Many believe one of the components to living the “American Dream” is owning your own home. However, there are times when renting might be ideal. Perhaps a young couple is just starting out and saving to buy a house. Or an established family builds a home and needs interim housing. Sometimes people don’t want the upkeep of a home, but they can’t sacrifice square footage. For situations like these, there is an affordable, upscale option right in the heart of Elkhorn that can serve as either short or long-term living with numerous luxuries and amenities.
Lynbrook Apartments and Townhomes off of Blondo Parkway between 192nd and 204th Streets offers 66 two and three-bedroom townhomes in both ranch and two-story floorplans. Each home has an attached two-car garage, finished walk-out lower level with patio, jetted tub in the master bath, included washer and dryer, built-in above stove microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, a deck that overlooks beautifully landscaped lawns and the protected wetlands of West Papillion Creek, as well as access to the property’s pool and fitness center, and club house.
Owned by Edward Rose & Sons out of Kalamazoo, Michigan, the company began building single family homes in 1921. Four generations later, it now purchases, builds, and manages multi-family housing in 15 states across the Midwest. According to Scott Burns, Community Manager of Lynbrook Apartments and Townhomes, Edward Rose & Sons sets themselves apart by selecting land that can maintain its natural setting as well as putting residents first and providing the highest level of maintenance.
Edward Rose owns a number of properties throughout the Omaha area, including Brentwood Park and Andover Pointe Apartments in La Vista, Colonial Pointe Apartments in Bellevue, West Hampton Park Apartments, adjacent to Lynbrook Apartments and Townhomes, and Trade Winds opening in Gretna this fall. They offer options for all lifestyles and budgets, from economical apartments to the more luxurious townhomes. “We have something for all different price points and needs,” Burns said.
The first townhomes opened five years ago with all the space and amenities of a home (the three bedrooms are 2,100 sq. ft.) but with the maintenance-free convenience of apartment living. Utilities are separate from the rent, but lawn care, snow removal, and trash are all included. They have upgraded appliances, faux granite countertops, ceiling fans in the living room and master bedroom, walk-in master closet, and spacious finished and unfinished basement space for storage.
“With our townhomes being newer, we are able to have newer amenities, and the location is ideal,” Burns said. It’s close to downtown Elkhorn, is within the desirable Elkhorn School District, and has quick access to Dodge Street off both 192nd and 204th Streets. “The main advantage to living in a townhome over a traditional home is that you don’t have the added cost or time-consumption that goes along with maintaining a traditional home,” Burns added.
Lynbrook Office Manager Steven Risley said the amount of privacy that Lynbrook Ttownhomes offer is one of the most attractive aspects. The units are spread single-file along Blondo Parkway with no neighbors to the north or south, and unlike apartments, there are no neighbors above or below the units. “Each townhome looks out onto the wetlands that stretches the length of the property, which attracts deer and other wildlife,” Risley said. All of the buildings are either completely pet-free or pet-friendly to accommodate all lifestyles.
Another aspect that Risley mentioned is the pride Edward Rose has in responding to resident requests, whether it’s a simple repair or more complex maintenance issue. “We are here to take care of you and all of your needs, and we’re a good option for many people,” he said. In fact, he encourages anyone to simply tour the townhomes, whether by appointment or walk-in. “We’re always here and eager to help make maintenance-free living a reality.”