Running Horse homes wow visitors during Parade

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Running Horse, near Platte City, is a master-planned Hunt Midwest Residential community with treed home sites.
Running Horse, near Platte City, is a master-planned Hunt Midwest Residential community with treed home sites. Submitted photo

Treed home sites and three brand new inventory homes sit nestled within the growing community of Running Horse, a master-planned community attracting the choosiest homebuyers.

“More and more, people are looking for a home that can serve as a place to relax and enjoy time away from the demands of everyday life,” explained Heather Duty, ReeceNichols agent and community manager. “Whether buyers are looking for a home that’s move-in ready or the opportunity to build their dream home on the perfect home site, we have options available for both. It’s worth visiting Running Horse.”

Three homes are currently in various stages of construction, two of which are move-in ready and open to tour daily during the Parade of Homes.

Ernst Brothers Construction, a Platte County native and long-time builder in Running Horse, has a nearly completed reverse 1 1/2-story home to tour (No. 108). The Ashton features two bedrooms on the main floor and two in the finished, walkout lower level with a wet bar and ample space for entertaining. Upgraded kitchen appliances, large pantry and granite counter tops throughout make the kitchen as luxurious as it is functional.

“Main-floor living has become very popular in the last couple of years,” said Duty. “Having a master bedroom and the option for either a second bedroom or office on the first floor is essential for those who want to remain in their homes for a while. That being said, two-story homes are still very much in demand, especially in the Platte City area.”

Aspen Homes, renown for its fresh paint colors and contemporary design, currently has two completed two-story homes open to tour, including the highly coveted Birch floor plan (No. 107). The craftsman style home has four large bedrooms, custom trim and cabinets throughout and a special playroom that the kids will love.

“Our builders have done a great job of having a wide variety of floor plans available,” said Duty. Home prices start in the upper $200,000s.

With a pastoral setting spread over 145 acres, Running Horse is just south of Platte City on Running Horse Road. The community offers residents a swimming pool, playground and paved walking trails that connect to the Prairie Creek Greenway.

In addition to beautiful home sites and family-friendly amenities, a thriving school district and an ideal location have made Running Horse one of the best-selling new-home communities in Platte County.

The Platte County R-3 School District consistently scores 14 out of 14 points on state reviews and has earned the Distinction in Performance Award.

Students living in Running Horse attend Rising Star Elementary, Siegrist Elementary, Paxton School, Platte City Middle School and Platte County High School.

Running Horse is near Interstates 29 and 435, putting it within a short commute of Zona Rosa, Village West shopping and entertainment district, downtown Kansas City and Kansas City International Airport.

Residents can easily travel to Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, as well as Fort Leavenworth, making Running Horse a popular place to call home for working professionals and military personnel.

For more than 20 years, Hunt Midwest Residential has been an industry leader in master-planned community development. The Kansas City-based company is owned by Lamar Hunt’s family, owners of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.

The Fall Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, offers free admission to tour over 300 homes throughout the Kansas City area, each open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 18. Parade guides may be picked up at any home on the Parade or at the HBA office at 600 E. 103rd St., Kansas City, near Interstate 435 and Holmes Road. More information can be found at

Running Horse

Prices: Starting in the upper $200,000s.

Location: 15705 NW 124th St.

Directions: Interstate 29 to Interstate 435 toward Topeka, take Exit 29 (State Highway D), turn right on Northwest 120th Street, right onto Running Horse Road, left on Northwest 123rd Street and right on Northwest 124th Street.

Hours: 11a.m.-6p.m. daily through Oct. 18.

Contact: Heather Duty at 816-289-4676.