If you’ve driven in south Overland Park off U.S. 69 highway at the 176th Street exit just past the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens lately, you’ll certainly understand the saying, “Where people and nature cross paths.” That’s the motto of Rockwood Falls Estates located at 191st and Ballentine in Overland Park, just one mile west of Antioch Road.
Kristin Malfer & Associates, Reece and Nichols Leawood
Situated on 240 stunning acres that meander throughout the countryside, this boutique community features just 22 estate homes, each situated on two-plus wooded acres and surrounded by a nature preserve on all sides.
After passing by a pair of life-sized bronze deer overlooking a beautiful towering cliff-side waterfall, through the stately wrought-iron privacy gates and past the expressive wildlife bronzes and ornate bird feeders, residents enjoy picturesque wooded terrain featuring extensive natural landscaping, spectacular waterfalls, a babbling brook and oodles of hiking and biking trails.
According to Mark Simpson, who co-developed the property with Saul Ellis and Brian Illig, fortunate homeowners at Rockwood Falls are immersed in the splendor and serenity of their own personal oasis.
“The natural beauty of the old growth trees and rolling terrain offers estate homebuyers a unique setting in which to create their ultimate dream home,” he said.
Simpson and his development team are no strangers to developing impressive residential projects. Together, their portfolio spans 40-plus years of innovative, upscale communities that appeal to discerning homebuyers looking for an enhanced lifestyle and first-class amenities. Hallbrook Farms, The Links at LionsGate, BrookWood Estates, White Horse, the Iron Horse golf communities and Brittany Court are just some of their noteworthy residential properties.
Sales have been at a brisk pace with two estate homes under construction and only three opportunities remaining to build a true dream home in Rockwood Fall Estates. Each one offers a unique location and views within the community for custom-built homes that suit the highest standard of needs, lifestyles and desires.
“Rockwood Falls offers an unparalleled lifestyle opportunity nestled within the beautiful wooded terrain of southern Johnson County,” Simpson said. “Prospective buyers who come here are simply awestruck by all of the open green space, rolling hills and natural flora and fauna scattered about the property.”
The luxury upscale community amenities offered here is another big draw, particularly for families.
The amenities encompass 140 total acres of privacy-enhancing, common park preserves protected and preserved in perpetuity by the homeowners association, a heated Community Barn activity center, boating, fishing and other water activities on a stocked 18-acre lake and six ponds, including a boathouse with community-owned fishing boats, kayaks and canoes, and a water’s edge pavilion and picnic area.
Another unique aspect of Rockwood Falls Estates is the full-time, on-site community caretaker. The interior and exterior home maintenance options available to residents is extensive, including window and spring cleaning, minor home repairs and handyman service, landscape design, installation service and maintenance, snow removal, firewood supply, pet care and after-hours emergency service, just to name a few.
The private Wolf Creek Golf Club is just 2.5 miles north of Rockwood Falls Estates. Residents are also within just a few minutes of the bustling 151st Street and 135th Street shopping corridors, chock full of a variety of retail and personal services, shopping, dining and entertainment options.
Rockwood Falls Estates is served by the award-winning Blue Valley School District. Students living in the community attend the recently opened, state-of-the-art Blue Valley Southwest High School and the new Aubrey Bend Middle School, both located just three miles from the community. Heritage Christian Academy offers K-12 private education just five miles away.
The Rockwood Falls Estates community was honored with the 2009 Urban Conservation Award and was the site of the 2012 Arboretum Show Home as a fundraiser for the neighboring Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. The developers have taken extraordinary measures to preserve the natural habitat and pastoral ambiance of this quiet, close-in country setting for the select few who demand nothing but the very best in a natural, secluded back-to-nature lifestyle.