Communities We Serve

A Closer Look at the Communities

When it comes to buying a new home or selling your old one, community and surroundings play a very important role. Are the services and utilities you are used to available in your new area? Will the education system of your particular district meet the needs of your family? Below is a small glimpse of each community we service with links to education and area resources.

Offutt Air Force Base

Bellevue experienced great fluxes in population and its economy during the 19th century. In 1890, to encourage expansion, the town offered inexpensive land for development. This resulted in the establishment of Fort Crook which was later redesigned and named Offutt Air Force Base…

Bellevue experienced great fluxes in population and its economy during the 19th century. In 1890, to encourage expansion, the town offered inexpensive land for development. This resulted in the establishment of Fort Crook which was later redesigned and named Offutt Air Force Base in honor of First Lieutenant Jarvis Jennes Offutt, the first Omaha native to become a casualty in World War I. A Martin bomber plant opened on base at the start of World War II, employing thousands of civilian and military people. And the population boom began!

Today Offutt is home to the 55th Wing, United States Strategic Command and the Air Force Weather Agency. The presence of this military installation has not only multiplied the population many times over but has resulted in the construction of homes and the establishment of technical services, businesses, and retail outlets to serve the military. These businesses have been the basis for an expanding economy which now serves the civilian population as well.

The Frontline Home Team knows that Military PCS’s can be complicated and often stressful. We truly understands all aspects of PCSing and Offutt AFB Real Estate. We’ve helped military clients not only sell homes locally and from afar, but also purchase real estate “sight unseen” from across the U.S. and overseas. We are prepared to assist you no matter where you are located, and are happy to be your Offutt AFB “Sponsors”! As your REALTORS, our team will dedicate themselves to your best real estate interests whether you are selling or buying a new construction home, existing home, condo, townhouse, or land.

PCSing somewhere besides Offutt AFB? We belong to a FREE Military Relocation Network which was created to assist our fellow military personnel with PCS moves all across the country. Not only can our team list your current home, but once you receive orders we can assist with finding an experienced Military REALTOR at your next assignment as well. The REALTORS in our network are familiar with and have worked with military families. In fact, most of them are retired military or spouses of present day service members. So, like us, they have a lot of knowledge and experience with PCSing.

Omaha

Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County.  According to the 2014 Population Estimates, Omaha’s population was 446,599. Including its suburbs…

Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County.  According to the 2014 Population Estimates, Omaha’s population was 446,599. Including its suburbs, Omaha formed the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2013, with an estimated population of 895,151 residing in eight counties.

Omaha’s pioneer period began in 1854, when the city was founded by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. The city was founded along the Missouri River, and a crossing called Lone Tree Ferry earned the city its nickname, the “Gateway to the West”. Omaha introduced this new West to the world in 1898, when it played host to the World’s Fair, dubbed the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. During the 19th century, Omaha’s central location in the United States spurred the city to become an important national transportation hub. Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the transportation and jobbing sectors were important in the city, along with its railroads and breweries. In the 20th century, the Omaha Stockyards, once the world’s largest, and its meatpacking plants gained international prominence.

Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies: mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway; one of the world’s largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha; and the United States’ largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, according to a decade’s worth of Forbes Magazine rankings, some of which have ranked him as high as No. 1. Omaha is also the home to five Fortune 1000 headquarters: Green Plains Renewable EnergyTD AmeritradeValmont IndustriesWerner Enterprises, and West Corporation. Also headquartered in Omaha are First National Bank of Omaha, the largest privately held bank in the United States; three of the nation’s largest 10 architecture/engineering firms: DLR GroupHDR, Inc., and Leo A Daly;  the Gallup Organization, of Gallup Poll fame; and its riverfront Gallup University. Enron began in Omaha as Northern Natural Gas in 1930, before taking over a smaller Houston company in 1985 to form InterNorth, which Kenneth Lay moved permanently to Houston, in 1987.

The city’s high quality of life has attracted entrepreneurs to the area, who have developed numerous businesses and industrial activities. The city’s stable infrastructure ensures its consistent growth. Apart from its welcoming attitude and ethic of hard work, Omaha has always been characterized by the numerous leisure activities available to its residents and visitors. Recently, it has developed a convention center and arena close to the town’s historical area that has been redeveloped into a commercial and residential area. The Old Market, one of the city’s most popular attractions of the city for its visitors, with amazing restaurants, several specialty shops, bars, bakeries, cappuccino shops, breweries, stores, galleries and nightclubs situated in the city’s former fruit and vegetable market district. This increasingly thriving part of Omaha has also recently become a popular residential area, after numerous historical buildings have been transformed into stylish loft apartments. The city’s exceptional environment ensures a fantastic lifestyle for its residents and newcomers.

