"South 24th street- Ghetto but interesting" Omaha Favorite Tip by denver1982
Omaha General: 11 reviews and 3 photos
Favorite thing: Well, I have written before about how I think that Omaha is overall a nice place, some excellent aspects (cost of living, wages, health care, education) and negative aspects (filthy blue-collar looking in some areas) but here is a nice neighborhood in Omaha from when I lived there....
South 24th street from grover(3500S) to Q(5100S)...
There are alot of ethnic business along this area of south 24th primarily mexican and vietnamesse....this area has about 50 thrift stores that have interesting stuff "they claim they have more cheap dollar and thrift stores on 24th street then anywhere in the midwest".
They food along this strip is very fattening, but on every corner there is a cute mexican resturant with every thing made from scratch, the buildings are very interesting as well (most of the residents live in small apartments (mainly mexican, some central americans and some vietnamesse) but this area stays up late at night and gives you sense of culture probubly stronger than any midwestern city except Chicago and Milwaukee...
They have a really big mexican supermarket (like as big as a super targer almost) at the corner of 24th street and L next to walgreens
There is a place also on 33rd and L near the slaughterhouses (which originally brought tons of czechs and poles to omaha, now mexican and people from the less prosperous asian countries are moving in)
where you can see a movie for 50 cents and these are like new releases
Oh, the chinesse buffet at 36th and L is terrible dont go there, its all chicken
Fondest memory: Well, I lived at 32nd and X is Omaha which is close to 24th street and I use to get something to eat, see a movie and go to the thrift stores and look around, kind of ghetto I guess but Omaha (for the most part) is not full of arrogant, snobbish people like the other midwestern cities on the other side of board (Pittsburgh, Columbus)