Gretna was founded in 1886 on 80 acres of land that was purchased from the Lincoln Land Company for $560 along the new Burlington Northern Railroad line. This new rail line essential moved the town of Forrest City to what is now Gretna.
Gretna is nestled just off Interstate 80 and Hwy 370 and Hwy 6/31 about 10 miles southwest of Omaha and 40 miles northeast of Lincoln, NE. The Platte and Elkhorn Rivers are only a few miles to the west giving Gretna residents easy access to some of the Nebraska’s best outdoor recreation as well as the State’s two largest employment centers.
Gretna is one of the fastest growing cities in the State of Nebraska since 2000. Gretna has the advantages of small-town living with the convenience of a major metropolitan area only minutes away. Gretna’s small town atmosphere, exceptional school district, growing business community, and wide variety of community activities all stand as a testament to Gretna’s successful growth. – Mayor Sally McGuire
Gretna has gained national recognition and a reputation for providing fine educational opportunities. Those opportunities are complemented by honors in academic accreditation, high graduation rates, and a disciplined learning environment. Athletics and the arts are also highly acclaimed statewide, and more importantly, enthusiastically supported by this community. For more information on Gretna schools, visit www.gretnadragons.org .
Gretna offers a municipal pool, the Gretna Public Library (www.gretnapubliclibrary.org) and recreational facilities at several parks. Youth athletic leagues, a volunteer fire and rescue department and a variety of other organizations serve as testament to the small town values our residents treasure. Please visit Gretna’s website at www.gretnanebraska.com for more information.
For sale in Gretna:
Gretna Area Specialist:
Marti McEvoy 402.670.0193