While the Eagle Run neighborhood is best known for its two, nine-hole golf courses, there is a plethora of other fun and exciting things to do in this coveted Northwest Omaha neighborhood. Tucked between 120th and 144th, just south of W Maple Road, Eagle Run was built in the early 1990s, and the average home in this gorgeous neighborhood has doubled in value over the past thirty years.
The adjacent Champions Run is a private club, situated on 200 acres. Although the star of Champions Run is undoubtedly its 18-hole golf course, there are many other activities offered on the property. With a clubhouse and facilities that boast a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, five lighted tennis courts, a fitness center, several dining options capable of hosting large private events, and a social calendar with something for everyone, there is no shortage of things to keep you busy in this immaculately landscaped oasis.
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Golfing and country club life is just the tip of the iceberg for this first-class neighborhood. As Omaha’s population has continued to grow, the city and its suburban neighborhoods have been introduced to many unique opportunities and experiences over the past decades. From food and entertainment to the cultivation of new hobbies, the shops and restaurants around Eagle Run will keep you coming back for more.
Backswing Brewing Co. has a calendar packed with themed trivia, music bingo, and even stand-up comedy nights. With their rotating selection of over a dozen craft beers on tap, order a round of the current seasonal favorite, and challenge your friends to a game to see who picks up the tab at the end of the night!
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The shopping centers in Eagle run are packed with delicious, international options for the adventurous diner. Hiro 88, and Blue Sushi Sake Grill have sushi and Japanese delicacies, such as River Rock Beef, and tenderloin served on sizzling rocks so hot that the meat cooks right in front of you. Copal’s menu is full of artfully plated Mexican cuisine and massive margaritas. Stick with the classic margarita or spice it up with the cucumber jalapeno. Don’t pass up Dolce, which provides a four-course prix fixe fine dining experience to satisfy the aspiring foodie in your life. With so many great restaurant choices in the area, you can’t go wrong.
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There are over a dozen hair salons, massage therapists, and nail salons in the area, so prioritizing self-care has never been easier. Get together with a group of friends and spend the whole day getting pampered; manicures in the morning, followed by a relaxing massage, and finishing up with a brand-new hairdo, all within a five-minute walk! Massage Envy is a local favorite.
Visit Painting with a Twist for your next date night, family night, or even a party for any occasion. Painting with a Twist offers two-hour painting classes, for individuals, and groups, and will even book out the whole studio for private parties. During the class, the instructor will walk you through how to paint the design of the night. The studio also has its liquor license and offers a selection of beer and wine for additional purchase, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
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Vino Mas, on the corner of N 144th Street and Eagle Run Drive, is a hidden gem. Although it appears to be a typical wine retailer from the street, they offer over 250 different wines by the bottle, and a selection of more than 20 wines and 20 beers are available by the glass. With live music throughout the week and wine tastings every Friday evening, this is the perfect place to unwind with friends or enjoy an adult-only evening away from the kids. Plus, if you join the Vino Mas Wine Club, they will hand-select a variety of wines for you each month, provide tasting notes for each, and top it all off with great discounts.
Omaha Virtual Reality is a unique, new-age arcade, with more than 80 experiences to choose from, and a game library that is constantly growing. There are large play areas for single or multiplayer groups, so you can fly solo in a game of Fruit Ninja, go head-to-head with your best friend in Clash of Chefs, or even bring in a group of co-workers for some team building while you work together to solve puzzles in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. A typical one-to-two-hour play session will go by in a flash, and you will want to come back for more.
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The night is not complete without stopping by one of the area’s many dessert locations. Drop into Red Mango or TCBY for a cup of frozen yogurt, decked out with all the toppings you could desire. In the mood for ice cream? Cold Stone Creamery is just a block south, off N 120th and Blondo. Think it’s too late, and everything is closed? Think again! Hurts Donut Co. just one block over is open 24 hours a day! Talk about some delicious options.
Although golf courses and country club living are the first things people think of when they hear about the popular Eagle Run neighborhood, there is much more this neighborhood has to offer. This area is full of restaurants with delicious international cuisine, fun daytime activities, and even some unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else in Omaha.
With the population of Omaha expected to increase to over one million people by 2024, now is truly the time to think about investing in real estate. As builders are still playing catch-up from the past couple of years, existing homes and neighborhoods should be seen as valuable assets to buyers, and when a home comes on the market that fits your wish list perfectly, you should be ready to jump on the opportunity and make it your own.
If you’re looking to visit Omaha or choosing to move to the Eagle Run community and looking for an Omaha Real Estate Company, contact a Nebraska Realty agent to get started!
Article by Amanda Tonn