Gifford Park

Our Home, The Big Yellow House on the Hill

Our Home, The Big Yellow House on the Hill

Gifford Park is a neighborhood of approximately 4,000 residents in Midtown Omaha.  Midtown is the part of Omaha where all of the various cultures and socio-economic categories begin to intersect.  Gifford Park is where they collide.  This neighborhood is blocks away from three Fortune 500 companies, Creighton University and the greenest restaurant in the United States.  It is also blocks away from the beginnings of North Omaha, the most violent area of Omaha.  This neighborhood is home to revitalized apartment buildings that rent one bedroom apartments for $900 a month that sit next to section 8 housing.  Across the street from our house is a public school that has a preschool on the main floor and a school for immigrants and refugees on the second.  In Gifford Park the mostly Latino south Omaha meets the largely African American North Omaha.  In Gifford Park the long time blue collar, lower middle class meets the young and energetic Creighton student.  In Gifford Park the wealthy condo and renovated hilltop mansion dwellers meet the homeless.