Real estate markets continue to be growing as more people want to become homeowners. But as inventory for existing homes is beginning to shrink, trends indicate people are starting to prefer newly constructed homes.

Over one-third of all single-family homes for sale in the United States at the end of 2021 were newly constructed.1 That’s more than 25% higher than the prior year, with an estimated 1.765 million homes to be built before the year is over.2

Overland Park continues to be a growing hot spot for new construction. In fact, there are so many areas to build, it can be difficult to decide which neighborhood you want to live in. 

If you are looking to construct a new home in the Overland Park area but are unsure where exactly you want to live, here are a few of the top neighborhoods to consider building your forever home in. 

Century Farms

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Taking its name for its former farmland roots, Century Farms is actually one of the newer community-oriented neighborhoods that Overland Park residents are calling home. Located near the Blue Valley Southwest High School, everything about this area demonstrates an inclusive-community atmosphere and nature-based lifestyle. 

Bounded by 167th Street and Quivira Road, the neighborhood is peppered with kid-friendly amenities including abundant cul-de-sac lots and a featured playground complete with a resort style pool and slide and both pickleball and basketball courts.

But the crown jewel must be the special neighborhood spaces including an expansive community center, lavish clubhouse, and community garden. Choose from five award winning local builders to get started building your dream home in this in-demand neighborhood starting at as little as $800,000. 

Chapel Hill

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If you are looking for a wide array of building options and upgrades, Chapel Hill is probably the best new construction community for you. Self-proclaimed as South Overland Park’s largest master planned community, build your custom dream home starting at around the lower end of $500,000.

Bisected by 173rd Street, this artfully crafted community has all the amenities you would expect in a luxury resort-like community including a two swimming pools and a lavish clubhouse at its epicenter. 

If you are looking for an active place to call home, Chapel Hill is located across the street from Heritage Park, an amazing place for any outdoor enthusiast to explore boasting a 40-acre lake, marina, and recreational fields. You can even work on your slice at the Heritage Park Golf Course. 

Mission Ranch

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If you are looking for a more intimate building experience, then the Mission Ranch neighborhood is right for you. Rodrock Homes is the exclusive builder of this amazing new construction neighborhood for buyers seeking the full estate experience.

Nestled in the most ideal and convenient location, with access to popular dining, shopping, and entertainment spots, Mission Ranch offers first-class amenities a person would come to expect with resort-style living. 

This area is perfect for growing families seeking a premier living experience. Feel confident knowing your kids will be well off in an amazing school district, with both Sunrise Point Elementary and Blue Valley High School mere minutes away. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the award-winning, superior craftsmanship of custom home building with prices starting under $600,000.

Southpointe

Overland Park’s Southpoint new construction development takes style to a whole new level. It’s the perfect neighborhood for those looking to be embraced by nature.

The community is surrounded by wooded foliage and green spaces. The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is also minutes away for those seeking even more immersive naturescapes, packed with blooming flowers, as well as walking trails and streams.

With its spacious lots and low entry price point, choose from a variety of turn-key homes or customize your build to take advantage of all the communal amenities available. You won’t be disappointed with the BBQ gathering areas, clubhouse, or competition-sized community swimming pool.

Sundance Ridge

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Another popular new construction destination is Sundance Ridge, a unique eight hundred home development brought to you by the same award-winning builders at Rodrock Homes.

Residents can’t talk enough about the new multi-million-dollar amenities center, also known as “The Village.” With multiple swimming pools, indoor gymnasium, recreation courts, and community garden, there is something for both kids and adults alike.

Looking to get away for a few hours? You don’t need to deal with the hassle of packing a bag or sitting on a long flight to get the full vacation experience. Living in Sundance Ridge is like being on vacation 24/7. 

Experience the breathtaking views of the valley or appreciate the stunning designed space from the showcased fountains to stone pillars and bronze wildlife statues. This neighborhood drips with regality. 

Terry Brook Farms

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A welcome addition to South Overland Park is the Terrybrook Farms community located off 171st St and Switzer Road. This community is the complete package for anyone looking to get a little more joy out of life.

The community is set across a gentle, rolling landscape, aptly designed to fuse luxury modern living with the quintessence of nature. From the ponds to the trees, you will be hard pressed to find a more elegant community. 

Residents enjoy living in this rich community filled to the brim with amenities including a swimming pool, fitness center, sports court, and clubhouse. It’s also the perfect distance from the BluHawk Shopping District and Prairie Fire Shopping Center for those looking to scratch a shopping itch. 

Key Takeaways

As new buyers continue to flood the housing market futilely searching for any existing inventory, smart buyers are turning to new construction for a better living experience. 

Overland Park continues its expansion with several top new construction neighborhoods in the area, offering luxury resort-like amenities that just can’t be experienced anywhere else.

Whether you desire to purchase a turn-key home or be more hands-on and with a local, award-winning builder, there is no better place to live than Overland Park.

Sources

1 Richardson, B. (2022, February 3). One-Third Of Houses For Sale Are New Construction, An All-Time High. Forbes. Retrieved June 7, 2022, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/brendarichardson/2022/02/01/one-third-of-houses-for-sale-are-new-construction-an-all-time-high/?sh=46f7b88c242c

2 TRADING ECONOMICS. (2022, May). United States Housing Starts – May 2022 Data – 1959–2021 Historical – June Forecast. Retrieved June 7, 2022, from https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/housing-starts

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