New homes and new plans near move-in ready in Cedar Ridge Park

06/09/2013 12:00 AM

06/06/2013 10:32 AM

Several new homes are nearing completion in Cedar Ridge Park in Olathe, the Rodrock Development community at 165th Street and Ridgeview Road. Homes in Cedar Ridge Park feature four to five bedrooms, 21/2 to four bathrooms and three-car garages. Home prices range from the low to mid-$300,000s.

The new homes include successful, proven plans, and plans that are new to Cedar Ridge Park. One plan is being built for the first time anywhere. Some of the homes are going up in Cedar Ridge Park’s recently opened phase of 40 new level, daylight, walkout and cul-de-sac home sites.

“Five homes are move-in ready within 30 days,” said developer Darol Rodrock. “Another six homes are just coming out of the ground, and can be ready in time for the holidays.”

Four builders are introducing plans new to Cedar Ridge Park. Chris George Homes and Hilmann Home Building are each offering new reverse 11/2-story plans. Higgins Building Company and Gabriel Homes are each bringing new two-story plans.

All of the new homes feature open concept first-floor layouts, well-appointed kitchens with granite counters and generous pantries, hardwoods, energy-efficiency features and are equipped to accommodate lower-level expansion as owner needs change, with 9-foot foundation walls and plumbing for a three-quarter or full bathroom already stubbed in.

Depending on the plan, homes may also feature a first-floor office or fifth bedroom plus a flex room, formal dining room with built-in butler’s pantry, large master suite with sitting room or adjacent laundry room, large Euro-style walk-in showers, tiled bathroom floors, large secondary bedrooms, a true library, a covered cedar deck or porch.

In addition to these new homes, custom build jobs are under way. Cedar Ridge Park is currently open to outside builders, with developer approval.

Cedar Ridge Park community amenities include a zero-entry pool and changing cabana, a water play area, pergola-covered grill and picnic areas, and a large playground. Extensive common area landscaping, wrought-iron perimeter fencing and distinctive stone entrance monuments are well maintained.

Year-round Rodrock Development Moms Council events — last month’s swimming pool opening party and the December horse-drawn holiday hayride event, for example — encourage neighbors to get to know each other and have fun.

Award-winning Spring Hill elementary, middle and high schools are all nearby. Land adjacent to the south of Cedar Ridge Park is slated for a future parochial school and church. Cedar Ridge Park is also close to shopping, recreational amenities including the area’s 1,500-acre Heritage Park, and golf courses.

“Cedar Ridge Park welcomes buyer input, and our proven builders deliver extras that are all included in the home's base price,” said Tom Langhofer, general manager of Rodrock Development.

He added that homebuyers needing to move now, or looking to build, have the added reassurance that Cedar Ridge Park’s full-time, on-site community managers can help ease the new-home buying and building processes, for first-time or seasoned new-home buyers.

“Our community managers are on site seven days a week,” Langhofer said. “They’re professionals who specialize in new-home building and buying processes, and can be a great day-to-day resource for new-home buyers.”

According to Langhofer, the buyer-friendly builder approach is standard in Rodrock Development communities, and it’s a proven one.

“During its 35-year history, Rodrock Development has created more than 70 new-home communities throughout Johnson County,” he said. “More than 25,000 people come home to a Rodrock Development community every day. It’s an astonishing, track record.”

Cedar Ridge Park is exclusively marketed by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes. For information visit, contact community managers Ann Knickrehm and Brandilyn Thompson at 913-829-5813, or stop by the Welcome Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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