UNW , UNL East Campus, and UNL Main Campus Students as of:
For 2013-14 school year
We are full for next school year
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5219 Garland St
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504
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EAGLE CREEK APARTMENTS ONLINE
Welcome to Eagle Creek Apartments and Homes,
Home Page. Here you will find information on all of The Eagle Creek Properties, and a whole lot more! If you are a prospective tenant or a current tenant, this site has all kinds of information ... from information about your Lease,
to availability of properties.
For those of you who don't know me, I should introduce myself. My name is Chuck Earley, and over the last 11 years, with the help from my two sons, Michael
, and Ryan
, and my wife Nancy and a God given determination ... we have managed to build three Apartment buildings and remodel four houses. All of which now make up "Eagle Creek Apartments and Homes". The apartments and houses are close to Nebraska Wesleyan University
and the U.N.L. East Campus.
therefore, each property was specifically designed and built with the student in mind.
In 1996, we built a four-plex, called Eagle Creek. We named it after my Great-Grandfather's ranch near O'Neill, Nebraska. We got great satisfaction from this achievement, and decided to do another, and then another. In 2000 we completed Little Eagle Creek
, a three-plex, and one year later Little Eagle Creek II,
a four-plex. Some apartments even have: fireplaces
, stair lights
, washers and dryers,
a full bathroom for every bedroom
, and decks overlooking University Place Park.
(We may have gotten carried away some, but we wanted to out do those new NWU dorms by a mile!
) To obtain the land to build the Little Eagle Creek Project, we even had to move
three houses to different lots in the city. Those houses were then completely remodeled. One house went to: 547 No. 57th St., (sold in June 2010))
and the other to: 5044 Fremont St.. (sold in Dec 2010) In 2004 we added another home at 4946 Garland St , which in the summer of 2006, we moved to 5219 Garland , which was completed in June of 2007 . The now empty lot at 4946 Garland will be the future site of our forth apartment building.
Our goal is to keep all of these properties updated and in like new condition, and offer them at a fair price. We have never increased any rent, as of 2006. We also strive to make a special effort to get to know our renters, and to quickly take care of any problems that they may have with their apartments or houses. What sets us apart from larger rental companies, is that we are owner-managed and, therefore, take great pride in the quality of our apartments and homes, as well as our tenants ... who, by the way, we are determined to keep happy. The location of the apartments and homes to major colleges in the Lincoln area is also a big plus, as well as our competitive prices. For example, the new NWU townhouses (NWU's best) are priced, $14.00/ day/per student without food, and you will have to share a bathroom. Our apartments are as nice, and up to 36 percent less.
The price of a UNL double occupancy dorm room is $20.40 per day/ per student, which includes your dorm food. We know that in the real world, students living in the dorm eat out a lot, and anyone who has lived in the dorms knows the reason for that. We bring up the UNL dorm price and NWU townhouses because we know to live in one of our apartments, it could cost you $7.83 - $10.83 per day for rent, depending on if you want your own bathroom or not. Your utilities will vary, but normally cost around $1.33 per day, which includes phone and cable. This will leave $9.57 - $11.24 per day for food, which if you make even some meals at home in any of our apartments full size kitchens, you can easily live within this budget range. But best of all, you will not have to leave your apartment to use the bathroom, or even share your bathroom, and you are only one to two blocks off NWU campus, in one of Lincoln's safest neighborhoods.
As you can see, we definitely did not build mega-apartment complexes. But when it comes to housing for students, we think that smaller apartment buildings are better. We have found that the smaller apartments seem to attract the brightest students ... the students that know what they are in college for. They seem to have a different goal in mind. These are the years that young people choose the path that they will take throughout most of their life. The path that will "set them up for life", you might say. Those beaten down paths that do not offer many options along the way, are of course, the easiest but the least rewarding. Most of our past and current tenants have chosen more difficult academic majors ... the ones not just anyone can handle. They realize that a few years of hard work now, for the continual dividends paid out along the way is really trivial in the overall scheme of things. They also know that regardless of the path they choose, all are equally taxing over the long haul. So what starts hard, gets easier; and what starts easy, gets tougher. (Heavy but true). When you read about the drop out rate for students not living on campus, just remember people go to college for many different reasons, and we think living on campus has little to do with this rate. In fact, we have not seen any of our tenants not complete their education. They just keep focused. We, at Eagle Creek Apartments and Homes, want to help them achieve their goals, by providing a quite, peaceful and highly maintained apartment or house very close to school, in which to live and study.
We are the new kid on the block, but during the last 16 years, we have had the privilege to have many outstanding individuals stay with us ... all students. Thanks to all of our present and future friends, and especially to our past renters, whom we got to know and care about, and now miss. We wish you all the very best in all you do and offer some advice:
Starting with 5 truths that will set you free;
Some years ago I read an essay by the Franciscan Theologian Richard Rohr. I will say, (honestly) that I do not share a lot of agreement with Richard Rohr (no need to detail that here), but I found this particular essay compelling. I do not recall the exact title of that essay but in my mind the title “Five Hard Truths that Will Set You Free” seems the best title. The following five truths from that essay are indeed hard truths. They tend to rock our world and stab at the heart of some of our most cherished modern notions. But if they can be accepted for the truth they convey they bring great peace. We live in a rather self-absorbed, self-focused time and these five truths are not only good medicine for that but they also help us to have more realistic expectations as we live in an imperfect and limited world. Study these truths well. If they irritate you a bit, good, they’re supposed to. They are meant to provoke thought and reassessment. The principles are Richard Rohr’s the comments are mine.
