Guide to Living in Gretna, 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.

Gretna is located on the very southwest edge of Omaha around the intersections of Highways 6 and 370, in Sarpy County.

Navigating Gretna:

The best way to navigate Gretna is via Highway 6. Most suburbs, businesses and shopping centers are located off-of this highway.


The town of Gretna is a small and safe for exploring. Many shops, businesses and restaurants are open well into the evening.

Property Taxes:

In general, property taxes are higher in Gretna because of newer subdivisions and the higher tax levy of Gretna Public Schools


CHI Health Clinic

Children’s Physicians


Gretna Public Schools:
Gretna High School, Gretna Middle School, Gretna Elementary, Palisades Elementary, Thomas Elementary, Whitetail Elementary


One of the larger things Gretna is popular for is the Nebraska Crossing Outlet mall.

Photo of Downtown Gretna

Parks & Recreation:

Chalco Hills

Platte River State Park

And Gretna has 4 city parks.


Tiburon Golf Club


Schramm Education Center– (formerly the Aksarben Aquarium) conveniently located on the banks of the Platte River between the cities of Lincoln and Omaha, boasts the largest exhibit of native aquatic species in Nebraska. The facility offers a unique aquarium and terrarium, an interactive classroom and the World-Herald Auditorium. Additionally, visitors can access the ponds, nature trails and historic fish hatchery at Schramm Park, located directly east of the facility.

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch – Vala’s Pumpkin Patch sits on 212-acres with nearly 55 acres of pumpkins. This place has been an annual fall tradition for families for 30 years. Guests can enjoy hayrack rides, pumpkin picking, live entertainment, seasonal treats, haunted houses, bonfires and more.

Holy Family Shrine – An architectural and spiritual attraction on the south side of highway 370 in Gretna. The Holy Family Shrine does not host any weddings, funerals, baptisms, renewal of wedding vows, proposals, and anything connected with wedding parties.


Gretna Days

Nebraska Crossing Outlets

Spikers Sports & Spirits

City Services:

Black Hills Energy – 800-890-5554

City of Gretna Water – 402-332-3336

OPPD – 800-303-0752

Gretna Sanitation – 402-332-4710

City of Gretna – 402-332-3336


Gretna Breeze – 402-332-0592

Gretna Guide – 402-332-3232

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.