Fed up with the increased traffic and aggressive drivers in their longtime neighborhood, the Bonnstetters began the daunting search for a new home.
“There were so many high-school kids zipping up and down and cars in the street that it felt like a game of Mario Kart, dodging all the parked cars,” Rudy Bonnstetter says. “We loved our house, and the kids were upset about moving, but after one week in the Greens of Chapel Creek, we had zero regrets – and my daughter said, ‘Dad, I feel bad for saying this, but I don’t miss our old place at all!’”
Such is the power of Rodrock Development’s Greens of Chapel Creek. Nestled alongside Shawnee Golf & Country Club, this one-of-a-kind neighborhood offers a welcome reprieve from overcrowded, cookie-cutter communities.
“We were first drawn to the Greens simply because of the quality of houses being built,” Rudy says. “But once we entered the neighborhood, we immediately fell in love with the spacious lots and the green space that the golf course provides. You could tell from the moment you stepped into any of the homes that they were built extremely sound. You don’t hear a lot of outside noise, and it makes for a calming, serene living space.”
The Stanley family was likewise drawn to the remarkable style of living that the Greens of Chapel Creek provides. Among the selling points were the area’s schools.
The Greens is part of the De Soto School District, feeding directly into Mize Elementary, Mill Creek Middle School and De Soto High School, which was ranked No. 4 among the top-rated high schools in Kansas by U.S. News and World Reports.
“The lots and homes are truly distinctive and stood out from other neighborhoods we looked at,” Diana says. “And my son loves to play with all the kids. We enjoyed the pool over the summer and the family-friendly feel of the neighborhood. And we love being on the golf course.”
It goes without saying that a huge selling point for many a resident is the Shawnee Golf & Country Club, which offers not only one-of-a-kind views but also affordable club memberships for both families and individuals. The club boasts a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Lyndy Lindsey with four sets of tee boxes, an aqua driving range, three swimming pools (swimming, sports, and a wading pool for small children), hard-surface tennis court, fitness center and luxurious club house with women’s and men’s locker rooms and dining facilities.
Bob Sloan, community manager for the Greens, says that it’s truly an ideal time to explore this gem of a neighborhood. “We have our new phase, the seventh, opening in mid-September. Roads are in, curbs are marked and utilities are going in now. This phase will offer a couple of cul-de-sacs with awesome views of the area, and 10 more lots backing to the golf course.”
For those more interested in move-in options, there’s some great inventory in our current phase, Bob adds, many of which back to the small lakes, fairways or greens.
“James Engle Custom Homes has a 1.5-story Sanibel on a great lot, with wonderful views of the green and lake priced at $551,000,” he said. “Dream & Design Building has a reverse 1.5-story with tremendous views of the surrounding area, backing to a par 3. Priced at $589,700, it has a full walkout lower level with a fourth garage below – perfect for a golf cart! And Hilmann Home Building, Prieb Homes, and James III Homes have a variety of floor plans on golf course and lake lots, ranging from $500,000 to $570,000. Meanwhile, non-golf property homes range from $400,000 to $500,000.”
Rudy revels in the peace and calm that the Greens of Chapel Creek offers. “We truly love this neighborhood because of the tranquility it exudes. We spend more time outside or on our back porch then we ever did in our old house. Not having a house directly behind us gives a feeling of spaciousness that one might feel if they were on acreage. In our old neighborhood, we had houses all around us, and everybody had wooden fences up, so it felt almost claustrophobic. We also really enjoy our new neighbors and all the people we’re meeting!”
The Greens of Chapel Creek
Location: 24114 W. 68th St., Shawnee
Prices: Homes from $400,000 to $700,000-plus
Contact: Bob Sloan or Brandilyn Thompson, Rodrock & Associates, Realtors, 913-422-2001, firstname.lastname@example.org