• The Complete Guide To

    Moving To & Living In Bennington, Nebraska

    Nestled about 10 miles north of the Omaha Metropolitan area is the beautiful and quaint community known as Bennington, Nebraska. Bennington is everything one would think of when asked about small-town America.

    Quiet, safe and oh-so friendly, Bennington is home to an ever-growing population who enjoy an ideal blend of rural charm and access to urban amenities. A suburb of neighboring Omaha, Bennington offers residents a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city living, without making them feel like they’re miles away from everything.

  • chapter 1

    Thinking of Moving To Bennington?

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  • chapter 2

    Moving to Bennington for Work

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  • chapter 3

    Real Estate Market in Bennington

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  • chapter 4

    Neighborhoods in Bennington

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    School Information for Bennington

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    Parks and Outdoor Recreation in Bennington

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    Restaurants in Bennington

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    Businesses and Shopping in Bennington

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    Services and Amenities in Bennington

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    Community Events in Bennington

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    Weather in Bennington

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    Moving to Bennington

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  • Chapter 1

    Thinking about Moving to Bennington?

    Have you been thinking about moving to Bennington, Nebraska? It can feel like a big decision, however, an easy one to make once you know a bit more about this wonderful community. Founded in 1887 and officially incorporated in 1892, Bennington was originally known as "Bunz Town". What began as small clusters of homes and farms owned by German settlers, soon grew to the perfectly sized suburb found today.

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    Moving to Bennington for Work

    Being a suburb of the greater Omaha Metropolitan Area, most of the people residing in Bennington work in nearby Omaha. While the small town does offer a handful of employment opportunities at the various businesses, city offices and more, the majority of the workforce make the short commute to the "big city".

    The average household income for Bennington residents is approximately $90,000, which is significantly higher than the statewide average of $70,000.

  • Because of the commuter-friendly location and reasonable housing prices, many people who work in Omaha choose to live in Bennington. The average commute time from Bennington to Omaha is less than 30 minutes, making it an ideal location for those who want to avoid long hours in the car.

    Omaha offers a diversified economy with many large employers in a variety of industries. Some of the largest employers in Omaha include ConAgra Foods, Mutual of Omaha, Union Pacific Railroad, and Kiewit Corporation, all of which are Fortune 500 Companies.

    Some of the main industries found in Omaha include agriculture, food processing, insurance, transportation, healthcare and education. In recent years, there has also been an increase in information technology and telecommunications jobs in the city.

    Bennington Residents Enjoy a Low Cost of Living

    The cost of living in Bennington is very reasonable and is actually lower than the national average. According to payscale.net, the cost of living (not considering real estate) in Bennington, NE is 7% lower than the national average, with the only above-average cost being a slightly higher rate for utilities- though, on the whole, housing expenses are 8% lower than the national average. While real estate prices are higher in Bennington than in the state as a whole, much of the difference is off-setted by the lower cost of living.

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    Real Estate Market in Bennington

    When deciding to make a move to a new city, town or area, one of the first and most important things to investigate is the real estate options. Luckily for those considering moving to and living in Bennington, Nebraska, the suburb has a wide range of homes for sale. No matter your budget or preferences, you are sure to find something that suits your needs.

    Single-family homes are the most common type of dwelling in Bennington and make up the vast majority of real estate for sale in the community. With so many styles and sizes to choose from, prospective homebuyers can find everything from entry-level bungalows to spacious new builds and even jaw-dropping luxury estates.

  • With a typical home value of roughly $390,000, homes for sale in Bennington, Nebraska are not only quality-crafted but are also extremely affordable. Especially when compared to other large metropolitan areas, the suburb's real estate market is quite reasonable. In fact, home values in Bennington have actually increased by 23% over the past year and are predicted to continue to rise in the coming years.

    The town's population has also been steadily growing in recent years as more and more people are discovering all that Bennington has to offer. With a population of nearly 2,000 people and counting, Bennington is a perfect size- big enough and steadily growing to attract further amenities and conveniences, but small enough to maintain a tight-knit, close-knit community feel.

