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Love Your Apartment But Need More Space? Consider a Transfer!

A lot can change in a year. New family members can be born. New relationships can be formed. And sometimes those changes leave you need a little more space to breathe. We have had a huge number of existing residents in the past few months upgrading from their one-bedroom apartments to more spacious two-bedroom options! We love helping our residents stay within the community they love, but grow and expand in a new space! If you are a current resident in a one-bedroom apartment, looking to size up prior to the expiration of your current lease, we would love to talk about available options that might suit your needs.

For residents looking to transfer, be prepared to supply your most recent income information to verify that you meet our income threshold (at least 3x the rental amount as your gross monthly icome), have a new criminal background check, and provide any difference in deposit. Existing residents don’t have to undergo a new credit check or pay the $40 application fee!

If the last year has left you feeling like you need a little more space to spread out, contact to the office to see what other options may be available!

It’s One Bedroom Season at These Papillion Apartments!

For the month of March through mid-April, all our apartments available for move in will be one bedrooms! Last month was a super competitive month in terms of leasing, and with a pretty limited supply of apartments, March and April could easily be the same way.


Here’s a quick recap of the highlights of our one bedroom floorplans:


Meadowlark-our smallest one bedroom at 606 square feet, it still offers a kitchen with ample storage, its own full sized washer/dryer, and a walk-in closet. We tend to see our best pricing on this option.

Goldenrod-our most common floorplan, larger than the Meadowlark at 732 square feet, it has a long rectangular living room to give you more space for a dining area or work from home setup.

Lacewing-our largest one bedroom option. We have the fewest of this plan, so when we do have one come available, it is pretty exciting. We have just one of these that will be ready in the foreseeable future—11840206, ready mid-April, on 2nd floor—so if this seems like your style, chat with us ASAP.


If you are thinking you need the extra space of a two bedroom, we will see our next option popping open in mid-April. We do not currently have any vacant two bedroom apartments to facilitate self-guided tours, but we have video tours and plenty of photos! Contact us ASAP to make one of our very few two bedroom options yours!


You can contact our office via phone (402-916-4137) or email ( to get information about all of our upcoming availability! Hope to hear from you soon!

It’s All About Location at These Papillion Apartments!

One of the factors that can really make your apartment feel like a home is a great location. Close proximity to all your favorite entertainment, necessities, and the great outdoors can make your day to day so much easier and brighter! While you can always use furniture and décor to add personality to any space, your apartment’s location is something you cannot change.

At Shadow Lake Square Apartments, we think our location is pretty prime and we’d love to share some of our favorite nearby spots!

ENTERTAINMENT: Two nearby developments offer excellent dining options (Midlands Place and Shadow Lake Towne Center) and plenty of shopping. Werner Park Ballpark is located just a quick drive west on 370 and hosts baseball games and much more! And, with the interstate just 10 minutes east of here, you can be in Omaha quickly and easily!

NECESSITIES: There is a Hy-Vee grocery store and gas station so close, you can see it from the north end of the property! In just ten minutes, you can be at either the Bellevue or Papillion Target (options!). We are very near to Midlands Hospital as well as Bellevue Medical Center. Whatever you need, it is likely you can be there in 10 minutes or less!

OUTDOORS: Our nearest neighbor is Shadow Lake which offers a running/walking/cycling trail, fishing, and kayaking. We are also just under ten minutes away from Walnut Creek Recreation are with more trails, fishing, and picnicking opportunities!

If you are looking to make Shadow Lake Square Apartments your corner of the world, contact us today for more information! We would love to help you find the perfect one or two bedroom apartment.


Make the Move This Winter to These Papillion Apartments!

It’s cold and snowy. It gets dark at 6:00pm. We can fully understand why this season doesn’t scream MOVE NOW! But we think we can convince you to consider the benefits!

As you may have guessed, winter is not as popular of a move time as spring and summer. But, since fewer people are willing to brave the January cold to move, it can give those bold enough to consider it an excellent deal. With reduced traffic and demand, our pricing is excellent for those who are ready to move quickly and commit to a longer lease term. We are also offering some excellent specials that we likely won’t continue into the warmer months.

We are only aware of availability through April right now and already have move ins scheduled for March and April. The majority of our calls from prospective residents are looking ahead to late spring and summer months. Options are looking pretty sparse for early spring already. If you are looking for a particular floorplan, view, or floor of the building, now is the best time to explore options and take advantage of a great deal.

The early bird truly gets the worm, so contact us today to take advantage of this season and make Shadow Lake Square (or another excellent Robert Hancock &Co. property) your new home!

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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!