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Mother’s Day Events in Omaha

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching and if you’re not a planner, you may be scrambling around for some ideas.  Google “mother’s day ideas” and the results can be hard to sift through.  Plus, you always run the risk of seeing out to date information from years past.  We’ve tried to categorize some of the top ideas and organize them below for you.

Food is always a great option.  Going out to eat can be relaxing and it’s always a benefit when you don’t have to wash dishes afterwards!  Below are some brunch spots around town that are sure to impress.  One even includes breakfast and your own painting creation!

Maybe some spa time is more up her alley?  It can be difficult to find time for yourself so carving out some dedicated me time might be exactly what she’s looking for.  If so, there are some great salons offering special packages.

And if none of those tickle your fancy, perhaps something unique is more along the lines of what you’re looking for.

If all else fails, a simple, heartfelt message of appreciation might just be the best route.  Remember it’s always the thought that counts!  Happy planning!

These Omaha Apartments Are All About Location, Location, Location!

Sure, your preferences in apartments may be certain features, square footage or the overall vibe and feel of the space but let’s not undervalue the importance of a great location.  Location is everything.  No one wants a long commute to work or school.  No one wants to have to drive miles and miles to the nearest grocery store or entertainment venue.  Time is money and quite frankly, everyone has better things to do than spend time in a car to get to your next spot.

You couldn’t ask for a better location than Pacific Gardens Apartments.  Commuting to downtown or west Omaha is a snap with easy interstate access nearby.  Looking for things to do?  You can easily walk to a handful of different restaurants featuring different cuisines within five minutes.  Is live music your thing?  Free weekly concerts are happening at Stinson Park down in Aksarben Village along with the weekend Farmer’s Market.  Review the schedule here:

Whether you’re looking for two or three bedroom apartment homes, Pacific Gardens has what you need.  We have a handful of options for May and June with the summer waitlist filling up quickly.

Come check us out and spend some time getting to know your new neighborhood while you’re at it!

402.391.7217 or

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Rare Loft Apartment Available in Midtown Omaha!

Here at Cedar Heights, we always get requests for our loft apartments and we can see why – they’re amazing!  Even though they’re rare, one lucky person (or persons) will get to call one home this summer.  We have a larger, one bedroom loft opening up for June 28th.  It’s a whopping 1,240 sf and features a wood burning fireplace!

Don’t just take our word about how great Cedar Heights is because we think our residents say it best:

“Quiet living community – very well kept and a nice place to live!  I’m glad to call it home!”

“I’m pleased – and impressed – with your wonderful customer service.  Maintenance and management are always quick to respond and go out of their way to help.  Thank you!”

If you don’t get to us in time to nab this one up and you’re flexible with your move date, you may want to consider our waitlist option.  With the waitlist, you apply up front and put down a portion of the deposit, which will secure your spot on the list.  But you better hurry – we’ve already begun accepting applicants from June through August!

Call us at 402.554.0449 or email us at to discuss your future apartment here at Cedar Heights!

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Deadline for Licensing Your Pet in Omaha!

It may the last day and down to the wire, but you still have time to license your pet!  No one wants to get stuck with a late fee from the city but most importantly, you want to make sure your pet comes home to you if it ventures away.  There are several ways to license your pet, either online through the Nebraska Humane Society or at a participating vet clinic.

Looking to add a furry friend to your household?  We allow caged animals and a maximum of two cats per apartment.  A pet deposit of 25% of the rental rate is collected, which is refundable at the end of your lease term provided there are no damages to the apartment.  In addition, there is also a non-refundable pet rent of $20 per cat, per month.  All caged animals must be kept in containers no larger than 10 gallons.

Keep in mind that all Robert Hancock & Co. properties require your pet to be licensed in accordance with local laws.  In addition, they must be spayed or neutered and current on vaccinations.  Please reach out to your property’s leasing office for more information on how to add a new pet to your lease.


Need a Short Term Apartment Lease?

We can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to stay with us for a year, but if your plans dictate otherwise, for a limited time only, Villa Vinee Apartments is offering short term leases!  Currently, we have one and two bedroom apartments to choose from starting at $665.  What can you expect from Villa Vinee?  Here are just a few quick perks:

  • Great, central Omaha location
  • Friendly office and maintenance staff (our groundskeeper, Gary, has been with us 30 years!)
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Beautiful courtyards with picnic areas
  • Spacious layouts where you can really sprawl out
  • Gas stoves in select units
  • Non-smoking buildings
  • Controlled access entries with intercoms
  • Convenient online resident portal offering electronic payments
  • Near UNO, Creighton, UNMC, Methodist and Children’s Hospital
  • Quick commute to Dundee, Blackstone District and Aksarben Village
  • District 66 schools

We could go on and on but you should really just come check it out for yourself.  Give us a call today to set up a tour. 402.393.1668  This offer won’t last long!

Election Day: Vote and Treat Yourself to a Free Pint!

Today is election day!  Iowa polls are open until 9pm and Nebraska polls are open until 8pm.

Check this website out for voter information, polling locations and an online voter’s guide.

Once you’ve done your civic duty, head out and take advantage of a free pint offered by a local Omaha restaurant.

Happy voting!

All Properties Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

All of our Robert Hancock & Co. properties will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.  Residents, if you have a maintenance emergency, please call 402.393.2210 and follow the voicemail prompts.  Office hours will resume as normal on Tuesday, May 29th.  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.


What Do Residents Have to Say About Shadow Lake Square Apartments?

Don’t take our word for it, hear it straight from the horse’s mouth!  Here’s what our residents love about living at Shadow Lake:      

 “We call it our shiny little city on a hill!!  The lake view is spectacular!  the management is friendly, courteous and almost family.  Seriously the best!”

“I love the friendly management staff and how the property remains beautiful and clean!  I enjoy that our managements team is always looking for ways to make our community better: adding a place to BBQ and improving the process for getting packages were the Spring highlights!  The process for asking for work orders is easy and mobile-friendly!  Also, you really can’t beat a walk around the lake in the AM – really excited for the pool to open!”

“I love that we have an accent wall painted in our apartment!  Brings an extra splash of color in our place that makes it feel like home!  PLus we have great ladies to help us when something isn’t right!”

“I love living at shadow lake!  As soon as I saw these apartments being built I knew it’s where I wanted to live.  Management is super helpful and responds to any problems within a timely manner.  Such a great place to live!”

“I really have enjoyed living at Shadow Lake Apartments over the past year.  The price point to square footage is fair.  Apartments are clean and furnished with appliances.  Carpet is like new and I got to select a color for the accent wall.  Maintenance and grounds are on point compared to other places I have lived.  Highly recommend residence here if you are moving to Omaha.”


Local Author Publishes New Book!

Looking for your next book to dive into? Check out Chris Legrow’s new book, Senile Squad. Drawn from his experience as an Omaha police officer, Senile Squad tells adventures of the Ol’ Blues.

Trivia fact: Chris Legrow used to own a security company that our properties used for many years! We wish Chris luck and much success as a published author.