Two Southland communities feature homes on Parade

05/03/2014 12:00 AM

05/01/2014 1:02 PM

This weekend is an excellent time to visit two Hunt Midwest Residential communities in the Southland, to explore the lifestyle offered by one of the leading master-planned community developers in the Kansas City area and to visit homes that builders in these neighborhoods are featuring on the Spring Parade of Homes.

“Buyers are encouraged to not just tour the homes on the Parade, but the communities as well,” said Jenni Mann, marketing manager for Hunt Midwest Residential. “The choice to buy a new home often comes down to location and the amenities that the neighborhood has to offer. Hunt Midwest Residential’s master-planned communities provide extensive amenities, such as swimming pools, walking trails, natural areas and playgrounds.”

Eagle Creek in Lee’s Summit is an excellent example of those extensive amenities.

“Everything is looking green and gorgeous on the miles of wooded walking trails and parkland in Eagle Creek,” said Carol Smetanka, who markets the community with Peggy Holmes for Reece Nichols Realtors. “The second pool has been approved and will be under construction this year. It is located within the new phase, which includes many wooded walkout lots that back to trees and or parkland.”

She added that sales were at a fast pace in April, so buyers considering Eagle Creek shouldn’t hesitate to pick their new home.

“Every home we have available for sale is open during the Parade, as well as the Parade entries, so this is a good time to see a wide selection,” Smetanka said.

This popular neighborhood offers acres of parkland and nature areas, as well as generously landscaped entrance monuments. It currently has one swimming pool open and construction will begin on the second pool this spring, with a summer 2015 opening anticipated. Walking trails connect to a 27-acre city park, offering even more outdoor activities.

Four homes in Eagle Creek are entered on the Spring Parade of Homes, which opened April 26 and runs through May 11. All entries are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

SAB Homes has two Parade entries, No. 105 at at 2337 SW Deer Run Road, which was named First Runner Up American Dream Award, and No. 106 at 2341 SW Deer Run Road. Another entry, No. 107, is by Sallee Homes at 2325 SW River Trail Road and Summit Custom Homes has the fourth entry, No. 108 at 2325 SW River Trail Road.

Home prices in Eagle Creek start in the upper $200,000s. Phase 13 opened in January with 60 single-family homes sites, nearly half of which back to trees and green space.

When completed, Eagle Creek will include 1,000 homes. This is a mixed-use community that includes townhomes and single-family homes, as well as land for future villas and neighborhood-friendly shops or offices.

Eagle Creek’s prime location on Pryor Road, just south of Interstate 470, affords easy access to all parts of the Kansas City area. The community is served by the sought-after Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, with students attending Lee’s Summit West High School, Summit Lakes Middle School and Hawthorn Hill Elementary School.

The other Hunt Midwest Southland community, Timber Trails in Raymore, also has an abundance of amenities, including a swimming pool and recreation area, walking trails and playground.

Summit Custom Homes is showcasing three entries during the Parade of Homes: No. 169 at 502 Meadowlark Lane, No. 170 at 500 Meadowlark Drive and No. 171 at 424 Meadowlark Drive.

The Parade is an excellent opportunity to see the new model row that opened in January.

Timber Trails also offers an excellent location, on South Dean Road, just south of Missouri 58 and east of Interstate 49, a primary link to the Kansas City area.

Students living in Timber Trails attend schools in the highly acclaimed Raymore-Peculair School District, including Creekmoor Elementary, Eagle Glen Intermediate, Raymore Peculiar Middle and Raymore Peculiar High schools.

The Spring Homes Tour, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, features 377 homes throughout the Kansas City area, each open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through May 11. Parade Guides may be picked up at any home on the Parade or at the HBA office at 600 E. 103rd St., Kansas City, near Interstate 435 and Holmes Road. Information can be found at


For more than 20 years, Hunt Midwest has been an industry leader in master-planned community development. For information about Hunt Midwest Residential, visit


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