Charming village living would seem to be a thing of the past. Neighbors gathering on sprawling porches as children play together in the front yard and everyone gathering together for games in lush community parks can still be found in The Village at Shoal Creek Valley.
“The Village neighborhood is built in classic Kansas City tradition, where quaint village streetscapes encourage neighborliness and promote a strong sense of community,” said Tom Johnson of Keller Williams North, who markets The Village at Shoal Creek Valley.
Homes are nestled along picturesque, tree-lined streets and many have private alley garage entrances in this Kansas City neighborhood. Single-family homes on smaller lots, which require less yard work, are priced from the mid $200,000s. Only a few lots remain, with prices starting in the low $40,000s.
Johnson said the architecture of the homes is craftsman design with all home plan specifications down to the exterior paint colors going through an approval process to ensure the home meets the standards of the neighborhood. The result is a community that feels like it is from turn-of-the-century Kansas City or an historic New England town.
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“We also have a set of amenities not found anywhere else in the greater Kansas City area, such as parks with picnic tables and pergola pavilion, walking and biking trails, bright and decorative street lighting,” Johnson said. “There is a refreshing water park with the Park House clubhouse right for the taking.”
The community is also known for its many family-oriented events. There is a kiddie camp out each summer, Easter egg hunts, story time in the adjacent library and fun all year around.
Shoal Creek Valley has a Kansas City address, but children attend highly rated Liberty schools, with Liberty Oaks elementary on site.
“The neighborhoods at Shoal Creek Valley are sought after as the savvy buyer understands it is about location, location, location,” Johnson said, adding residents can travel to The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Power & Light District, Country Club Plaza and Kansas City International Airport within 20 minutes.
This proximity to downtown has made the community highly sought after by physicians who need to live close to the area’s best hospitals. Business travelers also love that there is only one stoplight between the community and the main entrance to Kansas City International Airport.
Shoal Creek Golf Course, Mosaic Life Center and Clayview Country Club, a private club, are all on site. The Shoppes at Shoal Creek, along with Shoal Creek Valley Plaza, offer several choices for shopping, groceries, exercise, banking and dining. Several new shops will be announced soon.
The chalet style clubhouse known as The Park House features large open interior spaces, the warmth of a fireplace and comfortable seating just right for a card game or meeting. But its large, outdoor water park is the main attraction on warm, summer days.
The water park is available only to residents and their guests. It is open Friday through Sunday. There is a lazy river, two large swimming pools, two water slides, splash plaza, toddler pool, water fountains, sundeck, picnic pavilions and changing rooms. The Village pool and sundeck are open every day for residents.
The icon of Shoal Creek Valley is The Gate House with its plush grounds, meandering garden pathways, media room, banquet room and fully equipped kitchen. It is available only to residents and their guests for activities, events and meetings. It is also available to residents who simply want to enjoy the patios, large fountain pool, waterfall hot tub and barbecue pavilion.
“Relaxing in the sun and enjoying the water features make living at Shoal Creek Valley a new experience every day,” Johnson said. “We have a wonderful group of homeowners who enjoy what has been created here. However, there are very few opportunities left for new homebuyers to make this community their home. Home sites are going quickly”
Shoal Creek Valley
Directions: Missouri 152 to Shoal Creek Parkway, north to Shoal Creek Valley Drive, east to Sycamore Drive. Sales office is at 8515 N. Sycamore Drive in The Gate House.
Contact: Tom Johnson or Susan Renschler, Keller Williams North, 816-792-2400 or 816-918-4009
Hours: 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Sunday by appointment.
Web: ShoalCreekValleyHomes.com. Like the community on Facebook: Shoal Creek Valley - The Preserve and Village.