Gretna Real Estate
Gretna is one of the fastest growing communities in Nebraska. It lies just 10 miles southwest of Omaha, off Interstate 80, Highway 370, and Highway 6/31. Home to 5,890 people, Gretna is located in Sarpy County, Nebraska.
The city of Papillion is close by, as are the Platte and Elkhorn Rivers.
The residents of Gretna take pride in their booming housing development, highly praised school district, and active businesses and community. They’re welcoming of transplants and visitors alike, happy for them to stay for good or spend time exploring Nebraska’s best attractions.
Gretna’s real estate boasts a variety of options. Charming ranch homes, traditional 2-story houses, and spacious luxury estates on sweeping tracts of land are available.
So are properties that appeal to specialized requirements. Buyers can look into magnificent historic homes on brick-paved streets, acreages with agricultural or commercial potential, and equestrian-friendly properties.
Architectural styles preferred by homebuyers include Craftsman, Tuscan, Tudor, and Colonial. There are also modern contemporary homes on the market. All are well appointed and feature spacious living areas, comfortable master suites with plush amenities, luxurious bathrooms, and an open floor plan.
Some of Gretna’s most popular communities include Chestnut Ridge, Covington, Plum Creek, and the Equestrian Ridge Estates.
Gretna’s schoolchildren are served by Gretna Public Schools, an exceptional school district with a comprehensive educational program that suits the needs of its students.
Some of these programs are the Accelerated Reader program and the High Ability Learner program. Both are offered to students of Gretna Elementary School, the Palisades Elementary School, the Whitetail Creek Elementary, the Squire John Thomas Elementary School, and the Gretna Middle School.
Equivalent standards apply to high school students who consistently achieve outstanding scores for academic excellence. This has earned Gretna High School a Blue Ribbon from the Department of Education.
The lifestyle in Gretna is laidback but with amenities and recreational options that point to a quality of life other communities aspire to. Business is thriving, shopping and dining establishments are plentiful, and nothing compares to the great Nebraska outdoors when it comes to active fun.
As the Platte and Elkhorn Rivers border the city, Gretna’s residents have ready access to hunting, fishing, and tubing in Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Open year round, the park offers cabins, lodge rooms, and camping options. There are horseback trail rides, an indoor theater, and water park with slides and wave pool, as well as winter sports, among many other activities.
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch is a sight, all 55 acres of it. Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium is another must-see, the site of the state’s first hatchery.
For a quick shopping fix, locals head to Nebraska Crossing Outlets
When it comes to dining, Gretna nurtures old favorites. Nothing beats good old barbecue at the We’ll Smoke U BBQ. Do not miss their Yankton Rib Fest offerings. A meal at Runza will make you like cabbage (as their slogan promises) with their spicy jack runza and chicken strips. Langdon’s is another local favorite for good food and drinks.
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