Newport Landing: 5 Reasons to Love Living at This Lake in Bennington, NE

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In this article, we'll give you 5 Reasons to Love Living at Newport Landing in Bennington, NE! 

Newport Landing in Bennington, Nebraska surrounds Bennington Lake and is one of the premier lake developments in the area. Located between 168th Street and 180th Street just south of Highway 36, this neighborhood features extraordinary luxury homes situated on a private 280-acre lake boasting full-wake water access.


Bennington Lake is a man-made lake and was the vision of Robert Horgan, an Omaha developer. After years of planning, design, excavation and labor, Newport Landing was ready for the lake to be filled, fish to be stocked. The first homes were built in 2001.


Throughout Newport Landing, you’ll find a wide range of custom-built home styles ranging from Craftsman, Cape Cod, Colonial, Neoclassical, French Provincial, Prairie, and Contemporary. You’ll find architectural design inspirations from Coastal, Mountain, French Country, European, Contemporary, Modern Farmhouse, and everything in between. These homes feature beautiful landscapes, stunning artistic elements, and spacious areas designed for entertaining both inside and out.


Step inside one of these grand homes and you’ll find luxurious interior features such as stunning entries, spacious rooms, custom beams, arches and ceiling details, custom kitchens, state-of-the-art theatre rooms, golf simulator rooms, exercise rooms, sauna rooms and, of course, plenty of room for entertaining large groups.


Step into the backyard of a Newport Landing home and you enjoy outdoor living at it’s finest. You’ll be captivated by stunning views of the lake, exquisite swimming pools, water features, fire bowls, outdoor kitchens and comfortable conversational areas. You’ll enjoy private dock access to access all the fun you can imagine on the lake. In addition to all the lake fun, you might also enjoy some sand volleyball, a game of horse on one of the sport courts, a custom putting green or some of the best fishing in Omaha. There is no shortage of fun to be had at Newport Landing!


All the residential lots at Newport Landing are situated on Bennington Lake. Many custom-built homes have been built in just the last four years, several are currently under construction and only a few lots remain to be built on.  Home sales in this neighborhood typically fall within a wide range starting from $800,000 with the highest listing price in 2022 just under 4 million.


If you were to ask a local resident what they love most about living at Newport Landing, their answers would most likely include some, if not all, the following. Here’s a summary of the top 5 reasons to love living at Newport Landing in Bennington, NE:


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Peace and serenity are found while overlooking Bennington Lake.  The glass-like water on a still day is captivating. Watching the geese and ducks paddle around telling their story with every honk brings a smile (as long as they don’t venture into your yard). Waiting and watching for the fish to jump is a great way to pass the time. Best of all, sunrise and sunset are the most magical times of day to enjoy breathtaking views over the water. Every view at Newport Landing is a beautiful one!


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Load up the boat and let the good times roll!  Bennington Lake allows for full-wake fun!  This means you can throttle down and enjoy the wind in your face.  You’ll see watercraft of all sizes and fashion; from jet skis to tricked-out luxury boats with more accessories than one can imagine. You’ll hear the shrieks of fun from those hanging onto a tube being pulled around the lake. You’ll see the pumped arm of one who got up on a wakeboard for the first time. You’ll watch both young and old effortlessly surfing behind a beautiful wake boat. And you’ll see jet-skis racing around trying to grab the next best wake to jump.

Beyond the fast-paced water fun, there are many leisurely water activities to be enjoyed too. Paddleboarding and kayaking can be both relaxing and a good workout. Or, simply floating on the water on a lily pad or inflatable provides hours of fun for all ages.

And, don’t forget the dogs! They enjoy being the captain at the helm of the boat and love boat rides as much as the rest of the family. Good times are sure to be had by all!      


Newport Landing is a stocked lake featuring Small and Large Mouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappie, Sunfish, Bluegill, and even some Channel Catfish. Even the winter months provide for good ice fishing once the lake is frozen.

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There is a wide array of wildlife to enjoy at Newport Landing beyond the fish. In addition to watching gaggles of geese, it’s common to spot ducks paddling around, a heron standing tall at the water’s edge or a majestic bald eagle circling around before diving into the water to scoop up a fish for its next meal.


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Newport Landing is enveloped by a scenic 5-mile walking trail. It’s perfect for daily exercise or a leisurely stroll. You’ll find friendly faces walking, jogging, biking, or rollerblading along the way. The trail is maintained even in the snowy winter months and can be enjoyed all year long!


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The neighborhood highlight each year is the top-notch fireworks display. A professional company is engaged to light up the sky with the best fireworks around and choreographs the show to music. Many people go out on their boat and anchor u out on the lake to watch the show over the water whereas others gather around in their backyard to watch the show with family and friends. 

Once the professional fireworks are finished, the show is certainly not over. Many neighbors then put on their own elaborate fireworks shows and the beauty of the night continues.

As this Top 5 list suggests, Newport Landing offers enjoyment year-round for all ages. It’s a wonderful place to call home and the memories made here last a lifetime. 

The article was written by Jenn Weikel, a local resident, and Realtor® with Nebraska Realty.