Early last year, Prime Development Land Company joined with three of Kansas City’s leading builders to revitalize one of Northwest Olathe’s popular communities.
Last fall it launched a major building program in the final phase of Persimmon Pointe, bringing new life to this established community of almost 200 homes that has been a popular destination for homebuyers for over a decade. Today Persimmon Pointe is bustling again with construction activity.
Three furnished model homes by Summit Custom Homes, Prieb Homes and Sallee Homes are open for touring or nearing completion. Seventeen new spec homes are currently available. They represent five two-story plans and three reverse 11/2-story plans, priced from $269,950 to the low $300,000s.
Several are scheduled for completion within 30 days; most will be finished by early spring. Buyers who want a home built to their specifications can choose from over 50 available home sites, many of which are suited for walkout and daylight basements. Most are priced in the mid $50,000s, values hard to find in today’s market.
As Johnson County has grown over the past few decades, prices of new homes in Olathe have increased steadily. In 2012, the average price of a new home in the city rose to over $340,000. Today, Persimmon Pointe is one of the few places where buyers still can find new single-family homes priced in the upper $200,000s, and with land prices and building costs on the rise, it could be one of the last.
Persimmon Pointe is located in an unspoiled corner of northwest Olathe at 127th Street and Hedge Lane, just one mile west of Kansas 7. Its proximity to Kansas 10, Interstate 35 and Interstate 435 provides quick access to shopping, dining, entertainment and job centers, but that’s not the only reason why buyers move there. Teresa Acklin, community sales manager, said Persimmon Pointe is attractive to buyers not only because of its easy access to highway networks, but also for its rural surroundings.
“Many customers come from Gardner and Spring Hill looking for a new home that’s closer to work, without sacrificing the small-town feel,” Acklin said. “They love the rural feeling, the rolling landscape and peaceful countryside.”
And the area will remain that way. Hundreds of acres of parkland and conservation areas in the vicinity ensure that life at Persimmon Pointe will never be far from nature’s doorstep.
“For the outdoor enthusiast, there’s no place in Johnson County with more opportunities for recreation so close at hand,” Acklin said. “Our slogan, ‘Live Outside the Box’ describes the outdoor lifestyle that so many people here enjoy.”
Living at Persimmon Pointe affords families a variety of opportunities to enjoy some of the best public parks and recreational facilities in Johnson County. Just around the corner, a three-mile trail system extends to Prairie Center Park and Ernie Miller Nature Center.
Two miles away is Lake Olathe, a 208-acre city park with 170-acre deep-water lake for boating and more. Continuing past Lake Olathe, Prairie Center is a 300-acre tallgrass prairie refuge offering stunning sunset views. For the truly adventuresome, six miles west of Persimmon Pointe, Kill Creek Park and adjacent Timber Ridge Adventure Center have a combined 1,084 acres making it one of the largest in Johnson County.
When visiting the community, be sure to ask the sales agent for a community amenities flier for more information.
All of these diverse parks and outdoor recreation areas are within an easy bike ride of Persimmon Pointe, but close to home, the Persimmon Pointe community pool is the place where neighbors get to know each other and relax, swim and enjoy warm summer days.
At Persimmon Pointe, children are never far from home. Kids can walk to all new, highly rated Olathe District schools. Prairie Center Elementary is only two blocks away, Mission Trail Middle School is less than a mile to the west and five blocks south is the site of the future Olathe West High School, scheduled to open in 2017.
Persimmon Pointe’s model home builders, Summit Custom Homes, Prieb Homes and Sallee Homes, are among the largest and best-known home builders in the Kansas City area. From their portfolios of dozens of house plans, buyers can choose from many different styles, options and finishes to personalize homes to suit their distinctive needs, styles and tastes. In a recent meeting at the sales office, a builder was overheard telling a customer, “Show me your wish list, and I’ll find the plan that’s right for you.” With so many offerings, choices at Persimmon Pointe are practically limitless. Outside builders are also welcome with developer approval.
When deciding to purchase a home in a Prime Development community, prospective buyers can feel secure they are investing in a Johnson County-based real estate company with a long-running, financially secure history. Prime Development’s success through good and trying economic times is rooted in a philosophy of providing the right product in the right location at the right price, and building distinctive neighborhoods that exceed customer expectations.
The developer invites those who are ready to “step outside the box” to visit Persimmon Pointe. With new builders, new furnished models, 17 new spec homes, and over 50 lots to choose from, many opportunities are there to be found.