Mark and Mary Fuqua had been searching homes for months, never finding the “right one.” Their last search sent them west but proved frustratingly fruitless.
“When we were driving back home, we happened to stumble on the Greens of Chapel Creek,” Mary recalls. “We really liked the neighborhood appearance and decided to see if there was any availability. The first house we looked at was perfect. Mark and I knew instantly this is what we wanted.”
Nestled alongside Shawnee Golf & Country Club, Rodrock Development’s Greens of Chapel Creek offers stunning views of rolling greens and feels tucked away from the bustle of city living, yet is just from major metropolitan destinations. And for the Fuqua family, who has called the Greens home since 2014, it provided the ideal balance of beauty, quality, camaraderie, and space.
“Needless to say, my husband was thrilled to golf right out our backdoor,” Mary says. “I liked the location, and I believe the homeowners take pride in their homes’ appearances. This area is quiet, yet there’s quick access to stores and the interstate. There seemed to be less traffic driving through this neighborhood, compared to most areas we looked.”
What’s more, Mark and Mary enjoyed the spacious home sites, which provided a welcome relief from cookie-cutter homes on postage-stamp sized lots.
“We made a point to talk to some of the neighbors before deciding to purchase our house, and they were all so friendly and helpful,” Mary says. “We continue to meet new people regularly when we walk our dogs, and everybody has been super friendly. For this reason I think this is the perfect home for us!”
And with a variety of 2-story, 1 1/2-story, and reverse-1 1/2-story plans, buyers continue to have a fantastic array of choices in this most coveted golf course community.
The Greens is entering fall with some truly impressive inventory, says community manager Bob Sloan. “We have six homes available in 90 days or less, some incredible homes under construction, and four fantastic models to give homebuyers an idea of all the potential our homebuilders possess.”
Among them is Prieb Homes’ Ellsworth, an awesome 5-bedroom, 4-bath, 2-story home with 10-foot ceilings and a walkout lower level that backs to the fairway.
“This home was specially designed for open flow and ease of living,” Bob says. “The nicely appointed kitchen and hearth open directly into a breakfast nook and Great Room. Both a front porch and covered patio bring the outside in, while a stately foyer and dining room lend themselves to more formal affairs.”
Hilmann Home Building has its Chesapeake II Expanded Up and Middleton IV floor plans ready to capture homebuyers’ hearts. The Middleton IV, with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, is a stately 2 story with a walkout lot that backs to the fairway, while the Chesapeake is a beautiful 5-bedroom, 4-bath, 1.5 story complete with a huge lofted recreation room and sumptuous master suite. Excitingly, both have a promotion offering 50% off a basic basement finish for a purchase made before the end of September.
Finally, James III Homes has both the Pinehurst — a stunning 2-story with 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths backing to the fairway — and the family-favorite 4-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath Jacobson ready within a few months.
But the homes are really only the beginning of what makes this community so beguiling. In addition to Erfurt Park, the Greens of Chapel Creek also boasts a zero-entry infinity pool with fountain, changing cabana, gas grill, and picnic area. As well, Rodrock Development’s Moms’ Council helps ensure a variety of community-building events, including fall costume parties, holiday hayrides, and more.
And the Greens is part of the De Soto School District — feeding directly into Mize Elementary, Mill Creek Middle School, and De Soto High School, which was ranked number four among the top-rated high schools in Kansas by U.S. News and World Reports.
Finally, a huge selling point for many is the Shawnee Golf & Country Club, which offers not only one-of-a-kind views but also affordable club memberships for families and individuals. The club boasts a 27-hole championship golf course, four sets of tee boxes, an aqua driving range, three swimming pools, tennis court, fitness center, and clubhouse with locker rooms and dining facilities.
With distinctive views, spacious lots, unparalleled home quality, and the added bonus of affordable club memberships, the Greens of Chapel Creek is a living experience like no other.
The Greens of Chapel Creek
Location: 6758 Arapahoe Drive, Shawnee
Prices: Homes from $400,000 to $700,000
Contact: Bob Sloan or Brandilyn Thompson, Rodrock & Associates, Realtors, 913-422-2001, firstname.lastname@example.org