of the large apartment complexes aren’t active on Craigslist so you may want to check a few of the other options below.

And also be careful, there are Craigslist rental scammers out there.

Other Websites

Apartment Guide use to print out a physical magazine of apartments (actually, they still might). The website has over 300 apartment complexes listed on the site.

ForRent.com currently lists over 400 units available.

Tenants’ Rights in Nebraska

You should know your rights when renting.

The Nebraska School of Law put together a useful page about tenants’ rights in Nebraska.

About Your Guide
Ryan Renner - Omaha Relocation Guide

My name is Ryan Renner and I’m a real estate agent in Omaha. I’ve helped many families relocate to Omaha. While helping people relocate, I would get similar questions over and over again. This site addresses many of those questions and more.

Reach out to me if you are moving to Omaha and need help.