Omaha offers a wide range of appealing activities, community services, features and cultural opportunities, despite its very much relaxing life style that is so appealing to city dwellers. This is reflected by a number of statistics released by the media. According to Forbes magazine, Omaha is the 11th best city for Business and Careers. In addition, Business Magazines ranked Omaha as one of the top 25 Cities for “Best Educated Workforce”. According to Parenting Magazine, the city is one of the 10 best to raise children. It is in the top 12% of best locations to live according to a study carried out by Places Rated Almanac, and one of the city’s academic institutions, Creighton University, is considered as the best of all Midwest universities by the U.S. News & World Report. Nebraska consistently ranks between the US best states according to Morgan Quitno, having been ranked as the ninth most livable state. Redbook ranked the city as one of the ten best for working mothers.

The modern economy of Omaha is diverse and built on skilled knowledge jobs. In 2009, Forbes identified Omaha as the nation’s number one “Best Bang-For-The Buck City” and ranked it number one on “America’s Fastest-Recovering Cities” list. Tourism in Omaha benefits the city’s economy greatly, with the annual College World Series providing important revenue and the city’s Henry Doorly Zoo serving as the top attraction in Nebraska as well as being named the best zoo in the world by Trip Advisor in 2014. Also, Omaha hosted the U.S. Olympic swim trials in 2008, 2012 and 2016. There is speculation that the swim trials, which serve as a major tourist attraction, will take place in Omaha again in 2020

Bellevue

Incorporated in 1855, Bellevue played an important role in the development of the metropolitan community and is now Nebraska’s oldest continuous town, as well as its third largest city…

Incorporated in 1855, Bellevue played an important role in the development of the metropolitan community and is now Nebraska’s oldest continuous town, as well as its third largest city. Established as a fur trading settlement in 1822 for native American tribes and French Canadian trappers, it was called Belle Vue by the early trappers (French, meaning “beautiful view”). This name eventually was “Americanized” and adopted as the official name for the settlement.

Bellevue experienced great fluxes in population and its economy during the 19th century. In 1890, to encourage expansion, the town offered inexpensive land for development. This resulted in the establishment of Fort Crook which was later redesigned and named Offutt Air Force Base in honor of First Lieutenant Jarvis Jennes Offutt, the first Omaha native to become a casualty in World War I. A Martin bomber plant opened on base at the start of World War II, employing thousands of civilian and military people. And the population boom began!

Today Offutt is home to the 55th Wing, United States Strategic Command and the Air Force Weather Agency. The presence of this military installation has not only multiplied the population many times over but has resulted in the construction of homes and the establishment of technical services, businesses, and retail outlets to serve the military. These businesses have been the basis for an expanding economy which now serves the civilian population as well. Additionally, the Kennedy Freeway, a limited access highway opened in 1994, provides easy access to employment and entertainment in all areas of Omaha/Council Bluffs. At this time, the Bellevue area’s population exceeds 69,000 people. It is home to Bellevue University, two growing public high schools, plus numerous public and parochial middle and elementary schools. Its population consists of many ages, races, religions, and cultures. Homes of all ages, styles and prices, as well as apartments and condominiums offer reasonable housing options. Parks, trail systems and Fontenelle Forest, a popular nature center, provide year-round outdoor activities, while theaters and historical sites are venues for cultural and ethnic programs.

The Bellevue/Offutt economy is blessed with a stable and diverse industrial base. The location of such a progressive industry in the Region is no accident. Business and industry are drawn to the area by a strong pro-business climate, nationally recognized schools, outstanding medical facilities, one of the nation’s lowest costs of living and a labor force with one of the nation’s best work ethics. And, of course, business leaders also praise the region’s transportation assets, communication facilities, mild climate, high quality of life, recreational opportunities and its natural scenic beauty.

Millard

Millard is a very popular community located in the southwestern section of the city of Omaha. Formerly a separate village laid out by Ezra Millard in 1871…

Millard is a very popular community located in the southwestern section of the city of Omaha. Formerly a separate village laid out by Ezra Millard in 1871, Omaha prevailed in annexing the rapidly growing area in the after a lengthy court battle ended a century later. Many citizens of the area show pride in the community’s heritage and growth and are quick to identify their relationship to the neighborhood. They are also pleased to proclaim ownership of the award winning Millard School District which now educates over 23,000 students in 36 facilities and serves many housing developments in geographical areas miles from the village’s core.

During its first 80 years, the town’s development was primarily dependent on agriculture and the Union Pacific Railroad. It was hampered by numerous obstacles with the economy, weather, and competition from other nearby communities, so growth in services and population was limited. That all rapidly changed in the 1950’s with the construction of Interstate I-80 through the area and the opening of a Western Electric plant which initially employed 2,000 people. The plant’s workforce eventually grew to over 7,700 with employees coming from all around the surrounding area. Tired of the commute, many looked for housing in the Millard area, resulting in not only a building boom, but an explosion in the school population and need for churches, shopping, and medical facilities. With changes in the communication industry—especially the court ordered break-up of the AT&T conglomerate—production diminished and ownership of the Western Electric plant changed with the facility being sold to commercial investors in 2010.
Today the building houses a large lumber company and offices for several well-known corporations. It is fronted by a large shopping center which is the home of several “big box” stores as well as numerous shops, and restaurants which blend well with the occupants of the abutting main street of the Old Millard.

The area remains a popular home site for families looking for a small town atmosphere with popular amenities. In the Old Millard area most homes are priced in the low to upper hundreds with near-by developments ranging up to over a million dollars. New home construction continues and the future remains bright for the area.

LaVista

LaVista is a suburb of Omaha that was incorporated in 1960, the most recent city in the state of Nebraska to do so. With a current population of over 16,000 it has shown tremendous growth…

LaVista is a suburb of Omaha that was incorporated in 1960, the most recent city in the state of Nebraska to do so. With a current population of over 16,000 it has shown tremendous growth in home construction, educational and recreational facilities and commerce and industry, much of it within the last fifteen years. In LaVista’s early years it was the site of smaller homes and several strip centers, a popular location for families purchasing their first homes. In the 1990’s service and light industries constructed facilities in an industrial park, providing well paying jobs. That growth continues and provides incentives for construction of larger homes.

Today LaVista is part of the highly ranked Papillion/LaVista School district, has a recreation center for citizens of all ages, a modern city hall facility, a beautiful 23,000 square foot library which also houses the Sarpy Center for Metropolitan Community College. Within the past few years several major hotels and motels were constructed along the Interstate 80 and Giles Road intersection, one being connected to a popular, new convention center. In the same general area there is a Cabela’s Sporting Goods store, a large Oriental Trading Company Warehouse, a PayPal Payment Processing Center, and numerous restaurants and retail and service centers. This fast growing, progressive city in central Sarpy County, is expected to experience further financial growth because of its fast residential and industrial development. With its proximity to the metro Omaha area and Offutt, its solid economic base, good schools, and its homes of many styles and price points, La Vista is the perfect location to enjoy life and start a business or a family.

Papillion

The county seat of Sarpy County, Papillion (meaning “butterfly” in French) has grown from a small railroad village founded in 1870, to one of the top-rated suburbs of the metro Omaha area…

The county seat of Sarpy County, Papillion (meaning “butterfly” in French) has grown from a small railroad village founded in 1870, to one of the top-rated suburbs of the metro Omaha area. With a current population of over 21,000, it ranks in the top ten of many national surveys of smaller communities for its livability, affordability, educational system, and environment for raising a family. It was ranked #2 on Money Magazine’s survey of the 10 best places to live in 2015, as well as being named to the list 5 times previously.

Papillion is known for its recreational facilities, many of which are found in Halleck Park, a large 70 acre green space found in the heart of the city. The park is home to trails, baseball and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, a large pavilion, playground areas, and a well-stocked fishing lake. Golf and aquatic facilities are found in other parks and clubs within the city. And for baseball fans, Werner Field, the new home of the Triple A Omaha Storm Chasers, is a popular venue. Papillion’s business district retains its small town charm with unique shops, restaurants, and service businesses, and the annual Papillion Days festival, now in its 68th year, has become the biggest local event, drawing more than double the town’s population.

