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Housing and Neighborhoods

Finding a new home or apartment in York County is easy because of the numerous housing options available. No matter what size your household, a wide range of housing options, locations, and listing prices are available for your consideration. A sampling below shows the wide range of the options available in York County.

In 2016, YCDC facilitated a County-wide Housing Study

The staff at York County Development Corporation would be happy to provide you with more information regarding the housing options available.


Housing Options

YCDC has several realtors on our membership prepared to assist you in locating your family to York County.


Housing Characteristics

From 2005-2009, York County had a total of 6,258 housing units, 7 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 78 percent were single-unit structures with the balance being multi-unit structures or mobile homes. Fifty-two percent of the homes in York County, Nebraska have been built since 1960.

Of the total housing units in York County, 73 percent are owner-occupied, with a median home value of $93,500. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners is $946 and $539 for renters. Eighty-six percent of homeowners with a mortgage, 87 percent of homeowners without a mortgage and 68 percent of renters spend no less than 30 percent of their household income on housing.

Housing Characteristic

  • Total Housing Units • 6,258
  • Total Vacancy Rate• 7%
  • Units less than 50 years old • 52%
  • Owner-Occupied Units • 73%
  • Renter-Occupied Units • 27%
  • Median Home Value • $93,500
  • Average Household Size • 2.1
  • Monthly Housing Costs for Mortgaged Owners • $946
  • Monthly Housing Costs for Non-Mortgaged Owners • $392
  • Monthly Housing Costs for Renters • $539
  • All unit types spending less than 30% for housing costs • 80%

Housing Subdivisions

York County has many subdivisions coming onto the market.  If you are looking for a new constuction choice, you will have a wide variety neighborhoods. 

Paradise Park Estates

Located in York, has a total of approximately 122 lots eventually to be developed on 75 acres.  This will be an upscale neighborhood with ponds, walking paths, and green space.  You can choose between walkout, daylight or level lots.  There are some restrictive covenants for this development and eventually will have a homeowners association.  You can contact any York realtor for information.

Strong Subdivision

Located in York, these scenic lots are nestled in to an established neighborhood with mature trees and sloping hills. Choose your lot 3, 4 or 5.  Then, design your home for a walk-out, daylight basement or a level home.  There are no covenants, however, the seller does have some building requirements.

Nebraska is home to five Fortune 500 Companies

  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Union Pacific
  • Peter Kiewit Sons'
  • Mutual of Omaha

York County is the home of sensational public schools and higher education opportunities.

The county offers 9 different K-12 institutions – all following the Career Pathway mode – and both York College and Southeast Community College's York Regional Learning Center for those pursuing higher education.

Nebraska ... the Good Life

York County, Nebraska is a progressive community strategically located at the intersection of US Hwy 81 and Interstate 80, two of America's most traveled roadways, and is less than 40 minutes from Lincoln, Nebraska's capital city.

Affordable Power

NPPD Industrial energy rates are 11% below national rates based on 2012 Energy Information Administration data. This does not take into account the fact that NPPD had no rate increase in 2014.

Parks, recreational activities, programs and special events for every walk of life

Residents and visitors in York County can enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities like sports, dining, nature walks, literature and history, shopping, movies, and the theater. Just to name a few!