Living here is
Small-town living with big city amenities only minutes away, making it one of the most popular areas for homeowners who want the best of both worlds!
Outdoorsy types, as well as those who enjoy lake activities, their privacy, and a small- town lifestyle.
Not ideal for
Those seeking active nightlife
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2-car garage
When it comes to countryside living, the comforting atmosphere of Bennington appeals to many; especially those looking to escape the fast-paced lifestyle of the city. Located only 15 minutes from Omaha, this picturesque small town offers homeowners the peaceful life they seek, along with the nearby convenience of a major metropolitan area.
Despite a significant growth in population over the last 15-16 years, Bennington has always maintained its rural appeal. Surrounded by neighboring farms, this Douglas County town features tree-lined streets, several city parks, and a welcoming downtown. Recently, many young married couples (age 35 and up) have chosen to establish roots and raise their families in this quiet residential community. Bennington provides homeowners with a stable economy, low cost of living, and low crime rate.
For homeowners seeking the joys of lakeside living, they will fall in love with the beauty of Newport Landing – a gorgeous lakeside community outside of Bennington. Also known as Bennington Lake, this relatively new residential development area consists of 84 acres around a 280-acre lake. Most of the stunning homes in this development are built within coves around the lake or on outer lots. Residents enjoy boating, fishing, waterskiing and other water sports at Newport Landing.
Bennington was established in 1892, and at one time supported various historic businesses including a flour mill, creamery, millinery, blacksmith shops and more. Today, this small Nebraska town is filled with almost 100 businesses, many of which employ area residents.Bennington residents also find employment with the Bennington Public School District, as well as commute to nearby Omaha and other surrounding communities.
More than 2500 students are enrolled in the Bennington Public School District (BPS). This outstanding school district operates as an independent suburban school system, and is growing rapidly at a rate of 15% per year. In August 2017, BPS opened Bennington Junior High School, the first middle school in Bennington, serving 6-8th grade students. With the opening of the new junior high, students in grades 9-12 will attend Bennington High School; and students in grades K-5 will attend one of the three local elementary schools. Bennington Senior High School also completed construction of a new auxiliary gym on its school campus. BPS students enjoy the numerous benefits of smaller class sizes with a typical student/teacher ratio of 16:1.
Throughout the year, Bennington residents enjoy participating in a multitude of activities – from local organizations and clubs to student athletics and recreational sports for people of all ages. Residents also participate in various community activities and concerts sponsored by localchurches, the city, and civic organizations. Other traditional events which always draw a crowd include the Community Garage Sales, Farmer’s Market, and Bennington Daze, the annual city celebration in June.