There are also many similar facilities on the perimeters of the city with Shadow Lake Mall being a major site for national and regional stores and shops. Education is well served through the Papillion-LaVista School district’s two high school, two middle schools, and six elementary schools. There are also several parochial schools in the area. Homes with traditional charm as well as many newer houses, condominiums and apartments provide a wide-selection of residential options. This, along with the amenities listed above, will continue to allow Papillion to thrive as a popular site to purchase or lease a home.

The customer potential of the city is evidenced by its fast financial growth, offering strong business opportunities to entrepreneurs. Papillon’s exceptional housing stock, publicly owned technology parks, numerous newly established and long-standing private business enterprises and retail businesses make the city one of Nebraska’s fastest developing communities, with the additional advantage of its proximity to Omaha’s urban area. The city is rapidly becoming the main residential and commercial centre of the area.

Ralston

 Surrounded on three sides by Omaha and the fourth by LaVista, its boundaries are difficult for the eye to see. But spend a little time driving its streets and visiting with its citizens and you’ll soon sense its small town charm, pride, and friendliness…

“Small town with-in a city” is a phrase which literally describes Ralston. Surrounded on three sides by Omaha and the fourth by LaVista, its boundaries are difficult for the eye to see. But spend a little time driving its streets and visiting with its citizens and you’ll soon sense its small town charm, pride, and friendliness. As a reflection of its annual Fourth of July celebration, it is known as Independence City USA. And while its magnificent parade and fireworks display attract many from all over the metro area, it is also looked upon as a “homecoming” for many former residents –a time to meet, reminisce, and enjoy the food, music, and fun.

Currently home to approximately 7,200 citizens, it has retained its own city administration including a mayor and city council. It is served by its own police, fire, street maintenance, and parks and recreation departments, as well as a library, and a pre-K-12 school system (6 elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school). Ralston’s Chamber of Commerce is very active and works diligently to attract new retail outlets, service centers and light industries to the central core as well as to the outer perimeters of the town. One of the town’s major entertainment attraction is the Ralston Arena. Only a few years old, it is a multi-function venue with a large arena, an ice skating rink, and separate rooms which are perfect for meetings, parties, and receptions.

The arena hosts a semi-pro hockey team, an indoor football team, a women’s roller derby, craft and trade shows, professional music presentations, as well as numerous civic and school activities. The ice skating rink is open to the public and provides lessons and activities for kids of all ages. Ralston also has a popular keno parlor, an active community theater, and a thriving senior center. For those looking for an active life style, there are athletic fields of all kinds, a public golf course, and a swimming pool. Single family homes of many styles and price ranges are found on the tree-lined streets of the town, and there are numerous apartments and town homes which cater to all ages. While some citizens commute to downtown Omaha or surrounding cities for employment, many work in Ralston or in industrial or office parks found close to its perimeter. With its many amenities, comfortable, well-maintained homes, and churches of many denominations, Ralston is the community of choice for people of many ages and demographic

Elkhorn

Annexed by the city of Omaha in 2005, Elkhorn has not lost its small town atmosphere while adding numerous new subdivisions and businesses to its perimeter…

Annexed by the city of Omaha in 2005, Elkhorn has not lost its small town atmosphere while adding numerous new subdivisions and businesses to its perimeter. The original city was located on the eastern bluff overlooking the Elkhorn River, primarily on the south side of what is now Maple Street. Its downtown reflects the charm of its earlier days with several buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century still in use. The community was first populated in the mid 1800’s as a result of the fertile land and water availability in the area. Transportation on the Elkhorn River to the Platte and then to the Missouri was also a strong consideration in its selection. The area was platted in 1867 and incorporated in 1886. When the Union Pacific Railroad line moved westward through Elkhorn, the town became a water station and the home of many UP employees. Business, agriculture, and commerce flourished with the railroad’s presence. As its population grew more emphasis was placed on entertainment, religion and education.

These activities remain strong today with many churches, recreational facilities and schools serving the area. Today the Elkhorn Public School District educates over 5,000 students in six elementary, two middle, and two high schools. There are also several large parochial schools, as well. The Elkhorn area continues to be an attractive residential option for people of all ages and requirements. Apartments, town homes, and single family dwellings are available in many price ranges. And the Dodge Expressway provides convenient passage for commuters. Other amenities—medical facilities, an abundance of services and retail outlets, Village Point Shopping Center, and grocery stores are conveniently located close-by making Elkhorn a convenient and special place to live.

