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Overview of the Real Estate Market in Elkhorn

Situated in a far west corner of Douglas County, Elkhorn is a charming suburb of Omaha that was annexed as a city neighborhood in 2007. Founded in 1965, Elkhorn was named after the Elkhorn River, which today forms a section of its western border. Downtown Elkhorn today is virtually untouched from its developmental roots going back to 1866 when the Union Pacific Railroad purchased a 40-acre tract from some settlers. Elkhorn’s river access was the perfect place for a bustling westward railroad movement to the west. With the establishment of Elkhorn Station, significant growth began to spring up in the mid- to late 1800s.

Today residents experience the nostalgia of days gone by while enjoying the fabulous eateries that occupy historic buildings in downtown Elkhorn. The former one-room school house and community center was a place where the rich tradition of academic excellence began. That tradition still reigns today with Elkhorn High School and Elkhorn South High School. What began as a point on the Union Pacific Railroad in 1867 has grown into a vibrant neighborhood extending from Rainwood Road on the north to Harrison Street on the south.

Elkhorn community residents revel in small-town spirit while benefitting from being a part of the City of Omaha. Neighborhood highlights include downtown Elkhorn restaurants such as Bella Vita, Shevy's Steak House, Heartland Cafe and Boyd & Charlies BBQ. Further southeast, the newer Shoppes of Legacy host such fine dining as Upstream, Roja, Baby Blue Sushi and Shucks Oyster House. You won’t want to miss the one-of-a kind furnishings at Pearson and Company, flowers and accessories from All Seasons Floral and on-trend fashions from Skyze Boutique.

Neighbors in the northwest portion of Elkhorn love to take a trip to the Village Pointe Cinemas and perhaps shop the Apple store, The Gap, Coach, JCrew, or Banana Republic, to name a few. Village Pointe also offers an abundance of restaurants from family dining to a date night.

Don’t forget to book your kayak trip down the Elkhorn River, take a Sunday Drive down Skyline Dr. or perhaps book a round of golf. Indian Creek, Omaha’s premier 27-hole public golf course thrills golfers with 37 acres of fairway, 65 well-placed bunkers and 15 holes with the threat of water. Perhaps a privately owned club is more your style, Shadow Ridge is an exquisite 18 hole golf community with a club house, pool & fitness center.

All in all, Elkhorn welcomes all who come to enjoy the bounties of the growth of Omaha!