Lincoln's Fallbrook neighborhood prides itself on being comfortable, walkable and livable — and for good reason.
“It’s a very easy place to walk around and explore the neighborhood,” said Fallbrook resident Mark Jones, who bought a house there three years ago. “It’s a very peaceful community and a very wonderful place.”
There are over 300 households in Fallbrook, which has become a destination of sorts for people looking to move to a newer and quieter area in Lincoln.
In the last few years, the northwest Lincoln neighborhood has gained more businesses, amenities and residential space.
Leaving the house for a walk to get pizza or ice cream — instead of driving — allows for neighbors to connect more often.
“That’s the recipe for the tight-knit neighborhoods that used to dominate American communities,” says the neighborhood's website, fallbrookusa.com.
The “prairie-style” architecture is what really distinguishes the area from other Lincoln neighborhoods, said Derek Busch, Fallbrook real estate sales and development manager.
Located off U.S. 34 with easy access to Interstate 80 and to downtown Lincoln via I-180, Fallbrook is 700 acres of residential and commercial development, including over 44,000 square feet of retail space.
The Fallbrook Marketplace, which houses the neighborhood's grocery store, a Super Saver, has been the focal point of development in the past year.
Last year, the Marketplace welcomed a Dairy Queen Grill & Chill restaurant.
A Scooter’s Coffee House location will join the mix in the spring.
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And there's more development coming. In October, construction kicked off for a senior housing development with units devoted to assisted living and memory care.
The facility, located behind the Super Saver, will open in the spring of 2019.
“I joke around that people can come to Fallbrook and move to an apartment here for college and live here all the way through if they need to live in an assisted-living facility,” Busch said.
The assisted-living center, which will have more than 100 beds, will be an MJ Senior Housing community, a company that has spent 20 years in senior housing development services across the state.
Busch says there's more development to come.
A new Town Center building is in the works conceptually. There are currently no specific plans on who the tenants will be or any additional businesses, but the familiar and striking architectural style will match other buildings in the neighborhood.
“Between designing and building, this is a couple-year project,” Busch said.
It will be the third large commercial area in Fallbrook, a neighborhood which also boasts a middle school, YMCA, business park and apartment complex.
Additionally, more than 75 residential lots are planned for development in the upcoming year.
“Things are growing,” Busch said.