Living here is
Small town charming, quaint
Someone who enjoys peace and quiet while surrounded by gorgeous never-ending green space.
Not ideal for
Someone accustomed to the close proximity of a variety of large box stores.
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3-car garage
Gretna started out in the 1880s as a bustling center of trade for the Burlington Railroad. Today those trains no longer travel through this Sarpy County area, yet that has not stopped the community’s rapid economic growth. Over the past decade Gretna has become one of the fastest growing cities in Nebraska; thus, the area has seen a boom in the housing industry.
While Gretna’s population is now more than 5000, this charming community has maintained its beloved “small-town” atmosphere. With an outstanding school district; affordable cost of living; low crime rate; and the much-anticipated summer time Gretna Days festival, it is no wonder numerous families and couples have established their homes within this tight-knit city.
This traditional small town is located conveniently 10 miles southwest of Omaha and 40 miles northeast of Lincoln, providing Gretna residents with easy accessibility to big city amenities. Plus, with the added convenience of nearby Interstate 80, Highway 370 and Highway 6/31, this has made for faster commutes for citizens working in neighboring cities.
Gretna’s thriving business district provides residents with a multitude of discount, hardware and retail stores, as well as various local dining establishments and much more. In addition, Nebraska Crossing Outlets is only 13 miles south of Gretna, off Interstate 80. This trendy outlet mall brings in shoppers from all over the region, the state, and much more with its eclectic selection of retail stores and eateries.
The people of Gretna take great pride in their top-notch education system; and have worked diligently to accommodate the city’s growing classroom/facilities needs. The Gretna School District now has four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. These studentsgraduate with an excellent education, a strong sense of discipline, and having had the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities.
When it comes to having fun, there is always something fun to do in (or near) Gretna – from golfing at Tiburon Golf Course to swimming at the city pool to visiting one of the many recreational parks in the area. A few of those parks include Eugene T. Mahoney State Park,Strategic Air & Space Museum, and Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari. And don’t forget… every fall Gretna citizens of all ages absolutely love visiting the ever-popular, fun-filled Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, located just a few miles away off Highway 370.