Charming village living would seem to be a thing of the past. However, neighbors gathering on sprawling porches as children play together in the front yard and everyone gathering together for games in lush community parks can still be found in The Village at Shoal Creek Valley.
“The Village neighborhood is built in classic Kansas City tradition, where quaint village streetscapes encourage neighborliness and promote a strong sense of community,” said Tom Johnson of Keller Williams North, who markets The Village at Shoal Creek Valley.
Homes are nestled along picturesque tree-lined streets and many have private alley garage entrances in this Kansas City neighborhood. Single-family homes on smaller lots, which require less yard work, are priced from the mid-$200,000s.
Johnson said the architecture of the homes is Craftsman design with all home plan specifications, down to the exterior paint colors, going through an approval process to ensure the home meets the standards of the neighborhood. The result is a community that feels like it is from turn-of-the century Kansas City or a historic New England town.
“We also have a set of amenities not found anywhere else in the greater Kansas City area, such as parks with picnic tables and pergola pavilion, walking and biking trails, bright and decorative street lighting,” Johnson said.
The community is also known for its many family-oriented events. There is a kiddie campout each summer, Easter egg hunts, story time in the adjacent library and fun all year around.
Shoal Creek Valley has a Kansas City address, but children attend highly rated Liberty schools with Liberty Oaks elementary on site.
“The neighborhoods at Shoal Creek Valley are sought after as the savvy buyer understands it is about location, location, location,” Johnson said, adding residents can travel to The Kauffman, Power & Light District, Country Club Plaza and KCI airport within 20 minutes.
This proximity to downtown has made the community highly sought after by physicians who need to live close to the area’s best hospitals. Business travelers also love that there is only one stoplight between the community and the main entrance to Kansas City International Airport.
Shoal Creek Golf Course, Mosaic Life Center and Clayview Country Club, a private club, are all on site. The Shoppes at Shoal Creek and Shoal Creek Valley Plaza offer several choices for shopping, groceries, exercise, banking and dining. Several new shops will be announced soon.
The chalet-style clubhouse, known as The Park House, features large open interior spaces, the warmth of a fireplace and comfortable seating just right for a card game or meeting. With the holidays approaching, the Park House and The Gate House, with its plush grounds, meandering garden pathways, media room, banquet room and fully equipped kitchen, offer incomparable accommodations for parties or fall and winter fun.
“We have a wonderful group of homeowners who enjoy the amenities offered within Shoal Creek Valley,” Johnson said. “However, there are very few opportunities left for new homebuyers to make this community their home. Home sites are going quickly.”
Shoal Creek Valley
Directions: Missouri 152 to Shoal Creek Parkway, north to Shoal Creek Valley Drive, east to Sycamore Drive. Sales office is at 8515 N. Sycamore Drive in The Gate House.
Contact: Tom Johnson or Susan Renschler Keller Williams North 816-792-2400 or 816-918-4009.
Hours: 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Sunday by appointment.
Web: ShoalCreekValleyHomes.com. Visit the community’s blog on Facebook: Shoal Creek Valley - The Preserve and Village.