Valley and Waterloo, Nebraska Lakefront Homes

Valley and Waterloo, Nebraska Lakefront Homes

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Nestled in the heart of Douglas County, Nebraska the communities of Valley and Waterloo represent the best qualities small-town Nebraska living has to offer. These two communities, with a combined population of around 3,000 residents, are located just 10 miles from Omaha and 35 minutes from Lincoln. Residents enjoy easy access to 6 nearby lakes, plenty of recreational activities and a thriving economy backed by farming and manufacturing.

For those looking for Valley and Waterloo Nebraska lakefront homes, there are plenty of single-family homes, condos and planned communities surrounded by lakes and recreational areas. Residents in both Valley and Waterloo enjoy the charming, small-town atmosphere these two towns have to offer.

Shopping and Dining

Residents and those looking to purchase Valley and Waterloo Nebraska lakefront homes can shop for groceries, home supplies and lawn care items without driving to neighboring communities. Pick up weekly provisions and groceries at Dick’s Valley Market and shop for fresh flowers at Valley Floral Company. Browse antiques and rug hooking supplies at Black Horse Antiques, enjoy a day at the salon, or take the car in for maintenance at the one of the many thriving businesses in downtown Valley. For school supplies and clothing, Omaha is just a short drive away and is home to many locally-owned businesses, shopping centers and national retail chains and department stores.

Waterloo and Valley residents have plenty of dining options for a quick lunch or family-style meal. Locals enjoy the American fare at Church Street Café for brunch or dinner, or the Tex- Mex flavors at El Bees. Enjoy a romantic meal or after-dinner dessert at Simply Delicious, or take the family to Farmer Brown’s Steakhouse for a special meal or celebration dinner.

Parks and Recreation

State parks, golf courses, lakes, swimming and fishing are some of the many recreational activities for families and buyers of Valley and Waterloo Nebraska lakefront homes. There are three city parks in Valley equipped with walking paths, sporting amenities and tranquil settings for picnics and family gatherings. The Joe Roberts Arboretum has plenty of green space and walking paths and golfers can take in 18 holes of golf at the Pines Country Club. The Two Rivers YMCA has an exercise facility for locals, and classes and activities for kids and families.

RFor patrons of the arts, Valley has a thriving community theater and a gallery featuring local artists. Omaha is a just a short drive away for nationally touring concerts, sporting events and museums.


Lakefront communities and a small town atmosphere draw people out of Omaha for the charm and warmth of Valley and Waterloo, Nebraska. Residents living in Valley and Waterloo enjoy a strong economy anchored by manufacturers like 3M, Valmont Industries and Midwest Manufacturing, all which have facilities in the area. For those looking to buy or sell a home in Valley or Waterloo, there are many hidden gems and beautiful lakeside planned communities a buyer can choose from. These communities include:

Ginger Cove Lake

Amenities in the Ginger Cove community including 160 housing lots, 40 acres of green space and 100 acres of lakefront property.

Ginger Woods

Ginger Woods offers miles of scenic lakeside living featuring everything from condos to town homes to lakeside cottages and single family homes with docks.

Mallard Landing

Mallard Landing is a new development near Valley with private beaches and easy access to water, walk-out basements, a new marina and spectacular views

Valley Shores

Valley Shores, a lake and golf course community near the Pines Country Club, offers private beaches, walking and jogging trails and a 42-acre lake.

West Shores

West Shores is a residential lakeside community of 640 acres with parks, walking trails, and lakefront properties, and a marina.

Curtis Acres

Curtis Acres, a waterfront community subdivision, features breathtaking views, new single-family homes and luxury homes all in a convenient location.

Riverside Lakes

The Riverside Lakes community features fishing and boating lakes, walking trails and a tennis court.

Timber Shores

Formerly named Gaviidae, Timber Shores is west of Valley and offers residents an active boating and fishing lifestyle surrounded by trees in a lush setting.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The Douglas County West school district serves school-aged kids living in Waterloo and Valley with an early education center, elementary school, middle school and high school. For higher education opportunities, there are many colleges and universities in nearby Omaha and Lincoln.

For medical needs, the Methodist Physician’s Clinic in Valley has four physicians, and the Fremont Area Medical Center is just 15 miles away in Fremont to serve a variety of healthcare needs. There’s also the Alegent Lakeside Hospital in Omaha and the Methodist Women’s Hospital in Elkhorn for specialty care.

Valley and Waterloo are located near Highway 275 for easy access to surrounding communities and locals enjoy a short commute to work by car. For flights in and out of the area, there’s Eppley Airfield in Omaha and Lincoln Airport in Lincoln.


If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (402) 677-9024 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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