Anchor Pointe in Bennington, NE. is a beautiful neighborhood and community to live in.
Anchor Pointe is situated south of Bennington, Nebraska, in the rolling hills of the northwest Omaha metro. Area residents enjoy scenic views and access to Flanagan Lake. Located between 168th Street and 180th Street just north of Ida, this neighborhood is minutes from major retailers to the south and local, small-town shopping to the north. Anchor Pointe Elementary is conveniently located in the area and is a part of the Bennington Public School District.
A Brief History of This Bennington Neighborhood
Anchor Pointe was developed by The Land Company, with construction on new homes beginning in 2016. In the summer of 2018, Flanagan Lake opened to the public which brought attention to this new neighborhood with easy access to the lake. Anchor Pointe Elementary officially welcomed students in August 2019, and the opening of the elementary school brought an influx of homebuyers to the area, eager to enroll their children in the conveniently located school.
Photo by Kendra Fredericksen
Trails throughout the neighborhood connect to the newly developed Flanagan Lake. Designed to make outdoor recreation easily accessible, you will find sidewalks throughout the neighborhood connecting to trails leading to the lake. In 2022, a community swimming pool opened to residents of Anchor Pointe.
REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT
Residential lots in Anchor Pointe are typically just under ¼ acre to slightly over 1/3 acre. Several homes are currently under construction and there are just 3 lots available in the subdivision. Homes sales in Anchor Pointe fall into a range starting around $480,000 and topping off at $750,000. In 2022, most homes in the neighborhood were listed and sold between $500,000 - $600,000.
Home styles in the neighborhood include ranch, 1.5-story, and 2-story homes. The minimum finished square feet for a ranch is 1600 sq. ft. on the main floor and 1.5-story and 2-story homes must have a total of 2200 sq. ft. on the main and second floors combined. Throughout the neighborhood, you will find modern farmhouses, colonial, cape cod, and contemporary exterior styles. All floor plans, exterior designs, and exterior paint colors are approved by the developer.
TOP 3 REASONS TO COME HOME TO ANCHOR POINTE
- Flanagan Lake
- Award-Winning Schools
- Small-Town Charm with Amenities
A new lake with history! Trails abound throughout the Anchor Pointe neighborhood which connects to the trails of Flanagan Lake. The lake was named after Father Edward J. Flanagan, founder of Boys Town which is located about 7 miles southeast of the lake. Father Flanagan started Boys Town in 1917 after he saw a need to help adolescent and teen boys, regardless of race or religion, who needed guidance, structure, and a loving environment.
Over 100 years later, Boys Town continues to serve at-risk boys and girls at the village of Boys Town in Omaha, NE along with 9 other sites across the country. A Boys Town-themed park with kid-friendly playground equipment and benches conveniently located around the area honors the history of the lake’s namesake.
Flanagan Lake opened to the public in the summer of 2018. The lake was developed by Nebraska’s Natural Resources District (NRD), and it serves as flood control for the Papillion Creek Watershed. The lake covers 220 acres and boasts a 5-mile hiking/biking trail. Grab your no-wake fishing boat or canoe to enjoy fishing at the lake stocked with bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, and northern pike!
Neighborhood Offshore Boutique & Board Shop also offers stand-up paddle board (SUP) and kayak rentals during the summer season. Another activity to enjoy at the lake is the Ethan A. Rhodig Memorial Triathlon held at Flanagan Lake annually in June. The event honors the memory of Ethan Rhodig who tragically died in June 2020 while bike training for a triathlon.
AWARD-WINNING SCHOOLS in Bennington
In the fall of 2019, Anchor Pointe Elementary School opened its doors to students in the Bennington School District. Bennington is a growing community with small-town charm, and residents of the neighborhood can enjoy the proximity of their little ones. The district currently has five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.
You can expect to hear a lot of “Badger Pride” in this close-knit community. The district is consistently rated one of the top academic districts in the state of Nebraska and is classified as an “Excellent” district by the Nebraska Department of Education, according to the school district website.
In recent years, at the high school level, the district has had a lot of success in various club competitions, band, choir, drama, and athletics. The students have won several state championships and runner-up awards at the state level in NSAA sports and activities, as well as school-sponsored club competitions.
Friday nights in the fall, you will experience the community coming together for Friday Night Lights. Each home game features the back-to-back state championship football team, award-winning cheerleading and dance teams, and the pep band in the stands during the game which turns marching band on the field at half time. A highlight of the school year is the annual school musical featuring the amazing talents of students both on stage and behind the curtain. It is typically held over one weekend during the month of March.
SMALL TOWN CHARM WITH CITY AMENITIES
Anchor Pointe’s location on the south edge of the Bennington school district allows its residents the best of both worlds. You will see cornfields on the western horizon as you drive just minutes to major retailers and restaurants. A few minutes to the north, you will locate the charming Bennington restaurants, businesses, and shops.
Residents of Anchor Pointe enjoy a newly constructed pool where community members come together for fun and sun. Many families enjoyed the opening of the pool in the summer of 2022. Summer evenings can be enjoyed cooling off in the pool, walking or biking the trails, or enjoying sunsets at the lake. Anchor Pointe residents enjoy nearby Flanagan Lake and easy access to trails for walking, running, and biking.
WELCOME HOME TO ANCHOR POINTE
Anchor Pointe is a sought-after neighborhood for various reasons. Recreational opportunities out your front and back door, award-winning school, and small-town charm close to the city top the list of reasons to call Anchor Pointe home.
Article Written By: Marcy Wempen
Photos By: Kendra Fredericksen, Janet Smith, and Kimberly Albright