Gretna

Located a few miles north of Interstate 80, the town of Gretna has been the fastest growing city in the state of Nebraska since the census was taken in 2000. It currently shows a zip code area population of over 10,000…

Located a few miles north of Interstate 80, the town of Gretna has been the fastest growing city in the state of Nebraska since the census was taken in 2000. It currently shows a zip code area population of over 10,000, and has maintained its small town charm and friendliness while adding many amenities. The core of the city is a main street surrounded by well maintained homes constructed since the late 1800’s to present day. In 1886 a short line railroad was built between Ashland and Omaha. Lincoln Land Company saw the advantages of platting a village on the railroad line and development came quickly with the town incorporated in 1889. A group of early settlers were Scottish immigrants and the town was named Gretna after the Scottish city of Gretna Green.

Today, with easy access to the Interstate, many people live in Gretna and work in Omaha. They are attracted to Gretna’s highly-rated school system and many youth and community activities–soccer, baseball, and football, as well as swimming and kid-friendly library programs. There are also churches of many faiths, as well as new homes found in developments surrounding the town. With a growing employment base, a new high-end retail shopping center, plans for additional schools, and a proposal for a YMCA facility, Gretna citizens have much to look forward to.

Dundee

Dundee is an historical quarter situated at 50th and Underwood Streets and its surrounding areas. Known as Omaha’s first suburb, Dundee’s development began with 4 homes in the 1800’s…

Dundee is an historical quarter situated at 50th and Underwood Streets and its surrounding areas. Known as Omaha’s first suburb, Dundee’s development began with 4 homes in the 1800’s. This is the reason behind the original architecture of today Dundee’s homes. Located in the city of Omaha, this neighborhood features several historic residences, a number of restaurants (including the famous Dundee Dell, known all over the country), stores (including the locally known Dundee Hardware Plus), two churches (Dundee Presbyterian Church and St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church), two academic institutions (the Brownell-Talbot School and the Dundee Public Elementary School), and two of the city’s best parks (Memorial and Elmwood).

By 1915, the area had over 2,500 residents and numerous Colonial, Georgian, and Tudor Revival style homes and was annexed as part of the city of Omaha. It took several developers, the planting of over 2,000 maple trees, an offer of free lots, expansion of the development area, and the marketing of the self-contained village concept to jump-start the community. Dundee annexed a number of different areas next to its original housing state, after the construction of units south of Dodge Street and north of Cuming Street.

The Dundee/Memorial Park community is a popular area in central Omaha located near both Memorial Park and Elmwood Park. Homes have distinctive styles, the tree-lined streets, and cast iron street lights are a welcoming environment for people of many demographics. With a vibrant, retail center, the recreational activities available in the near-by parks, and its proximity to excellent private and public schools, the area is especially attractive to families. That was not always the case. The site now named Memorial Park was at one time a Dundee golf course. In the late 1940’s several Omahans promoted the idea of honoring all Douglas County individuals who had served our country in the armed services. They quickly raised funds, purchased the golf course and constructed the impressive memorial at the top of the hill. Dedicated in 1948, it is today the site of patriotic and recreational activities, most notably a popular concert and fireworks display to celebrate the 4th of July. With its immense green space and rolling hills, Memorial Park is a great place for neighborhood kids to play soccer, frisbie and go sledding. Today’s residents take pride in the area’s history and friendliness. They continue many traditions—neighborhood 4th of July parades, Dundee Days, and street island gardens tended by volunteers and the City of Omaha.

Louisville

At the site where Highway 50 crosses the Platte River in Cass County is the town of Louisville. With a thirty minute drive to Omaha and a thirty minute drive to Lincoln it attracts visitors as well as commuters…

At the site where Highway 50 crosses the Platte River in Cass County is the town of Louisville. With a thirty minute drive to Omaha and a thirty minute drive to Lincoln it attracts visitors as well as commuters who enjoy living in a smaller town with many eclectic characteristics. For instance, there’s a main street with an old fashioned soda fountain in the drug store, a business which hosts “dress-up parties” for kids, a charming venue for the “ladies who lunch and love fashions from many eras”, several antique stores, an art gallery, and a woodcraft shop. In the same area you’ll find a grocery store, a hardware store, a car dealership, a gift and floral shop, a dentist, and a physicians’ clinic.

