Located in western Johnson County just north of Kansas 10 and Kill Creek Road, the residential community of Arbor Ridge combines the real estate saying, “Location, location, location,” with “Green space, green space, green space.” Both speak to two of the community’s greatest strengths: affordable, upscale living in a small town near the big city, and over 30 acres of rolling green space and wooded areas.
At Arbor Ridge, prospective buyers will find a wide array of architectural home designs and plans offered by some of the Kansas City metro area’s finest homebuilders. Together, they bestow a distinctive, non- cookie cutter home feel when walking or driving through the neighborhood.
A huge bonus the builders and residents of Arbor Ridge have discovered is there are no benefit districts, excise tax or hidden fees due on any of the lots, representing a significant savings for both parties.
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This hidden Johnson County gem has proven attractive to a wide range of residents from move-up buyers to young families and empty nesters who can get a great deal of house for the money.
The homes encompass ranch, two-story and reverse 1- 1/2 -story plans with 3 to 5 bedrooms and two- and three-car garages, with prices ranging from $300,000-$400,000.
There are currently three beautiful spec homes available, with six more started where buyers will have an opportunity to make their own interior and exterior design and color selections.
Among them are two built by Premier Home Builders. The first is a multi-level, four-bedroom, three-bathroom, two-car garage home with high-end features including hardwood floors, granite countertops, a stone fireplace, vaulted beam ceilings, and a deck off the dining area.
The second is a 1-1/2-story, four-bedroom, three-bathroom, two-car garage home with an open floor plan, a formal dining room, office, covered porch and patio and potential interior variations that can include up to six bedrooms.
Both homes, priced at $345,000 and $390,000, respectively, range from 2,200 to 3,000 square feet and will be completed and move-in ready September 30, 2017.
For those interested in a custom build job, there are eight walkout and daylight lots available now, with another 47 lots coming available this fall.
In addition to the community’s location just minutes west of the K-7 and K-10 interchange, the residents here enjoy close proximity to all the lifestyle amenities one would expect in a larger, busier and congested suburban area, including several banks, a brand-new Harps Foods grocery store, veterinary clinic, daycare center, pharmacy and locally-owned and fast food restaurants. There are also several major industrial corporations in town, which make the city an attractive place in which to live and work.
Arbor Ridge is also only a short commute to some of Johnson County’s largest employers, plus shopping, dining and entertainment options at Lenexa City Center, Town Center Plaza, The Legends Shopping, Hollywood Casino, and Kansas Speedway.
Within walking distance is Miller Memorial Park, just a short drive away are numerous outdoor recreational opportunities at Kill Creek Streamway Park Dog Park, Riverfest Park and Sunflower Nature Park, and the new 465-acre Lexington Lake Park opened to the public in July.
On the beautiful De Soto City Hall property you will find a playground, waterpark, senior center and recreation center. And because Arbor Ridge is so close to recreational opportunities, the residents enjoy very low homeowner dues of $100 a year.
For residents with children, the Mize Elementary, Lexington Middle and De Soto High Schools are all within the highly rated De Soto School District.
For more information about Arbor Ridge, contact Developer Don Parr at 913-709-6693, or Bob McCoy, Keller Williams Real Estate, at 913-424-5974.
Prices: Starting in the low $300,000s
Hours: By Appointment
Directions: Kansas Highway 10 West to the Kill Creek exit (first exit past Cedar Creek Pkwy), then go north (right) to West 83rd St. Turn east (right) and the entrance on Valley Springs Drive is one block away on the right-hand side.
Contact: Developer Don Parr at 913-709-6693, or Bob McCoy, Keller Williams Real Estate, at 913-424-5974.