Living here offers
a home in the most sought-after traditional middle-class Omaha suburb, some of the state’s finest schools and an easy commute to anywhere in the Metro.
those looking for community involvement, friendly neighborhoods, a strong family focus and every city amenity imaginable.
Not ideal for
those searching for cultural offerings or expansive acreage and the secluded privacy that accompanies it.
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2-car garage
Welcome to Millard
Millard, once an empty prairie lying 12 miles southwest of downtown Omaha, was platted in 1870 by namesake Ezra Millard, Omaha’s 12th mayor and a Nebraska Territorial Legislature member. Between the Homestead Act of 1862 and the Transcontinental Railroad running straight through Millard’s main business area in 1865, the future was bright. Today, Millard’s quick access to virtually anywhere is facilitated by U.S. Highway 275, Nebraska highways 50 and 370, and interstates 80 and 680.
Bounded roughly by Blondo and Harrison streets on the north and south and 108th and 204th streets on the east and west, Millard comprises more than 100 neighborhood developments split between three general communities: Millard North, Millard South and Millard West. A water tower blazed with “Millard” on its stomach stands at 144th and Q streets, but the historical downtown lies at Millard Avenue and L Street, where its diagonal roads attest to their placement parallel to the once-active Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
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Most of Millard’s 110,000-plus residents are employed in white-collar jobs such as education, health care, management, technology, and sales and service occupations, and demographics lean to couples, young and mid-career families, and empty nesters. Homes reflect income and interests, which run to family and community betterment and benevolence in charitable endeavors and public service.
Annexed by Omaha in 1971 following a testy, lengthy legal battle, Millard retained its public school system, and today features 25 elementary schools, six middle schools and four high schools serving an enrollment of more than 24,000 students. Known as one of the Metro’s best school districts, it’s also the state’s third-largest.
Millard schools boast many achievements, including a Magna Award, which recognizes districts who break down barriers for underserved students, from the American School Board Journal and Marriott School Services; two high schools that offer International Baccalaureate programs, whose courses and examinations are accepted for credit by prestigious universities worldwide; and 13 elementary schools with U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards. Plus, Millard residents consistently vote for bond issues to support their schools, and it shows.
Millard has no lack of amenities for residents, and many don’t stray too far from home in their daily lives. Employment and schools are close by, as are grocery stores, medical facilities, big box stores, auto dealers and repair shops, and entertainment options galore. Millard also offers myriad selections in the restaurant category, and many of the most popular restaurants in the Metro call the city home.
Entertainment runs the gamut, from escape rooms, a trampoline park and arcade centers to movie theaters, bowling alleys and golf courses—real and mini—plus a range of popular parks and trails. The most popular park is 255-acre Zorinsky Lake, which offers playgrounds, baseball diamonds, soccer and football fields, hiking and biking trails, boating and fishing, and one of eastern Nebraska’s last tallgrass prairies—Bauermeister Prairie.
Millard covers a lot of ground, but many neighborhood communities here still feel like small towns. Options for housing include any type of living situation you desire—apartment and townhome communities, assisted living and senior living centers, and single-family villas and homes. Check out developments such as Bellbrook, Linden Estates, Lindenwood, Pepperwood, and the Ridges to find yours. You won’t be sorry you chose Millard.