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    Neighborhoods in Bennington

    Bennington is filled with many beautiful and friendly neighborhoods and subdivisions dotted throughout the town and surrounding rural areas. Offering both mature homes and newly developed communities, homebuyers and renters will have plenty of options to choose from when moving to Bennington.

    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Bennington include:

  • Anchor Pointe

    A newer development, Anchor Pointe is perfect for young families or those looking for a newer home. With several different floor plans and home-style options to choose from, this neighborhood offers both Single family homes and townhomes. Offering access to Omaha's newest lake site, Flanagan Lake, Anchor Pointe also is home to the elementary school which shares its name.

    Meadow Ridge

    Offering over 7 different floor plans, Meadow Ridge is a newly developing community that is ideally located near parks, walking trails and more. Construction is completed by the popular homebuilders, Celebrity Homes, prospective owners can find options that range from 1,400 to 1,800 square feet.

    Stratford Park

    Another new community, Stratford Park is nestled close to State Street and 168th. Along with quality real estate options found in Stratford Park, the community also features a neighborhood swimming pool and children's playground.

    Newport Vista

    Set within walking distance of Bennington Lake, Newport Vista spans an area of 142-acres. In an exciting new neighborhood, residents with students will enjoy the walkability to schools such as Bennington Middle School and Bennington High School.

    Pine Creek

    Pine Creek is a quality-crafted subdivision near 156th and State St. Offering a variety of housing styles and sizes to choose from, Pine Creek is a popular community for families, especially due to its proximity to nearby Pine Creek Elementary School. Many of the homes for sale in Pine Creek were constructed in the late 2000s, however, there are some more recently built properties also available.

    Hanover Falls

    Set to the west of N156th Street and Military Road, Hanover Falls is a beautiful subdivision in Bennington. With a variety of homes to choose from, prospective homebuyers are also attracted to the spacious lots and quiet streets found throughout the neighborhood.

  • Heritage

    Located Bennington, just east of 156th Street, the neighborhood has all the elements of natural beauty that is Nebraska. Providing prospective homebuyers with carefully-crafted real estate options, Heritage features plenty of beautiful trees, open green space and a number of water features. This neighborhood is also home to Heritage Elementary.

    Newport Landing

    For those in the market for a relaxing lakeside community, Newport Landing is the place to be. Offering some of the area's most impressive luxury real estate opportunities, many Newport Landing homes for sale are nestled along the 280-acre lake. Combined with the 84 acres of green space surrounding the lake, Newport Landing is a private and peaceful oasis.

    Bennington Park

    Bennington Park is a popular, family-friendly community located in the Bennington Road/156th Street area. Offering a collection of single-family detached homes, Bennington Park real estate for sale boasts homes that range from 1,200 to 3,000 square feet and many different styles choose from.

    Highland Hills

    Highland Hills is a popular new community located near N 168th and Ida St. With a number of different floor plans to choose from, homebuyers and renters looking for new construction homes will find plenty of options in Highland Hills. Its also walkable to an elementary school.

    Summer Hill Farm

    Located near 168th and State Street is the popular residential community of Summer Hill Farm. A collection of quality builders offer a number of different housing opportunities, making it an ideal neighborhood for those who wish to build.

    Majestic Pointe

    Adjoined to a nearby lake, the Majestic Pointe community is every bit as amazing as its name suggests. West of 168th Street, the neighborhood boasts a collection of quality constructed homes which are ideally located near recreation opportunities such as boating, fishing, and features such as playgrounds, trails and more!

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    School Information for Bennington

    One of the most influencing factors when considering a move, especially with children, is the quality of education that is available. Parents can rest assured that their students will have access to top-notch education in Bennington, Nebraska.

    Schools in the community are governed and administered by the Bennington Public Schools District which is a rapidly-growing suburban district on the northwest edge of the Omaha Metro Area.

  • Providing excellent education for K through 12, the district's mission is to "provide educational opportunities in a safe and caring environment that will prepare all students to meet the challenges of the future."

