Kansas City Star
Posted on Fri, Jan. 28, 2011 10:15 PM
Cedar Creek: Former Colorado residents make their home in welcoming, amenity-filled community
Cedar Creek Realty
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When David Gaboury's job transferred him to Kansas City, he and his wife, Beth, began the search for a new home. Beth said the couple "looked everywhere" and visited Cedar Creek thanks to a recommendation from their Realtor.
"We loved Cedar Creek," Beth said. "We lived in a similar development in Colorado, so it already felt a little like home."
Located off of Kansas 10 in Olathe, Cedar Creek features 15 resort-style neighborhoods, each of which offers a different lifestyle and aesthetic. Some, including The Links, are maintenance-provided, giving homeowners the peace of mind to travel or spend more time enjoying Cedar Creek's extensive amenities package.
Prospective buyers interested in building a custom home can choose from a number of available home sites, as well as several builders who comprise Cedar Creek's award-winning building team. Cedar Creek homeowners Sonja and Lance Midyett opted to build a home, and said the experience was "wonderful."
Speculative homes are also available and can accommodate a variety of move-in dates. The Gabourys opted for a home on the lake in The Estates of Shadow Lake, an ideal location for David, an avid fisherman.
For prospective homeowners like the Gabourys who are seeking an already-built home, Cedar Creek offers several options in varying stages of move-in readiness.
Within the Woods of Southglen, several homes await. Highland Park Builders offers its Marissa floor plan, a four-bedroom, 3 1/2 -bathroom home priced at $361,172 at 11454 S. Carbondale St., as well as its Biscayne II floor plan, a four-bedroom, 3 1/2 -bathroom home priced at $449,970 at 11639 S. Carbondale St.
Two four-bedroom, 3 1/2 -bathroom Bailey floor plans are available from Roeser Homes, one at 11704 S. Sumac St. priced at $469,150 and one the other at 11660 Sumac St. priced at $433,550.
KC Builders & Design features two homes, both Sequoia XP layouts with four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. One at 11525 S. Carbondale St. is priced at $439,950, and the other at 11462 Carbondale St. is priced at $435,000.
Tabernacle Homes has its Deer Brook two-story plan available for $395,440 at 11457 S. Carbondale St. The home features four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms.
Luxury awaits within Cedar Creek's North Shore Estates, where Bryant-Ratliff features a Monaco floor plan at 27586 Highland Circle with more than 7,000 square feet. The reverse 1 1/2 -story home is priced at $1.495 million and is on a wooded bluff backing to Cedar Creek Valley.
Or opt for Forner-La Voy Builders' Nantucket plan, priced at $1.495 million. Located at 27584 Highland Circle, the home boasts 6,270 square feet of living space and backs to Cedar Creek Valley on a wooded bluff.
Those who would prefer maintenance-provided surroundings have two choices. In The Links near Shadow Glen golf club, Dakota Inc. offers a four-bedroom Edgewood home at 10140 Shadow Circle, priced at $399,950.
And in the Villas of Shadow Glen, B.L. Rieke Custom Home Builders presents the Bristol, a three-bedroom ranch floor plan on a cul-de-sac home site priced at $449,000. Highland Park Builders offers a four-bedroom, three-bathroom reverse 1 1/2 -story priced at $384,950. Both builders' plans include tile roofs and stucco siding all around.
The stylish, eye-catching homes of Cedar Creek are one of the primary benefits to living in the community, according to Cedar Creek Realty. The extensive amenities package is another. Amenities include a 65-acre sailing and fishing lake, two-story clubhouse with indoor gymnasium, four lighted tennis courts, two swimming pools, exercise room, sand volleyball court, playground equipment, picnic tables and mulched walking trails leading to various private parks and ponds.
The amenity package is one of the things the Gabourys enjoy most about Cedar Creek, as well as the friendly, hospitable environment that Beth said is ideal for those who are new to the area.
"It's a great community for people who are transplants like us," she said. "You don't have to be lonely. There's so much to do, you just have to pick up the phone."
Cedar Creek is served by the Olathe School District, including Olathe Northwest High School, Mission Trail Middle School and Cedar Creek Elementary School. The community is also near St. James Academy, a Catholic high school.