Homes here are pretty cheap and apartments for rent are even cheaper! The whole state has fairly low costs for apartment rentals, and, though La Vista is slightly higher than average, you get the benefit of being super close to Omaha. Most places with cheaper rents are much more remotely located. When you start looking, tell your broker if you want homes for rent, apartment complexes or something else. You won’t find many high-rise apartments here, but you can always look in Omaha proper if that’s what you’re after. Have a little patience and you’ll find some great apartments for rent with some guaranteed super-friendly neighbors in no time. It helps to bring your paperwork, ID and checkbook with you when you start looking. You'll probably want to have copies of your credit report, bank statements, proof of income, and letters of reference just to start. Your landlord will let you know if there's anything else you need.
The city covers a minuscule 4.2 square miles, which means you could probably crawl across it in a couple of hours if you wanted to. It’s only another 5 miles to Omaha, so most people who live here spend a good amount of time in the bigger city. There’s not much in the way of neighborhoods, but what you will find is four square miles of friendly people, great schools, grassy yards and quiet, Midwestern life.