Making the transition from the West Coast to Johnson County may seem like a big move, but when Matt and Shari McCants moved into their new Rodrock Homes Anthem Reverse in Summerwood on Feb. 15, the stars finally aligned. After looking at more than a hundred properties over the course of multiple business trips by Matt to Kansas City—and a week-long visit in August by Shari and the couple’s two teenaged children—the McCants’ found their dream home and community.
“I changed jobs over a year ago with the intent of moving into my new territory, which entailed relocating to the Kansas City area,” said Matt McCants. “It took a long time for us to sell our home in Washington state. And then, one night while sitting at dinner in Kansas City, Rodrock Homes’ Anthem Reverse, a former Summerwood model, popped up on social media.”
Anxious to return to their Midwest roots and be closer to Shari’s family in Des Moines and his in Indiana, the McCants’ had toured the professionally decorated Anthem Reverse last summer. As Matt recalls, “we both liked the home and the community as it had everything on our checklist, including the Blue Valley School District, but we weren’t in a position to build. Throughout our search, though, we kept coming back to a Rodrock home—there’s an undeniable quality you can sense and see.”
Suddenly it was go time for the McCants and they purchased the move-in ready Anthem Reverse, closing the day after Valentine’s Day. Real estate agent, Tony DiFolco of ReeceNichols helped them zero in on their house-hunting priority—a high-quality, reverse story-and-a-half home in the acclaimed Blue Valley School District.
“We looked at several communities, including Summerwood and others by Rodrock Homes,” DiFolco said. “We ultimately chose the last home we looked at before placing an offer. The combination of a modern, open floor plan and high-quality construction made the difference. And Angela Fitzgerald, community manager in Summerwood, and the entire Rodrock team were very professional and responsive throughout the entire process.”
Unique suburban retreat. Far away from the city’s hectic pace, the community features a private stocked fishing lake with fountain, kid-friendly sports court, zero-depth entry lagoon-style pool with cabanas, scenic views to be enjoyed from over two miles of neighborhood trails and generous home sites.
“Discerning homeowners, like the McCants, identify with the many benefits of living in Summerwood,” said Fitzgerald, a real estate agent with Weichert Realtors Graham-Welch, LLC. “It feels like a special escape yet is in convenient proximity to everything you need. Summerwood also represents a rare chance for estate buyers to purchase a home or build in a truly exceptional neighborhood.”
Every well-conceived element of Summerwood adds up to a picture-perfect location—much more than a home, the community represents a lifestyle enhanced by extraordinary amenities.
“Summerwood and Summerwood Estates have something for every buyer desiring a distinctive home,” said Michelle Capek, Summerwood community manager and a real estate agent with Weichert Realtors Graham-Welch, LLC. “We’re in the final phase and anticipate brisk sales this spring as people search for the perfect community to move into or build.”
Uncompromised beauty in Summerwood Estates. Summerwood’s well-deserved reputation as a striking community defined by a family-friendly environment, bountiful open spaces and close proximity to desirable schools extends into Summerwood Estates. Mike O’Dell, a real estate agent with Group O’Dell Real Estate, Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc., notes Summerwood’s unique aspects appeals to buyers eager for estate homes with quality craftsmanship, along with an opportunity to build.
“Summerwood Estates has the Rodrock experience that families gravitate toward,” O’Dell said. “Buyers appreciate multiple floor plan options and the ability to build a house that suits their needs in a community with a great ambience. Summerwood Estates has things difficult to find in a new homes community—there’s a variety of designs, gorgeous green space and attractive interior lots. It’s a real jewel.”
Buy now—quick move-ins available. “When a buyer’s current home sells quickly, as it’s likely to do in the current market, a newly completed home is a great option,” said Kent Welch, president, Weichert, Realtors Graham-Welch, LLC. “Summerwood provides prospective buyers with beautiful, nearly complete homes and modern floor plans in a community with premium amenities, all in the Blue Valley School District. And Summerwood Estates still has spacious home sites available for those interested in a building a custom estate home.”
With prices from $500,000 to more than $1.4 million, Summerwood and Summerwood Estates have homes to satisfy every budget. And you can enjoy living in this award-winning community this spring—current inventory available for 45-day move-ins includes the two-story, five-bedroom Hepton ($720,500), which has a lower level finish underway and backs to green space; the two-story, four-bedroom Roanoke ($571,000), which includes a main level study and mud room; and the two-story, five-bedroom Lancaster EX ($574,000), which has a main level butler’s pantry and study and is situated on a cul-de-sac, among others.
In Summerwood Estates, five home sites remain, including level and daylight, and buyers can bring their own builder with approved plans.
Get inspired—visit today from noon - 5 p.m. With ideal home sites still available to build and a robust inventory of homes, make plans to visit Summerwood ahead of the Spring Parade of Homes. And don’t worry—if you can’t make it today, we’re open seven days a week.
Model Office: 163rd St. & Quivira, Overland Park, Kan. 66085
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Prices range from $350,500 to more than $2 million.
Gleason Glen—Gleason Rd and 80th Place
Cedar Creek-The Crossings at South Glen—College Blvd. and Clare Rd
Colton—151st St. and Carter
Chapel Hill—173rd St. and Pflumm
Terrybrook Farms (A Julian-Rodrock Homes Community)—171st St. and Switzer
Wyngate—159th St. and Grant
Hills of Forest Creek—Clear Creek Parkway and Lakecrest Dr.
Ridgestone Meadows—68th St. and Millbrook