Looking for Missouri’s headwaters, Lewis and Clark became some of the earliest explorers of the city now known as Bellevue. In 1822, the Missouri Fur company established one of its post in the town. Bellevue became a focal place of trading with a number of Native American tribes. Early trappers named the city Bellevue (French, meaning “beautiful view”), after being greatly surprised by the city’s views, which overlook the Missouri River. In an ideal location, having access to the Platte Valley on the Missouri River, the city has been a very prominent trading place of furs from the West and manufactured products from the East. The establishment of Fort Crook (later known as Offutt Air Force Base) became very profitable for Bellevue from the 1830s until the 1850s, generating a very significant financial development for the region. During the first part of the 1940s, the opening of the enormous Martin Bomber Plant in the Offutt base doubled the population of the city from 10,000 residents to over 20,000, because of the arrival of numerous army members and civilians to work on the plant. Nowadays, the region of Bellevue has over 69,000 inhabitants. The growth of the private sector economy is the major factor that generated this increase in the region’s population. The Kennedy Freeway opened in 1994. This, combined with the upgrade of the State Highway 370, enabled the Bellevue to become the third largest Nebraska city. The region’s population now have to endure shorter commute times to their workplace. The very significant increase in building and housing developments experienced by Belleville after the upgrades and the 1997 “Street of Dreams” is planned to continue. There are plans to establish over 4,700 housing units (2,800 single-family units and 1,900 multi-family units).
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Dundee is an historical quarter situated at 50th and Underwood Streets and its surrounding areas. Located in the US city of Omaha (Nebraska), this neighborhood features many historic residences, a number of restaurants (including the famous Dundee Dell, known all over the country), stores (including the locally known Dundee Hardware Plus), two churches (Dundee Presbyterian Church and St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church), two academic institutions (the Brownell-Talbot School and the Dundee Public Elementary School), and two of the city’s best parks (Memorial and Elmwood). The Association of the Memorial Park is dedicated to raise awareness and promote Dundee’s preservation. The annexing of Dundee to Omaha took place in June 1915. Built more than 100 years ago, Dundee was the first suburb of the city, being built one housing unit at a time. This is the reason behind the original architecture of today Dundee’s homes. More than 2,000 maple trees were bought and planted along the neighborhood's roads by Dundee’s original developers. Dundee annexed a number of different areas next to its original housing state, after the construction of units south of Dodge Street and north of Cuming Street. Kansas City contractors Shannon Brothers were employed by a real state entrepreneur called John Nelson Hayes Patrick to build six housing units in Omaha between 48th and 52nd Streets, Capitol to California. The development would later receive the name Dundee Place after another housing state that the Shannon Brothers had just completed in their hometown. Real estate entrepreneurs C.C. and J.E. George developed Happy Hollow Boulevard and Dodge’s part south and west of 50th to Elmwood Park. These two men also filled in the creek running along 50th Street. In addition, they also built Dundee lights and sidewalks. The region’s houses depicted a number of architectural styles, including Colonial, Georgian and Tudor Revival.
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Elkhorn is a town situated Western Douglas County. The city is located merely a few miles west of Omaha’s metropolis. Elkhorn’s 7,635 residents welcome you to their idyllic and pleasant town, where everybody can experience the best of a rare and exceptional blend of both rural and urban areas. Elkorn’s surrounding areas are full of amazing green spaces and golf courses, this makes the town an excellent place to work, live and have fun. The town’s Parks Department maintains a Swimming Pool, which is situated at 600 Hillcrest Street, and three different city parks. The biggest of these is the Ta-Ha-Zouka Park, situated at 701 Center Street. This park features fields were a number of sports including baseball, soccer, and softball can be played. It also features a number of playgrounds, covered pavilions, tennis courts, horseshoe pit, walking paths, and restrooms. Situated on the Chapel Hill area, Antler park also have playgrounds and covered pavilions.
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Gretna offers its visitors an exceptional combination of a booming financial development with the atmosphere of a small town. Within proximity to peaceful and relaxing quarters and major transport links, this historic community originally emerged as a consequence of the Burlington Northern Railroad’s spread. Founded in 1886 on 80 acres, which were bought from the Lincoln Land Company for $560, the expansion of the city has been spurred by being located near Interstate 80, near Highway 370 and 6/31.
Situated just ten miles outside of Omaha, this peaceful town is composed of a blend of established households and newcomers that have been welcomed to the suburbs’ close community. Greta’s ideal location within close proximity to the cities of Omaha and Lincoln, combined with its small town charm and its learning environment, with high rates of graduated student and which features nationally acclaimed academic institutions, providing excellent opportunities. In addition, the community-supported arts and athletics and the arts have also received recognition all over the state.
Superb leisure activities are available within a close distance of Gretna, which include an exceptional golf course, a Wildlife Safari Park, community piscine facilities, the Strategic Air & Space Museum, a number of dam sites and large state parks.
