You don’t have to look far for satisfied homeowners in Gleason Glen, a Rodrock Homes community nestled in the western suburb’s lush surroundings. It was three years ago when friends invited D.J. and Lori Whetter to a dinner party at their home in the Lenexa community. That social gathering marked the beginning of the Whetter’s love affair with Gleason Glen.
“Lori and I were enamored with the neighborhood,” said Whetter. “The ambiance, the homes, the convenience. Gleason Glen had everything we wanted and more.” The Whetters close on their dream home the end of January and look forward to cooking together in the kitchen, introducing their children, ages 3 and 11/2 years old, to other youngsters and more leisure time with their friends.
“We built the Irving, which matches our family’s lifestyle,” said Whetter. “In fact, when we first toured Gleason Glen model homes and walked into that floor plan, Lori had the same look on her face as the day we went wedding ring shopping. This was it — the home in which we could raise our family.”
The Gleason Glen community is located just west of Kansas 7 Highway in a secluded area with convenient access to some of Kansas City’s most vibrant dining, shopping and entertainment. The Legends Outlet Mall, and world-class Kansas Speedway are minutes away from the community, which is in the award-winning DeSoto Unified School District.
One of Gleason Glen’s appeals for George and Sharon Limbert, who relocated from the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex in October 2014 to be near their daughter, was the craftsmanship of the Madison model home they purchased. “We did online research prior to looking at homes in Johnson County and liked the Rodrock community’s integrity,” said Limbert. “And when we visited and got the flavor of country living in the city at Gleason Glen, we were sold.”
The empty-nesters not only like their two-story home’s features, including a gourmet kitchen, open floor plan, back porch and master suite, they also enjoyed working with Gleason Glen’s co-community managers, ReeceNichols agents Anna Stasi and Judy Zimmerman.
“Sharon and I have purchased several houses over the decades and never have we been treated with such genuine care,” said Limbert. “Let me put it this way — if my elderly grandmother was still alive, I would send her to Anna and Judy to buy a house and sleep well at night.”
According to Stasi and Zimmerman, the Whetters and Limberts are representative of the diverse homeowners who choose to buy in Gleason Glen. “We have young families, empty-nesters, and single professionals living here,” said Zimmerman. “People like the solid craftsmanship, versatility and trendsetting designs of our eight floor plans that focus on informal spaces for entertaining, spacious master suites and beautiful home sites.”
Plus, Gleason Glen’s community amenities include a park that hearkens back to a different time.
“What sets Gleason Glen apart is the familiar sense of community — like something you grew up in,” said Zimmerman. “Combined with affordable pricing that begins in the $300,000s, Rodrock’s design standards, community features like our park and proximity to excellent schools and shopping, restaurants and entertainment, and you have a hidden jewel.”
No Better Time to Buy
As the winter months begin to wane, Stasi and Zimmerman are working with homeowners anxious to make a change in a market amenable to buyers. Zimmerman notes late winter is an optimal time to make a real estate decision.
“Consider buying a new home before the spring rush,” she said. “Especially in a community such as Gleason Glen, with popular floor plans and a hard-to-beat neighborhood atmosphere, the demand will rise along with spring’s temperatures — imagine being here in time for the kids to play outside at our park.”
Gleason Glen also has popular floor plans to complement busy, turnkey lifestyles. “We have the in-demand reverse one-and-a-half story,” said Stasi. “And of course, many other designs — something for everyone.”
Rodrock is offering a unique promotion with 50 percent off the price per square foot on basement finishing in existing Gleason Glen spec homes and models. “A buyer can finish approximately 800 square feet in a lower level, including a bedroom/exercise room, bathroom with shower, and recreation room,” explained Stasi. “This is something that enhances a buyer’s investment and lets them get twice for their money.”
Charming, Vibrant, Convenient
Rodrock’s Gleason Glen is quietly tucked away, yet offers quick highway access. Residents enjoy stunning, unobstructed sunsets over the sweeping vistas, the ample community pool and plenty of green space for impromptu football games. The treed park in the community’s center features swing sets and benches.
“Gleason Glen isn’t a mega community that generates traffic congestion,” said Stasi. “It has a country flavor, yet the benefits of convenient access to major thoroughfares for commutes to the city, the airport, or shopping, dining and entertainment options.”
Located in the DeSoto Unified School District, which was recently ranked number two of the top 10 high-performing school districts in the Kansas City metro by The Kansas City Business Journal, Gleason Glen is a quick three-minute drive to Mize Elementary School and Mill Creek Middle School.
Rodrock Ready and More
Gleason Glen has the best selection of home sites, including daylight and walkout, with a variety of inventory to enhance every lifestyle.
“There are homes Rodrock Ready for move-in and others currently in production and available for move-in between 30 to 45 days,” said Zimmerman. Depending on the stage of finish, a Rodrock Ready home allows a buyer to personalize selections such as granite, tile, carpet, light fixtures, paint, and hardwood floor and cabinet stains.
This is an opportune time to explore the spectacular array of floor plans in one of the area’s most in-demand communities. The signature Rodrock Experience which comes with every purchase means you have access to a showroom and designer to help streamline choices to customize your home, a convenient one-stop shop.