Shaded pergolas, soothing waterfalls, a winding parkway lined with blooming red roses. With so much tranquil beauty surrounding them, visitors to south Overland Park’s Wyngate neighborhood are discovering what residents already know: making Wyngate home is about as easy as taking a walk in the park.
“It’s just as pretty, too,” said Rachel Pine, who’s a five-year resident of the Rodrock Homes’ development nestled between woods and a tree line at 159th and Grant streets in Overland Park.
“This is not your average concrete-on-concrete neighborhood,” said Pine, who loves Wyngate’s verdant green spaces, quality homes and luxurious amenities so much that she and husband Matt have owned not one but two homes in the neighborhood.
“We’re committed to raising the bar for homeowners,” said Rodrock Home’s Chief Operating Officer Jeff Gifford, who’s seen an unprecedented surge of buyers to Wyngate in the last several months.
Attracting homebuyers and winning citywide awards is Wyngate’s park like setting, central location and commitment to quality building and development. Located between Antioch and Switzer roads, Wyngate affords prospective homeowners the chance to build in a family-friendly Overland Park corridor that’s bustling with activity and filling up fast.
It’s a neighborhood that’s recently garnered praise from industry experts like Jerry Reece, CEO of Reece & Nichols Realtors. “Wyngate presents a special opportunity for homebuyers — it’s one of those rare communities that puts a homeowner in the heart of the action but still seems restful,” Reece said. “Even with schools, shopping and businesses close-by, the neighborhood maintains a secluded feel.”
Not far from U.S. 69, Wyngate’s literal backdoor access to three top-rated schools — Blue Valley West High, Pleasant Ridge Middle and Cedar Hills Elementary — is beloved by its homeowners.
“Wyngate residents never have to bother with the car-line at school, because the school drop-off point is virtually within their own community,” said Kerwin Holloway, Reece & Nichols broker associate.
For residents like Pine, who have children attending several of the schools, the convenience is priceless. “My kids can ride their bikes there,” said Pine, who’s witness to the daily mini-parade of students who follow a monument-marked trail from Wyngate to their classrooms.
Adding to Wyngate’s “refuge close-in” appeal is an unusually expansive 9 1/2 acres of parkland. Bordered by woods on the west and a tree line on the east, the neighborhood is dotted with communal green space that lends beauty and airiness. In addition to the trail that links to schools, another paved path will soon connect with Heritage Park to allow families to explore nature together just outside their back doors.
Best of all — and unlike other nearby neighborhoods — none of Wyngate’s home sites back up to busy streets.
“Because Wyngate is nestled off of the main roads, even construction equipment is barely visible,” said Wyngate developer and Rodrock Homes CEO Brian Rodrock.
With a single, elongated rose-lined parkway off of 159th Street providing exclusive access to the community, the approach into the neighborhood is delightfully reminiscent of a European village.
Thankfully, Wyngate homes and home site prices are more Midwestern; in fact, they’re some of the most competitive in the area.
“We’re offering some of the lowest priced home sites in all of Blue Valley,” said Jeff Reglin, Chief Marketing Officer for Rodrock Homes.
But value-added pricing doesn’t mean Wyngate residents skimp on amenities. With two sport courts, a sand volleyball court, a clubhouse with exercise and party facilities, a children’s playground and a zero-entry swimming pool with fountains and a waterslide, the neighborhood offers fun and exercise for all ages.
The freedom to select amenities and home features means residents can make their homebuilding dreams a reality. While the adjacent Wilshire Farms subdivision is nearly full, Wyngate clients can have their preference of walkout, daylight or treed home sites. With reverse, two-story and 1 1/2 -story home plans available, prospective homeowners can get the space they crave at a price they can afford, with 3,000-square-foot homes beginning around $400,000.
And with its own roots in home construction, Wyngate developer Rodrock Homes specializes in working with homebuilders dedicated to providing customers with quality and value. In addition to Rodrock Homes, current builders in Wyngate include Wheeler Designs, Covenant Homes, J.S. Robinson Fine Homes and James Engle Custom Homes.
Even with only three building phases left in this neighborhood that won Kansas City Homes & Gardens’ 2007 Community of the Year, the Rodrock development team continues to find ways to improve the community.
“We listen to our homeowners and take action. That’s another reason why Wyngate is south Overland Park’s premiere community right now,” Rodrock said.
Indeed, Wyngate residents like Pine seem happy to have already secured a spot in this suburban refuge. “The community is wonderful, it’s very park like,” Pine said. “Hot air balloons pass over the neighborhood a lot. We just sit and watch.”
But for prospective homebuyers interested in Wyngate, the message is clear: don’t sit and watch too long. With Rodrock Homes responding to increased sales in the neighborhood by accelerating next-phase planning, now is the best time to buy.
“Come and see for yourself,” said Rodrock, who’s confident that Wyngate will make choosing your new home as easy as a walk in the park.