There’s a one-of-a-kind gated community in Johnson County that many home buyers don’t know even exists. It’s an established neighborhood completely unique to the Kansas City marketplace where green space surroundings and activities encompass an active, outdoor lifestyle. “In fact, a brochure for Lake Quivira Real Estate looks more like a vacation getaway,” said Ellen Kelley, ReeceNichols, Lake Quivira Resident Realtor.
Imagine driving through the gates at the end of the day and immediately you start to relax. You see your neighbors playing golf, tennis, boating, skiing and fishing. People everywhere walking, biking, hiking, loving the great outdoors. The annual ice cream social just kicked off summer camp, folks are relaxing on the beach, and others are grooming horses at the stables. The Sunset Terrace, the clubhouse patio at the water’s edge is coming alive with after-work dining and entertainment. It’s paradise.
Kelley loves taking real estate marketing to another level, working both sides of the state line in KC. She does her own staging, photography and video. She produces her own videos and photo ads, then creates and executes a marketing campaign with print and social media. “Listing homes comes with the privilege to market them,” said Kelley.
She also loves Lake Quivira, and as a 17-year resident has set an additional goal of helping more buyers and relocation candidates discover it. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, ‘I wish I would have known about Lake Quivira before we bought our home,’ said Kelley. “More homebuyers need to know about this spectacular lifestyle community, especially in this market where there’s a scarcity of inventory. What a magical place to raise a family or retire.”
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Situated just off I-435 and Holliday Drive in the Shawnee area, Lake Quivira was originally founded in the mid-1930s and is an incorporated city as well as one of the oldest and largest Kansas City area residential communities, featuring close to 400 single-family dwellings.
The community is just minutes away from the new Cerner campus and all the dynamic growth in Wyandotte County, approximately 15 miles from the Plaza, 19 miles from downtown Kansas City, and offers an easy drive to Kansas City International Airport.
“More than 20 homes are on the market right now with a variety of architectural styles, priced from the $300,000s to approximately $1.5 million,” Kelley said. “Some homes are remodeled, while others are waiting for buyers with ’the vision.’ Homebuyers who move to the lake make each home their own version of their beautiful lake house.”
Featured is a four-bedroom, 3-½-bathroom, 4,400 square foot ranch home located at 293 Seneca Trail West with an 1,800-square foot deck cascaded by woods on a quiet cul-de-sac, and priced to remodel at $499,500. Also featured, is a decorator-gorgeous, 6,600 square foot Mediterranean reverse 1-½-story, five-bedroom, 5-½ bathroom home located at 325 Mojave West, with a lower-level 2nd kitchen and a six-car garage priced at $1,399,000. Both homes include lakeshore dock sites as well. (Equal Housing Opportunity)
The heart of Lake Quivira is the spectacular 225-acre spring-fed crystal-clear lake offering endless water sports. At the edge stands a charming clubhouse, a hub of the community with year-round activities and events, including the annual fish fry, triathlon, Fourth of July fireworks, a pontoon crawl, fall hayrides and other holiday season happenings.
For golfers, there’s a pristine, tree-lined, 18-hole championship golf course, pitching and putting greens and a driving range. Community amenities include six tennis courts pickle ball, stables with horseback riding trails, over twelve miles of picturesque hiking trails where you can spot over 200 bird species, and, rising to over 35 feet, the fourth tallest waterfall in Kansas.
Friendships quickly form with a move there through many clubs such as the Mother’s Club, Garden Club, men’s and women’s golf leagues and swim team. And residents enjoy quaint little extras including a sharing library, community garden, and a pre-school onsite.
“Living here really is like paradise,” Kelley said.” Who doesn’t look forward to going to the lake, so why not live on one? And the fall leaves, winter views and magnificent sunsets never get old. That’s why I’m here and why I want to help more homebuyers discover and purchase a home here. Once homeowners start experiencing Lake Quivira, they find it difficult to envision ever leaving.”
For more information on why Lake Quivira is the best-kept secret in the Kansas City, or to schedule a showing for any of the homes on the market, contact Ellen Kelley at 913-488-8798 or EllenKelley@ReeceNichols.com.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say, “I wish I would have known about Lake Quivira before we bought our home.”
– Ellen Kelley, ReeceNichols, Lake Quivira Resident Realtor
Gate Access to Tour Homes on the Market 7 days a week:
Call/Text Ellen Kelley 913-488-8798 or email EllenKelley@ReeceNichols.com
Prices: from the $300s to approx. $1.5M (one-time $20,000 membership fee payable with various options)
Directions: Shawnee Mission Parkway to Pflumm, go North until it ends at Holiday Dr. Entrance on your left.
Web: To see all homes at Lake Quivira
Lake Quivira Lifestyle Video Library: