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Papillion and La Vista are both a vibrant communites located just south of the Omaha, NE in the center of Sarpy County.  The central location makes it just a short 25-minute trip to Omaha's Eppley Airport and 20 minute trip to West Omaha.  Papillion has once again been rated a Best Place to Live by Money magazine. For 2013, Papillion is ranked #8 on the list. More information on the ranking is available here. This is the fifth consecutive time Papillion has made Money’s list since 2005, and the fourth consecutive Top 10 Best Place ranking. Money’s Best Places ratings alternate between big cities and small cities every other year.


Papillion has the advantages of small town living, with the convenience of a major metropolitan area only minutes away. 


Education Opportunities

When choosing a place to live, families often consider the local school system. The school district has two high schools, two middle schools and 17 elementary schools. Papillion students consistently rank as one of the top group of students in SAT and ACT scores. Specialized programs are developed to meet the unique talents and interests of the gifted students not only academically but the areas of creativity and the arts.  
Papillion-La Vista is among the 10 largest school districts in Nebraska covering more than 30 square miles of both urban and rural areas.


Public safety


Another consideration when choosing a place to live is public safety. The Papillion Police department is one of very few nationally that require police officers to have a college education. The department places a strong emphasis on community policing.  Nationally, cities have a crime risk of 100. Papillion has a crime risk of 15—the lower number always is a better number when ranking crime in a community.  Our officers maintain a vigilant presence in our schools and streets.  The police department is complimented by our city fire department.  We offer the only full-time career staff in the county with a 7 day a week, 24 hours a day advanced life support and paramedic services.


Recreation & Quality of Life

Papillion maintains a wealth of parks, greenways and trail systems allowing for hiking, picnicking and other family activities. Our Halleck Nature Trail, which winds through the heart of the city and runs parallel to the beautiful Papio Creek, is kept busy with walkers, runners and bikers daily.

Papillion has a variety of fully equipped neighborhood and city parks, premier athletic fields and complexes, Papio Bay Water Park with several exciting amenities, a city library complete with a state-of-the-art technology center and several private recreational and fitness facilities.

Papillion has two beautiful 18-hole golf courses and clubhouses tucked into gorgeous residential settings; a par-three, 18-hole golf course that is challenging for the new and experienced golfer and Walnut Creek, a beautifully developed 500-acre lake with features that include camping, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding trails, an archery range an fishing. These are just some of the examples of the diverse, quality recreational opportunities available in Papillion.


Steve Lauver

Nebraska Realty Papillion Realtor

Omaha Realty


 Sources for Papillion Nebraska Information


City of Papillion Nebraska


City of La Vista Nebraska

Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce


Papillion La Vista School District Information