June 5, 2014

Woodland Ridge’s craftsmanship, small-town charm attracting buyers

Chris George Homes is developer and builder

Woodland Ridge is built on secluded, rolling hills, which allows for many elevations and choices of home designs. Chris George Homes, the developer and builder, is also happy to help buyers take full advantage of the property with its in-house design services and experience.

Chris George’s extensive building experience allows him to modify any of his plans to suit the buyer’s needs or he can custom design a home from scratch, a service he provides without charging an extra fee.

The company offers an array of floor plans that include ranch, reverse 11/2-story and two-story homes with prices starting as low as $244,950 including the lot. Homes also include all of the features today’s homebuyers want most: three-car garages, granite counters, hardwood flooring, stone detailing, arched doorways, bullnose corners, custom cabinetry, premium faucets, dual shower heads, tiled bathrooms and wrought-iron spindles.

One of George’s most popular two-story plans, the Yorkshire, is coming soon at 21086 Skyview. It has all of his beautiful finishes, plus a covered patio and will be ready for occupancy in 60 days.

Another Cypress, the much sought-after reverse 11/2-story, is under construction at 19312 W. 210th. This home is on one of the last remaining walkouts in Phase V, and will be ready for occupancy in approximately 90 days. Others are under construction and many buyers are choosing to build and customize to their needs.

George knows exactly what homebuyers want in their dream home and he’s offering it all at Woodland Ridge. Upscale finishes, excellent value, quality construction, easy highway access and family-friendly amenities are all standard in this Spring Hill community.

“Other communities create model homes with granite, hardwood floors and stone detailing, then hand homebuyers a long list of prices they will have to pay in order to get these features,” said Shelly Christ, community manager with Carolyn Collier of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes. “When you visit a home at Woodland Ridge, what you see is what you get. Everything in our model is already included in the home’s price.”

George has been building homes in the Kansas City area since 1976 and is the son of a builder. His family-owned business includes his brothers, Terry and Mike; his sons, Caleb and Chris; and his sister-in-law, Ruby. His reputation led many potential buyers to seek out his homes and the community of Woodland Ridge, Collier and Christ said. George also has many repeat customers and second-generation customers among his clientele.

Outside plans and builders are also welcome at Woodland Ridge with approval. View all the floor plans and available homes at or All homes in Woodland Ridge qualify for 100 percent USDA financing.

One of the most popular spots in Woodland Ridge during the summer months is the community’s swimming pool. Residents also enjoy access to two beautiful lakes, which are part of a city park located in the community. Fishing, boating, hiking and horseback riding are also available at nearby Hillsdale State Park.

“Residents really enjoy the lakes and the city holds an annual fishing derby,” Collier said.

Woodland Ridge is in the award-winning Spring Hill School District, with low teacher-student ratios, high test scores, state-of-the art new facilities and ample opportunity for student involvement, which make it an easy choice for families with school-age children. The new Spring Hill High School complex at 199th Street and Ridgeview Road is a few blocks from Woodland Ridge. Elementary students attend Wolf Creek Elementary School. The Spring Hill School District has earned 26 Standard of Excellence Awards and two Governor’s Achievement awards.

Residents of Woodland Ridge are minutes from U.S. 69 and U.S. 169 highways, allowing them to quickly reach all parts of the Kansas City area.

Woodland Ridge

Prices: $244,950 to $310,000.

Model: 21020 Crestview St., Spring Hill.

Directions: From U.S. 69 south to 199th Street, west to Ridgeview Road, south to 207th Street, then west a half-mile to entrance. From U.S. 169, south to 191st Street, east to Ridgeview Road, south to 207th, then west a half-mile to entrance.

Hours: 12-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Contact: Office at 913-378-2522 or community managers Shelly Christ at 913-485-8641 or Carolyn Collier at 913-710-7177.

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