Justin and Suzanne Sherron spent a year combing Johnson County, looking at a lot of houses, before committing to build.Suzanne Sherron emphasizes “a lot” when summarizing the couple’s search for a new home.
“We weren’t finding exactly what we wanted in an existing house,” she said. “Either it needed too much work, wasn’t the right floorplan, wasn’t the right location, or so on. Once we decided to build, we met with several builders and looked at every new community in Overland Park and a few in Olathe and Lenexa for comparison’s sake.”
The Sherrons immediately felt comfortable with Rodrock Homes, citing several factors, including the company’s dedication to a seamless building process, input from the in-house design team and a focus on building great family-friendly communities
Once the couple selected their builder, they kept gravitating to Summerwood in Overland Park, for many of the same reasons another couple, Matt and Kelsey Ronan, purchased their home in the community last year: location, location, location.
“It’s one thing you can’t upgrade or change,” Suzanne Sherron said. “We loved the location of Summerwood, convenient to our workplaces, close to friends and family. And the proximity to top-rated Blue Valley schools, especially Timber Creek Elementary, helped influence our decision.”
But, like the Ronans, it was an intangible that ultimately sold the Sherrons on Summerwood: neighborhood vibes.
“The sense of community is truly amazing here,” Suzanne Sherron said, “and we were officially sold on Summerwood after meeting some of the residents. Each time we drove through the neighborhood, we saw kids playing together, families enjoying the pool and walking paths and even fishing in the ponds. It felt like home and was precisely the type of neighborhood we want to raise our son in. And there are monthly Ladies Night Out events, several family friendly neighborhood-wide events throughout the year and playgroups.”
Unique suburban retreat
Far away from the city’s hectic pace, Summerwood and Summerwood Estates offer a private stocked fishing lake with fountain, kid-friendly sports court, zero-depth entry lagoon-style pool with cabanas, scenic views to be enjoyed from over two miles of neighborhood trails and spacious home sites.
“Discerning homeowners, like the Sherrons and Ronans, identify with the many benefits of living in Summerwood,” said Angela Fitzgerald, Summerwood community manager and a real estate agent with Weichert Realtors Graham-Welch, LLC. “It feels like a special escape, yet is a short distance from everything you need.”
Every well-conceived element of Summerwood adds up to a picture-perfect location—much more than a home, the community represents a lifestyle enhanced by generous amenities. According to Ellen Murphy, a real estate agent with ReeceNichols, the fishing lake was a favorite amenity for clients who purchased a home in the estate section of Summerwood.
“Their son fishes on a regular basis and always catches decent-sized fish,” she said. “Plus, the family enjoyed the large expanse of green space and frequent neighborhood gatherings—a genuine community feel.”
Rodrock offers a diverse collection of floor plans to accommodate different lifestyles. The Sherrons chose the Lancaster 4.5 because of the open concept of the main level.
“A fifth bedroom on the main floor was perfect for my husband, who offices from home,” Suzanne Sherron said. “The master suite’s layout, with a spacious bathroom and closet that opens to the laundry room, suits our needs as a busy, young family.”
Uncompromised beauty in Summerwood Estates
Summerwood’s well-deserved reputation as a striking community defined by a family-friendly environment, bountiful open spaces and close proximity to desirable schools extends into Summerwood Estates. Mike O’Dell, a real estate agent with Group O’Dell Real Estate, Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc., notes Summerwood’s unique aspects appeal to buyers eager for estate homes with quality craftsmanship, along with an opportunity to build.
“Summerwood Estates has the Rodrock experience that attracts families,” O’Dell said. “Buyers appreciate multiple floor plan options and the ability to build a house that suits their needs in a community with a great feel and design. It’s a place to enjoy spectacular sunsets, terrific amenities and a convivial ambience.”
Buy now—immediate inventory available
“Summerwood and Summerwood Estates have something for every buyer desiring a distinctive home,” said Michelle Capek, Summerwood community manager and a real estate agent with Weichert Realtors Graham-Welch, LLC. “We’re in the final phase and anticipate brisk sales this fall as people search for the perfect community to move into or build.”
With prices from the low $500s to more than $1 million, Summerwood and Summerwood Estates have homes to satisfy every budget. And you can enjoy living in this award-winning community before the holidays—current inventory includes five homes with 45-day move-in schedules.
Immediate inventory includes the two-story Hepton ($650,000) backing up to green space and a reverse 1.5-story Anthem ($604,500). Also available within 45 days are the two-story Roanoke ($570,000), two-story Lancaster EX ($574,000) and the two-story Hepton situated on a cul-de-sac ($605,000).
Five premier home sites remain, including level and daylight, and buyers can bring their own builder with approved plans.
“Although the construction phase at Summerwood is nearly complete, there’s still opportunity to build extraordinary custom homes in an exceptional neighborhood,” Capek said.
Visit Summerwood today from noon – 5 p.m
With ideal home sites still available to build, including estate sites and a robust inventory of homes ready for immediate purchase, make plans to visit Summerwood. For a complete listing of Rodrock model homes and hours throughout the week, visit http://rodrockhomes.com/models/.