In anticipation of a continually improving housing market, Hunt Midwest Residential will have phases under construction by the end of summer in four of its Northland master-planned communities.
Construction will commence later this month on what could be the most anticipated home sites in the Northland: phase three in Woodneath Farms, The Links. Fifty premier home sites, 16 of which will back to Shoal Creek Golf Course, will open early next year.
“We are really excited about this new phase,” said Sherri Cole, community manager and Realtor with ReeceNichols. “It’s hard to believe that this is the second to last phase of Woodneath Farms. We expect that these larger home sites will be popular and have begun a waiting list for those who would like to receive updates on the progress and when home sites can be reserved.”
Builders in Woodneath Farms have started model homes in anticipation of the new phase. Aspen Homes, Klopfenstine Construction, McFarland Custom Builders, Signature Homes and Summit Custom Homes have a variety of floor plans now open to tour daily.
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Woodneath Farms boasts an extensive amenities list including a competition-size swimming pool, lake and fountain, walking trails, playground, nature areas, tennis court, picnic pavilion, recreation area, nature areas, generous landscaping and brick entrance monuments. The Mid-Continent Public Library opened this year in the historic Woodneath Mansion adjacent to the community. Students attend the highly coveted Liberty School District.
Just across the street from Woodneath Farms, the sights and sounds of new home construction are in abundance in Benson Place Fieldstone where over 30 inventory homes are in various stages of completion. The first of five new model homes, a Preston Ridge V by Summit Custom Homes, is now open to tour and models by Robertson Construction, Aspen Homes, McFarland Custom Builders and SAB Homes will soon follow suit.
Stellar home sales have prompted Hunt Midwest Residential to begin construction on the next phase. Fifty-eight home sites, 11 of which will back to trees and green space, are expected to open at the end of this year.
Aimee Miller, long-time community manager and agent with ReeceNichols, believes that many factors play into Benson Place’s popularity with homebuyers.
“There is a sense of community amongst the residents here that can’t be found just anywhere,” said Miller. “Visitors to the sales center often comment about the number of children seen playing at the playground or groups of homeowners chatting in the driveways throughout the neighborhood. Fourth of July festivities and holiday parties are truly something special in Benson Place.”
A generous amenity package includes two swimming pools, children’s sprayground, playground, picnic area, lake, green spaces and miles of walking trails. Students are also served by the Liberty School District.
When the fifth phase of Staley Hills opened less than a year ago, over half the home sites were sold within the first week. Now the sixth phase is under construction and Deb DiPonio, community manager and ReeceNichols agent, expects it to be just as popular.
“We’re happy to announce that the new phase will have 10 treed home sites,” said DiPonio. “This is twice as many as the phase before.”
Staley Hills also offers a new model row that includes two different two-story plans by Robertson Construction, a two-story by Aspen Homes, a reverse 11/2-story by Sallee Homes and a reverse 11/2-story by New Mark Homes.
Additional models by Olympus Custom Homes, Freeman Custom Homes and McFarland Custom Builders are under construction and expected to be completed by early fall. Home prices start in the upper $200,000s.
Community amenities include two sparkling lakes, walking trails, a community swimming pool and ample amounts of green space and natural areas. Membership to nearby Staley Farms recreation center and golf course is also available. Students in Staley Hills attend schools in the North Kansas City School District, including the ever-popular Staley High School.
Staley Hills is located on Shoal Creek Parkway just east of North Woodland.
The Reserve at Riverstone has seen a resurgence of home sales in the past year and the sales team is eagerly awaiting completion of its second phase and community swimming pool.
“There is so much building activity underway,” said Julie Johnson, community manager and ReeceNichols agent. “Homes have been selling so quickly, we don’t have a finished home to office out of. However, there are five homes currently under construction and we should be back on site in no time.”
The five homes include two two-story plans by Robertson Construction, a reverse 11/2-story plan by Aspen Homes, a reverse 11/2-story plan by Sallee Homes and a 11/2-story plan by Sallee Homes. Home prices start in the mid $300,000s.
Those interested in more information about The Reserve at Riverstone are invited to contact the sales team directly at 816-584-2656.
The second phase of The Reserve at Riverstone, at the intersection of Missouri 152 and North Congress Avenue, is expected to open in early 2015 and the pool will be ready by summer. The phase will feature 40 home sites, many of which will be walkouts.
Students attend the highly sought after Park Hill schools. The community’s proximity to Zona Rosa, Kansas City International Airport and downtown Kansas City make it an ideal home for those looking for convenience.
Hunt Midwest Residential has been an industry leader in master-planned community development for more than 20 years. It is owned by the family of the late sports legend, Lamar Hunt. All Hunt Midwest Residential communities are marketed exclusively by ReeceNichols Real Estate.
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