1. Life is hard -We live in rather comfortable times. These are times of convenience and central air conditioning. Over all, modern medicine has removed a lot of pain and suffering, and consumer goods are in abundance and variety. Entertainment comes in many varieties and is often inexpensive. Hard labor is not part of every bodies lives, like it used to be, and obesity is common, due to over abundance.
Because of all these creature comforts we have tended to expect that life should always be peachy. We are rather outraged at suffering, inconvenience and delay.
Our ancestors lived lives that were far more brutal and short, and they often spoke of life as a “vale of tears,” and understood that suffering was just a part of life. But when we suffer we start to think in terms of lawsuits. Suffering seems obnoxious to us, hard work, unreasonable! We are often easily angered and flung into anxiety at the mere threat of suffering.
This principle reminds us that suffering and difficulty are part of life, something that should be expected. Accepting suffering does not mean we have to like it. It is always something..But acceptance of the fact that life can be hard at times means we get less angry and anxious when it does come. We do not lose serenity. Accepting that suffering is inevitable, brings a strange sort of peace. We are freed from unrealistic expectations that merely breed resentments. We also become more grateful for the joys we do experience. Accepting that life can be hard is a truth that sets us free.
2. Your life is not about you- If you want to make God laugh tell Him your plans. If you really want to give him a belly laugh, tell Him, His plans! We often like to think that we should just be able to do what ever pleases us and maximizes our “self-actualization.” However, we do not decide alone what course our life will take.
In this age of “nobody tells me what to do” it is important to be reminded that our true happiness comes not from getting what we want, but what God wants. Our destiny isn’t to follow our star but to follow God. True peace comes from careful discernment of God’s will for us.If you want peace keep his commandments.
It is sad how few people today ever really speak with God about important things like careers, entering into a marriage, pondering a large project. We just go off and do what we please, and expect God to bail us out if it doesn’t go well. You and I do not exist merely for our own whims, we have a place in God’s plan. Our serenity is greater when we prayerfully discern that place and humbly seek God’s will. Accepting the fact that we are not merely masters of our own destiny, and captains of our own ship, gives us greater peace and usually saves us a lot of mileage.
Humbly accepting the truth that my life is not simply about me and what I want is a truth that sets me free. This is true because we often don’t get what we want. If we can allow life to unfold more and not demand that everything be simply what I want I am more serene and free.
3. You are not in control- Control is something of an illusion. You and I may have plans for tomorrow but there are many things between now and tomorrow over which I have no control. For example, I cannot even control or guarantee the next beat of my heart. Hence I may think I have tomorrow under control, but tomorrow is not promised and may never come.
Because we think we control a few things, we think we can control many things. Not really. Our attempts to control and manipulate outcomes are comical, if not hurtful.
Thinking that we can control many things leads us to think that we must control them. This in turn leads to great anxiety, and often anger.
We usually think that if we are in control we will be less anxious. This is not true, we are more anxious. The more we think we can control, the more we try to control, and thus, the greater our burdens and anxiety. In the end we get angry because we discover that there many things and people we cannot control after all. This causes frustration and fear.
We would be freer and less anxious if we would simply accept the fact that there are many things, most things, over which I have no control. Our expectation of everything being under control is unrealistic. Life comes at you fast and brooding over unpredictable things and uncontrollable matters is bondage. Simply accepting that I am often not in control is freeing.
4. You are not that important- Uh Oh! Now this one hurts. I thought the whole world should revolve around me. I thought it was only my feelings that mattered, and my well- being that was important. Truth be told, we are loved by God in a very particular way, but that does not over rule the fact that I must often yield to others who are also loved by God in a very special way.
The truth is sometimes that other people are more important than me. I might even be called on to give my life so that others may live. I must often yield to others whose needs are more crucial than mine. The world doesn’t exist just for me, and what I want.
There is great peace and freedom in coming to accept this. We are often made so anxious if we are not recognized, and others are, or if our feelings and preferences are not everyone’s priority. Accepting the truth that I am not that important allows us to relax and enjoy caring about other people and celebrating their importance too.
5. You are going to die. - Yes, it is a hard truth but it is very freeing. We get all worked up about what this world dishes out. But take a walk in a cemetery. Those folks were all worked up too. Now their struggles are over and, if they were faithful they are with God, they now experience that “trouble don’t last always.” . This earth is just a testing ground for heaven. It is how you handle those test that really count in accieving your ultimate gole.
This truth also helps us to do the most important thing: get ready to meet God. So many people spend their lives clowning around and goofing off. Yet our most urgent priority is to prepare to meet God. In the end, this is freeing because we are loosed from the many, excessive and contrary demands of the world and we concentrate on doing the one thing necessary. Our life simplifies and we don’t take this world too seriously, it is passing away. There is peace and freedom in coming to accept this.
So there you have them. Five hard truths that will set you free. Think about them. Memorize them too and pull them out when life comes at you fast and hard with it’s agenda of control, self importance and empty promises of perfect comfort here on earth. A simple, sober, humble and focused life brings great serenity.
Be happy but never forget God exists and wants you to keep your eyes on the eternal. When you have doubts of this, and you will, read again about the predicted public miracle that took place at Fatima, Portugal on October 13th, 1917. http://www.christusrex.org/www1/apparitions/pr00011.htm
Only God could make that happen.
Don't try to make earth into your Heaven, doing that leads only to frustration. There are no earthly utopias.
So there you have it, look around
and if you have any questions or comments, we would like to hear from you. I hope that through this site, current tenants will have an even easier way to keep in touch with us via e-mail
, and find within these web pages the needed information to care for their apartment or house, all of which will make property management even more efficient!
Thanks for choosing Eaglecreek Apartments and Homes.