Home sites with scenic views await in Running Horse

Eight homes are currently in various stages of construction in Running Horse, five of which are move-in ready and available to tour by appointment.
Eight homes are currently in various stages of construction in Running Horse, five of which are move-in ready and available to tour by appointment. Submitted photo

Treed home sites and brand new inventory homes sit nestled within the growing community of Running Horse, a master-planned community attracting the choosiest homebuyers.

“More and more, people are looking for a home that can serve as a place to relax and enjoy time away from the demands of everyday life,” explained Heather Duty, ReeceNichols agent and community manager. “Whether buyers are looking for a home that’s move-in ready or the opportunity to build their dream home on the perfect home site, we have options available for both. It’s worth visiting Running Horse.”

Eight homes are currently in various stages of construction, five of which are move-in ready and available to tour by appointment.

Ernst Brothers Construction, a Platte County native and long-time builder in Running Horse, has one completed reverse 11/2-story home to tour. The Ashton features all of the finishes that buyers are looking for in new construction, including white enameled cabinets, granite counter tops, a large kitchen island and upgraded appliances.

“Main-floor living has become very popular in the last couple of years,” said Duty. “Having a master bedroom and the option for either a second bedroom or office on the first floor is essential for those who want to remain in their homes for a while. That being said, two-story homes are still very much in demand.”

Sallee Homes, a builder known for delivering quality product on time and at a reasonable price, recently completed a two-story, a ranch and two reverse 11/2-story homes. The Laurelwood II plan was designed with young families in mind. Located on a cul-de-sac, highlights of this home include four bedrooms on the same level, a locker-style mudroom at the garage entry and walk-in closets in each bedroom.

Aspen Homes, well known for its fresh paint colors and contemporary design, currently has two two-story homes under construction, including the ever-popular Birch and Spruce III. Both homes are at a point where buyers still have time to choose their finishes.

“Our builders have done a great job of having a wide variety of floor plans available,” said Duty. Home prices start in the upper $200,000s.

With a pastoral setting spread over 145 acres, Running Horse is just south of Platte City on Running Horse Road. The community offers residents a swimming pool, playground and paved walking trails that connect to the Prairie Creek Greenway.

In addition to beautiful home sites and family-friendly amenities, a thriving school district and an ideal location have made Running Horse one of the best-selling new-home communities in Platte County.

The Platte County R-3 School District consistently scores 14 out of 14 points on state reviews and has earned the Distinction in Performance Award.

Students living in Running Horse attend Rising Star Elementary, Siegrist Elementary, Paxton School, Platte City Middle School and Platte County High School.

Running Horse is located near Interstates 29 and 435, putting it within a short commute of Zona Rosa, Village West shopping and entertainment district, downtown Kansas City and Kansas City International Airport.

Residents can easily travel to Johnson and Wyandotte counties, as well as Fort Leavenworth, making Running Horse a popular place to call home for working professionals and military personnel.

Those who want to preview the community may visit and click on the Running Horse tab under communities. Homes are open by appointment. To schedule a tour, call Heather Duty at 816-289-4676.

For more than 20 years, Hunt Midwest Residential has been an industry leader in master-planned community development. The Kansas City-based company is owned by Lamar Hunt’s family, owners of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.

Other Hunt Midwest communities include Northgate Village, The Reserve at Riverstone, Steeple Oaks, Woodneath Farms, Benson Place, Staley Hills, Eagle Creek and Timber Trails. All Hunt Midwest communities are marketed exclusively by ReeceNichols.

Running Horse

Prices: Starting in the upper $200,000s.

Location: 16280 NW 124th St.

Directions: Interstate 29 to Interstate 435 toward Topeka, take Exit 29 (State Highway D), turn right on Northwest 120th Street, right onto Running Horse Road, left on Northwest 123rd Street and right on Northwest 124th Street.

Hours: By appointment.

Contact: Heather Duty at 816-289-4676.