As the number of tiny apartments rises in the Omaha area, so has rent.
Indeed, a recent study by Rent.com shows Omaha as No. 3 — behind only Hollywood and North Hollywood — among cities with the largest percentage increase in studio rent prices since 2016.
The analysis reported that rent for studio-sized apartments in Omaha is, on average, about $898. That’s 37% higher than the $655 four years ago.
Here’s the four-year change for others in the Top 5: Studio rent prices, on average, reportedly went up 66% in Hollywood; 43% in North Hollywood; 30% in Harrison, New Jersey; and 26% in Tucson, Arizona.
Of course, actual rent in some of those cities far exceeded Omaha’s. Currently in Hollywood, for example, average studio rent was reported to be $2,762, and North Hollywood was not far behind. In Harrison, it was $2,153, and average studio rent in Tucson, according to Rent.com, was $580.
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A group of children from Clifton Hill school tour the grounds of the new office of the Omaha public school system on Sept. 12, 1949.
March 17, 1940: "In gold-and-green is the drawing room, in true Victorian magnificence, with ornate chandelier, deep oriental rugs, furniture bought at the 1893 World's Fair. Valuable books and pictures are here, old-time music boxes, and a modern note, a radio in the curtained alcove."
March 17, 1940: "This hand-wrought silver tea service, said to have been brought from Sweden, in in the parlor."
Joslyn Castle was Omaha Public Schools' headquarters from 1944 to 1989. This photo was taken Dec. 31, 1980.
Joslyn Castle was Omaha Public Schools' headquarters from 1944 to 1989. The carriage house in seen in this photo from that time.
Joslyn Castle was Omaha Public Schools' headquarters from 1944 to 1989. The "Drawing Room" was used for meetings such as one journalism instructors are holding here.
The music room in the Joslyn home. The lattices formerly concealed the pipes of the organ that is now at the Joslyn Memorial. At left is a player piano, at right, a grand piano. March 5, 1940.
The central hall, seen in July 1944, has stained glass windows and a carved mahogany staircase.
Jamon Hampton votes at the Joslyn Castle on May 10, 2016.
A view of the bridge at Joslyn Castle that separated the swimming pool area from the wetlands/lily pool area, about 1909. The man in the photo is organist Archer Gibson.
Mason School pupils sing Christmas carols at the Joslyn Castle in December 1944. Mrs. Doris Crosford directed the singing.
Ben Nelson with Nelson & Nelson Painting and Papering paints the grand stair hall on April 9, 2015, during renovations at the Joslyn Castle.
Campaign signs are seen outside the polling station at Joslyn Castle on Nov. 4, 2014.
An undated photo Joslyn Castle.
A part of this building, formerly the Joslyn stables located behind the Joslyn Castle, was being used as an auditorium by the Omaha school board in January 1945. The castle was OPS headquarters from 1944 to 1989.
Courtney Quinn Jr. votes in the Gold Room at the Joslyn Castle on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
The Burke High string quartet entertained Omaha school district faculty at an art show at Joslyn Castle in 1986. The quartets members are, clockwise from left: Robin Haberman, Mark Harr, Susan Tolksdorf and Jenny Park.
Polling place worker Jeanne Schuler, right, works at Joslyn Castle on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
A view of the destroyed Joslyn Palm House from a castle turret after the 1913 tornado.
Snow on the fence at Joslyn Castle in late 1941.
Snow at Joslyn Castle in 1944.
Joslyn Castle after the 1913 tornado.
A view of the destroyed Joslyn Palm House after the 1913 tornado.
A postcard of Omaha's Joslyn Castle, circa 1910.
Joslyn Castle is seen on Oct. 18, 1993.
George and Sarah Joslyn’s castle on the then-western edge of Omaha was completed in 1903. The post and spindles of the main stairway are carved, as is the paneling. Beneath the stairs, a Tudor doorway leads to a music room complete with a pipe organ.
Joslyn Castle is pretty from the outside but also from within. Each window of this magnificent 117-year-old structure offers an interesting view of midtown Omaha. Pictured here is the carriage house on the Joslyn Castle grounds.
The Joslyn Castle’s dining room has an immense circular table and heavy chairs. The dark sideboard is built in and elaborately carved.
The estate’s greenhouse was destroyed in the 1913 Easter tornado. The carriage house is still on the grounds today.
The Joslyn Castle’s drawing room has an ornate chandelier, rugs and furniture bought at the 1893 world’s fair. Valuable books and pictures are in the room, along with old-time music boxes, and in a modern note, a radio in the curtained alcove.
George Joslyn was the wealthiest man in the state at the time of his death in 1916.
Sarah Joslyn March 7, 1929 World-Herald portrait ran Marc. 12 and February 28, 1940 for her obit.
Sarah Joslyn continued philanthropy projects until her death in 1940.
Joslyn Castle, at 40th and Davenport, hosts public tours, private gatherings, music and speakeasy events. The grounds are always open.
A mural recreated by Vija Bolin inside the dining room at the Joslyn Castle.
Kelli Bello points out renovations at the Joslyn Castle.
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