Gretna Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Nebraska
Nestled between Omaha and Lincoln, Gretna is one of the area's more rapidly growing communities in Nebraska. This charming community prides itself on its low crime rates, booming housing developments, and active businesses. Gretna residents enjoy the conveniences of living near two large cities, as well as the close-knit community of a small town.
Gretna was developed after the Burlington Railroad was built between Omaha and Ashland in 1886. Prior to the creation of Gretna was the small trading post of Forest City. Due to the creation of the railroad, Forest City disappeared and the only remnant from the city is the cemetery. It is believed that Gretna was named after Scotland's Gretna Green.
Today, Gretna is a warm community. The city continues to grow thanks to the community's constant emphasis on business growth. While quite a few Gretna residents work in Omaha, many run local business in Gretna or work for the excellent public schools. Gretna residents enjoy an active lifestyle thanks to the many scenic parks that offer a variety of activities.
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