The town loves to host events such as the sixty mile Spring Fling bicycle ride between Louisville and Eagle in April, the Show N Shine auto and truck show in July, “Biscuits and Gravy” the last Saturday of each month at the Louisville Senior Center, Living History Day in April, and Louisville Daz which celebrates the community and is a homecoming event for many during the summer. Outdoor recreation plays an important role in the city and parks near the city. There are swimming, baseball, football, and soccer facilities for organized and individual activities. Within the city is Louisville State Lakes—five fishing lakes, camper hook-ups, and a swimming lake with a sandy beach. Three miles from the city is Platte State Park—a large wooded recreational area with cabins, fishing, paddle boating, horseback riding, hiking, and a restaurant over-looking the Platte River. The well-stocked public library and a pre-K –12 school system, which has won many scholastic and sports honors, are actively supported by citizens of the city both financially and with attendance at activities. Five churches hold services and minister to the community through food banks and social services. Homes have come a long way since the first “dug out” built in 1857. Country acreages and estates surround the city and restored Victorians , “farm homes”, bungalows and homes built within the past twenty years can be found throughout the area.

Springfield

From the unique and fun attractions to the great school system to the friendly neighbors, Springfield is a welcoming and pleasant Nebraska community that provides a wonderful quality of life…

From the unique and fun attractions to the great school system to the friendly neighbors, Springfield is a welcoming and pleasant Nebraska community that provides a wonderful quality of life. The community is part of the Springfield Platteview School system. The small suburb is a short drive from Omaha as are shopping and entertainment. Numerous restaurants, grocery and big box stores are a 10 minute drive south on Highway 50. Natural beauty, elbow room and friendly neighbors are words that come to mind is describing this community.

In Springfield you will find neighbors and visitors coming together to participate not only in annual activities such as Springfield Days and the Sarpy County Fair, but you will also find them working together to support local organizations throughout the year.
Springfield is a thriving community with many new and exciting projects underway, including a new library addition, a new trail segment, a splash park, a downtown revitalization, and so much more! There is also a new 250 lot subdivision in grade stage at this time for start of construction this fall or next spring.

Fort Calhoun

Approximately eight miles north of Omaha on the Missouri River, is the town of Fort Calhoun. Its motto, “Gateway to the Past and Pioneers of the Future”…

Approximately eight miles north of Omaha on the Missouri River, is the town of Fort Calhoun. Its motto, “Gateway to the Past and Pioneers of the Future” perfectly describes the ideals the community represents. Currently the home of the Omaha Public Power District’s nuclear power plant, a new industrial park, as well as several manufacturing companies; employment, population, and enthusiasm are rapidly growing.

Meanwhile the area continues to celebrate the past. The town itself is home to the Washington County Historical Museum and near-by is Fort Atkinson State Park, originally the first fort west of the Missouri River within the Louisiana Purchase. Although the fort was abandoned in 1827, the area was eventually deeded to the state of Nebraska, and a replica of the actual fort was built on the site. Today it is a popular attraction especially during the summer months when there are living history exhibitions as well as military re-enactments. Other recreational sites in the area are the Boyer Chute Wildlife Refuge and the DeSoto Bend Wildlife Refuge. While Fort Calhoun residents enjoy hiking, bird watching and water sports in these parks and along the river, there are many other recreational activities for all kids and adults in the community. There’s a park with playground equipment and a swimming pool, as well as a nicely maintained baseball facility. The Fort Calhoun Youth Sports Organization sponsors activities all year round, and the Fort Calhoun School System has numerous athletic programs for middle and high school students. This P-K–12 school system is housed in three new or newly remodeled buildings—the elementary school, the junior-senior high school, and the Pioneer Learning Center (which is used for special education classes). There is also a well-maintained Community Building which is used for athletic events, music concerts, class plays, and other public activities. Small classes, its talented faculty, and varied extra -curricular programs attract many students to this school.

Although people appreciate the area’s amenities, friendliness, location and schools, many are drawn by the homes of many styles, price points, and ages. Bungalows, Victorians, and “farm homes” sit side by side in the town’s interior while more modern ranches, two-stories, and splits are found along its perimeter. In the surrounding area there are numerous acreages, many found in the trees on the bluffs and rolling hills forming the banks of the Missouri River. Although inventory fluctuates, the market may show a moderate home at $100,000 or a ten acre plot with a lovely home and spectacular views for $600,000 to $800,000–with many price points in between. If you’re looking for small town living, near the city of Omaha, Fort Calhoun may be just the place to start your home search.

