The final plat in Bristol Ridge, named Bristol Ridge West, opened in November and already a third of the 27 home sites have been reserved. Those who want to become a part of this popular community need to act fast, because once these sites are gone, there will be no more.
Bristol Ridge sits high on a bluff overlooking a scenic valley in Lenexa, offering country living close-in. J.S. Robinson Fine Homes and Rodrock Homes both have inventory homes in the new phase starting soon and the J.S. Robinson two-story Sonoma model is under construction and almost complete. The home sites are on cul-de-sac streets with most at least a third-acre and backing to trees or green space.
“This is a great opportunity to talk to the builders, pick your plan and get started on a new home for 2016,” said Karen Campbell, who markets Bristol Ridge with Brenda Youness. “Once these home sites are gone, there will be no more in Bristol Ridge.
“This is the best piece of land for new homes left in western Lenexa,” Campbell added. “Because of the rolling terrain, home sites will include walkout, daylight and level sites. In addition to the amazing valley views, many of the the sites back to a natural forest of beautiful trees.”
Campbell added that those choosing Bristol Ridge West for their new home will have a landscaping allowance of $5,000 to preserve the ambiance of the surrounding land.
Home sites will be priced from the upper $80,000s to more than $100,000. Homes will be priced starting in the $500,000s. Builders J.S. Robinson Fine Homes and Rodrock Homes will be offering two-story, 1 1/2-story and reverse ranch designs in Bristol Ridge West, including some new designs.
Demand has been so high in Bristol Ridge that only two inventory homes remain available in phase three. One is a two-story Sonoma by J.S. Robinson Fine Homes. It boasts four bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms and covered deck with a fireplace, priced at $533,616. The other, also built by Robinson, is a reverse 1 1/2-story Newport with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a covered deck with a fireplace, priced at $427,100. Both should be completed within 90 days and buyers still have time to pick their colors and finishes.
Homebuyers also have been attracted to Bristol Ridge’s sister community, Bristol Valley, just a quarter mile north on Woodland Drive in Shawnee overlooking Shawnee Mission Park and conservation land. Here 20 of the 54 home sites remain. They are priced from the upper $60,000s to the low $80,000s.
Bickimer Homes just started building a reverse home plan in Bristol Valley on the last walkout home site available. It will have three bedrooms and three bathrooms and is expected to be priced at $422,250. Gabriel Homes will soon be building a reverse home plan and two two-story plans in this community.
J.S. Robinson Fine Homes and Rodrock Homes also build in Bristol Valley and the community also is open to outside builders with developer approval.
Both Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley are minutes from groceries and eateries and have quick access to some of Kansas City’s best and newest attractions. It is just minutes from Lenexa’s City Center, where construction recently began on Lenexa’s new community center. This thriving new area includes restaurants, a fitness center, high-end apartments and office space. A hotel also is under construction.
A jaunt down Interstate 435 brings Legends shopping, the Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino and Schlitterbahn Water Park while downtown and the Kansas City airport lie not far beyond. Close to Kansas 10 and Kansas 7, commuters to Lawrence and Leavenworth delight in shorter drive times.
In addition to its urban attractions, these communities are rare gems for nature and animal lovers, too. Because of the rolling setting, landscape requirements are unusually lush. Many home sites overlook a serene 1,200 acres of untouched natural reserve in Shawnee Mission Park, less than a mile and a half away.
“Plus the park is one of the best off-leash parks for pets in the country,” Campbell said.
Directly across from Bristol Ridge is the trailhead for Mill Creek Streamway Park, Campbell said, and Lake Lenexa is just two miles away.
“If you like to hike, fish, swim or boat, we’ve got it all right here,” Campbell said.
The family-friendly amenities that include a state-of-the-art swimming pool and clubhouse are available to residents of both communities.
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley are in the De Soto School District, ranked in the top 5 percent in Kansas and second only to Blue Valley in Johnson County. St. James Academy, a highly ranked parochial school, also is nearby.
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley
Prices: Homes from low $400,000s and up.
Directions: For Bristol Ridge, from Interstate 435 in Lenexa, go west on 87th Street Parkway to community entrance at Deer Run. Follow signs to clubhouse. For Bristol Valley, from Interstate 435 in Lenexa, go west on 87th Street Parkway to Woodland Drive and north to the Bristol Valley Community.
Hours: 12-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday or by appointment.
Contact: Sales office at 913-307-4144 or community managers Karen Campbell at 913-219-0071 or Brenda Youness at 913-481-3010.