Sales at Prairie Point, the popular Prime Development Company community in Olathe, have been off the charts the past year, leading to the opening of the final phase of 25 home sites. Once those are gone, so are the new-home opportunities, and the community managers expect them to go quickly.
“We sold 60 homes in Prairie Point in the past year,” said Debbie Sinclair, who manages Prairie Point with MaraDona Wood. “This is the hottest selling new-home community in Olathe.”
The newest, and final phase, is now open for reservations. Construction of speculative homes will soon be starting by three well-known builders, Summit Custom Homes, Roeser Homes and James Engle Custom Homes.
Sinclair said home prices will start in the mid $300,000s and styles will include two-story, 11/2-story and reverse 11/2-story plans. Home sites are priced from the mid $60,000s to $80,000.
“The home sites in this final phase are among the best ones yet with many of them backing to treed green space,” Sinclair said.
What is driving the fast-paced sales in this community? Residents say it because Prairie Point has everything they want in a new-home community: a friendly neighborhood in a quiet setting within walking distance of schools, easy highway access, first-class amenities and a financially stable developer.
“We love Prairie Point because it is so close to the schools,” said resident Angie Placek, “They’re all right here.”
Prairie Point is in the Olathe School District and children attend Meadow Lane Elementary, Prairie Trails Junior High and Olathe Northwest High, all adjacent to the community.
“The Olathe schools are outstanding,” Placek said. “One day when I was out walking our dog I saw a baseball game going on at the athletic complex. I told my husband it’s like living across from a college campus. I like having all the activity around.”
Placek also enjoys the convenient location. Her husband finds the commute to his downtown job an easy drive on Interstate 435 and Interstate 70, without the hassle of more congested highways. Placek appreciates having a grocery store and other services just a few minutes away while ample shopping opportunities are found nearby at Black Bob and 119th Street.
With the warm weather, the Placeks are enjoying all of Prairie Point’s amenities. The neighborhood pool complex, situated on the shoreline of a picturesque small lake with a dramatic fountain at the center, features a large main pool with a shallow reef ledge at one side, a fenced wading pool for toddlers, and a spacious deck for lounge chairs and sunbathing. A handsome Prairie-style cabana building includes a shady covered porch for snack time or a shady reprieve from the sun. A playground area is nearby.
Future paved trails through common areas will join all parts of Prairie Point to the pool and recreation complex at its center, and will connect to regional trail systems to provide safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle routes to public parks, area schools, retail centers and regional office parks.
Benefits outside of Prairie Point are just as enticing as those within the neighborhood. Located near the interchange of Kansas 7 and Kansas 10 highways, Prairie Point is an ideal place to live for those who want convenient highway access to commute to Lawrence, Topeka or other parts of the Kansas City area. Nearby shopping areas, restaurants and service businesses also save drive time, allowing Prairie Point residents to spend more quality time with family and neighborhood friends.
Prairie Point is located within Olathe’s “K-7 Growth Corridor” where new office parks and employment centers have developed rapidly in recent years. The Kansas Bioscience Park and Kansas State University’s Olathe Campus are just around the corner, and new corporate headquarters and business parks are just a few exits away. Thanks to its strategic location, Prairie Point residents have confidence in their homes as long-term investments.
When making the decision to purchase a home in Prairie Point, prospective homeowners feel secure that the neighborhood was developed by Prime Development Land Company, a Lenexa-based real estate company that prides itself on its financial stability and long-running success. Prime Development’s skilled and experienced design team brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and a sense of pride in their continuing commitment to high quality design, demonstrated by a long history of top-selling neighborhoods in Johnson County.
Prices: From the mid $300,000s.
Directions: College Boulevard to Lone Elm Road, north to entrance on 108th Street.
Hours: By appointment.
Contact: Debbie Sinclair and MaraDona Wood at 913-685-4010.