Scenic views, excellent schools and an ideal location have made Running Horse one of the best-selling new-home communities in Platte County.
Located just south of Platte City on Running Horse Road, Running Horse offers homebuyers the opportunity to build a custom home or choose from one of many diverse, move-in ready homes now available.
“There are four homes either complete or nearing completion that can be ready for those looking to move in the next 30 days,” said Heather Duty, community manager and ReeceNichols agent. “We also have a limited number of walk-out cul-de-sac home sites that have the most beautiful tree-top views. It’s worth coming out to see for yourself.”
Matt Ernst of Ernst Brothers Construction has built in Running Horse for years and commends the community’s developer, Hunt Midwest, for providing top-notch amenities for its residents.
“Running Horse is a great, family-friendly neighborhood,” Ernst said. “A community swimming pool, recreation area, playground and walking trails connecting to the Prairie Creek Greenway make this the place to live.”
Ernst has one completed home to tour, a reverse 11/2-story that features all of the finishes that buyers are looking for in new construction, including an open floor plan, granite counter tops, a large kitchen island and upgraded appliances.
Sallee Homes, the community’s newest builder, has four homes under construction, including a ranch and reverse 11/2-story that are nearly finished.
“Main floor living has become very popular in the last couple of years,” said Duty. “Having a master bedroom and the option for either a second bedroom or office on the first floor is essential for those who want to remain in their homes for a while.”
Aspen Homes, known for its fresh finishes and more contemporary design, has started construction on two two-story homes. Buyers should look to tour these homes closer to springtime.
Although Running Horse has a pastoral setting spread over 145 acres, it’s location near Interstates 29 and 435 put it within a short commute of Zona Rosa, Village West shopping and entertainment district, downtown Kansas City and Kansas City International Airport.
Residents can easily travel to Johnson and Wyandotte counties, as well as Fort Leavenworth, making Running Horse a popular place to call home for working professionals and military personnel.
Perhaps the number one driver behind the community’s success is the school district. Platte County R-3 schools consistently score 14 out of 14 points on state reviews and have received the Distinction in Performance Award.
Students in Running Horse attend Rising Star Elementary, Siegrist Elementary, Paxton School, Platte City Middle School and Platte County High School.
Those who want to preview the community may visit HuntMidwestKC.com and click on the Running Horse tab under communities. Homes are open by appointment. To schedule a tour, call Duty at 816-289-4676.
For more than 20 years, Hunt Midwest Residential has been an industry leader in master-planned community development. The Kansas City-based company is owned by Lamar Hunt’s family, owners of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.
Other Hunt Midwest communities include Northgate Village, The Reserve at Riverstone, Steeple Oaks, Woodneath Farms, Benson Place, Staley Hills, Eagle Creek and Timber Trails. All Hunt Midwest communities are marketed exclusively by ReeceNichols.
Prices: Starting in the mid $200,000s.
Location: 16120 NW 124th St.
Directions: Interstate 29 to Interstate 435 toward Topeka, take Exit 29 (State Highway D), turn right on Northwest 120th Street, right onto Running Horse Road, left on Northwest 123rd Street and right on Northwest 124th Street.
Hours: By appointment.
Contact: Heather Duty at 816-289-4676.