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Southwest of Omaha, Nebraska, the city of La Vista can be found. One of the youngest and more thriving communities in the state of Nebraska, La Vista was incorporated in 1960. The city was founded after the creation of 335 housing units. These housing units received the name ‘La Vista’ (Spanish, “the view”) because of their view of the Big Papio Creek Basin. This fast growing city in central Sarpy County, progressive community expected to experience further financial growth because of its fast residential and industrial development. The city’s efforts to maintain this steady development generated the creation of numerous new facilities, including a new public library (in collaboration with the Metropolitan Community College), a city hall/community center and new public works facilities. Within close distance to Omaha’s metropolitan area, Eppley Airfield, the Interstate system and the Offutt Air Force Base, La Vista is the perfect location to enjoy life and start a business or a family.
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Despite being officially part of the city populated by 200,000 residents, the suburb of Millard has the charm characteristic of a small town. One of most striking characteristic of the Omaha area, including the city and its surrounding areas, is its numerous small communities. For this reason, as well as the very low crime rate of these active communities, the region has attracted numerous individuals dreaming of a return to the family values of small communities.
Located just 8 miles away from downtown Omaha, this neighbourhood enables its residents to enjoy the best of living in a small and welcoming rural community. Additionally, Millard Nebraska’s inhabitants can also take advantage of the numerous employment opportunities provided by the thriving city of Omaha. In addition, the strategic location of Millard offers its resident short commute times, while at the same time being within proximity to Omaha’s fantastic lakes where the city’s visitors can do fishing, swimming, and other activities. Douglas County’s exceptional golf courses are also within easy access. A number of homes are available for sale in this part of Douglas County. Millard used to a village in southwest Omaha and was annexed by Omaha during the 1970s.
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Omaha offers a wide range of appealing activities, community services, features and cultural opportunities, despite its very much relaxing life style that is so appealing to city dwellers. This is reflected by a number of statistics released by the media. According to Forbes magazine, Omaha is the 11th best city for Business and Careers. In addition, Business Magazines ranked Omaha as one of the top 25 Cities for “Best Educated Workforce”. According to Parenting Magazine, the city is one of the 10 best to raise children. It is in the top 12% of best locations to live according to a study carried out by Places Rated Almanac, and one of the city’s academic institutions, Creighton University, is considered as the best of all Midwest universities by the U.S. News & World Report. Nebraska consistently ranks between the US best states according to Morgan Quitno, having been ranked as the ninth most livable state. Redbook ranked the city as one of the ten best for working mothers.
The city’s high quality of life has attracted entrepreneurs to the area, who have developed numerous businesses and industrial activities. The city’s stable infrastructure ensures its consistent growth. Apart from its welcoming attitude and ethic of hard work, Omaha has always been characterized by the numerous leisure activities available to its residents and visitors. Recently, it has developed a convention center and arena close to the town’s historical area that has been redeveloped into a commercial and residential area. The Old Market, one of the city’s most popular attractions of the city for its visitors, with amazing restaurants, several specialty shops, bars, bakeries, cappuccino shops, breweries, stores, galleries and nightclubs situated in the city’s former fruit and vegetable market district. This increasingly thriving part of Omaha has also recently become a popular residential area, after numerous historical buildings have been transformed into stylish loft apartments. The city’s exceptional environment ensures a fantastic lifestyle for its residents and newcomers.
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Papillion (meaning butterfly in French) has always been a rich city in its existence since its foundation in 1870. According to popular tale, French visitors found the valley’s dense luxurious vegetation and abundant wild flowers. At the sight of the numerous butterflies, one of the explorers called out, “Papillion!”
The customer potential of the city is evidenced by its fast financial growth, offering strong business opportunities to entrepreneurs. Papillon’s exceptional housing stock, publicly owned technology parks, numerous newly established and long-standing private business enterprises and retail businesses make the city one of Nebraska’s fastest developing communities, with the additional advantage of its proximity to Omaha’s urban area. The city is rapidly becoming the main residential and commercial centre of the area.
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After Plattsmouth’s foundation in 1854, the city benefitted from its strategic location, as the Main Street proximity to the Missouri River allowed for extensive business and travel opportunities. Amazing majestic houses were constructed in the downtown area. Numerous of these remarkable properties are listed on the National Historic Register and are still inhabited today.
Apart from the historical downtown area, Lewis & Clark history is also present at the area where the Platte River joins the Missouri, where there Schilling Wildlife Refuge is located, at the east of the downtown area. Endless entertainment for people of all age groups is offered at the Twin Rivers Aquatic Center, the Memorial Park, the Garfield Park and the Indian Springs Pond. Situated at 28 acres of land in the southeast downtown area, the Rhylander Park boasts over 52 different tree species, abundant flower beds, a pavilion and youth league fields. The town also has a railroad heritage, evidenced by its cedar rail station located at the Rhylander Park and the golf courses of Bay Hills, Plattsmouth Golf Club, and Lake Ridge provide for the enthusiasts of this sport.
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