Celebrating 50 Years of La Vista
Celebrating 50 years!
What began in La Vista, Nebraska, 1960, as the House of Nines is now a thriving community of more than 19,000 residents.
Built overlooking the floodplain of the Big Papillion Creek, the House of Nines was the beginning of a community built to attract families who had dreamt of owning their own home.
For $9 down and $99 a month, you, too, could live on Easy Street, which today is Park View Boulevard and Valley Road.
Early La Vista families were both neighbors and friends. Some talk to this day about enjoying the small luxuries of life together—cans of beer shared across backyard fences, softball games, and even camping trips to nearby state parks. Many of those same families remain close friends.
Today, La Vista is home to multi-national companies such as PayPal, Securities America, Cabela’s, and the John Q. Hammons Embassy Suites and Courtyard by Marriott hotels connected to the La Vista Conference Center.
La Vista’s population has increased nearly 65 percent over the last 10 years, which has made the City one of the state’s fastest growing communities.
The City is home to families who have chosen La Vista for its opportunities, persistence, and plans for the future.
La Vista’s 84th Street corridor, once known as the Golden Mile for its plethora of retail opportunities, has become the focus of redevelopment. The City’s plan, Vision 84, calls for a mix of residential and retail land uses along 84th Street from Harrison Street to Giles Road.
The celebration included many special events, ranging from a community arts festival to a series of outdoor movie nights and concerts. Feedback from these events has been very positive, and, provided sponsorship funds can be raised, the City hopes to offer many of the same events in 2011.
The conclusion of the La Vista 50 celebration, To the Nines on New Year’s Eve, will hopefully be the beginning of a new tradition for the La Vista Community Foundation. This celebration and fundraising event will benefit Special Olympics Nebraska this year as well as provide the Foundation an opportunity to continue its good work in the La Vista community.
For the ticket price of $125 per person (or $299 for a couple, which includes a guest room at the Courtyard by Marriott), you will receive:
- Signature cocktail to begin the evening
- Five-course meal
- Wine service at your table and open bar all evening
- Dancing and live music from “Taxi Driver”
- Champagne toast at midnight
Tickets for To the Nines are currently on sale by calling (402) 348-3967 or via the Foundation’s website.
Special thanks to Mitch Beaumont, Community Relations Coordinator, City of La Vista, for providing the information on the City of La Vista and the To the Nines Event.