Benson Nebraska

As a Benson High School graduate and nearby (just west of 72nd) resident, I am proud to call Benson home.  Living in the area for over 30 years truly makes me a neighborhood expert.

Benson Nebraska is a historical neighborhood in Omaha Nebraska.  Benson was established in 1887 by Erastus Benson and was annexed by Omaha in 1910.  Benson has changed and  experienced much growth over the years.  The Benson community is proud of it’s historic buildings, and it’s cultural diversity. The local businesses support the schools in the area and each other.  It is not uncommon to find the busniness having a competition between each other or promoting each other.  Benson First Friday is held every first Friday of the month and is dedicated to supporting local and emerging artists.  Every year near Halloween, Benson hosts the Omaha Zombie Walk.   Benson Days, an annual street festival held each July, is a celebration of all things Benson – art, entertainment, food, live music, vintage goods and more!

Geographically, the Benson area covers a large area.  It’s borders range from Fontenelle Blvd to 72nd Street, and from Ames Ave to Western Ave.

The business district in Benson offers something for everyone includings bars, restaurants, music, and shopping all within walking distance on the downtown “strip”.

Things to do in Benson

Dubbed by Visit Omaha as “the Old Market’s quirky cousin”, there is plenty to entertain anyone in Benson.  Check out these local businesses along the Benson corridor.  Clicking the image will take you to their facebook page and clicking the name will take you to their website.


Star Deli  



 Burrito Envy & Tequilla Bar



   Baked After Dark Homemade Cookies




 Au Courant Regional Kitchen




Virtuosa Pizzeria




Ika Ramen and Izakaya






  The Big Green Q


   Ted & Walleys Homemade Ice Cream



Hardy Coffee




Leo’s Diner




Taco Company & Margaritta Garden 




Mayne St. Market




Bars and Breweries

Benson Brewery



Barchen Beer Garden



The Waiting Room Lounge



Krug Park



1912 Benson



Jake’s Cigars


Reverb Louge


Burke’s Pub



Infusion Brewery







St. Andrews Pub






Musette Bar



Overflow Lounge



The Sydney




The Barley Street Tavern



Full House Bar




Shopping and Entertainment

Benson Mine



Lions Mane Vintage






Bryan Hill Entertainment




Parlour 1887



Haney Shoes




B-Side of Benson Theatre




Benson Theatre




Podany Promotions



Found: Vintage Market



Benson Community Center



Fast Alterations



Benson Shoe Repair



Found Undone




Special Kneads




Daisey Jones Locker








Omaha Bicycle Company




Choice Custom Framing



3N1 Salon





(402) Arts Collective




Benson Soap Mill




Sailor’s Grave Tattoo



The Little Gallery Benson




The Opollo Music Hall




Public Schools Near Benson

Benson High School, the “Mighty Bunnies” encompasses grades 9 through 12 and is located on the corner of 52th and Maple.

Monroe Middle School includes grades 6 through 8 and is located on the corner of 52nd and Bedford.

Elementary Schools:  Grades K – 5

Fontelle Elememtary is located at 52nd and Spaulding.

Rose Hill Elementary is on the corner of 56th and Corby.

Benson West can be located on the corner of 66th and Maple.

Posted on August 18, 2019 at 3:13 pm
Becky Meyer | Posted in Uncategorized |

Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again!

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Some Highlights:

  • For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent.
  • According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 36% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. But, homes sold with an agent net 6% more than those sold as a FSBO according to Collateral Analytics!
  • Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, let’s get together to discuss the advantages of having an agent on your side.

Still Want to Try it on your own?

Download this report on how to sell your home without an agent.

Posted on April 18, 2019 at 9:33 pm
Becky Meyer | Posted in Selling | Tagged , , , , , ,

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Before you sign another lease, let’s get together to help you better understand all your options.

Reason #1   Forced Savings

As you pay your mortgage monthly, you will be paying toward principle and interest.  As you make more payments, the principle balance decreases which is considered savings.

Reason #2   Tax Savings

Many homeowners have at least one thing to look forward to during tax season: deducting mortgage interest. This includes any interest you pay on a loan secured by your primary residence or second home. This means a mortgage, a second mortgage, a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit, or HELOC.

Reason #3   Lock in your monthly housing Costs

When you are leasing a property, you are paying your landlords mortgage.  Your landlord may increase your rent yearly depending on his costs, taxes, insurance and mnore.

Reason #4  Less expensive than renting

In many instances due to rising rental costs, it is cheaper to own your home

Reason #5  No other investment lets you live INSIDE

While you are living in your home (investment) you are building equity.


Posted on March 30, 2019 at 7:32 pm
Becky Meyer | Posted in Buying | Tagged , , , , , , ,