BENNINGTON AREA – NW OMAHA
The best of both worlds awaits you in the village of Bennington, Nebraska, situated in northwest Omaha, Douglas County, near north 156th and Highway 36. Those seeking a rural setting with suburban living close by offers residential subdivisions ideal for raising families, which include affordable acreages to sprawling rural estate homes.
The Newport Landing area is a relaxing lake community located near Bennington at 168th & Highway 36 The lake itself is about 280 acres and the development consists of 84 acres around the lake. Homes start at around $400,000 and go up to over a million. The neighborhood is centered around the recreational activities that the lake offers. Boats are welcome here. The lake has also been stocked by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, so anglers can fish for bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. The neighborhood also offers a 2.5-mile walking trail that crosses three limestone bridges. A picnic shelter is available for outdoor family gatherings. Lakefront homeowners are also permitted to have docks extending out into the lake.
Bennington is noted for its outstanding educational opportunities for families with children. In the Bennington Public School System, (www.benningtonschools.org) student/teacher ratio is 15 to one. Besides academic excellence, the Bennington School District offers optimum opportunities for extracurricular activities and encourages parental participation. Curriculum and instructional methods are under constant review to meet the ever-changing challenges students face as they prepare to take their place in the adult world.