As Nebraska natives, Sara and Toby English quickly fell in love with Shawnee. The community’s small-town feel really resonated with the couple, who decided to call it home more than a decade ago. But two years ago, the family began the daunting process of looking for a new neighborhood, having outgrown their current home. That lengthy search came to a satisfying end when the family discovered Rodrock Development’s Greens of Chapel Creek.
“Every time we drove through the community, we saw families and kids playing,” Sara says. “Everyone was so friendly. Our good friends moved into the neighborhood last year. Sitting on their deck at night with the beautiful scenery all around us sealed the deal.”
The family found the perfect lot and began the building process, with plans to move in at the end of August—just in time for the neighborhood to become a flurry of activity for the fun-filled summer months.
“We’re excited about the pools, but even more excited about hanging out on the deck taking in the beautiful views, and, of course, golfing,” Sara says. “In the past 6 months, we’ve met so many great families. We can’t wait to hang out and for our twin daughters to have friends to play with, which is something we really don’t have in our current neighborhood. We’ve never built before, but the whole process has been great. We just can’t wait to get in and take it all in!”
And there’s plenty to take in within the coveted streets of the Greens of Chapel Creek. Located off of 68th Street in Shawnee, Rodrock Development’s gorgeous golf-course community feels tucked away from the bustle of city living, yet is minutes from major metropolitan destinations. And with a variety of 2-story, 1 1/2-story, and reverse-1.5-story plans, buyers have a fantastic array of choices.
The community is bursting into the warmer months with some truly impressive inventory, says community manager Bob Sloan. “We have nine homes available in 90 days or less, including three homes that are move-in ready.”
Hilmann Home Building has its Chesapeake II Expanded Up, the Chesapeake 2 1/2, and the Middleton IV ready to capture homebuyers’ hearts. The Middleton IV, with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, is a gorgeous 2-story in a great cul-de-sac, backing to the golf course and the lake for breathtaking views.
Also immediately available is the Chesapeake II Expanded Up, with 5 bedrooms (or 4 and an office), 4 bathrooms, 2 laundry areas, a huge loft area, separate playroom, a walkout, walk-up basement, and covered porch with stone fireplace.
Rounding out Hilmann Home Building’s offerings is the Chesapeake 2 1/2, a beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bath, reverse 1 1/2 story perfectly situated on a deep lot, backing to the green.
Just completed is Prieb Homes’ Ellsworth, an awesome 5-bedroom, 4-bath 2-story home with 10-foot ceilings that backs to the golf course fairway and lake.
“This home was specially designed for open flow and ease of living,” Bob says. “The nicely appointed kitchen and hearth open directly into a breakfast nook and Great Room. Both a front porch and covered patio bring the outside in, while an impressive foyer and dining room lend themselves to more formal affairs.”
But the homes are really only the beginning of what makes this community so beguiling. In addition to Erfurt Park, the Greens of Chapel Creek also boasts a zero-entry infinity pool with fountain, changing cabana, gas grill, and picnic area. As well, Rodrock Development’s Moms’ Council helps ensure a variety of community-building events, including July 4th bike parades, holiday hayrides, and more. And since the community is located in the award-winning DeSoto School District, the Greens of Chapel Creek is an ideal location for growing families.
And it goes without saying that a huge selling point for many a resident is the Shawnee Golf & Country Club, which offers not only one-of-a-kind views but also affordable club memberships for both families and individuals. The club boasts a 27-hole championship golf course — designed by Lyndy Lindsey — four sets of tee boxes, an aqua driving range, three swimming pools (swimming, sports, and a wading pool for small children), hard-surface tennis court, fitness center, and luxurious club house with women’s and men’s locker rooms and dining facilities.
With distinctive views, the serenity of nature, unparalleled home quality, and the added bonus of affordable club memberships, the Greens of Chapel Creek is a living experience like no other.
The Greens of Chapel Creek
Location: 24114 West 68th Street, Shawnee
Prices: Homes from $400,000 to $700,000
Contact: Bob Sloan or Brandilyn Thompson, Rodrock & Associates, Realtors, 913-422-2001, firstname.lastname@example.org