While it’s technically still winter, in Rodrock Development’s gorgeous Forest View, it might as well be spring. Things are popping up all over this coveted community, and – as its busy marketing agents can attest – sales are heating up.
And for good reason: Just past a cascading 50-foot waterfall, atop natural rock bluffs and amid lush greenery, Forest View sits just west of Highway 7 on 119th Street. Its rare location leaves the neighborhood nestled above the fray, giving residents a feeling of seclusion, yet it remains just minutes from city life.
Comprised of The Estates of Forest View, The Hills of Forest View, and The Meadows of Forest View, the community offers truly breathtaking views. In fact, the Clark family was initially drawn to Forest View because of its superb locale.
“The location is ideal – surrounded by nature but close to highways and conveniences,” says Meg Clark. “We think it offers beautiful homes in a unique setting in Johnson County. The waterfall at the neighborhood entrance is stunning and a delight to come home to each day. Trees and wildlife surround the area. It’s not unusual to see deer grazing and backyard birds, yet we’re within minutes of work and about 30 minutes from downtown. It’s the best of both worlds!”
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The Clark family was also impressed by the builders available in Forest View – and the strong school district within which the neighborhood is located. Meg is a teacher, so she knows firsthand the importance of stellar schools.
“We respected the builders’ great reputations and loved the floor plans available,” she says. “The strong neighborhood Olathe schools were important, and we felt we were getting a great value on a quality home investment.”
And that quality investment is only growing, thanks to expanded model rows, new builders, and the release of beautiful lots, says Bruce Stout, the community manager of the Communities of Forest View.
“We’re very excited about the progress we’re making on our new model row in The Hills of Forest View,” Bruce says. “We’ve invited two builders, new to Forest View, but well known within the industry, to join our team of exclusive homebuilders in The Meadows and The Hills of Forest View. JFE Construction and Prieb Homes will add a fresh set of floor plans and design ideas, while complementing the award-winning plans we offer by James Engle Custom Homes and Hilmann Home Building. We feel we’ve assembled a strong group of builders who can make anyone’s new home dreams come true.”
The creation of the model row in The Estates continues, as well, with some can’t-miss plans. “Tabernacle Homes will feature their award-winning Denali Chalet, a 1.5-story plan,” Bruce continues. “With an anticipated completion date prior to the Spring Parade of Homes, we’re excited to feature this home during the tour. J. S. Robinson and JFE Construction are also working toward completing their new Estates models, likely in time for the Fall Parade.”
And there are more than 180 building sites remaining in Forest View, with lots to fit everyone’s needs. With rates remaining low, the introduction of new product lines, and the release of new building sites, it’s a great time to be in Forest View. And as with all Rodrock Developments, the neighborhood boasts an impressive amenity package, including a large zero-entry pool, water park, playground, volleyball, and picnic area. As well, it’s home to Darol Rodrock’s famous Moms’ Council.
An abundance of family-friendly activities are planned thanks to the Council, including spring egg hunts, Memorial weekend pool-opening parties, July 4 bike-a-thons, and pumpkin-carving contests. Such gatherings forge friendships and build a true sense of togetherness, which resonates deeply with families.
“We love knowing this is a neighborhood that will grow with our family,” Meg says. “There are community family activities for the little ones like the egg hunt and winter sleigh rides. The older kids enjoy an awesome park and pool. It’s a very family friendly place to live. We also have neighbors, of all ages and stages of life, who enjoy getting together for block parties, barbecues, wine tastings, and nights by the fire pit. It’s nice ‘doing life’ with supportive and fun neighbors!”
Location: 23911 W. 121st St., Olathe.
Prices: Homes from $350,000 to $600,000.
Contact: Bruce Stout or Linda Roberts, Rodrock & Associates Realtors, 913-254-1000, firstname.lastname@example.org.