    Some quick facts about the Bennington School District are:

    • District Motto: "Developing a community of learners".
    • Students in the Bennington School District achieve higher than national averages in reading, math, language and science.
    • Graduating seniors routinely rank above both state and national averages on the ACT.
    • Schools in BSD offer daily breakfast programs
    • Over the past 5 years, the district's student enrollment has grown by over 50%.
    • Nearly 80% of teachers employed by the Bennington School District have Master's Degrees or higher.
    • Along with a rigorous academic program, schools also offer comprehensive extracurricular programs.

    There are six public schools that serve students living in Bennington and surrounding areas.

  • Bennington Elementary School

      11620 N 156th Street, Bennington, NE

    Bennington Elementary welcomes nearly 400 students a year from kindergarten through grade 5. The highly ranked elementary school pulls from neighborhoods that include:

    • Bennington Heights
    • Bennington Park and Bennington Park West
    • Bruhn Acres/Fawn Heights
    • Newport Hill and Newport Landing
    • Woodland Crossing

    Bennington Elementary is proud to have a teacher-to-student ratio of just 1:12 and a proficiency rate of over 75% in both reading and math.

  • Heritage Elementary School

      9950 Rosewater Pkwy, Bennington, NE

    Heritage Elementary School focuses on providing a safe environment for students to grow and learn. With test scores above the state and national average, children attending Heritage Elementary have access to a great education. The school pulls from neighborhoods such as:

    • Heritage
    • Portions of Meadow Ridge
    • Portions of Meadow Ridge
    • Portions of Shadowbrook
  • Pine Creek Elementary School

      7801 N HWS Cleveland Blvd, Bennington, NE

    Living up to its motto, "A caring community inspiring all to achieve", Pine Creek Elementary is the top-rated primary school in the Bennington Public School District. The school ranks higher than over 96% of elementary schools in Nebraska, with average test scores of an impressive 91.9. Pine Creek Elementary School students reside in neighborhoods such as:

    • Pine Creek
    • Portion of Meadow Ridge
    • Summer Hill Farm
    • Highland Hills (East of 166th Street)
  • Anchor Pointe Elementary School

      17007 N HWS Cleveland Blvd, Bennington, NE

    Anchor Pointe Elementary is located in the Anchor Pointe neighborhood and provides area students with an excellent education. Anchored in their motto. "Inspire. Learn. Achieve. Together!", Anchor Pointe students, teachers and parents work hard every day to provide a positive and enriching environment. The school draws students from:

    • Anchor Pointe
    • Majestic Pointe
    • Pier 15
    • Lakeview 168
    • Highland Hills (West of 166th Street)
  • Stratford Elementary School

      1620 N 156th St, Bennington, NE

    Stratford Elementary is opening its doors to students of the Bennington community in August 2022. Opened in response to the growing population the town has experienced, Stratford Elementary will welcome students from areas such as:

    • Stratford Park
    • Portion of Chestnut Hills
    • Newport Vista
    • Cooper Creek
    • Hanover Falls
  • Bennington Middle School

      11201 N 168th Street, Bennington, NE

    Currently, the only middle school located in Bennington, Bennington Middle is a highly ranked school offering education to area students from grade 6 through grade 8. As of the 2022-2023 school year, Bennington Middle North will pull students from the following attendance areas:

    • Bennington Elementary School
    • Heritage Elementary School
    • AND - Viewport Vista
  • Bennington South Middle School

      Bennington South Middle School

    As Bennington continues to grow, so does the need for education. As a response, the Bennington Public School District constructed a second middle school in the town, Bennington South Middle School which will begin welcoming students in August of 2022. The newly built school will draw from attendance areas:

    • Anchor Pointe Elementary School
    • Pine Creek Elementary School
    • Stratford Elementary School
    • EXCEPTION - Not Viewport Vista

    Bennington students' final phase of public education will be completed at the highly-ranked Bennington High School.

  • Bennington High School

      16610 Bennington Street, Bennington, NE

    Ranked 5th in Nebraska, Bennington High School is an exceptional school that welcomes over 950 students per year in grades 9 to 12. The school boasts a highly comprehensive curriculum with opportunities for advanced course work, students attending Bennington High School are well equipped for either post-secondary education or to enter the workforce.

    From advanced placement courses, distance learning options and cooperative agreements with area colleges, Bennington High School provides students with plenty of opportunities to succeed.

