Guide to Living in Bennington, Nebraska

By: Ryan Renner, Realtor
By: Ryan Renner, Realtor

I have helped many families moving to Omaha. Contact me if you have any questions about the Omaha area or need help buying a home.

Bennington is a fast growing suburb in northwest Omaha.
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Bennington’s population according to the 2020 census is 2,075.

But, that number is deceiving. It only counts the people that live in the city limits. A lot more people live outside the city.

To give you an example of how far off the number is, the Bennington Public Schools has an enrollment of 3,589 students.

Whether they reside within the city limits or not, most people who live in the school district refer to themselves as Bennington residents.

The map below shows the huge difference between the city limits and school district.

Map of Bennington City Limits and School District Boundary

Navigating Bennington 

Military Road, one mile south of Bennington, is the primary road used to get into Omaha. Military Road runs all the way through Omaha, eventually turning into Blair High Road, Northwest Radial Highway, and Saddle Creek Road. 

Highway 36 is another road that is used to get into north Omaha, eventually becoming McKinley Street. Finally, 168th Street and 156th Street are both main roads that will lead you back into town. Dodge Street and Maple Street are two great roads to use. Both are a few miles south of Bennington down 168th or 156th Streets. 

Groceries, Shopping, Etc.

There aren’t a ton of shopping options in the city limits.

Most people will venture south to Maple St to do most of their shopping.

Maple St between 120th St & 168th St will have about everything you will possibly need. Wal-Mart, multiple Target stores, grocery stores, a movie theatre, restaurants, etc.

Commuting From Bennington

Obviously, your commute will depend on where you work.

Bennington has the longest commute times of any Omaha suburb (unless you work in west Omaha).

If you work downtown, expect a 20-30 minute commute. And if you work in south Omaha or Offut Air Force Base, a good day is 40 minutes and a bad day could be over an hour.

A 45-minute commute might be amazing if you are moving from a bigger city, but in the Omaha area, that’s a longer commute.

There’s no convenient interstate access from Bennington which increases commute times. But, if you live in Bennington, there are usually a bunch of different ways to get home. So, a bad accident or traffic jam on one street won’t completely ruin your commute.

Property Taxes 

Property taxes are higher in Bennington than most other areas of Omaha because of newer subdivisions and the higher tax levy of Bennington Public Schools.

Hospitals & Healthcare

If you need really quick access to a major hospital, there are better places to live in Omaha.

But, that doesn’t mean Bennington is in the middle of nowhere. There are a few hospitals within 10-15 minutes.

If you are looking for a general practitioner, dentist, pediatrician, or similar, you will find a lot of options within 10-20 minutes.

Buying a Home in Bennington

Expect to spend at least $300k. The median home price in 2022 was about $380k.

If that’s a little out of your budget, don’t despair. About 20% of the homes sold in 2022 were less than $300k.

So, what does $300k get you?

The home below sold in 2022 for $300k. It is 4 years old, and it has 3 beds, 3 baths, and a 2 car garage. It has a little over 1,800 square feet.

$300k Bennington Home

If you love newer homes, you’ll love Bennington. 80% of the homes sold in 2022 were built after 2010.

View a current list of homes for sale in Bennington.

About Your Guide
Ryan Renner - Omaha Relocation Guide

My name is Ryan Renner and I’m a real estate agent in Omaha. I’ve helped many families relocate to Omaha. While helping people relocate, I would get similar questions over and over again. This site addresses many of those questions and more.

Reach out to me if you are moving to Omaha and need help.