Those looking to resize their home and take advantage of the ease of one-level living are encouraged to tour the four finished ranch and reverse 11/2-story homes now available in Eagle Creek.
“We’ve seen a trend in new home sales where buyers are wanting to have their living and entertainment space all on the same level as their master bedroom,” explained Peggy Holmes, ReeceNichols agent and community co-manager with Carol Smetanka. “What has surprised us is that it’s not only empty-nesters wanting ranch or reverse 11/2-story floor plans, but families as well. For those with children, it’s about finding a home to accommodate their needs for the long-term.”
Surrounded by rolling hills and farmland, Eagle Creek is in Lee’s Summit off of Pryor Road, three miles south of Interstate 470. Residents enjoy the country-like setting, while popular shopping centers, grocery stores and lively downtown Lee’s Summit are just minutes away. Nearby Missouri 150 Highway also allows quick access for those desiring an easy commute to Johnson County.
Monuments with cascading waterfalls and generous landscaping greet residents at both entrances and two community swimming pools, a playground, acres of green space and paved walking trails connecting to a 27-acre city park provide families and individuals a place to relax and unwind just outside their front door.
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“We’re very proud of the inventory homes we have to offer, many of which offer views of trees or green space,” said Holmes. “The variety of finishes throughout include fresh paint colors, granite counter tops and free-standing soaker tubs in some of the master bathrooms. We expect these homes to sell quickly.”
Two Austin floor plans by Sallee Homes allow for the ultimate main-level living experience. Each has floor-to-ceiling windows showing off the level home sites and scenic, treed backyards. The wide open living areas with wood floors and corner fireplaces are great for entertaining. Both homes offer well-equipped kitchens, wood floors throughout the main living area, granite counter tops and big walk-in pantries. These homes can be found at 2721 SW Golden Eagle Road and 2537 SW Hickory Lane.
Buyers of the Riviera by SAB Homes will be the envy of all their friends when living in a Parade of Homes Grand Award-Winner at 2405 SW Hickory Lane. This home boasts fabulous views of the green space and walking trails, and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. A huge walk-in closet provides ample storage and the finished lower level makes for additional entertainment space.
At 2316 SW Deer Run Road, Summit Custom Homes combined quality and affordability in the Sheffield, a ranch plan situated on a private, treed home site. This home features a designer kitchen package with canopy stainless steel vent hood and cabinetry above for additional storage. Elegant finishes include a custom-trimmed mirror in the stairwell, sculptured stair carpeting and granite counter tops in the kitchen and master bath.
Eagle Creek is in the highly acclaimed Lee’s Summit School District, including the commonly sought-after Lee’s Summit West High School attendance area. Children also attend Summit Lakes Middle School and Hawthorn Hill Elementary School.
“Aside from the school district, the neighborhood amenities and sense of community throughout are a big draw for homebuyers,” explained Holmes. “People watch out for their neighbors here and sunny weekends guarantee a playground full of children. With the elementary school just across the street, it not only offers families a great place to live, but also grandparents who want to stay close to their grandchildren.”
In addition to the inventory homes listed above, there are three two-story plans open to tour as well.
“The number of completed inventory homes in Eagle Creek provides buyers an excellent opportunity to see a wide variety of finishes and floor plans without having to leave the neighborhood,” explained Smetanka. “This is also a great time to buy as it allows time to move and get settled before school starts in the fall.”
The mixed-use community features townhomes, single-family homes and land for future villas or other neighborhood friendly mixed-uses. The master-plan allows for homes in a range of price points to accommodate different lifestyles and, once complete, will include 1,000 residences.
Eagle Creek is developed by Hunt Midwest, a leader in master-planned community development for over 20 years. Hunt Midwest is owned by the family of legendary sports pioneer, Lamar Hunt, also owners of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Prices: Starting in upper $200,000s.
Location: 2401 SW Hickory Lane, Lee’s Summit.
Hours: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, 12-6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Monday by appointment.
Contact: Carol Smetanka and Peggy Holmes at 816-554-1318.