    Along with a rigorous academic focus, the classified "Great" high school also sponsors 18 sports teams, numerous academic clubs and many social groups.

  • Sports Teams offered:

    • Cross Country
    • Football
    • Softball
    • Volleyball
    • Baseball
    • Track & Field
    • Basketball
    • Golf
    • Wrestling
    • Soccer
  • Some of the popular activities offered:

    • Bank
    • Musical
    • Color Guard
    • Play Production
  • Clubs offered at Bennington High:

    • Chess Club
    • Skills USA
    • Robotics Club
    • Student Senate
    • Yearbook
    • Engineering Team
    • Multicultural Club
    • FBLA
  • Understanding the importance of a well-balanced academic and social life during these critical school years, Bennington High School promotes student involvement in extracurricular activities.

    Boasting a 96% graduation rate, the school also has an impressive 87% of graduating students moving on to post-secondary education.

    Post-secondary options aren't far for those who wish to earn a degree or diploma close to home. Nearby Omaha is home to many colleges and universities, including:

    • Creighton University
    • Metropolitan Community College
    • Bellevue University
    • The University of Nebraska at Omaha

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    Parks and Outdoor Recreation in Bennington

    If you love spending time outdoors, Bennington has got you covered. With acres of parkland, open green space and lakes, the town offers residents plenty of opportunities to explore nature.
    Found within the community are three parks:

    Centennial Park | Main Street, Bennington, NE

    Located on Main Street, Centennial Park is in the heart of Bennington. Offering a well-equipped children's playground, open green space and a covered picnic area, Centennial Park is also home to a few of the town's community events.

  • Tim Ohrt Park | 152nd & Bennington Road, Bennington, NE

    Tim Ohrt Park is located off of Bennington Road and has recently undergone a revitalization. In 2021, the town raised funds in order to improve and replace the children's play structures and more.

    Johns-Bohn Park | 162nd & Bennington Road, Bennington, NE

    Sports enthusiasts can find all they need at Johns-Bohn Park! Featuring volleyball courts, tennis courts, a basketball court and a soccer complex, this well-loved community park is the place to play!

    During the summer months, residents of Bennington, NE have ample opportunity to find a place to enjoy the water. With multiple lakes dotted throughout the rural areas of Bennington, residents can enjoy fishing, canoeing, boating and spending time on the water.

    Just a short drive from town is Bennington Lake which is a 280-acre lake in a peaceful, rural setting. There is public access to Bennington Lake about 1/2 a mile west of 156th Street, at the intersection of Highway 36 and Newport Landing. Here, water enthusiasts can enjoy a day of fishing, boating, waterskiing and more.

    Prairie View Lake and Recreation Area is another popular option and is found south of Highway 36, along 180th Street. The 42-acre lake offers opportunities for fishing, while the park features hiking and biking trails as well as scenic picnic areas.

    Flanagan Lake, the area's newest addition, is Omaha's latest flood control reservoir in the Papillion Creek Watershed. Opened to the public in July of 2018, Flanagan Lake offers a 220-acre reservoir that allows for fishing, paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. Transforming a utilitarian site into a community amenity to be enjoyed by all, Flanagan Lake also features a 5.2-mile walking path.

    A few miles east of Flanagan Lake, Standing Bear Reservoir provides a nearby recreational adventure for residents of Bennington. A day-use only facility, Standing Bear features a sparkling lake to enjoy non-wake water activities including paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. The park features a large children's playground as well as a 3.3 mile walking or biking path.

    Glenn Cunningham Lake is a short drive south of Bennington, NE. Constructed by the U.S. Army Corps Engineers for flood control and recreational purposes, Cunningham Lake boasts 390-acres of water area and 1,050 acres of surrounding parkland. Recreational activities popular at this site include non-wake boating, camping, fishing and horseback riding.

    Throughout the rural areas surrounding Bennington, there are many small lakes that offer additional respite from the heat or fun to be had on the water. Many of them also feature swimming areas which are safely roped off. Avid fishers enjoy the wide variety of fish to be caught in all these areas some of which include bass, bluegill, crappie, flathead and other panfish.

