Positioned on the western fringes of Douglas County, Elkhorn, Nebraska, population 8,000, is located heading west from 168th, south to F St. and north to Fort St. The small community was annexed as a suburb of Omaha in 2007.
The Elkhorn community is now considered the west Omaha “Soccer-mom” community and is a favorite to those seeking new construction inside an excellent school district which includes Elkhorn High School and Elkhorn South High School.
As you ramble across the streets of downtown Elkhorn, it feels virtually untouched from its developmental roots from 1866 when Union Pacific Railroad purchased a 40 acres tract from some home settlers. Elkhorn’s river access was the perfect place for a bustling westward railroad movement to the west. With the establishment of the “Elkhorn Station” significant growth began to spring up in the mid to late 1800’s.
Nowadays, the quaint small town atmosphere is home to the beautiful Elkhorn River, Indian Creek Golf Course which is Omaha’s premier 27 hole Golf Course, Shadow Ridge Private Golf Course, and Elkhorn Ridge Public Golf Course, the beautiful Skyline Drive, landscapes, trees, creeks and lakes. Elkhorn, boasts above average median income with above average percentage of college-educated adults.
Other highlights in the community’s timeless charm include downtown the eateries Bella Vita, Shevy’s Steak House, Heartland Cafe and Boyd & Charlies BBQ. Further southeast, the newer Shoppes of Legacy host such fine dining as Upstream, Roja, Baby Blue Sushi & Shucks Oyster House. You won’t want to miss the one of a kind furnishings at Pearson & Company, flowers & accessories from All Seasons Floral & haute fashions from Skyze Boutique!
Neighbors in the northwest portion of Elkhorn love to take a trip to the Village Pointe Cinemas and perhaps shop the Apple store, The Gap, Coach, JCrew, or Banana Republic to name a few. Village Pointe also offers an abundance of restaurants from family dining at Jimmy Buffet’s Cheeseburger in Paradise to a date night at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse.