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Blood Drive at These Papillion Apartments!

Here at Shadow Lake Square, we are looking to start off this new year on a positive note! We will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross Blood Services on Saturday, January 16th from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Since our office is still locked to the public, the drive will take place in one of their donation buses parked near the resident commons (south end of 11840 S. 73rd Ct.). They will be utilizing the commons area during this time for intake and restroom access.

We understand that not everyone is able to donate, but we would very much appreciate anyone sharing this drive with friends, family, and acquaintances! This drive is open to Shadow Lake Square residents and members of the wider community.

The link below will take you to the sign up page for our drive:

This is Shadow Lake Square Apartment’s third drive and we are hoping to collect 16 units of blood. We have already collected 34 units through our past drives and can’t wait to increase our positive impact. Wintertime can be a slow time for blood donations, but the need for blood does not slow down!

Here’s hoping that 2021 is better than 2020! Let’s start this year off right!




Home for the Holidays at These Papillion Area Apartments!

The holiday season has finally arrived! This means we are preparing for a few upcoming office closures. We will be closing shop early on Thursday, December 24th for Christmas Eve at 3:00pm and we will be closed Friday, December 25th for Christmas Day. We will be closing at 3:00pm on Thursday, December 31st for New Years Eve and will be closed Friday, January 1st for New Years Day.

Even when we aren’t in the office, there are so many ways to learn more about our community and pick out your dream apartment!

For video tours: The Shadow Lake Square YouTube channel has video tours for all available floor plans.

For virtual tours, availability, and photos: has our available options listed and fun 3D tours for two common floorplans.

For floorplans, photos, and online applications: Our company website has 3D floorplans, photos, and the online application portal. You can also check out our sister properties in Omaha and Council Bluffs!

For photos, videos, and general community information: We are active on social media. This is a great way to see photos of currently available options and get a feel for our community.


If you can patiently wait for our holiday weekend to be over, feel free to send an email to We will get back to you with more information regarding our one and two bedroom apartments leasing now through March!

We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Here’s to 2021!

Happy Thanksgiving from Shadow Lake Square Apartments in Papillion, Nebraska!

Happy Thanksgiving from Shadow Lake Square Apartments in Papillion, Nebraska!

The holidays are always a wonderful time—cooler fall weather, fantastic food, and family. This year, many of us have made drastic changes in the way we will be celebrating—socially distanced, masked, or virtually. This year is certainly one to reflect on all we are thankful for; for everything we have and not what we lack. We wish everyone a safe and meaningful holiday, no matter how you choose to celebrate.

We have wrapped up our Robert Hancock & Co. food drive for this month for Food Bank for the Heartland and have exceeded our goal! We blew past 1,000 items to land at 1,322! Shadow Lake Square Apartments ended with a very generous contribution of 413 items. This will be a definite help to lessen the blow of those who are food insecure in our area.

As we prepare our own food, remember to be careful! Shadow Lake Square has a strict policy of no open flame on our balconies, as referenced in our Community Policies Handbook:

“GRILLS – Electric Grills/Smokers are allowed on apartment patios or balconies.  

Any Gas, LP, Charcoal or Wood Grills/Smokers are not allowed to be stored or

operated on your patio, balcony or inside your apartment.”

We certainly would not want any of our beloved residents to become a statistic. We look forward to having a happy, healthy Thanksgiving celebration this year!

Take Away Thanksgiving Stress! Order From These Local Restaurants and Enjoy Your Holiday!

It has been a very long year! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and maybe this year is the year to relax and leave your holiday meal to the professionals.


Here is a list of some Omaha area restaurants ready to take away your Thanksgiving stress!


Big Mama’s

All the usual favorites and SWEET POTATO PIE!

2112 N 30th Street, Ste 201, Omaha, NE 68111



Sides, breads, boards, and cocktails

4952 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68132


Coneflower Creamery

Ice cream pies!

3921 Farnam Street

Omaha, NE 68131


Avoli Osteria/Darios

Turkey, prime rib, sides, and wine packages

5013 Underwood Ave
4920 Underwood Ave

Omaha, NE 68132


Modern Love

Vegan sides, desserts, and faux turkey

3157 Farnam St

Omaha, NE 68131

We hope every enjoys the upcoming holiday safely and deliciously!


Want to free up some extra room in your budget in December? We are currently running some specials that could definitely help with your holiday shopping budget if you move in November!

Move in November, get December free –>two bedroom apartments with a 13-15 month lease

Move in November, get $500 off December rent –>one bedroom apartments with a 13-15 month lease

Contact us today to get started!


Fall In To Our Specials This Month at Shadow Lake Square Apartments in Papillion!

Fall is upon us! I hope everyone is revisiting their sweater chests—that’s my favorite part of autumn! During these uncertain times, we all need a place to call home and relax. Shadow Lake Square Apartments in Papillion is a great choice (I realize I am a little biased!). If you need to find a bit of inner serenity, you could always sit on the bench with a good book overlooking Shadow Lake. Alternatively, if you have a bit of extra energy to get out of your system, there is a 2.7 mile trail that goes around the calm waters of Shadow Lake. After your walk, you could always make your way just across the street to Shadow Lake Towne Center, where there is a Hy-Vee and veritable smorgasbord of restaurants that you can order take away from or dine in, if you so choose.

But wait—it gets better!

This month we are running a few specials that make our community an even better choice for you! Our Look and Lease Special grants you a $350 Hy-Vee gift card if you apply for any apartment home within 24 hours of your first contactless tour—that’s a lot of groceries! Our Hurry Home Special grants you a $200 Amazon gift card if you are one of the first five people to move in on or before October 20th—online shopping for the win! Our Welcome Home Special grants you $100 worth of assorted gift cards if you move in within seven days of applying here at Shadow Lake—surprise!

Additionally, we offer a monthly Featured Home and a weekly Spotlight Home—contact us for specific details!

Live your best life at Shadow Lake Square Apartments: Your Corner of the World.

Fall Photo Contest Fun at These Papillion Area Apartments!

Followers of the Shadow Lake Square Facebook and Instagram already know we are having a fall photo contest! Residents can submit photo entries through September 28th via email to or We request that residents specify if they are comfortable being tagged in these photos. Some ideas for photo inspiration are flowers, sunsets, balcony views, and apartment photos. Several residents have already sent in their submissions and its looking to be a fierce competition!

Once we collect all our photo entries, we will post an album to Facebook titled “Fall in Love with Shadow Lake Square”. Each reaction is a vote for that photo. On Friday, October 2nd, we will count the votes and give out our prizes!



Most Reactions: $50 Amazon gift card

2nd Most Reactions: $25 Target gift card

3rd Most Reactions: $15 Starbucks gift card


Check out our Facebook page to cast your vote and if the photos inspire you, contact us at 402-916-4137 or to learn more about joining our community! We are currently leasing for one bedroom and two bedroom apartment homes between now and mid-January 2021! Even though we are operating with a locked office, we can give you a feel for our property with tons of digital content and arrange a self-guided tour. Fully online leasing means you can secure your spot at Shadow Lake Square without ever leaving your couch!

Happy fall y’all!


Summer’s Last Hurrah Near These Papillion Apartments!

Even though this week is starting to feel more like winter, next week is showing promise of warm, summery weather! With September passing by quickly, it definitely makes us motivated to enjoy the outdoors while we can!

Here are some suggestions to get out in nature, all within 30 minutes of our community:

Fontenelle Forest

Located in neighboring Bellevue, Nebraska, Fontenelle Forest offers trails, an accessible boardwalk, the opportunity to view rescued raptors, and a children’s forest play area.

Schramm Park State Recreation Area

Just west, in Gretna, Nebraska, Schramm Park offers an opportunity to peep the fall foliage, view the fish hatchery ponds, picnic, and enjoy a nature trail.

Platte River State Park

In nearby Louisville, Platte River State Park has miles of trails, different camping opportunities, fishing, paddle boating, horseback riding, and an access point for kayaking/canoeing.

Looking to stay closer to home? Our Shadow Lake residents have easy access to Shadow Lake which offer a paved walking trail and fishing. Residents can also enjoy time at our pool (until 9/20)!

If you are looking to join our Shadow Lake Square community, email us today to get start with virtual content, self-guided tours, or an online application!


It’s One Bedroom Season at Shadow Lake Square Apartments in Papillion!

We cannot believe summer is already winding down and we are looking toward fall. Our forecast for availability is looking like plenty of great one bedroom apartment options from now through mid-November.

Here’s a quick intro to our available floorplans:

Meadowlark-our smallest floorplan, but with an efficient use of space. Great kitchen storage, included washer/dryer, and a balcony space to enjoy! We currently have a second floor lake view ready for immediate move in and future availability for second/third floor options.

Goldenrod-similar in layout to the Meadowlark, but with just a little extra room to spread out. People love the long, rectangular living room, excellent kitchen storage, and walk-in closet. We currently have some available first floor options ready (one with a lake view) and some future availability for second/third floor.

Lacewing II-just a smidge larger than the Meadowlark with an interesting corner layout. This one is all about the giant walk-in closet and larger living room. We have a second floor ready now or one that will be ready by end of September,

Our office is currently closed to visitors, but we have plenty of ways to safely connect during your leasing process. Email us today for some digital content, to set-up a self-guided tour, or to get started on an online application.


Excellent Options for One or Two Bedrooms This July at Shadow Lake Square!

Summer is always the busiest time for moving, and July is looking like our biggest variety of available floor plans for the year! If you’ve been looking for just the right view, floor, or size of apartment, contact us soon to see if our availability has your perfect apartment!


One Bedrooms

At Shadow Lake Square, we have three styles of one bedroom apartment: Meadowlark (606 square feet), Goldenrod (732 square feet), and Lacewing (780-822 square feet). We will have both Goldenrods and Lacewings available in mid-July!

Two Bedrooms

Our options for two bedroom apartments are still pretty sparse for summer moves, so you definitely want to move quickly! We have our largest floorplan ready now, the Jefferson (1260 square feet), which is definitely a rare find. This one in particular is an excellent first floor that walks out toward the end of our property and overlooks a natural green space. We will have a couple Sherman (1127 square feet) options ready in mid-July as well.


Our office is not currently open to visitors, but we have plenty of ways to connect with you digitally, over the phone, and through scheduled self-guided tours. Contact us today to learn more and to get started with an online application!



Food Truck Fun at These Papillion Area Apartments!

Shadow Lake Square Apartments, and many of our Robert Hancock & Co. sister properties, have been enjoying having food trucks visiting our properties! This has been an excellent way to bring local food directly to our community and residents have enjoyed trying new food from the comfort of their own homes. We have all likely been spending a lot more time cooking at home, and it is always nice to have to switch it up and have someone else take care of lunch or dinner!

Tonight, May 28th, we are having Wonton Jon’s onsite for dinner starting at 5:00pm. They have joined us before, but with their ever-changing menu, we are excited to see the new items available today! They also offer online ordering that helps minimize crowds and promotes healthy social distance. Check out their website below:

We would love to hear feedback from residents on what type of food trucks they would be interested and what times they would like to see them. We have had both lunch and dinner times scheduled, and would love to know what times are most appealing to our residents!

Looking to join our community? We are currently leasing one bedroom apartment from now until mid-June, with two bedroom availability beginning in mid-July. We have plenty of tools to lease contact-free, so send us an email today for leasing info and to start an online application!