The Gugler family had looked on and off for a new home for more than a year, all the while finding themselves returning—time and again—to Rodrock Development’s Forest View.
“We looked all over Johnson County and kept coming back to look at Forest View,” Kamie Gugler says. “The availability of walkout lots backing to forest—and not neighbors—drew us to the neighborhood. There are some great communities available in Johnson County, but for the price, we felt like our lot couldn’t be beat.”
As an agent for Keller Williams, Kamie knows a fantastic value when she sees one. Now having called the community home for some 7 months, the Gugler family couldn’t be happier.
“We love looking out the back windows and seeing deer frequently grazing,” Kamie says. “We are excited for the warm weather and a chance to get to know our neighbors better. And the pool will be a definite plus!”
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Located just west of Highway 7 on 119th Street, Forest View is comprised of The Estates of Forest View, The Hills of Forest View, and The Meadows of Forest View. The community sits atop a gently winding boulevard, past a cascading 50-foot waterfall, natural rock bluffs, and lush greenery.
Yet the neighborhood’s appeal stretches far beyond the most impressive of entries. Forest View offers a solid investment in terms of home value, as well as outstanding amenities, street safety, an award-winning school system, and a compelling sense of community and camaraderie. The neighborhood was carefully designed to ensure little traffic on residential side streets and boasts 40 separate cul-de-sacs, which brings with it an abundance of safety, fellowship, and socializing for all ages.
Builders appreciate the rare gem that is Forest View and have built some of their finest spec homes in the community. There are some 11 almost-finished homes, with more in various stages of construction.
“There are also more than 125 lots available on which buyers can build their dream home,” says Linda Roberts, a Rodrock Development marketing agent. “We have walkout, daylight, and flat lots, many offering a beautiful view of heavily wooded park, home to abundant wildlife.”
Among the move-in ready homes is a rustic chalet-styled abode by Tabernacle Homes. “This beautiful 1.5-story sits on a walkout, wooded lot and includes a huge Great Room with vaulted exposed truss/beam ceiling, a stone fireplace, and a wall of windows overlooking woods,” says Linda. “It offers a gourmet kitchen, expansive pantry, private master suite, and more—all for $649,950.”
Hilmann Home Building also has two of its favorite Fenwick IV floor plans ready and waiting. With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, this floor plan is open and spacious enough for even the largest of families. The kitchen overlooks the Great Room with its stone fireplace, while a wall of windows invites in all the surrounding beauty.
Trusted builder, James Engle Custom Homes, has both its Laurel Expanded Reverse and its Emery Reverse, ready for immediate possession. The Laurel Expanded Reverse sits on a wooded walkout lot with a covered deck to make the most of the stunning views, while the Emery Reverse sits on a walkout, walk-up, cul-de-sac lot. Both feature finished lower levels, gourmet kitchens, and the finest in finishes.
“Our current inventory includes two 2-story homes priced in the low $400’s,” Linda adds. “We have four 1.5-story homes priced from $469,950 to $639,950. There are 10 reverse 1.5-story homes available from $496,950 to $642,94. The builders are starting more spec homes to meet the demand for a new home. Our current builders include James Engle Custom Homes, LLC, JFE Construction, Prieb Homes, Inc., Hilmann Home Building, J. S. Robinson, and Tabernacle Homes.”
And as with most Rodrock Developments, the community boasts an impressive amenity package, including a large zero-entry pool, water park, playground, volleyball, and picnic area.
Forest View’s Spring Parade of Homes traffic was exceptional, proof that buyers are gearing up to make the most of the current real-estate market. So needless to say, these homes won’t sit empty for long. Forest View offers gorgeous sights, ample amenities, and a fantastically friendly environment. Take a quick drive past the serene waterfall on Clare and discover what Forest View’s devoted residents already know by heart.
Location: 23911 West 121st Street, Olathe
Prices: Homes from $350,000 to $600,000
Contact: Bruce Stout or Linda Roberts, Rodrock & Associates Realtors, 913-254-1000, email@example.com