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    in Bennington

    While there may only be a handful of dining options in Bennington, the saying "quality over quantity" definitely applies. For a small town, Bennington boasts some pretty impressive eateries!

  • Warehouse Grille & Drinkery

    15835 Center West Hadan Drive, Bennington, NE

    Locally owned and operated, the Warehouse Grille & Drinkery opened in the community in 2010. Featuring a made-from-scratch menu, the popular Bennington eatery has quickly become the go-to for an after-work drink or place to catch the game.

    Some menu favorites include:

    • Jumbo wings with housemade "Down-N-Dirty" sauce
    • JuJu's Steak Bomb Sandwich
    • Chubby Hubby Beef and Noodles
  • Valentino's

    16049 Highway 36, Bennington, NE

    If you're in the mood for some truly authentic Italian cuisine, look no further than Valentino's! A local favorite for over 50 years, this family-owned restaurant is known for its mouthwatering homemade pizza and pasta dishes.

    Favorites include:

    • Mouthwatering pizza
    • Homemade lasagna
  • Nate's Stumble Inn

    15409 S 2nd Street, Bennington, NE

    Nate's Stumble Inn is everything one would hope for when looking for a small-town hangout. Locally owned and operated, the only thing better than the food offered at Nate's is the warm and welcoming atmosphere, where everyone is welcomed like a local.

    Favorites include:

    • Golden Fried Chicken
    • Pork Tenderloin
    • Nate's Steaks
  • JDUBS Hangout

    15402 S 2nd Street, Bennington, NE

    Formerly known as Sportsman Bar and Grill, JDUBS Hangout is a local favorite for good food, good drinks and good times. The perfect place to watch the game or enjoy a night out with friends, JDUBS has something for everyone.

    Favorites include:

    • Prime Rib Melt
    • JDUBS Burger

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    Businesses and Shopping in Bennington

    There are a few small businesses located in Bennington which provide residents with the necessary goods and services. Many of which are locally owned, these businesses have become a staple in the community. You may be surprised to learn that there are over 100 businesses located in Bennington which range from boutiques and gift shops to hardware stores and auto repair shops.

    A few notable businesses include:

  • Earl and Gray

    15416 S 2nd Street, Bennington, NE

    Providing residents of Bennington with premier home decor, vintage furniture, handmade goods and even clothing, Earl and Gray is a unique and eclectic shop that is the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind gift or even something for yourself!

  • Prairie Barn

    15520 Warehouse Street, Bennington, NE

    Handmade in small batches, Prairie Barn is a locally owned soap and body care shop. Their all-natural products are made with ingredients that are sourced from local farms, making them not only good for you but good for the environment as well!

  • Cubby's Store

    15625 CW Hadan Drive, Bennington, NE

    Along with offering both Chester's Chicken and Godfather's Pizza, Cubby's Store is also the community's full-service grocery shop and gas station. Locally owned and operated, Cubby's is known for its friendly staff and competitive prices.

  • For those looking for a more diverse shopping experience, Omaha is only a short drive away and offers residents plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Some notable places to check out include:

    At these locations, shoppers can find stores that include a wide assortment of beauty salons, a number of restaurants, Lowe's Home Improvement, and Michael's, among others.

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    Services and Amenities in Bennington

    When considering living in or moving to Bennington, NE it is important to take note of the community services offered. While it may not be as exciting as restaurants, parks and shopping, it is equally important to know that there is help when needed. Though small, Bennington cares for its residents and offers well-equipped necessary services.

  • Fire and Rescue

    Bennington Volunteer Fire Department 15606 Cornhusker Road, Bennington, NE

    A team of well-trained volunteer firefighters proudly serves the community of Bennington as well as Washington. The Bennington Volunteer Fire Department operates an ALS (advanced life saving support) ambulance service and all members of the department are State of Nebraska certified Emergency Medical Technicians, at minimum.

  • Police

    Bennington Police Department 15601 Cornhusker Road, Bennington, NE

    The Bennington Police Department is comprised of a small but mighty team who are passionate about keeping the community safe. There are two full-time officers, three part-time officers and four reserve officers ready to serve as needed. With state-of-the-art technology and equipment, residents of Bennington can rest assured that their safety is a top priority.

