Cool downtown condos in midsize cities

Omaha, Nebraska

Address: 1208 Howard St., Apt. 1
Price: $199,900
What you get: One bedroom, two baths, 1,632 square feet
Price per square foot: $122

This two-story loft with an open floor plan and soaring ceilings just oozes personality. The living room and kitchen on the main level are connected to the second floor by a spiral staircase. Upstairs, you'll find the master bath; space that can be used as an office, study or sitting area; and balcony with sleeping area. The historic nature of the building is brought into the condo with an exposed brick wall that's part of both stories. High-end upgrades? There are plenty, including a steam shower and stainless-steel appliances. Although this is the biggest and one of the priciest condos in our slide show, it also has the lowest cost per square foot. It's just a short walk to the Holland Arts Center, Orpheum Theater (Nebraska's version) and lots of downtown restaurants. The Century Link Convention Center and Arena, where the highly regarded Creighton University basketball team plays, and TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series, are less than a mile from your door. Another bonus: There's always the chance of a Warren Buffett sighting.

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Contact: Sandi Downing of Sandi Downing Real Estate at 402-214-5621