Gretna

Gretna

Gretna has been the fastest growing city in the state of Nebraska since the census was taken in 2000.  With a population of over 5000, it has maintained its small town charm and friendliness while adding many amenities.

The core of the city is a main street surrounded by well maintained homes constructed since the late 1800’s to present day.   In 1886 a short line railroad was built between Ashland and Omaha, by-passing Forest City, a community southeast of the site that is now Gretna.  Lincoln Land Company saw the advantages of platting a village on the railroad line and the development came quickly with the town incorporated in 1889. A group of early settlers were Scottish immigrants and the town was named Gretna after the Scottish city of Gretna Green.

Today, with close access to the Interstate, many people live in Gretna and work in Omaha.  Attracted to a highly-rated school system, many youth and community activities, churches of many faiths, as well as new homes found in developments surrounding the town, they rank Gretna as a wonderful place to live.

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