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Elkhorn, Nebraska

Discover Elkhorn

Elkhorn is a historic community on Omaha’s western edge, named after and bordering the Elkhorn River. Formerly an independent city, Elkhorn was annexed by Omaha in 2005, it is a popular area full of new housing developements and neighborhood activities.    

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Table of Contents

Where is Elkhorn?

Is Elkhorn a good place to live?

Schools and Hospitals

Things to do in Elkhorn

Best Places to Eat in Elkhorn

The Elkhorn Real Estate Market

Popular Elkhorn Neighborhoods

Homes for sale in Elkhorn

Where is Elkhorn?

Situated on the hills of Western Douglas county overlooking the Elkhorn River valley, the neighborhhods that make up Elkhorn community offer a unique, picturesqe location. 

Similar to many Omaha communities the best way to describe the boundaries for the area would mirror the Elkhorn school district, roughly (very roughly) west of 168th street to the Elkhorn River between State St and F St. 

Navigating Elkhorn is simple but will require some patience during the morning and afternoon rush. Dodge Street offers quick, central access to the rest of Omaha.  

Main Street is the heart of historic Olde Town Elkhorn and is tucked away northwest of 204th St, south of Maple St. 

Is Elkhorn a good place to live?

Elkhorn is one of Omaha’s fastest growing communities. The population of Elkhorn has nearly quadrupled from the 2000 census of 6,062 peopl. 

Part of the charm and attraction to the area is connection the small town roots and wealth of neighborhood things to do.

Elkhorn’s neighborhoods are unique to Omaha, featuring a mix of historic town centers and modern residences. From cozy bungalows to spacious newly built houses, the real estate landscape caters to diverse preferences. 

Elkhorn prides itself on being a tight-knit community that’s kept its small town charm. Local events, farmers’ markets, and community gatherings encourage a sense of belonging.


For families considering Elkhorn, education is a top priority. The  community is home to three high schools and a dozen elementary schools. 

As recently as November 2023, the district approved a $122.9 million bond to add two additional elementary schools. 

With dedicated educators and a commitment to student success, Elkhorn schools consistently earn high marks, providing an exceptional learning environment.


Elkhorn benefits from two of Omaha’s newest hospitals: CHI Lakeside and the surrounding medical facilities on 168th and West Center Roads and Methodist Women’s Hospital nrth of 192nd and Dodge streets. 

Things to do In Elkhorn

The fortunate thing about being on Omaha’s forefront of development and new construction is the entertainment options keep coming.

Get “tanked” on an Elkhorn river tube adventure with Tank ‘N Tubes River Rides

Make time for a family picnic in Ta-Ha-Zouka Park, or Graske River Crossing.  a hiking adventure in Standing Bear Lake Park, 

Cast a line panfish, largemouth bass, and catfish at Flanagan Lake. 

Can you putt under pressure? Find out at Medieval Putt where distractions and friends will test a scratch golfer’s  nerves. 

The Common Ground Community Center has options to give parents some rare relief from youthful energy.

Private and public golf options are available in Elkhorn. Indian Creek Golf Course is a challening public course home to the annual PAG Tour’s Korn Ferry even in early August. Shadow Ridge Country Club might be my favorite courses, awesomely manicured with fast greens and troublesome fairways. Pacific Springs is a high qualify public course, not terribly long but parkland elevation changes will challenge your shortgame. 

Best Places to Eat in Elkhorn

The culinary scene in Elkhorn is a delightful mix of local flavors, charming cafes, casual bites, and vibrant eateries that reflect the community’s growing and diverse palate. 

Dante Pizzeria Napoletana, Spin Pizza, La Casa, and Pitch offer unique twists on authentic handmade pizzas with fresh, high-quality ingredients. There’s no wrong choice here. 

For craft beer and gastropub eats your options are many. Try Blatt Beer & Table, 402 Eat and Drink, Local Beer and Patio, Lazlos Brewery, and the Good Life.

Mouth of the South and Shucks Fish House and Oyster Bar will make you forget you’re in steak country. 

Oscar’s Pizza and Sports Grille serve arguably the best wings in town with a sporty vibe and menu for all ages.

Roja Mexican Grill can accomodate appetites and groups of any size. 

Jams legacy is a professional, upscale restaraunt with wine made to mingle. 

Good Evans is where breakfast or lunch is always sunny side up. 

For some summer fun, The Dairy Chef is a step back in time shared standing in line for some authentic ice cream treats.

For some old school fun, a must visit is the Olde Towne Elkhorn area.  Sample some BBQ from Boyd & Charlies, or enchilads from Maximos, and an adult refreshment at Jukes, Shevy’s or the Main Street Cellar. 

Elkhorn Real Estate Market

Popular Neighborhoods in Elkhorn

Neighborhoods in Elkhorn

Homes for sale in Elkhorn

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