Eagle Creek, long known as a family-friendly community with floor plans geared primarily towards those with school-aged children, is now offering a wide variety of ranch and reverse 1 1/2-story homes in addition to traditional two-story floor plans.
“We’ve seen a trend in new home sales where buyers are wanting to have their living and entertainment space all on the same level as their master bedroom,” explained Peggy Holmes, ReeceNichols agent and community co-manager with Carol Smetanka. “What has surprised us is that it’s not only empty-nesters wanting ranch or reverse 1 1/2-story floor plans, but families as well. For those with children, it’s about finding a home to accommodate their needs for the long term.”
Surrounded by rolling hills and farmland, Eagle Creek is in Lee’s Summit off of Pryor Road, three miles south of Interstate 470. Residents enjoy the country-like setting, while popular shopping centers, grocery stores and lively downtown Lee’s Summit are just minutes away. Nearby Missouri 150 Highway also allows quick access for those desiring an easy commute to Johnson County.
Monuments with cascading waterfalls and generous landscaping greet residents at both entrances and two community swimming pools, a playground, acres of green space and paved walking trails connecting to a 27-acre city park provide families and individuals a place to relax and unwind just outside their front door.
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“We’re very proud of the inventory homes we have to offer, many of which offer views of trees or greenspace,” said Holmes. “The variety of finishes throughout include fresh paint colors, granite counter tops and free-standing soaker tubs in some of the master bathrooms. We expect these homes to sell quickly.”
Two Austin floor plans by Sallee Homes allow for the ultimate main-level living experience. Each has floor-to-ceiling windows to show off level home sites and scenic, treed backyards. The wide open living areas with wood floors and corner fireplaces are great for entertaining. Both homes offer well-equipped kitchens, wood floors throughout the main living area, granite counter tops and big walk-in pantries. These homes can be found at 2721 SW Golden Eagle Road and 2537 SW Hickory Lane.
Buyers of the Stratoga by SAB Homes will be the envy of all their friends when living in a Parade of Homes Distinctive Plan & Design Award winner at 2425 SW Hickory Lane. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area look out onto private, treed green space behind the home and a large second-floor loft area is the perfect hangout for children of all ages. The main-floor master bedroom suite is luxuriously appointed and laundry rooms on both levels of the home are just one of the many thoughtful features throughout.
Award-winning builder Summit Custom Homes combined quality and affordability in the Huntington, a two-story home plan situated on a large corner lot. This home is packed with upgraded features including pre-wired five-speaker surround sound and security system, enameled kitchen island and cabinets and granite counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms. An expanded 14-foot by 14-foot patio allows for an excellent outdoor entertainment area and the home is just steps from the community’s second swimming pool and extensive walking trails. Visitors are welcome to tour this plan at 2361 SW Deer Run Road and 2322 SW River Trail Road.
Eagle Creek is in the highly acclaimed Lee’s Summit School District, including the commonly sought-after Lee’s Summit West High School attendance area. Children also attend Summit Lakes Middle School and Hawthorn Hill Elementary School.
“Aside from the school district, the neighborhood amenities and sense of community throughout are a big draw for homebuyers,” explained Holmes. “People watch out for their neighbors here and sunny weekends guarantee a playground full of children. With the elementary school just across the street, it not only offers families a great place to live, but also grandparents who want to stay close to their grandchildren.”
“The number of completed inventory homes in Eagle Creek provides buyers an excellent opportunity to see a wide variety of finishes and floor plans without having to leave the neighborhood,” explained Smetanka. “This is also a great time to buy as it allows time to move and get settled before school starts in the fall.”
The mixed-use community features townhomes, single-family homes and land for future villas or other neighborhood friendly mixed-uses. The master-plan allows for homes in a range of price points to accommodate different lifestyles and, once complete, will include 1,000 residences.
Eagle Creek is developed by Hunt Midwest, a leader in master-planned community development for over 20 years. Hunt Midwest is owned by the family of legendary sports pioneer, Lamar Hunt, also owners of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Prices: Starting in upper $200,000s.
Location: 2425 SW Hickory Lane, Lee’s Summit.
Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, 12-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Monday by appointment.
Contact: Carol Smetanka and Peggy Holmes at 816-554-1318.