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