Nelson’s Creek is a lovely well-established community in NW Omaha, partially bounded by Blondo Street and 144th Street. This upscale neighborhood features an appealing mix of three-to-five bedrooms and one-to-two story homes. Many of the residences have fireplaces and are substantially updated. HOA rules require a tree in the front yard, which adds to the curb appeal of these properties. The 2010 census reported 2,717 residents, of whom 97 percent were homeowners. The average age was 54.
An active HOA is one of the significant factors nurturing a strong community spirit in Nelson’s Creek. Enacting and enforcing the rules and regulations maintains a high standard throughout the development while hosting fun events during the year allows the neighbors to interact and get to know each other. There’s nothing too extravagant about these get-togethers since HOA fees are only $50 per year. Scheduled events may include:
Neighborhood Block Party
A summertime block party at a local school with a barbecue truck and entertainment for the kids provides an opportunity for the adults to relax and enjoy each other’s company.
4th of July Parade
Decorate cars, bikes, tricycles, scooters, skateboards, strollers, and wagons and get in line. If it has wheels, it’s eligible to participate in the schoolyard parade. Additional activities include a bounce house and miniature golf. It’s a great way to start a holiday morning.
Garage sales encourage neighbors to walk around the area and make new friends. And there’s no telling what treasures might be hiding in plain sight on someone’s driveway.
Christmas Lights Contest
Nelson’s Creek transforms into a twinkling fairyland as neighbors compete for cash prizes.
Easy accessibility to schools is a critical home-purchase consideration for many families with children. Fortunately, Nelson’s Creek satisfies this requirement.
Picotte Elementary School (PK-4)
This school serves students PK – 4. Two early childhood development programs are available to different PK age groups. One program is by application for special needs youngsters aged 3-4. The second program requires students to be 4, potty-trained, and able to participate in scheduled rest periods.
This school emphasizes communication skills and the creative use of social media platforms.
Burke High School (9-12)
The school offers 33 Advanced Placement classes, which is the largest number in any Nebraska public school. Students can pick subjects in choir, drama and theater, instrumental music, and journalism in addition to traditional coursework.