It’s easy for agents and builders to sing the praises of their product, but it’s something special when families reveal what they love best about where they call home. So to start off the New Year, Rodrock Development asked homeowners to share their favorite part of their respective communities, because often homeowners can offer the most honest, authentic advice in home buying.
Stonebridge: Located between Ridgeview Road and Black Bob Road along 167th Street, Stonebridge consists of four neighborhoods: Stonebridge Trails, Stonebridge Meadows, Stonebridge Village and Stonebridge Park.
“I have two favorite parts of our Stonebridge community: one is my neighbors. There’s such a great sense of community in Stonebridge Meadows, and it’s so fun to watch other kids grow up alongside our own and watch as our lives become intertwined. This is the second Rodrock community we’ve lived in and we’ve been so impressed with Darol Rodrock’s ability to build such a beautiful community — with the maintenance, the landscaping, the parks and more — it’s really a one-stop-shop for everything you’d want.”
— The Thompson Family, Stonebridge Meadows
“What we’ve liked about Stonebridge is the beautiful amenities, the high quality of the landscaping and the design. The planning is truly excellent; a great deal of forethought was put into making the communities flow well and are highly functional for the families that live here.”
— The Denny Family, Stonebridge Village
“Initially, we were drawn to this area because it allowed us to reside in Olathe, yet still be a part of the Spring Hill School District. The choice to reside in Stonebridge Park came down to the design of home, the particular builder (KC Builders & Design Inc. in our case), as well as the proposed and existing amenities in this neighborhood.”
— The Seidler Family, Stonebridge Park
“Stonebridge Trails is a really good family community. At the beginning of the summer, we have a barbeque to kick off the season with the whole subdivision, and another end-of-the-summer bash before school starts. All our neighbors have kids about the same age as ours, so you can go outside and there’s always somebody to play with. It’s been such a great place for our family.”
— The Hubler Family, Stonebridge Trail
Forest View: Situated behind a beautiful cascading 50-foot waterfall at its entrance at 23911 W. 121st St., Forest View is comprised of The Estates of Forest View, The Hills of Forest View and The Meadows of Forest View.
“In our move from Dallas, we spent two years scouring different neighborhoods. We really liked the entrance off of Forest View. We rolled into the neighborhood and thought, ‘this is the place to be.’ We love the Estates of Forest View because we back to treed green space, so we have some seclusion. We moved in May and everyone came over to introduce themselves. We never really knew our neighbors in Dallas and we were there for nine years. We better know our neighbors here after only nine months. People are so nice and it helps it feel like home.”
— The Kaza Family, The Estates of Forest View
Southwick on the Lake: Ideally situated on 199th Street and Mission Road, Southwick offers 34 estate-sized, custom-build home sites, each ranging between two and six acres, all in the heart of southern Johnson County.
“First and foremost, our favorite thing about Southwick on the Lake is the neighbors. I think the community attracts like-minded people. It’s likely not happenstance that there’s a genuine sharing of family values here in Southwick. And I would say the space and the way that the community is maintained is really pretty and conducive to a good family experience.”
— The Deppe Family
Grayson Place: A rare neighborhood treasure located at 119th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe, Grayson Place offers a mixture of two-story homes, ranches, reverse ranches and maintenance-free villas.
“We were lucky enough to have friends who already lived out here and they had nothing but good things to say. So it made our decision easy. We really wanted to be somewhere where there were a lot of community activities, where the families come together on a regular basis and the neighbors are close — like a second family — and all the Rodrock communities have that.”
— The Rutan Family
Greens of Chapel Creek: Located at 24114 W. 68th St., next to the vibrant Shawnee Golf & Country Club, the Greens of Chapel Creek is home to spacious lots with beautiful views.
“Our favorite part of the Greens of Chapel Creek is our lot, which we chose because we’re partial to sunsets. We can see for miles and have a great view of the western sky. It’s a great middle-of-the-road location for us, giving us easy access to the airport, downtown and visiting both sides of our family.”
— The Greenwood Family
Cottages at Woodridge: Cozily situated just north of the thriving 135th Street and Metcalf Avenue corner, the Cottages are a European-style village filled with charming cottages and friendly neighbors.
“I just love the Cottages. While all the homes are connected, the architect was able to give us three exposures, no matter the size of the unit. We have high, high ceilings, which helps make even the smaller homes seem larger. And just like the name ‘Cottages’ implies, we’re like our own little village and look out for one another.”
— Penny Dillon
Grey Oaks: Ideally located at 22515 W. 60th St., Grey Oaks boasts distinctive home designs, plentiful amenities and a strong sense of community in the heart of Shawnee.
“I love our neighbors and the sense of community in Grey Oaks. We have the opportunity to participate in so many activities from the Fourth of July and homecoming parades to ‘Friday Night Lights,’ I feel privileged to raise our kids in a neighborhood that shares the same enthusiasm for family togetherness.”
— The Repp Family
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