Kansas City Real Estate
Lots to consider but no time to wait.
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Hot New Neighborhoods
The places you'll be buying into 10 years from now
by Katy Baldwin
159th and King streets, Overland Park, Kan.
The lavish estates and classic manors of Mills Farm developed by Matt Adam continues to rank high on list for upper-bracket home buyers. Fortunately, with the addition of the Estates Enclave from the $700s to $2 million-plus, the Manor from $500s and above and the Meadows with homes selling in the $400s and above, the development is far from complete.
Every home plan in the community is subject to the approval of a design review committee, including landscaping accents. This has ensured the continuity of the development, which will hold the overall value of the homes over time.
Price range: $400s to $2 million-plus, millsfarm.net
2816 NE 102nd Terrace, Kansas City, Mo.
Residents of Staley Farms enjoy a country club lifestyle, including a world-class private golf course nestled on 600 acres of rolling hills in Kansas City’s semi-rural Northland. There is a stately clubhouse with an adjacent pool, a tennis court and playground, and the Sports and Rec Club featuring state-of-the-art fitness equipment and an indoor basketball court. Homes have breathtaking views, and access to Shoal Creek Parkway is minutes away.
Price range: $300s to $2 million, staleyfarmshomes.com
near 171st Street and Switzer Road, Overland Park, Kan.
Terrybrook Farms is one of the newest communities in Johnson County. Within the community are four distinct, upscale communities: Maple Ridge, Stone Creek, the Enclave and the Estates. The Julian-Rodrock Homes collaboration is located one mile from the Blue Valley School District’s newest high school and middle school campus and includes loads of family-friendly amenities such as a clubhouse, a swimming pool, a children’s play area, four lakes and a dramatic waterfall.
Price range: $400s to $2 million, terrybrookfarms.com
175th and Kenneth roads, Overland Park, Kan.
Sundance Ridge is the newest and perhaps most aggressive masterpiece project by the prominent Johnson County developer Darol Rodrock. Three communities are slated for production within Sundance Ridge, along with a clubhouse, three pools and a state-of-the-art playground, as well as a greenhouse, campgrounds, paved trails and an indoor basketball court. The Blue Valley School District has purchased land to construct an elementary school within the community. Sundance Ridge is slated to have 800 homes on this heavily treed lot.
Price range: $400s and up, rodrock.com/sundance-ridge
Southwick on the lake
Southwick on the Lake
199th Street and Mission Road, Overland Park, Kan.
Darol Rodrock’s exclusive Southwick on the Lake community boasts just 34 home sites. He desired to create a sense of rural living within a meticulously planned community that he refers to as an oasis and “the realization of a lifelong dream.” A natural 14-acre lake stocked with large-mouth bass for fishing is central to the neighborhood, with walking paths that leisurely wind through the community, embodying the rural feel. The estate-sized, custom-built homes have expansive lots suitable for horses with freedom to roam the countryside.
Price range: $550 to $1 million-plus, rodrock.com/southwick-on-the-lake
Prairie Star Parkway and Clare Road, Lenexa, Kan.
Lenexa has seen robust development in the past few years, but nothing quite like Rodrock’s planned community Arbor Lake, which features a pristine private lake, unparalleled views of rolling hills, dense tree lines teaming with wildlife plus quick access to local shops and dining and proximity to K-7 and K-10 for commuters. It is the unparalleled views of Lenexa’s parks and wetlands that set this community apart. Student residents attend the award-winning Olathe schools or the nearby St. James Academy.
Price range: $300s to $450,000, rodrock.com/arbor-lake
northwest of I-35/Highway 152 interchange, Kansas City, Mo.
Cooperleaf is 137 acres of open-treed natural preserve located west of Liberty, Missouri. The master planned community comprises luxury single-family homes with access to exercise trails, a playground, a swimming pool and a clubhouse. Many of the homes back to greenway space. Shopping and dining are within one mile of the area, and families are served by the AAA-rated Liberty Schools.
Price range: $300s to $750,000, copperleafkc.com
northwest of K-7/K-10 interchange, Olathe, Kan.
This 450-acre community set in the limestone bluffs of northwest Olathe is the largest master-planned community in the Kansas City area with more than 1,000 families making it their home. The latest neighborhoods to develop within the community include Hidden Lake Estates, Valley Ridge and the Ridge at Shadow Glen. When complete, the three neighborhoods will add an additional 150 homes to the development. All communities of the Cedar Creek development have been designed with a resort lifestyle in mind. Cedar Creek has made a commitment to preserve hundreds of acres in their natural state, incorporating a community harmonious with nature, including the Shadow Glen golf course and country club with surrounding lakes and spectacular water features.
Price range: $300s to $2 million, cedarcreek-kc.com
K-10 and Cedar Creek Parkway, Lenexa, Kan.
Olathe’s Canyon Creek by Prime Development is a project that’s seen steady growth since its opening. Located within the K-10 corridor, the development’s easy access to major highways make it a popular choice for young professionals. The family-oriented, 3-acre amenity complex within the community features a free-form pool with sundeck, where the water is only 6 inches deep, making it a perfect place for sunbathing while the little ones splash and play. There is a picnic area nearby, as well as a basketball court, a playground, a paved walking trail and a large open-play field for recreational soccer, softball, football and Frisbee. The community has been built into the natural wooded park land surrounding Mize Lake with many homes that back up to park land. Neighborhoods are: Canyon Creek by the Lake, Canyon Creek by the Park, Canyon Creek Shores, Canyon Creek Villas and Canyon Creek Highlands.
Price range: $400s to $1 million, canyoncreekks.com
167th Street and Pflumm Road, Overland Park, Kan.
The property developed by the Chapel Hill community was once a family farm. Today, the gently rolling hills, mature trees and serene landscape provide a charming backdrop for homes built by award-winning builders and floorplans that include ranches, 1 1/2-story, reverse 1 1/2-story and two-story floorplans. Home buyers can build as many as five-car garages and are afforded a dizzying array of upgrades.
Price range: $300s to $700s, chapelhillkc.com