Bellevue is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 50,137 at the 2010 census. Eight miles south of Omaha, Bellevue is part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Originally settled in the 1830s, Bellevue was incorporated in 1855 and is the oldest continuous town in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Legislature has credited the town as being the second oldest settlement in Nebraska. It was once the seat of government in Nebraska.
Papillion is a city in Sarpy County in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It is an 1870’s railroad town that is part of the larger five county metro area of neighboring Omaha, and is the county seat of Sarpy County. The population of Papillion was 18,894 at the 2010 census.
Papillion has been nationally recognized by a number of publications. 2013 by Bloomberg Business Week as the Best Place to Raise Kids in Nebraska; 2012 by Livability.com as #1 in their Top Small Town’s in America; 2011 by CNN/Money Magazine as the 5th Best Place to Live (small community) in the United States; 2010 by BusinessWeek as the 2nd Most Affordable Place to Live in America; 2009 by CNN/Money Magazine as the 3rd Best Place to Live (small community) in the United States and also the #14 Most Affordable Place to Live in the United States; and 2007 CNN/Money Magazine as the 6th Best Place to Live (small community).
La Vista is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 15,758 at the 2010 census. The city was incorporated in 1960 and is the newest city in the state. La Vista is a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska and is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. La Vista is part of the Papillion-La Vista School district. La Vista students attend the Papillion-La Vista High School and there is La-Vista Junior High and several grade schools serving the city. La Vista is bordered by the cities of Omaha and Ralston on the north, Papillion on the south, Bellevue on the east and Interstate 80 on the west, where the city recently annexed large new areas devoted to commercial and retail developments. La Vista is Sarpy County’s third largest city, after Bellevue and Papillion, the county seat.
Ralston is a city in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,943 at the 2010 census. Ralston is surrounded on three sides by Omaha, Nebraska but is a separate city.
Since Ralston’s population is below 10,000, state law technically allows for Omaha to forcibly annex Ralston (as they did with Elkhorn, another nearby city, in 2007, and had previously done with Millard). Omaha officials have never expressed a desire to annex Ralston; an agreement had been signed with Ralston’s then-mayor, Wendell Kronberg, in the late 1960s whereby Omaha would leave Ralston alone.