Less than a dozen purchase opportunities remain in the popular, close-in maintenance-provided community of HeatherGlen.
John Moffitt & Associates
This community’s provided maintenance allows homeowners free time to enjoy their lifestyle, knowing all yard care, lawn irrigation and snow removal from walks and driveways are taken care of.
The close-in location on 51st Street between Quivira and Pflumm allows access to downtown, the Plaza and Corporate Woods in 15 minutes or less. Leisure activities, including golf, an aquatic center and shopping, are all less than 10 minutes away.
This Shawnee community is 90 percent completed and has experienced steady sales since opening seven years ago. Of the original 80 home sites available when the community opened, only eight remain. Three homes are now available, the current model and two homes under construction.
The model home at 12826 W. 49th Terrace is available for $365,000. It won a 2012 Grand Award during the Fall Parade of Homes and continues the tradition of winning Parade of Homes awards, a successful track record that included a Grand Award in 2011, as well.
Not only does this home boast an award-winning design, it also represents a significant value with a listing price that’s approximately 10 percent lower than most other new homes of its size, type and design in Johnson County, according to Roxanne Mitchell, who markets the community with Jeff Kershenbaum and Sue Duncan for John Moffitt & Associates.
As an incentive, any buyer who purchases the model home or any other between now and Thanksgiving will have their homeowners association dues paid for a year.
The homes under construction are reverse 11/2-story designs offering beautiful views of green space, according to Kershenbaum. Since these are at the foundation stage, buyers have ample time to make décor choices.
“HeatherGlen’s home styles are as unique as the community itself,” Mitchell said.
The sales team noted that demand for maintenance-provided living in Johnson County has accelerated this year, resulting in decreased inventory of such homes. HeatherGlen offers the especially rare opportunity to build an upscale home yet enjoy the hassle-free lifestyle that maintenance-provided living offers.
“Buyers can work with the community’s featured builder, John Moffitt, to build either of our two featured plans — The Cottonwood or the Willow,” Mitchell said. “Buyers can create a custom floor plan or bring their own builder; we make this very easy for the customer.”
Kershenbaum added: “Now would be the time for any interested buyer to get involved in building their dream home and have an active part in deciding on the finish to customize their home.”
Micthell concurred. “The few remaining home sites have much to offer. Private cul-de-sacs, level or walkout, trees and tremendous views are among the more popular options left. These remaining home sites provide a feeling of space that most people do not think possible in a maintenance-provided community. In addition, the streetscapes are interesting, diverse and provide an abundance of green space.”
Prices at HeatherGlen range from the mid-$300,000s through the upper $400,000s. Standard features of all homes include masonry fronts, 50-year composition roofs, in-ground sprinklers, add-on heat pumps, granite kitchens and generous landscaping.
All homes feature yard irrigation, and opening and closing the systems are done by the homeowners association. The yards are fertilized five times each year, mowed weekly and mulched every spring. During the winter, snow removal is provided for driveways, as well as sidewalks to front doors. This truly is easy living.
All of these attributes contributed to Carle Nicklas’ decision to purchase her HeatherGeln home seven years ago when she relocated to Kansas City. She wanted a community in which she’d be free from the burdens of lawn care and snow removal.
She’d previously lived in the Shawnee area, so finding a new home in that setting also was important. “I always liked this part of Kansas City because there are hills. It’s not the same as southern Johnson County where everything is flat. The first time I lived in Kansas City, it was about a mile from HeatherGlen, so when I moved back I was happy to be in the same area.”
Nicklas appreciates that HeatherGlen offers a variety of home styles. “The plans fit together but they are not identical, so each home is different.”
In the seven years she’s lived in HeatherGlen, she’s formed bonds with her neighbors. “The neighbors are surprisingly close. We have annual events — a neighborhood picnic and Christmas dinner — and there’s a bunco group and a couples group that goes out to dinner. It’s a very friendly neighborhood and not hard to meet people.”
Mitchell concurred. “This is a close-knit, active community where you can enjoy a morning walk with your neighbor. Many of our owners are longtime Shawnee residents who love the area but want the relaxed lifestyle of maintenance-provided living. This is truly a place to call home and with buying opportunities dwindling, now is definitely the time to act.”