New pools under construction in three Hunt Midwest communities

07/24/2014 10:12 AM

07/24/2014 10:12 AM

Residents in three Hunt Midwest Residential master-planned communities will have even more reason to look forward to summer. Construction has started on new pools in The Reserve at Riverstone, Benson Place and Eagle Creek, all of which are scheduled to open next summer.

“We’re very excited to add to the beautiful amenities in each of these communities,” said Jenni Mann, marketing manager at Hunt Midwest Residential. “We spent a lot of time researching the design and features in order to provide a pool that residents will love while keeping sustainability and long-term maintenance in mind.”

The Reserve at Riverstone, located on Tiffany Springs Road between Amity and Congress Avenues, has seen a surge in new home sales this year. The addition of the pool and monumentation along the north entrance of the neighborhood is sure to catch the eye of those who enjoy the local attractions.

Lisa White, Riverstone’s community manager, said the community’s new pool will have elements geared towards families with children as well as those looking to sunbathe.

“The lazy-L shaped pool will have multiple underwater bench levels to give people several places to relax throughout,” White said. “Additional features include a shallow area with bubbler fountains, deck surfaces with temperature reducing coating, pergolas for shade and a bath house with restrooms. It’s going to be a great addition to the Riverstone community.”

Builder Tony Libra, owner of Aspen Homes, said the new pool at Riverstone is an example of Hunt Midwest’s commitment to quality residential developments and one of the reasons he chooses to build in Hunt communities.

“Hunt Midwest is a first-class developer that is willing to spend the money and go the extra mile to make sure that each of its communities has the amenities homebuyers want and will remain a wonderful place to live for years to come,” he said. “This is huge for a builder. We always know what we are getting into and that it will be right long after the home is built. Hunt Midwest stands behind its communities.”

He believes Riverstone’s new pool, the first thing potential homeowners will see when they enter the community, will be a major attraction for families.

The new pool isn’t the only reason that Libra chose to build in Riverstone. The community is surrounded by things that enhance residents’ lives. The Zona Rosa shopping and entertainment district is within walking distance and Tiffany Hills Sports Park, with its athletic fields and Springs Aquatic Center, is just across the street.

“I saw Riverstone as an excellent opportunity for families because the location is fantastic,” Libra said. “In addition to Zona Rosa and the park, it has super easy access to Interstate 29 and the Missouri 152 corridor, the main drag across the Northland.”

Libra is introducing a new floor plan in Riverstone, the Sequoia, that is a 11/2-story design that will be completed for the Fall Parade of Homes and will be the sales center at the community.

In addition, Robertson Construction and Sallee Homes have two-story, 11/2-story and reverse 11/2-story plans under construction. Home prices start in the mid $300,000s.

Due to the popularity of the neighborhood, planning of the second phase of Riverstone is well underway and will include 40 home sites. When completed, the community will include 284 single-family homes.In addition to the new pool, amenities include walking trails and acres of parkland and nature areas.

Riverstone, which is in the award-winning Park Hill School District, is on Tiffany Springs Parkway between Congress and Amity, just north of Missouri 152.

Another popular Hunt Midwest community in the Northland is Benson Place, where a second swimming pool is under construction. It is on Northeast 96th Street between Interstate 435 and Flintlock Road, in Kansas City, North, but in the highly acclaimed Liberty School District.

Amenities already in place include a swimming pool and recreation area, children’s splash park, walking trails, playground and 40-plus acres of parkland and nature areas.

Homes start in the mid $200,000s and builders include Aspen Homes, McFarland Custom Builders, Robertson Construction, SAB Homes and Summit Custom Homes. Currently 29 homes are in various stages of completion, including some that are move-in ready.

Benson Place Fieldstone, now in Phase IV, offers 45 home sites. A new model row is under construction and will be open this fall.

Buyers who want a home in western Lee’s Summit should consider Eagle Creek, where a second pool also is under construction. Other amenities available now include a swimming pool and recreation area, playground, walking trails connecting to a 27-acre city park, as well as acres of parkland and nature areas.

Seven homes, starting in the upper $200,000s, are completed for those who want to move immediately. Phase XIII opened in January with 60 home sites, nearly half of which back to trees and green space.

Eagle Creek is off of Pryor Road, just south of Interstate 470. It is in the ever popular Lee’s Summit R-7 School Districtand children attend Lee’s Summit West High School, Summit Lakes Middle School and Hawthorn Hill Elementary School.

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