Raymore offers small-city atmosphere with easy access to all KC has to offer

Summit Custom Homes is the exclusive builder in the Timber Trails. This Raymore community, developed by Hunt Midwest, is just south of Missouri 58 and east of U.S. 71/Interstate 49.
Summit Custom Homes is the exclusive builder in the Timber Trails. This Raymore community, developed by Hunt Midwest, is just south of Missouri 58 and east of U.S. 71/Interstate 49. Submitted photo

Raymore, less than 20 miles south of downtown Kansas City, is home to an emerging residential community and an ideal location for families who want a small-town neighborhood atmosphere with fast and easy access to all the cultural and employment opportunities of the larger metropolitan area.

Raymore has a friendly community atmosphere ideal for families, and the city offers residents a wide variety of services and programming through its Parks and Recreation Department.

Community events and activities for kids are hosted year-round in four scenic and well-maintained parks, which feature two stocked fishing lakes, a skate park, a baseball complex, playground equipment and miles of paved walking, jogging and biking trails. The city also hosts a low-cost daily camp program all summer long and a Nature Quest program for students throughout the school year.

The Original Town Farmer’s Market is a Raymore tradition with area growers and artisans selling affordable local foods, crafts and plants to families every week throughout the summer and fall.

The annual Arts in the Park event and Harvest Night festivities are hosted each fall and offer kid’s activities, live music, food vendors and bonfires while showcasing local artists and performers. Skate competitions, movie nights in the park and several holiday celebrations make Raymore ideal for families to be part of a vibrant and friendly community.

Summit Custom Homes is currently building homes in the Timber Trails community in Raymore. Timber Trails, developed by Hunt Midwest, is just south of Missouri 58 and east of U.S. 71/Interstate 49. It has a variety of amenities, including a pool with cabana, a playground and an extensive system of wooded walking trails and green spaces.

During July, Summit will cover up to $2,500 in closing costs for service personnel who purchase a home in Timber Trails, including police, fire, school, city, government and active and veteran military employees.

Summit has move-in ready homes available in Timber Trails. The popular 11/2-story Bridgewater model home, now for sale and priced at $260,000, offers 1,872 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms and a three-car garage.

The main-level master suite features a box vault ceiling and the master bath has a large tiled shower with bench. An office space off the main entry includes a built-in desk. The kitchen opens to both the dining and living areas, as well as a covered patio. Two bedrooms are on the second level, as well as a second full bathroom with a double-sink vanity.

A move-in ready Woodbury plan with French Country elevation is available at $269,950, and another Woodbury is under construction. Timber Trails has a model of the two-story Woodbury that showcases the plan’s 2,048 square feet of living space with four bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms, and a three-car garage.

The main level features a flex room that can be used as a formal dining space, media room or formal living room. A powder room is near the owner’s entry off of the mudroom, which leads into the kitchen and breakfast room. The great room features a fireplace and large windows overlooking the backyard. A master suite and three additional bedrooms are on the second level.

An additional move-in ready Bridgewater plan is priced at $265,000 and a completed two-story Huntington plan, featuring four bedrooms, 21/2 baths and 2,060 square feet is priced at $285,000. Summit’s new two-story Estes Park floor plan is under construction and features four bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms and 1,909 square feet of living space.

Dozens of dining and shopping options are just a mile or two away along Missouri 58, as well as daily services like banks, pharmacies, salons, auto service establishments and large retailers including Walmart, and Lowe’s Home Improvement. A major shopping district is less than 5 miles west and has a Target, Home Depot and Kohl’s as well as a movie theater, Starbucks, Price Chopper and more than two dozen additional restaurants.

Timber Trails has convenient access to U.S. 71/Interstate 49 just one mile away, making travel to popular Kansas City destinations easy and fast. The Country Club Plaza and Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums are 20 miles away, with the Power and Light District only 23 miles away. The Overland Park Convention Center and Town Center Shopping area are 18 miles away, as well as the new Prairiefire entertainment center.

Timber Trails is within the Raymore-Peculiar School District, which offers students an outstanding educational experience with a rigorous academic curriculum, small class sizes, engaged instructors and many extracurricular activities and student support services. The Raymore-Peculiar School Board was named a 2015 Outstanding Board of Education by the Missouri School Boards’ Association for its physical and environmental resources.

For additional information about Timber Trails, contact Jeffri Rimmer of the Rob Ellerman Team with ReeceNichols at 816-730-9755 or Visit the Community Information Center at 502 Meadowlark Drive, Raymore, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Mondays and 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays or by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

To learn more about Summit Custom Homes, the communities where they build and the variety of floor plans they offer, visit them online at or call 816-246-6700.

Timber Trails

Location: 502 Meadowlark Drive, Raymore.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Mondays; 12-5 p.m. Sundays; or by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Contact: Jeffri Rimmer of the Rob Ellerman Team with Reece Nichols at 816-730-9755 or