Record-breaking sales lead to final phase at Prairie Point

06/02/2013 12:00 AM

05/30/2013 1:32 PM

Residents say Prairie Point has everything they wanted to find 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.

Now potential homebuyers can see what Prairie Point residents are raving about. Six award-winning model homes by some of Johnson County’s most renowned builders — James Engle Custom Homes, Sallee Homes, Rodrock Homes, Summit Custom Homes and Roeser Homes — are open to visitors seven days a week.

Two Prairie Point homes by James Engle Custom Homes, one home by Salle Homes and one by Roeser Homes won First Runner-Up Awards on the Spring Parade of Homes.

“This is one of the only new-home communities with six furnished model homes,” said MaraDona Wood, who markets Prairie Point with Debbie Sinclair.

In addition to the six model homes, Prairie Point has available inventory of two-story and reverse 11/2-story homes priced in the low $300,000s to the mid-$400,000s. Construction in the neighborhood is booming, with several custom-built homes and a new supply of speculative homes underway.

Short move-in timelines can be accommodated with several new homes scheduled for completion within 30 to 90 days.

“Spec homes are going fast. Most sell before they’re finished,” Wood said. “We are currently selling homes at a rate of nine per month, with 17 homes sold in the month of March alone. Customers who have been considering a new home at Prairie Point need to act fast.”

Record sales over the past two years spurred the current flurry of construction and led to the opening of Prairie Point’s final phase of 50 lots, featuring treed and walkout lots, and many that back to landscaped greenbelts.

What is bringing residents to Prairie Point?

“We love Prairie Point because it is so close to the schools,” said Angie Placek, “They’re all right here.”

Placek, her husband, Jeff, and their 11-year-old son, Joe, moved into their new Prairie Point home in January.

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. “Once the weather got a little warmer, Joe walked home a couple of times with his friend.

The Placeks chose Prairie Point when they decided to move from their two-story home in Lenexa to a smaller home.

“We wanted to resize and wanted a reverse plan,” Placek explained. “We fell in love with the plan and our builder was so easy to work with. It has been an enjoyable process.”

Now that they’ve been in their home a few months, the Placeks are enjoying the convenient location. Jeff finds the commute to his downtown job an easy drive on Interstate 435 and Interstate 70, without the hassle of more congested highways. Angie 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.

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