Millard – A Great Place to Call Home in Omaha

Millard – A Great Place to Call Home in Omaha

One of the original stations on the Union Pacific line that stretched across Nebraska, Millard was established just twenty-one miles from the expanding city of Omaha. Ezra Millard purchased a sizable tract of land near the stop and laid out 320 acres worth of plats of land in 1871 for a residential development he named after himself. The small town already boasted a rural schoolhouse and a number of local employers abruptly arose in the area, including the Millard Mills and Elevator and a thriving brickyard. The high and high farmland of the area provided a substantial agricultural base for the village, which grew rapidly and developed a number of local businesses to serve the community. Local establishments included saloons, hotels, and a blacksmith’s shop; several general stores provided dry goods and other supplies for the growing population of Millard.

Millard’s expansion both in population and territory continued until, one hundred years after its founding, Millard’s borders adjoined those of the thriving Omaha metropolitan area. Millard was annexed by Omaha in 1971, and today is one of the most desirable locations in Omaha, boasting an noticeable school system and established neighborhoods with a number of public parks and as a hobby options. Millard is one of the most pedestrian and bike-friendly neighborhoods in the suburban Omaha area, with local grocers, restaurants, bookstores and fitness centers located throughout the neighborhood.

Shopping opportunities in Millard have expanded considerably in recent years. Village Pointe, a new pedestrian mall, opened recently and features a seasonal Farmer’s Market in addition as the sixteen-screen Village Pointe Cinema. Millard features a number of high-end retail shopping centers, including the upscale Westroads and Oak View malls, making it a popular destination for shoppers throughout the metropolitan area.

Homes in Millard range from modern to historic, with traditional homes predominating in the largely residential area. Hardwood floors and fireplaces are common in Millard homes, and formal dining rooms are standard in the older homes in the area. Millard homes range widely in price, with starter homes and rehab similarities beginning in the $100,000 range; homes in some of the newer luxury developments can range as high as half a million dollars or more, depending on amenities and acreage.

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