With all of the residential development in Johnson County, you might think you’ve seen all the area has to offer. Yet tucked away in an enviable pocket of treed, gently rolling terrain awaits the Communities of River Ridge, a 240-acre community that blends new construction with established neighborhoods and scenic surroundings with convenient proximity to the growing 159th Street and U.S. 69 corridor. River Ridge has often been referred to as a best-kept secret, yet as the final phase continues, the secret won’t last long.
Inside River Ridge, three distinct neighborhoods await: Sunset Hills at River Ridge, High Point Estates and The Enclave of Sunset Hills. Although the community includes a significant amount of acreage, the neighborhoods are thoughtfully designed to be welcoming, not isolating. Large homesites effortlessly mingle with landscaping and an abundance of mature trees, creating a compelling aesthetic that makes for gorgeous views, not to mention a beautiful backdrop for River Ridge’s stylish, detailed homes.
The final phase of River Ridge is underway, giving prospective homeowners a limited number of opportunities to discover their dream home. For buyers looking to accommodate a specific move-in timeline, seven speculative homes are underway: six in The Enclave of Sunset Hills and one in Sunset Hills. Additionally, four homesites are available in The Enclave that back to new Overland Park winery Aubrey Vineyards, giving residents coveted vineyard and tree views from their homes. Each of the four homesites is private, wooded and walk-out.
One speculative home that’s underway is an architectural masterpiece by John Stewart Custom Homes. The reverse 1 ½-story home is perched on a quiet cul-de-sac location and features four bedrooms – two on the main floor, two on the lower level. Dramatic features like octagonal ceilings in the foyer and over the breakfast area add interest to the inviting interior. Another unique feature is a suspended slab garage that offers additional storage space below, complete with a door and steps to access the outside.
For prospective homeowners looking to accommodate an immediate move-in timeline, a newly finished model home is available for sale in The Enclave. Wheeler Design Custom Homes’ Monterrey floor plan, priced at $574,500, is a stunning five-bedroom, five-bathroom home on a prime corner homesite. A fully appointed kitchen is a cooking aficionado’s dream, while the open floor plan and ample windows infuse the interior with natural light and a bright, airy ambiance. Upstairs, the master suite awaits, a soothing haven that includes a master bathroom with a huge tiled shower, soaking tub, his and her sinks and built-in storage. Inside the master closet, numerous built-ins eliminate the need for a dresser, while a strategically placed window offers natural light without compromising privacy.
And in the High Point Estates phase, Comerio Corporation offers a 1½-story home for sale priced at $424,877. The home includes approximately 2,600 square feet of living space and features a large great room with tall ceilings and an open concept, two bedrooms on the main level, two bedrooms upstairs and three full bathrooms. The home is just 30 days from completion.
For buyers interested in creating a custom-built home, an award-winning building team that includes Tabernacle Homes, Parkview Homes, KBC Homes, Koehler Building Company, Wheeler Design Custom Homes, Comerio Corporation, Braklow Custom Homes, Bickimer Construction, Taylored Homes, James Engle Custom Homes, John Stewart Custom Homes, Reed Fuller Custom Homes and Krueger Homes is ready to help. Other builders are welcome with developer approval. Each offers a wealth of floor plan and interior and exterior design options to help buyers build the home of their dreams.
Although River Ridge has traditionally been considered a best-kept secret, word is spreading. In a testament to the community’s appeal, sales have been brisk, and the remaining homesites and speculative homes are expected to sell quickly. Now’s the ideal time to experience all that River Ridge has to offer, including an amenities package complete with a swimming pool, playground, tennis courts, volleyball courts and fishing ponds. Additionally, River Ridge’s prime Johnson County location puts homeowners within minutes of a wealth of shops and services.
“Many people who visit are surprised how close River Ridge is to everything you need: highways, shopping, and restaurants at 135th Street and along 151st Street,” said Lettiann Southerland, who markets the community. “But it feels like it’s miles from the city. It’s peaceful here.”
For information, contact Lettiann Southerland at 816-898-5477.
Communities of River Ridge
Directions: From Interstate 435, south on State Line Road and continue south as it becomes Kenneth Road to community entrance at 162nd Terrace.
Hours: 12-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday or any time by appointment.
Contact: Lettiann Southerland at 913-681-2064 or 816-898-5477.