The Estates of Wolf Creek started the new year with a recently opened new phase and a new builder joining the award-winning team, providing numerous options for those wishing to buy a home in 2016. The community is buzzing with activity, with six build jobs under way and six new models being built.
Driving Wolf Creek’s success are its numerous amenities and its location in Spring Hill, away from the hustle and bustle of the city but near access to both U.S. 69 and U.S. 169 to quickly take residents to all parts of the metropolitan area when they want to go there.
Wolf Creek’s amenities appeal to families of all ages, from those just starting out to empty-nesters. The swimming pool, cabana and playground are popular gathering spots during warm months and the stocked lake draws anglers of all persuasions. Walking trails throughout Wolf Creek lead to these attractions as well as the Wolf Creek Elementary School that is right in the community.
Wolf Creek Elementary is part of the highly rated Spring Hill School District and has an average class size of 21 students as well as excellent parental involvement with more than 98 percent of the parents last year participating in the fall and winter parent-teacher conferences. The Spring Hill School District has earned 26 Standard of Excellence Awards and two Governor’s Achievement awards.
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Wolf Creek is only eight minutes from shopping on 151st street and the Olathe Medical Center, eight minutes from Garmin headquarters and 10 minutes from shopping at 119th and Strang Line Road. Hillsdale Lake, Heritage Park and Sycamore Ridge Golf Course are also nearby.
Unexpected benefits of living in Wolf Creek, resident Bob Wright discovered, are the neighborhood itself and the residents. “You get to know your neighbors really quickly,” he said. “Some of them are retired and they are home during the day, which is nice because they look out for the neighborhood. We’ve had two neighborhood picnics and people get together for game nights. This is where I want my kids to grow up. People really care about each other.”
The affordability of the homes in Wolf Creek is another enticement. The two-story, ranch and reverse plans start in the $320,000s and have all of the features that today’s homebuyers want: open first-floor designs, hardwood floors throughout the main living areas, island kitchens, walk-in pantries, granite counter tops, stainless appliances and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, including spacious master suites. All homes have a lawn sprinkler system and all ranch plans have finished lower levels.
“The quality of construction for the price is without compare,” said Lisa Rater, community manager with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Kansas City Realty. In fact, Wolf Creek homes and builders have won Grand Awards and Distinctive Plan and Design awards during several Spring and Fall Parades of Homes.
Wolf Creek residents have high praise for the community and the builders. Wright, who moved there a couple of years ago with his wife and family, couldn’t be happier.
“I’ve owned five homes and this is the best one yet,” he said. “I don’t plan on ever owning another home, but if I do decide at some point to move, it will be into another home in Wolf Creek. I love it here.”
The newest phase of this popular southern Johnson County community is The Fountains at Wolf Creek, where buyers may select one of the premium home sites overlooking the lake. However, Rater said buyers should hurry to select their site, since only three daylight lake lots remain, priced at $104,950.
With the recent addition of KC Builders and Design to the Wolf Creek team, four builders now offer homes in the community. The other three are Robert Garver Builder, Wolf Creek Homes and Kelly Dunn Construction. Home prices range from the $320,000s and up.
The six models under construction are expected to be completed by spring. Wolf Creek Homes is building four of its most popular models, the Rosewood, a reverse ranch with five bedrooms and three bathrooms; the Sydney, another reverse ranch with four bedrooms and three bathrooms; the Kamryn reverse ranch with three bedrooms and two bathrooms; and Davenport, a ranch with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and the option to finish the lower level with another bedroom, bathroom and recreation room.
KC Builders and Design has started construction of a Derekson reverse ranch with four bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths; and the Magnolia, a reverse 1 1/2-story with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Those who don’t want to wait for the new models to be available will find four completed homes ready for immediate occupancy, including two two-story plans and two ranch plans.
For information, call Lisa Rater with Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services, Kansas City Realty at 913-206-4600 or visit the website at EstatesofWolfCreek.com.
Estates of Wolf Creek
Prices: Homes from the $320,000s and up.
Directions: From Overland Park, take Interstate 35 south to U.S. 69, south to 175th Street, west to Ridgeview Road, south to the entrance at 194th Street. From Olathe, take I-35 south to U.S. 169, south to 191st Street, east to Ridgeview Road, south to the entrance at 194th Street.
Hours: 12-5 p.m. daily and by appointment.
Contact: Lisa Rater with Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services, Kansas City Realty at 913-206-4600.