The Vena family had been searching in Olathe for a half a year when Rodrock Development’s Grayson Place, located at 119th and Lone Elm, caught their interest.
“We were drawn to the wonderful amenities—two pools, a club house, playground, and more—and the community feel the neighborhood gives off,” Katie Vena says. “You always see people out and about, kids playing, it’s just a friendly and safe environment. And we love that Millbrooke Elementary School (and the new middle school opening next year) are close enough to walk to.”
The Venas heard wonderful things about the community from residents, and now that they’ve called Grayson Place homes since May, they’ve recommended the neighborhood to several of their friends.
“I think what sets Grayson Place apart is the fact that we got all these fantastic things at such a reasonable price,” Katie continues. “We bought a new spec home, built by Chris George, and we couldn’t be happier with it. But my favorite part, hands down, is our neighbors. In such a short period of time, they’ve become like a second family. We were fortunate to have lots of fun summer nights to barbeque together while the kids played. There is rarely an evening that you won’t find us out, sitting in our lawn chairs as the kids ride bikes or play games. Doesn’t get any better than that!”
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Be it active families to active retirees, Rodrock Development’s Grayson Place delivers. This pristine bit of prairie offers the perfect definition of home—at the perfect size and price. From 2-story homes to reverse ranches and even maintenance-free villas, this community caters to array of lifestyles, all in one tight-knit community.
In fact, two of Chris George Homes’ popular 4-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath Yorkshire plan will be ready within the month. The plan boasts an inviting front porch, an amazing kitchen, spacious pantry, and formal dining. Handy back stairs lead to the upper and lower levels, including a simply sumptuous master suite with huge walk-in shower and soaker tub. Also on the upper level is an oversized laundry, and three additional bedrooms, one with its own bath and the other two separated by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
Still there’s plenty to tempt those with hearts set on a home that will age gracefully, with zero maintenance headaches. Community manager Anita Hadel reports that the last and final cul-de-sac for the Villas is opening this fall.
“Homebuyers have responded to our maintenance-provided Villas in such an extraordinary way,” Anita says. “So many are looking for maintenance-provided housing options, but there’s a disappointing lack of product. That’s why it’s so exciting that Gabriel Homes is offering single-lot, stand-alone villas with an impressive brick front exterior.”
Among the Villas plans is the Fallon, a reverse 1 1/2-story with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a 2-car garage. Fine finishes abound, including granite kitchen countertops, custom cabinets, beautiful hardwoods, a huge walk-in pantry, a sprinkler system, and extra-large master closet. So it’s surprising for homebuyers to discover that despite all these impressive upgrades, the home is priced at just $372,585.
Even better? A low monthly HOA cost of $120 covers lawn mowing, fertilization, edging, snow removal, and spring start-up and winterization of the sprinkler system.
And all residents get to enjoy Grayson Place’s spectacular amenities, including two generously sized pools, a playground, pond with park benches, and walking trails. The community’s clubhouse has a fitness area, as well as an activity center that can be rented out for parties, complete with kitchen.
The neighborhood also has a vibrant Moms’ Council, which coordinates activities including egg hunts, pool parties, 4th of July celebrations, Halloween activities, holiday hayrides, Villa Bunko groups, and more. These gatherings are a fantastic way to meet new neighbors and develop lifelong memories and friendships.
Grayson Place is overflowing with promise and potential, offering buyers a home the fits every need in a neighborhood that is anything but cookie-cutter. The community offers the finest housing options — for families just starting out to empty nesters who have an eye on travel rather than yard work. Stop in and see what sets Grayson Place apart from other developments.
“There’s no community with more to offer families — from those just starting out all the way to those looking to relax and retire,” says community manager Craig Hauser.