LaVista is a suburb of Omaha that was incorporated in 1960, the most recent city in the state of Nebraska to do so. With a current population of over 16,000 it has shown tremendous growth in home construction, educational and recreational facilities and commerce and industry, much of it within the last fifteen years.
In LaVista’s early years it was the site of smaller homes and several strip centers, a popular location for families purchasing their first homes. In the 1990’s, service and light industries constructed facilities in an industrial park, providing well paying jobs. That growth continues and provides incentives for construction of larger homes. Today, LaVista is part of the highly ranked Papillion/LaVista School district, has a recreation center for citizens of all ages, a modern city hall facility, a beautiful 23,000 square foot library which also houses the Sarpy Center for Metropolitan Community College.
Within the past few years several major hotels and motels were constructed along the Interstate 80 and Giles Road intersection, one being connected to a popular, new convention center. In the same general area there is a Cabela’s Sporting Goods store, a large Oriental Trading Company Warehouse, a PayPal Payment Processing Center, and numerous restaurants and retail and service centers.
With its proximity to the Omaha metro area and Offutt, its solid economic base, good schools, and its homes of many styles and price points, the future looks bright for LaVista.
Learn more at: http://www.cityoflavista.org/