Prairie Ridge in Spring Hill has been garnering a lot of attention in the past few weeks. The new swimming pool and resident center are now open and the final release of the development’s Phase One lots is now available.
Tyler Grieve and Toni Hoffman of the Grieve Group with Reece & Nichols Realtors, whose team markets the Prairie Ridge community, said the new pool and resident center are virtually unheard of locally for a community of this size at this stage of development.
The developers’ vision and attention to detail are apparent immediately to visitors. The resident center’s entry warmly welcomes guests and residents with an attractive, functional design that simultaneously serves as the ideal barrier for those enjoying the center’s amenities. Ridge Development has been true to its word, bringing quality amenities to the community prior to the completion of Phase One.
The pool has a flowing, free-form shape with a zero-depth entry that leads swimmers to three water-bubblers. The mid-pool area boasts an impressive umbrella shading a portion of the relaxing in-pool seating area. These are perfect features for parents who want to watch their children out of the hot summer rays, or for those who just want to kick back in the shade.
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The 1,600-square-foot resident center features an expansive great room, full kitchen and restrooms. Plenty of conveniently located parking is available for the center. A generous amount of lush greenery ushers visitors to the front entry of the resident center and, upon entry, residents can see first-hand the careful thought that went into creating an atmosphere representative of the plan for the entire community. Exposed beams present on the outside of the facility continue throughout the interior, spanning the cathedral ceiling. A grand stone-faced fireplace is visible from all areas of the great room.
Located in a booming area of Spring Hill experiencing phenomenal growth in the past few years, Prairie Ridge is part of the recent stretch and sprawl of southern Johnson County. This 80-acre development has a park-like ambiance with walking trail, future playground areas, and three-acres of dedicated green space. When completed, Prairie Ridge will have 219 homes.
Just two years ago, when the Grieve Group began marketing Prairie Ridge, only a few homes were built. Now, in total, 41 homes are in various stages ranging from beginning stages to complete. Thirty of these homes are sold and occupied. Grieve credits that success to the developer, Ridge Development.
“Ridge Development,” Grieve said, “remained consistently dedicated to their vision and their attention to detail.”
Additionally, Grieve noted a great deal of the success can be attributed to the builders and their willingness to customize every home.
“Clients who purchase here have far greater choices than just decor,” he said. “The builders present buyers with the ability to push and pull walls freely, a practice not commonly found at this price point.
“All of our builders started their careers in custom homes, not subdivision building; this is why they gravitate toward a custom home platform. They really provide a great deal of customization beyond colors and granite selection,” Grieve elaborated. “The quality and the amount of detail in these homes is unusual for this price range.”
Homes in Prairie Ridge are priced from the mid $200,000s to the high $300,000s and home sites are priced from the high $40,000s to the high $50,000s. Plan styles include ranch, reverse 11/2-story, 11/2-story, two-story and California split designs. Prairie Ridge is able to offer a wide range of home styles.
Home interiors have today’s popular layouts and finishes, including open-concept great rooms, covered decks, fashionable iron spindles, designer cabinets, granite counter tops and hardwood floors. These are standard elements that accompany the majority of Prairie Ridge home designs.
“The builders we work with at Prairie Ridge will work to customize the interiors to fit the buyers’ tastes,” Hoffman said.
Eleven homes are currently available in various stages of completion, allowing potential buyers to move during the summer before school starts in the fall.
New home sites in the final part of Phase One have just opened. Twenty-nine new home sites are now available for reservation. Many of these back to green space, along the community’s walking trail, or to a tree line.
“Now is a great time to come out and visit us at Prairie Ridge; we have all sorts of home site options available now, including daylight lots, walkout and level lots and coveted cul-de-sac lots,” Hoffman said.
Another feature that sets Prairie Ridge apart from other developments is the walking trail, which connects all of the homes to the pool and resident center. Additionally, pocket play areas will be added along the green space and walking trail as new phases of the community are developed.
All amenities considered, Prairie Ridge is also convenient. It is just minutes from U.S. 169 and U.S. 69 highways, linking the community to Olathe, Overland Park and the entire metropolitan area. Located in the Spring Hill School District, Prairie Ridge is just east of Spring Hill High School and Wolf Creek Elementary School is a few minutes north.
The award-winning Spring Hill School District offers low teacher-student ratios, high test scores, state-of-the-art facilities and ample opportunity for student involvement, making it an easy choice for families with school-age children. The Spring Hill School District has earned 26 Standard of Excellence Awards and two Governor’s Achievement awards.
Prices: Homes from mid $200,000s to high $300,000s. Home sites from high $40,000s to high $50,000s.
Location: 199th Street just east of Ridgeview Road in Spring Hill.
Directions: U.S. 169 highways south to 199th street exit, turn left, then left again to stay on 199th. Follow to community entrance just east of Ridgeview Road.
Hours: 1- 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.