Just off the flourishing Shawnee Mission Parkway corridor awaits a secluded retreat perched atop rolling terrain that offers picturesque views of the surrounding area. With fall foliage nearing its colorful peak, now is one of the best times of the year in Ridgestone Meadows. And with a limited number of homesites remaining in the community’s first two phases, there’s never been a better time to make Ridgestone Meadows your new home.
Fewer than 10 homesites remain as phase two nears completion. All offer wooded locations that create scenic backdrops for the community’s stately homes. Several just-released homesites are extra-wide, ideal for accommodating larger floor plans, a side-entry garage or other features. All of these homesites are competitively priced from $72,500, giving prospective buyers a chance to take advantage of an incredible one-time value.
For those interested in accommodating a faster move-in timeline (and taking advantage of lingering seasonal scenery), several speculative homes are underway from an award-winning building team that includes J.S. Robinson Fine Homes, Rodrock Homes, Dreams & Design Building and McCord Builders. Four of them offer completion in 30 days or less, while an additional four homes will be finished in the coming months.
Several of the spec homes give buyers an opportunity to make some interior selections, adding customized flair without lengthening the building timeline. And two of the spec homes offer incredible ridge views that overlook the surrounding valley and Shawnee Mission Park, coveted locations that won’t be available for long. Prices range from the mid-$400,000s to more than $600,000.
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To fully grasp the appeal of Ridgestone Meadows, simply drive through the community’s majestic stone entrance that welcomes residents home with the soothing flow of an eye-catching fountain. The entrance establishes a captivating aesthetic that extends to the community’s distinctive homes, all of which are carefully sited to blend with their natural surroundings. The building team takes great care to ensure that each home is different, with a limited number of each plan allowed on the same street.
“This is definitely not a cookie-cutter neighborhood,” said community manager Jennifer Harvey with ReeceNichols.
Because nature is such an integral part of Ridgestone Meadows, all of the community’s homes feature outdoor living spaces with varying features, including screened porches; decks and patios with fireplaces; fire pits and outdoor kitchens. A wide array of floor plans is available, including ranch, 1½-story, reverse 1½-story and two-story designs, all of which offer a minimum of four bedrooms, three bathrooms and three-car garages. Additionally, buyers who purchase a currently remaining homesite are welcome to work with an outside builder pending developer approval.
The homes and scenery are no doubt among Ridgestone Meadows’ most captivating features, yet new residents will soon be immersed in a welcoming, lively social community that includes year-round events. Harvey, who was among the first group of Ridgestone Meadows residents in 2007, said the upcoming Halloween trick-or-treating event is an annual highlight. Other celebrations include a Christmas party, Fourth of July gathering and wine tastings.
Outside of Ridgestone Meadows, a wealth of shops, services and dining is a short drive away. Convenient highway access makes any point of interest within the Kansas City metro area easily accessible. And families are especially drawn to the community thanks to its location within the award-winning De Soto School District, ranked No. 1 in Kansas and No. 11 in the U.S. by Money magazine. Within minutes of Ridgestone Meadows are Horizon Elementary and Mill Creek Middle schools, as well as Mill Valley High School, which received the Governor’s Award as one of the top 5 percent of schools in the state.
All of this adds up to an incredible opportunity for prospective buyers.
“I tell people Ridgestone Meadows is a hidden gem,” Harvey said. “Its excellent schools and secluded yet central location offer everything a homebuyer could want.”
If you’re interested in experiencing all that Ridgestone Meadows has to offer, stop by the sales center at 6816 Millbrook, open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. by Sunday. Additional information is available at RidgestoneMeadowsKC.com.
Prices: Homes starting in the mid-$400,000s. Lots starting at $72,000.
Directions: Interstate 435 to Shawnee Mission Parkway, west to Martindale Road, south to 67th Street, west to entrance. Continue on 67th Street when it turns into 68th Street to model home at 6808 Millbrook, Shawnee.
Hours: 12-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Contact: Jennifer Harvey with ReeceNichols at 913-221-8863.