My family is looking at buying a home in Omaha. It has been suggested by many to avoid anything north of the radial. The thing is, we don't desire to be in western suburbia either. We love the old homes midtown and we love being near the arts, music, downtown area and our church. There's a great neighborhood we found about 5 blocks north of the radial (48th, 49th st area). Beautiful. Well kept. We're just a young family so the price range is perfect. I grew up in NYC & loved it. I guess I'm not sure if some things were just a little exaggerated about Omaha. Then again, I don't want to put my family in jeopardy. Any thoughts?