When empty nesters Don and Mary Eyberg went searching for a new home, they had specific requirements: 1.5 story floor plan; level lot; privacy; and easy highway access. So when they discovered Rodrock Homes’ Colton community, the Eybergs knew they had found home sweet home.
“Our home has an east rear-facing backyard and a lush tree line,” Don Eyberg said. “We love the huge master closet and the floor plan’s seamless, open concept. The community’s layout, too, was an attraction—the lots feel large and the houses aren’t close together.”
In addition the couple appreciates the nearby major thoroughfares. But it was Colton’s community ambience and amenities that sealed the deal for the Eybergs, who look forward to entertaining their four grown children and five grandchildren at the resort-style pool this summer.
“Beautiful Colton Lake and the pool were definite pluses,” Eyberg said.
Tucked away in Overland Park on 151st Street between Antioch and Switzer, Colton attracts buyers eager to build their dream home in one of Johnson County’s most desirable remaining new home communities. And given the proximity to schools such as Blue Valley Southwest, Aubry Bend Middle School and Timber Creek Elementary, Colton is eyed by buyers desiring top-notch educations for their children.
Brian Rodrock, third generation builder and developer and Rodrock Homes chief executive officer, ensures premier communities are an integral part of his company’s business plan.
“Today’s savvy buyer not only wants a quality home built with outstanding craftsmanship, they want that home to be in an outstanding community,” Rodrock said. “I’m proud we develop and nurture great communities, allowing our team to help people achieve their homeownership goals.”
Whether you’re in the market to purchase or build, the Spring Parade of Homes is an ideal opportunity to tour 17 Rodrock model homes representing 15 floor plans in nine amenities-rich communities. With prices ranging from $340,500 to more than $1 million, there’s something for everyone—including homes available for immediate move-in within each community.
Here’s what makes each Rodrock community unique.
Gleason Glen personifies Rodrock’s homegrown philosophy of putting people first and creating homes with lasting value. According to community manager and ReeceNichols real estate agent Judy Zimmerman, a familiar sense of community attracts a diverse group of homebuyers, including a park that hearkens back to a different time.
“Gleason Glen feels like something you grew up in,” Zimmerman said. “Combined with affordable pricing that begins in the $300,000s, striking models with lovely décor and Rodrock’s unwavering design standards, community features like our park, and proximity to excellent schools and shopping, restaurants and entertainment, and you have a hidden jewel.”
Colton is special because of its size—only 71 home sites give an intimate feeling and yet the impressive entry monuments create a first impression of something much larger. Colton community manager and ReeceNichols agent Kerwin Holloway, cites location as an added benefit.
“With most new home communities being pushed farther east, west or now much farther south, Colton offers quick access to 69 Highway,” he said. “Perhaps most important to buyers with children is our prime location in the heart of the award-winning Blue Valley School District.”
Summerwood, one of the fastest growing communities within the Blue Valley School District, offers a combination of designer floor plans, upscale community amenities and a location close to shopping, dining and entertainment.
“Homeowners agree that our top-rated schools, convenient highway access and community lifestyle are reasons they chose Summerwood,” said Michele Capek, community manager and ReeceNichols agent. “Families of all ages enjoy the acres of green belts, scenic fishing ponds and miles of nature trails that set Summerwood apart.”
One of Johnson County’s most sought-after new home communities, Wyngate offers distinctive family-friendly living adjacent to Blue Valley schools in a prime setting at the crossroads of Kansas City’s exciting dining, shopping, and entertaining. The community boasts a clubhouse outfitted with exercise equipment and sports courts and play areas for younger children.
offers rare, walk-up access via the community’s nature trails to Cedar Hill Elementary and Pleasant Ridge Middle School and quiet, intra-community roads also connect high school students to Blue Valley West High School.
“For about 90 percent of our homeowners, Wyngate’s location next to the Blue Valley school campus is key,” said Michele Davis, Wyngate community manager and ReeceNichols agent.
Hills of Forest Creek
Located between Johnson Drive and Shawnee Mission Parkway, just west of Woodland Drive and in the acclaimed De Soto School District, Hills of Forest Creek awaits tour-goers eager to find a family home in one of the area’s most popular suburbs. Centrally located to major highways, the community appeals to outdoor lovers, too.
“Our signature Rodrock homes showcase attention to detail and the latest in home trends, but we have an unusual amenity: intra-community access to Clear Creek Trail linking homeowners directly to one the city's longest and most scenic trails, the 17-mile Mill Creek Streamway Trail,” said community manager and ReeceNichols agent Dorothy Mask.
Rodrock Homes is where you want to be.
Models open daily during the 2015 Spring Parade of Homes April 23 - May 8, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lenexa: Gleason Glen
Olathe: Cedar Creek—The Crossings at South Glen
Overland Park: Colton, Chapel Hill, Summerwood, Summerwood Estates, Wyngate
Shawnee: Hills of Forest Creek, Ridgestone Meadows