“Something for everyone.” This is how longtime Rodrock Development marketing agent Anita Hadel describes Grayson Place, a rare neighborhood treasure located at 119th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe. And with a mixture of two-story homes, ranches, reverse ranches and maintenance-free villas, Hadel’s description is apt.
Yet varied home styles are only the beginning: With a community park and pond, two fantastic pools, a richly appointed clubhouse and brand new elementary school, this neighborhood provides a suburban haven for families of every shape and size.
“We have some gorgeous and highly affordable single-family homes with a variety of great floor plans,” Hadel said. “But unlike many communities, we also offer stand-alone, ranch villas. While these villas are maintenance free, these homes still offer a small yard for those who like to garden and tend a bit of green space. And we also offer attached villas that have all upkeep taken care of, for those who are interested in relaxing and enjoying life more. This makes it a great community for young, old and in-between.”
The villas, built by trusted builders Darol Rodrock Homes and Gabriel Homes, all include three and four bedrooms and some of the finer finishes you’d only expect at higher price points. The villas boast soaring ceilings, custom cabinets, eat-in kitchens with walk-in pantries, handy mudrooms and countless other thoughtful extras.
“Gabriel Homes Inc. is anticipating very good things to happen at Grayson Place in Olathe,” said Gabe Anderson, president of Gabriel Homes Inc. “The ideal location coupled with the maintenance-provided brick villas is a unique and affordable alternative to other communities. Our two reverse story-and-a-half plans offer four bedrooms and three baths and will be in the low $300,000 range. What a combination.”
Phillip Sanders, president of Darol Rodrock Homes, agreed. “We’ve been getting a lot of interest in the maintenance-provided, multifamily product, and Darol Rodrock Homes is excited to be a part of such a wonderful neighborhood. The size and quality of these homes far exceeds what you’d find in most maintenance-free communities. And the larger neighborhood as a whole, with its walking trails, pond, park and all the other Rodrock Development amenities, is a rare find.”
Jennifer Rutan and her family have called Grayson Place home for only a few months, but she said their decision was an easy one. “We knew we wanted to be out in Olathe, and we really wanted a Rodrock development, since we’re familiar with the name and knew they are family-oriented communities. We were lucky enough to have some friends who already lived out here, and they had nothing but good things to say. So it made our decision easy.”
Indeed, Grayson Place has an extraordinary sense of camaraderie and community, said longtime Rodrock marketing agent, Mike Slaven. “Our Mom’s Council, a unique idea started by Darol decades ago to foster healthy relationships and strong neighborhoods, is the most active of any community that I’ve experienced. I tell people to simply Google ‘Grayson Place Mom’s Council’ to see proof. There’s just so much great energy.”
“We really wanted to be somewhere where there was a lot of community activities, where the families come together on a regular basis, and the neighbors are close — like a second family — and all the Rodrock communities have that,” Hadel agreed. “And we were so pleased with the social calendar at Grayson Place.”
Another bonus for the community is the opening of the new Millbrooke Elementary School, which is within walking distance of Grayson Place. The school, which opened in August, serves approximately 330 students and offers the high standards for which the Olathe School District is renowned.
Grayson Place is absolutely overflowing with promise and potential, offering buyers a home that fits every need in a neighborhood that is anything but cookie-cutter. Hadel encourages buyers to stop in and see what sets Grayson Place apart from other developments.
“We recently moved into our newly opened model office at 12180 S. Brockway,” she said. “It’s a beautiful home by Chris George Homes that showcases just some of what this amazing neighborhood has to offer. With four bedrooms, 31/2 baths and a three-car garage, it’s spacious and nicely appointed. The kitchen has a granite breakfast bar and a super-sized walk-in pantry, while the master suite has ample closet space and a thoughtfully placed adjacent laundry room with folding table.”
Other homes, by respected builders James III Homes, Chris George Homes and Prieb Homes Inc., appeal to even the most discriminating buyer with expansive kitchens, finished lower levels (daylight and walkout), oversized master suites, spacious bedrooms, fine hardwoods, arched doorways, shutters, crown molding and more.
“And while we have plenty of homes ready for immediate purchase, we also offer treed, walkout, and cul-de-sac lots for those who want to build the home of their own dreams,” Hadel added. “I can’t think of any community that has more to offer families — from those just starting out all the way to those looking to relax and retire.”
Location: 119th and Lone Elm Road.
Prices: Homes from $270,000 to $350,000; home sites from $56,950 to $76,950.
Contact: Mike Slaven or Anita Hadel, Rodrock & Associates Realtors, 913-254-7144, firstname.lastname@example.org.