A Guide to Elkhorn

Elkhorn is the last stop on Omaha's westward expansion and the furthest west you can go in Douglas County. 

Bordering the Elkhorn River, Elkhorn was officially annexed by Omaha in 2005, but has kept its small town roots and independent identity.    

Below you'll find the following:

  • Active homes for sale in Elkhorn
  • What is Considered Elkhorn
  • Things to do and the best places to eat
  • Schools and Hospitals
  • Elkhorn Real Estate market Stats

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Where is Elkhorn?

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

Zip code 68022 and Elkhorn are locally synonymous while we generally consider Elkhorn anything west of Millard/168th street and between Gretna and Bennington to the north and south.  

How to Navigate Elkhorn?

Navigating Elkhorn ill require some patience during the morning and afternoon rush but is otherwise quick to travel. Dodge Street offers east and west access to the rest of Omaha, while NE Highway 31 runs north and south. 

Is Elkhorn a Good Place to Live?

Elkhorn is one of Omaha's fastest growing communities. Part of the charm to the area is connection the small town roots, local events, farmers' markets, and community gatherings encourage a sense of belonging.


The Elkhorn Real Estate Market

There is a variety home prices and styles in West Omaha. Developed in the mid 70's through the 90's, expect to pay 300 to 400k for a quality home.

Only about 7% of homes in West Omaha turn over each year so expect some competition when home shopping.  

If your looking for an economical purchase look for the split entry home style, clustered together in select neighborhoods. Expect to pay a slight premium for a traditional ranch style but with it typically comes a large lot.  You'll also find tri and multi-level, raised ranch, and two story home styles. 

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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. 


Best Places to Eat and Drink 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. 

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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. 

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