A new phase of 31 prime home sites and new builders are creating excitement at Running Horse, a Hunt Midwest Residential community in a quiet setting just south of Platte City conveniently near highway access.
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“The new phase is phenomenal,” said Heather Duty, the new community manager with Reece & Nichols Realtors. “It has three cul-de-sacs and many of the home sites are treed and back up to natural areas. Many of them are walkouts. Once people see these lots, they will be excited about them. Home sites like these are not easy to come by these days.”
Matt Ernst with Ernst Brothers Construction concurred: “The lots in the new phase are beautiful.”
Also generating interest from potential buyers are the addition of two award-winning builders who have joined Ernst Brothers Construction at Running Horse. Aspen Homes began building here in the past six months and Sallee Homes has agreed to build four spec homes in the community.
“A new phase, additions to the builder team and having Heather on board as our sales agent have made Running Horse feel like a brand new community,” said Jenni Mann, marketing manager for Hunt Midwest Residential. “The home sites in the latest phase of Running Horse are simply stunning and I would encourage buyers shopping for a new home in the Northland to drive through and take a look.”
The builder team offers a variety of floor plans, including reverse 11/2-story, 11/2-story, two-story and an atrium split with two living areas.
Homes start in the mid $200,000s and 12 homes are currently in various stages of completion, including move-in-ready two-story and reverse 11/2-story plans. The furnished model home is at 16120 NW 124th St.
Although Running Horse has a pastoral setting spread over 145 acres near Interstates 29 and 435, it is within a short commute of Zona Rosa; shopping, services and restaurants in the Northland; and The Legends in Kansas City, Kan. It is minutes from Kansas City International Airport.
“With it being right off I-435, this is a great location for those who work at Cerner at The Legends or anywhere in the city,” Ernst said. “It has a small-town atmosphere but is minutes from big city services.”
Residents can easily travel to Johnson and Wyandotte counties, as well as Fort Leavenworth, making Running Horse a popular place to call home for working professionals and military personnel.
Duty said family buyers appreciate the excellent Platte County R-3 School system with children attending Rising Star Elementary, Siegrist Elementary, Paxton School, Platte City Middle School and Platte County High School.
Ernst agreed: “People really like the school district and the smaller class sizes. The schools really sell this area. I just moved my family into the Platte County School District to take advantage of the great schools.”
The Platte County R-3 schools consistently score 14 out of 14 points on state reviews and have received the Distinction in Performance Award.
Running Horse’s ample amenities include a swimming pool and recreation area, walking trails connecting to the Prairie Creek Greenway, a playground and generously landscaped entrance monuments.
“Running Horse is a great, family-friendly subdivision,” Ernst said. “Hunt Midwest does a great job of providing top-notch amenities. They take care of the community; everything is first class. They are good people to work with.”
Those who want to preview the community may visit HuntMidwestKC.com and click on the Running Horse tab under communities. Mann said the website has been completely redone, offering an updated photo gallery, access to builder floor plans and a direct link to available inventory. They also may call Heather Duty at 816-289-4676.
For more than 20 years, Hunt Midwest Residential has been an industry leader in master-planned community development. The Kansas City-based company is owned by Lamar Hunt’s family, owners of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Other Hunt Midwest communities include Northgate Village, The Reserve at Riverstone, Steeple Oaks, Woodneath Farms, Benson Place, Staley Hills, Eagle Creek and Timber Trails. All Hunt Midwest communities are marketed exclusively by Reece & Nichols Realtors.