Papillion/La Vista Real Estate & Information

Papillion/La Vista Real Estate & Information

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Both Papillion and La Vista are cities in Sarpy County, Nebraska that serve as suburbs of Omaha. While Papillion and La Vista are similar in size, with populations of around 19,000 each, Papillion serves as the county seat of Sarpy County and covers a slightly larger land area. These two Nebraska communities share quite a few resources, including a public school district. Both communities have experienced significant population growth over the last decade, and Papillion has been recognized by several publications- including Bloomberg Business Week, and CNN/Money Magazine- for the advantages of living in this Omaha suburb. 

Shopping and Dining

The Shadow Lake Towne Center is a large shopping destination located within minutes of Papillion and LaVista real estate. This shopping center offers a variety of retail outlets including Best Buy, JC Penney, Dick's Sporting Goods, and OfficeMax. Another nearby shopping center is the Shoppes at Market Pointe located on South 71st Street. Grocery stores that are conveniently located to the two cities include the Fareway Grocery on Jersey Street, the Jewel-Osco on South 108th Street, and Home Pride Foods on South 108th Street in La Vista.  

Several Mexican restaurant are located in and around Papillion and La Vista. These include La Mesa Mexican Restaurant at Tara Plaza and Lina's Mexican Restaurant on Brentwood Drive. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is a popular fine dining destination located on Regency Parkway. Asian cuisine is served at Maru Sushi & Korean Grill on South 108th Street or The Jaipur on Elm Street, and those looking for a quick fast food meal can head to Chick-fil-A on South 71st Plaza in Papillion or Subway on South 83rd Street in La Vista. 

Parks and Recreation

Both Papillion and La Vista are dotted with many parks and recreational areas where residents can enjoy the outdoors. Papillion City Park, Halleck Park, and Lawrence Peterson Park are all centrally located in Papillion, and La Vista offers La Vista City Park, Central Park, and Memorial Park. Walnut Creek Recreation Area to the southwest is a larger natural area that surrounds Walnut Creek Lake and offers outdoor activities such as boating and fishing. Papillion and La Vista are both great places of residence for avid golfers. La Vista Falls Golf Course and Tara Hills Golf Course are located within minutes of both cities. 

Omaha offers many recreation centers that residents of Papillion and LaVista real estate can take advantage of for athletic and social opportunities. One of the closest is the Mockinbird Hills Community Center on Mockingbird Drive. This recreational resource offers a public swimming pool in addition to facility rentals and other special community events throughout the year. 


The cost of living is similar in both Papillion and La Vista, and it is lower in these two Nebraska communities than in the United States overall. The median household income is higher in Papillion- at about $71,300- than in La Vista- $57,350. Home values in Papillion tend to be slightly higher than those in La Vista, and La Vista's population has grown by about 20 percent more since 2000- at a rate of 48.3 percent- than in Papillion- 27 percent. Papillion has a lower population density than La Vista.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

Public school in both Papillion and La Vista are runs by Papillion-La Vista Public Schools. This school district has a student of enrollment of around 10,500 and operates two high schools, two junior high schools, and 14 elementary schools. In addition to running schools in Papillion and La Vista, Papillion-La Vista Public Schools also serves residents living in a small portion of Bellevue. 

Young residents of Papillion and LaVista real estate may choose to attend private school rather than public school. Private schools located in and around the two cities include St. Gerald's Catholic School on Lakeview Street in Ralston, Primrose School of La Vista on South 97th Street, and Saint Columbkille School on East 5th Street in Papillion. 

Residents of Papillion and LaVista real estate who are looking for a family doctor can consider Papillion Family Medicine on Fortune Drive or UNMC Physicians Family Medicine on South 144th Street. Nearby hospitals include Nebraska Methodist Hospital on Dodge Street and Alegent Health Midlands Hospital on South 84th Street in Papillion. 

Metro Area Transit provides public transportation via bus routes in both Papillion and La Vista. Those residing in Papillion and LaVista real estate can rely on Amtrak or Greyhound service for transportation outside of the Omaha area. Area residents can also travel by air out of Eppley Airfield, which is located three miles northeast of the city of Omaha and about 25 minutes to the northeast of Papillion and La Vista. 


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Don Fuller - Omaha Fuller Group
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Ambassador Real Estate
331 Village Pointe Plaza
Omaha NE 68118
Mobile: (402)677-8070
Office: (402)493-4663