Once a city on its own, South Omaha
still retains its independent spirit and sense of autonomy. South Omaha was annexed by Omaha in 1915, and it is home to the significant South Omaha Main Street Historic District. Containing more than 32 buildings, this terrific location contains such landmarks as the Packer's National Bank Building, built in 1907; the Gallagher Building, built in 1888; and the Livestock Exchange Building, built in 1926.
South Omaha dates back to the 1880s, when Alexander Hamilton Swan -- a prominent cattle baron -- decided to establish a stockyards just outside of Omaha. This led to such rapid growth of the area that South Omaha was nicknamed the "Magic City." If you'd like to experience the magic of this dynamic location, find your apartment in South Omaha.