Valley, Nebraska, a city of 1,800 plus residents in western Douglas County, is one of this area's special treasures. The beautiful lake communities, charming hometown atmosphere and entertainment and shopping opportunities make Valley a destination location for young and old. The population of $1,800 was at the 2010 census and we estimated the population to be over 2,400 at the end of 2019 - this gives us a growth rate of over 30% making us one of the fastest growing communities in the State of Nebraska
Valley and it's surrounding area is home to six beautiful sand-bottom lakes. Boating, swimming and fishing can be enjoyed by lake community residents. There is one additional lake community already in process and another being looked at by the same developer.
Valley is the hub for many of the area's arts, entertainment and athletic opportunities. The Gallery provides art classes and features a dining and party area for up to 150 people. Valley's dining options include the unique Simply Delicious!, the Outer Limits sports bar and Dairy Queen. Newer dining areas include the Spruce Street Tavern, Subway, and Brew Coffee House and Tasting Room.
The Pines Country Club is an 18 hole semi-private golf course with a pro shop, driving range and clubhouse.
Twin Rivers YMCA offers a complete set of programs and facilities for health and wellness to area residents. The summers are filled with baseball and softball games. The Douglas County (DC) West Youth Organization handles both baseball and softball for kids age 5 to 14. The Waterloo-Valley Legion Baseball Organization provides baseball opportunities for boys age 14 to 18.
Valley is a thriving community. Valmont Industries and 3M are strong industrial anchors and Midwest Manufacturing also moved to town in 2009. Valley is drawing new industry and commercial businesses to the area through its strong economic development programs.
Valley residents enjoy a full array of businesses and services all within walking distance of the downtown area. A grocery store, pharmacy, medical clinic, barber shop and hair salons can meet personal needs. Additionally, home and auto repair businesses are located in the city. Convenience stores, gift and flower shops, antiques, insurance, banks and more are central to Valley's growing downtown area. There hasn't been any of these programs since 2009.
Douglas County West Schools provide a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education to area residents. A rigorous curriculum and comprehensive extra-curricular program make DC West a highly recognized school system that stands by its mission to create passionate learners.
Valley is a caring and compassionate community and home to five church congregations. These churches include United Faith Community Church, Bethel Baptist Church, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Spirit of Peace Church.