Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill among best new-home communities in Overland Park

Updated: 2014-02-13T16:06:34Z

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, in south Overland Park and now entering the second phase called the Estates, has become one of the best new-home neighborhoods in Johnson County.

Awards and recognitions verify that success and the community is now nominated by Kansas City Homes and Gardens magazine for “Best New Home Community of the Year” in the Kansas City market in the price range beginning in the low $300,000s to the upper $500,000s.

Chapel Hill consists of 240 acres of beautiful rolling terrain. Seventy acres have been reserved for open green space consisting of a heavily wooded tree preserve, pocket parks, open green spaces and miles of asphalt walking trails that wind through the neighborhood.

Nearly 100 residents call Chapel Hill home and enjoy the beautiful views and sunsets that enhance Chapel Hill. The community has planned approximately 600-plus homes to be built over 170 acres.

Chapel Hill will be a multiple-pool neighborhood and the first pool, cabana and lanai are completed along with a neighborhood tot lot.

Also providing recreation is the Heritage Park complex adjacent to Chapel Hill. It covers more than 1,200 acres and features an 18-hole golf course and a 40-acre lake for fishing, sailing and swimming. A 30-acre off-lease dog park is a popular amenity as are picnic cabanas, sports fields and green spaces.

Chapel Hill offers a wide variety of home options from 10 different building companies. The vision of Chapel Hill’s developer is to create neighborhoods within the community that emphasize the options and variety not typically available in other Johnson County new-home communities.

For 2014 spring, 24 speculative homes are under construction with a variety of floor plans that buyers may customize if they are purchased prior to completion. Current inventory homes are priced from $316,000 to $499,950 with delivery dates in 30, 60, 90 and 120 days.

The inventory includes versions of three-bedroom ranch plans, reverse ranch, 11/2-story, reverse 11/2-story, and two-story designs.

“You won’t find more variety and available homes anywhere else than Chapel Hill this spring,” said Bill Gerue with Weichert Realtors Graham-Welch, who markets the community. “In addition, many of the new homes feature energy efficiency upgrades that include some of the lowest HERS Ratings in all of Kansas City.”

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The current building companies in Chapel Hill include Don Julian Builders, Rodrock Homes, Lambie Custom Homes, ParkView Homes, Dan Smith Homes, James Engle Homes, Sallee Homes, Ashlar Homes, Steve Prohaska and Gabriel Homes, all of which offer a variety of plans that may be viewed on the Chapel Hill website at or on the builders’ individual websites.

Buyers may bring in their own builder and plans, as well, with developer approval.

The Estates, Chapel Hill’s second phase, has opened with 93 new home sites, many of which are adjacent to the Chapel Hill and Overland Park tree preserve area. Several presold custom homes are under construction now with a wide variety of builder spec homes to start soon in the Estates for late 2014 deliveries.

The third phase of the Estates is already in the pipeline with a projected opening in of spring 2015 for those who are planning their new home in the future.

If you plan to purchase a new home this year, put Chapel Hill at the top of your list to visit, Gerue said. Model homes are open daily until 5 p.m., except major holidays. Four beautifully furnished homes are displayed, offering current colors and interior trends.

One of the models, The Broadmore, a new reverse 11/2-story by ParkView Homes, captured the Grand Award during the most recent Parade of Homes sponsored by the Kansas City Homes Builders Association.

The sales office is staffed by Bill Gerue, Krissy Kempinger and Cory Stewart, who are ready to answer any questions or help you with a home or lot selection. Chapel Hill is located at the intersection of 173rd Street and Pflumm Road in Overland Park. Visit the community’s web site at

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