Glenwood

Glenwood, Iowa is a city of approximately 5,200 people, located 20 miles south of Omaha/Council Bluffs on I-29 and then several miles east on Highway 34…

Glenwood, Iowa is a city of approximately 5,200 people, located 20 miles south of Omaha/Council Bluffs on I-29 and then several miles east on Highway 34. Settled by Mormons in 1848 in a hollow of the Loess Hills, it prospered due to the presence of the rich soil in the area and a grain mill. It became the county seat of Mills County in 1851 and was named Glenwood after most of the Mormons left for Utah in 1852. Settlement continued in the area and was enhanced by the arrival of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. As a result of its apple orchards and productive gardens, a cannery was opened in the late 1800’s, operating until the 1920’s. In addition, the town flourished with an iron foundry, a marble and stone works, and various agriculturally related industries, including a kosher meat packing plant.

Today the city continues to support its surrounding farming economy and there continue to be orchards and vineyards as well as a micro brewery which attract visitors to tasting parties and events. One of the major influences on the city, both economically and culturally, has been the facility now known as the Glenwood Resource Center. Built as an orphanage for Civil War veterans’ children, it has evolved through many phases of treatment for the handicapped and is now focused on evaluation and individualized treatment plans for people living in their homes with families or living in cottages at the center with professionally trained care-givers. The downtown core of the city is the Mills County Courthouse, surrounded by a thriving city square. An active Chamber of Commerce and the Mills County Economic Development Board provide guidance and planning for current and future growth and employment in the area. Homes of all ages and price ranges are available and education is a priority—from preschool through high school. Amenities include a newer YMCA; a well-stocked public library; the 45 acre Glenwood Lake Park with its 750 seat amphitheater, historical museum and fishing lake; 16 churches; sports programs for all ages, including a swimming pool and proximity to the Wabash Biking Trail; and a nine-hole golf course. These plus many restaurants and retail outlets—including several grocery stores—make Glenwood a prime candidate for small town living close to Omaha/Council Bluffs.

Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs is located on the east bank of the Missouri River, across from what is now the much larger city of Omaha, Nebraska. Council Bluffs was known until 1852 as Kanesville, Iowa…

Council Bluffs is located on the east bank of the Missouri River, across from what is now the much larger city of Omaha, Nebraska. Council Bluffs was known until 1852 as Kanesville, Iowa — the historic starting point of the Mormon Trail and eventual northernmost anchor town of the other emigrant trails. Along with neighboring Omaha to the west, Council Bluffs was part of the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2010, which had an estimated population of 865,350 residing in the eight counties of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Council Bluffs is more than a decade older than Omaha. The latter, founded in 1854 by Council Bluffs businessmen and speculators following the Kansas-Nebraska Act, has grown to be the significantly larger city.
French and Spanish explorers and traders were in Council Bluffs for almost a century before the Lewis and Clark expedition stayed five days at White Catfish Camp, known today as Long’s Landing. Lewis and Clark later met with Missouri Indians and Otoe Indians 10 miles north of Omaha. This historic council in the bluffs provided the model for future meetings with Indians and the name of the city. Council Bluffs is characterized by its welcoming population and its unique heritage and landscapes. Its Loess (“luss”) Hills are some of Iowa’s best natural features. Numerous sites surrounding Council Bluffs celebrate its history as the leading edge of western development as the eastern end of the first transcontinental railroad. It also offers a wide range of leisure activities, including arts, shows, concerts, casinos, restaurants, stores, nightclubs, a bustling downtown and many other attractions.

The interstates which merge together in this area are so heavily traveled that there is a massive highway rebuilding program now underway which will result in a twelve lane thoroughfare with six lanes on each side to create a smooth transition for exit lanes and through lanes. The corridor includes major shopping areas including Market Place which includes ShopKo, JC Penney and many other stores and restaurants. Another new shopping complex is Metro Cross which features Target, many other shops and restaurants as well as a branch of First National Bank. The area also provides access to the city’s three casinos and hotel area. On the south side as well as the entire city, you’ll find in the Council Bluffs School District renovated elementary schools plus modern and renovated middle and high schools equipped with the latest technologies and facilities for our students.

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