Turn onto the peaceful, tree-lined streets of Shoal Creek Valley and the busyness of the day quickly melts away. It is hard to put a finger on exactly what makes the community feel so secluded, serene and neighborly, and that is exactly what developers were trying to achieve.
“Shoal Creek Valley is a quiet, peaceful neighborhood with a strong sense of community,” said Tom Johnson of Keller Williams North, who markets Shoal Creek Valley. “This is a family community where residents can raise their children, enjoy the great amenities within this master-planned community, meet great neighbors and live a ‘balanced life.’”
Shoal Creek Valley brought in a select number of quality builders to build this sense of community from the ground up. Streets gently curve around well-manicured landscaping and mature trees, which encourages homeowners and visitors to enjoy life at a slower pace. Its curving streets also make each home feel more secluded, bring neighbors together and allow builders to work with custom buyers to create the home of their dreams.
“This is not a community where cookie-cutter houses are perfectly lined up along a busy street,” said Susan Renschler of Keller Williams North.
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Shoal Creek Valley achieved MPC zoning as Kansas City’s only mastered-planned, mixed-use community. The developers wanted to create a neighborhood that families could be proud of for years to come.
The result is that opportunities to purchase a home in Shoal Creek Valley are going quickly. Of the originally platted 120 home sites, there are only 16 premium lots left in The Preserve.
“Several custom homes are under construction in the community and activity continues to increase,” Renschler said. “Many new families are making Shoal Creek Valley their address of choice.”
Shoal Creek Valley has a Kansas City address, but children attend schools in the highly rated Liberty School District.
“The neighborhoods at Shoal Creek Valley are sought after as the savvy buyer understands it is about location, location, location,” Johnson said, adding residents can travel to The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Power and Light District, Country Club Plaza and Kansas City International Airport within 20 minutes.
This proximity to downtown has made the community highly attractive to physicians who need to live close to the area’s best hospitals. Business travelers also love that there is only one stoplight between the community and the main entrance to Kansas City International Airport.
Shoal Creek Golf Course, Cheddars Restaurant, Mosaic Life Center and Clayview Country Club, a private club, are all on site. The Shoppes at Shoal Creek along with Shoal Creek Valley Plaza, offer several choices for shopping, groceries, working out, banking and dining. Several new shops will be announced soon.
“Summer is the perfect time to call Shoal Creek Valley home,” Johnson said. “The amenities are unparalleled with two clubhouses and a water park.”
The icon of Shoal Creek Valley is The Gate House with its plush grounds, meandering garden pathways, media room, banquet room and fully equipped kitchen. It is available to residents for activities, events and meetings. It is also available to residents who simply want to enjoy the patios, large fountain pool, waterfall hot tub and barbecue pavilion.
The chalet style clubhouse known as The Park House features large open interior spaces, the warmth of a fireplace and comfortable seating just right for a card game or meeting. But its large, outdoor water park is the main attraction on warm, summer days. There is a lazy river, two large swimming pools, two water slides, splash plaza, toddler pool, water fountains, tanning patios, picnic pavilions and changing rooms.
“Relaxing in the sun and enjoying the water features make living at Shoal Creek Valley a new experience every day,” Johnson said. “We have a wonderful group of homeowners who enjoy what has been created here. However, there are very few opportunities left for new homebuyers to make this community their home.”
Shoal Creek Valley
Directions: Missouri 152 to Shoal Creek Parkway, north to Shoal Creek Valley Drive, east to Sycamore Drive. Sales office is at 8515 N. Sycamore Drive in The Gate House.
Contact: Tom Johnson or Susan Renschler, Keller Williams North, at 816-792-2400 or 816-918-4009.
Hours: 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Sunday by appointment.
Web: ShoalCreekValleyHomes.com. Visit the community’s blog: Facebook: Shoal Creek Valley - The Preserve and Village.