As the revitalization of downtown Kansas City continues to flourish, the concept of urban living is evolving to include not only an array of housing, but also enviable locations that introduce opportunities outside of the traditional urban core boundaries. One such example? Beacon Hill, a thoughtfully planned enclave that seamlessly blends the aesthetic of a traditional neighborhood with a prime location just a short walk away from downtown’s Central Business District.
The mixed-use, new urbanist neighborhood covers nearly 90 acres on rolling terrain that offers panoramic views of downtown Kansas City. Ellen Darling, executive vice president-principal, chief operating officer and director of property and facility management for NG Zimmer, said the opportunity to develop Beacon Hill marked a turning point for an important property.
“In the mid-2000s, Leonard Graham (of Taliaferro & Browne Inc.) approached Hugh Zimmer (of Zimmer Companies, Inc.) to redevelop the blighted area just east of Hospital Hill,” she said. “Beacon Hill was created as an opportunity to improve an important part of our city’s history adjacent to the urban core.”
Now, Beacon Hill offers an array of housing, including single-family homes and townhomes, as well as commercial development and communal green space that creates a compelling combination for homeowners in the market for a vibrant community with full accessibility to downtown shops, services and entertainment.
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“The neighborhood gives people an opportunity to enjoy that urban living feel while being in a brand-new, premium home,” Darling said.
Beacon Hill Townhomes are an ideal choice for homeowners interested in open floor plans, energy-efficient construction and features and unprecedented affordability. Priced from $195,000, the two-bedroom townhomes include a formal foyer entrance, 2½ bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, peninsula with counter seating, walk-in pantry and an insulated Energy Star sliding glass door that provides access to a large deck, the perfect spot from which to enjoy the picturesque views.
Additional interior features include a lower level with a two-car garage and a bonus room that provides storage space or can be finished; a spacious master bedroom with a large window and sizable walk-in closet; and a separate laundry area off of the kitchen.
The townhomes include low-maintenance masonry and stucco exteriors designed to enhance the historic character of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Exterior maintenance is provided by the Beacon Hill owners association, giving homeowners more time to enjoy the neighborhood and nearby downtown Kansas City. Single-family homes in Beacon Hill are priced from the $300,000s to the $500,000s, making Beacon Hill Townhomes an affordable, appealing option for prospective homeowners eager to live in the heart of the city.
Thanks to a prime location, Beacon Hill residents are a short walk away from favorite downtown destinations including Hospital Hill, the historic 18th & Vine Jazz district, Crown Center and Union Station, to name a few. Development at Beacon Hill continues, too, and the neighborhood will soon offer more townhomes and single-family homes, as well as additional commercial development opportunities that could include a neighborhood grocery store.
For prospective homeowners who covet close proximity to the thriving urban core with the aesthetic and ambiance of a traditional neighborhood, Beacon Hill is the ideal option.
“Beacon Hill is just a really attractive neighborhood,” Darling said. “Beautiful homes just a stone’s throw from the Central Business District, plus beautiful views – there’s so much right there.”
To experience Beacon Hill firsthand and tour the Beacon Hill Townhomes, contact Christina Boveri with Boveri Realty Group, 816-606-1398. Additional information about Beacon Hill is also available at www.BeaconHillKansasCity.com.
A longtime staple in the downtown real estate market, Boveri Realty Group attributes its success to a dedication to the downtown market and an increase in demand for downtown housing. Whether clients want to purchase or lease a home or business property, or need a property manager, Boveri Realty Group has a solution, owner Christina Boveri said. To see all of Boveri Realty’s listings, go to BoveriRealty.com.
Beacon Hill Townhomes
Price: From $195,000
Location: 26th Street and Paseo Boulevard, Kansas City
Contact: Christina Boveri, Boveri Realty Group, 816-606-1398