Hickman NE Real Estate, Hickman area and Community Information

Hickman, Nebraska is a community with a population of about 1,700 in Lancaster County. The town, just south of Lincoln, is known as "The Gateway to the Salt Valley Lakes."


Hickman owes its origins to the arrival of the Atchison and Nebraska Railroad in the area in 1872. Soon thereafter, the town was platted and subsequently populated. Prior to the arrival of the railroad, a few settlers lived on open prairie, and they had to travel all the way to Nebraska City for supplies. The town was ultimately named to pay homage to a Rev. Heckman, one of those early settlers. By the 1880s, a thriving business district had been developed. The first hotel was built in the early 1900s. By 1910, almost 500 people lived in Hickman.

Parks and Recreation

Stagecoach Lake State Park Is just south of town. The 195-acre reservoir here has two fishing piers and two boat ramps. One fishing pier is handicap-accessible. Anglers will find a variety of panfish in Stagecoach Lake, along with northerns, walleyes and largemouth bass. Over 400 land acres in the park include camp sites, picnic areas and hunting areas. Primitive campsites are offered to those that want to "rough it" a bit.

Just two miles east of Hickman is the 746-acre Wagon Train State Park. The lake here is a 315-acre watershed impoundment. This park offers a swimming beach, camping and lots of picnicking opportunity. Boaters and fishermen enjoy the lake itself. Walleyes, largemouth bass, northern pike and various panfish species inhabit the impoundment.

Attractions and Activities

Just four miles south of Hickman is the 160-acre Norris Forest School Arboretum. Over 90 different species are represented among the over 400 shrubs and trees cultivated here. The arboretum is also a great place to see perennials, annuals and native grasses. The gazebo is a key focal point of the facility.


The Hickman Hay Day Celebration is a popular annual event for area residents. The late-July event has been held for over a quarter-of-a-century. The parade is followed by live music, great food and other activities.

Hickman real estate includes a variety of ranch-style Hickman homes for sale that were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s. There are also newer Hickman NE homes to be considered in modern subdivisions. Much of this type of Hickman NE real estate includes desirable amenities like multi-car garages, large lots and energy-saving construction techniques.

A young Hickman home buyer seeking a starter home will find appropriate homes for sale in Hickman. The real estate in Hickman also includes country estates on acreage. The Wolf Professional Realty PC Team can show you Hickman properties that can meet your personal goals. We can also watch for appropriate properties as they become available.

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