Living on a lake is scenic, fun, and provides endless recreational opportunities. Surprisingly, there are many private lakes in eastern Nebraska that offer sandy beaches, excellent fishing, and friendly communities with homes designed for lake living. Some of the features that you should look for in a lake home are large windows that view the lake, outdoor kitchen area, large patio with shaded areas for conversation, dock and boat lift, large storage area near the water for lake toys, and outdoor showers.

If you’ve never lived on a lake and are apprehensive about making the move, please call me. I’d love to tell you in person what a great experience it’s been for our family. There is nothing more relaxing than the sound of water any time of the year. Lake homes are wonderful for entertaining family and friends. Our lake home has been where family gathers for holidays, providing many great memories for all of us that will last a lifetime.

What two buyers want from a lake can be completely different. As our population ages, there is an increasing desire among buyers for quiet lakes that do not allow gas motors. It used to be that these quiet, “no-wake” lakes had less appeal, but they are now attracting buyers that would not have considered them 10 or 20 years ago. There are many lakes within 45 minutes from the Omaha and Lincoln metropolitan areas that offer a continuum of no-wake living to jet skis and wake surfing.

Contact me any time to help you with your lake property search. I have compiled information on every lake in eastern Nebraska that is sortable by lake size, HOA dues, boating activities allowed, lot availability, typical home prices, and much much more!

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Arrow Lake

Private lake located near Valley, NE.  Exclusive gated community with only 30 homes.  No new building sites available. Boating with ski, tubing, and jet ski’s allowed. Lot Cost: N/A Ave Home Cost: $1-2M Lake Size: 60 acres

Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake was established in the early 1970’s. The lake is approximately 300 acres and measures to depths of 50′. The lake is primarily surrounded by large Oak trees. The lake is private and not public. One can enjoy boating,

Big Sandy

Big Sandy Lake is a unique, pristine 200-acre sand bottom lake with exceptional water quality. The average depth of the lake is 25 feet, with some areas measuring over 60 feet deep. The development has approximately 6 miles of shoreline

Blue Water

Bluewater is a community 100 years in the making. Following nearly a century as a sand and gravel operation, Bluewater has been transformed into a graceful lakefront residential community. With nearly 250 acres of pristine water, over 7 miles of

Buccaneer Bay

Buccaneer Bay is a beautiful community located in the rolling hills of northeast Cass County, Nebraska. It includes the Bay Hills Golf Club, two lakes, numerous wooded areas, and views of the Platte River and the Iowa bluffs. Enjoy boating

Cedar Creek

Complex of three lakes, middle is ski lake. Lot Cost: Minimal Avg Home Cost: $250k+ Utilities: Septic Website

Copper Dollar Cove

Open to CDC residents only, the two lakes offer much-needed recreation and relaxation to the residents of this small community. The larger Copper Dollar Lake accommodates swimming, skiing, and tubing. The smaller Copper Penny lake is a no-wake lake; common

Flatwater Lake

This is the newest lake to the Valley, NE area. Some walkouts are available. Lot Cost: $154k- 249k Avg Home Cost: $450k Utilities: City Lake Size: 60 acres Website

Ginger Cove

Developed in 1966, Ginger Cove is a private, 100-acre lake near HWY 275. Ginger Cove’s sandy lake bed is perfect for tubing, water skiing, jet skiing and kayaking. The clear waters of Ginger Cove are home to several varieties of

Hawaiian Village

Hawaiian Village is an 80-acre sand base lake community of about 190 homes, ranging in price from $350,000 to $675,000. It is just 5 miles south of Papillion, Nebraska located within SID #97 and has easy access to Omaha, Bellevue,

Lake Allure

Lake Allure is a wonderful new gated lakefront community of stunning beachfront properties. Lake Allure features a 200+ acre, fully-recreational lake, with almost 200 properties and miles of white sandy beaches, and is perfect for fishing, boating, water sports and

Mallard Landing

Mallard Landing is a new spring fed, sand bottom lake development in West Omaha near Valley, Nebraska at 264th and West Maple Road, only 12 minutes from Omaha and Fremont. With plans for a beautifully landscaped marina, a private beach,

Newport Landing

Newport Landing is a relaxing lake community located northwest of Omaha near Bennington at 168th & Highway 36. The lake itself is about 280 acres and the development consists of 84 acres around the lake. Homes start at around $400,000

Ritz Lake

If the feel of sandy shores or the peacefulness of lakefront living are the backdrop to your dream home, explore our extraordinary waterfront properties.  Ritz Lake is a new spring fed sand bottom lake development on the edge of Fremont. This hidden

Riverview Shores

Riverview Shores is a sand bottom lake located one mile west of North Bend, just south of highway 30. It is a gated community and there are still lots available, including walkout lots. Septic systems are in use in the