  • Parks and Streets

    Bennington Parks & Street 15603 Chandler Street, Bennington, NE

    The Bennington Parks & Street Department is responsible for maintaining the quality of life in Bennington by providing year-round care for parks, recreation areas and city streets.

  • Bennington Public Library

    11401 N 156th Street, Bennington, NE

    The Bennington Public Library is a great resource for residents of all ages. In addition to offering a wide variety of books, the library also has a meeting room that can be rented for events and classes. The library staff is always happy to help with research projects or find the perfect book for your next read.

  • Ridgewood Senior Living Apartments

    12301 N 149th Circle, Bennington, NE

    Though not a publicly funded community service, Ridgewood Senior Living Apartments is a much-needed resource for senior citizens in Bennington. The beautiful and spacious apartments offer residents a safe and comfortable place to call home, complete with plenty of amenities and activities to enjoy. There are also opportunities for ongoing care as well as memory care, ensuring your loved one's can be adequately cared for without having to leave town.

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    Community Events in Bennington

    There is always something going on in Bennington! From farmer's markets to art fairs, there is a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy. Check out some of the community events that take place throughout the year:

    Farmers Market | Saturday Mornings June - October | Downtown Bennington

  • No better way to start the weekend than by supporting your local community! The Bennington Farmers Market is an annual market that is held every Saturday morning from June to October. Offering an abundance of locally grown produce, handmade goods and more, it is the perfect place to get your shopping done while also enjoying the fresh air.

    Easter Egg Hunt | Easter Weekend

    Put on by the various community organizations in Bennington, the Easter Egg Hunt is a much-anticipated event for the town's youngsters. Organizations such as Bennington Jaycees and the Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands invite residents and their children to enjoy a time of togetherness and fun throughout town.

    Bennington Daze | June

    A community-wide celebration, Bennington Daze is a can't-miss event! Held every June, the festivities include a parade, carnival rides, food vendors and more. The highly anticipated town event is a pure celebration of community where residents can share a meal at the community BBQ, play lawn games and bask in the small-town feel.

    Halloween | October

    From haunted hayrides to trunk or treats, Bennington does Halloween right! The community comes together to provide safe and family-friendly Halloween activities for all to enjoy.

    Here Comes Santa Claus | November

    Families can start the holiday season with a visit from the big man himself! Every November, the town of Bennington eagerly anticipates Santa's arrival. On the day of, he can be found making his way down Main Street in a decorated fire truck, waving to all of the excited children lining the sidewalks. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the moment!

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    Weather in Bennington

    Bennington, NE experiences all four seasons, each with its own unique beauty.

    Springtime in Bennington is perfect for spending time outdoors. The days are getting warmer and the flowers are in bloom. Residents can take advantage of the mild weather by taking a hike through one of the many trails in town or having a picnic in one of the parks.

    Summers are warm and sunny, making them ideal for swimming and spending time at the lake. There is an ample amount of precipitation, so the grass and trees stay green throughout the season.

  • Fall is a beautiful time of year in Bennington. The leaves on the trees change color, creating a picturesque scene. It's the perfect weather for spending time outdoors before the cold winter months set in.

    Winters in Bennington can be harsh, with temperatures dipping below freezing and the area receives, on average, 32 inches of snow a year. While this does present potential challenges for commuting, it also provides a scenic landscape throughout the winter months.

  • Chapter 12

    Moving to Bennington

    There are many great reasons to move to Bennington, Nebraska! With a low cost of living, plenty of things to do and a strong sense of community, it's no wonder that more and more people are choosing to call this town home.

    Bennington, Nebraska is a wonderful place to live. Its small-town feel and low cost of living make it attractive for both young professionals looking to start their careers as well as retirees looking for an affordable home. For families who want the safety and security that comes with knowing your neighbors, Bennington has plenty of safe neighborhoods where you can raise children. It's also a great location for those who love the outdoors.

  • There are plenty of parks and trails to explore, as well as lakes for fishing, boating and swimming. And, with Omaha only being a short drive away, you can always find something to do on the weekends. Moving to and living in Bennington is a great decision for anyone looking for a safe, affordable and welcoming community.

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