New home inspiration: Durham debuts in mid-400’s in Blue Valley, Sundance Ridge shines

Sundance Ridge is Rodrock’s true master-planned community taking shape in Overland Park along 175th St., east of Mission Rd. Stretching across 400 prime acres in southern Johnson County, Sundance Ridge will include three distinctive neighborhoods, 700 homes and a $4-million-plus, top-notch amenities package.

Sundance Ridge is Rodrock’s true master-planned community taking shape in Overland Park along 175th St., east of Mission Rd. Stretching across 400 prime acres in southern Johnson County, Sundance Ridge will include three distinctive neighborhoods, 700 homes and a $4-million-plus, top-notch amenities package.

If the past six months of living, working, playing, teaching school, rearranging your pantry, stay-cationing and Netflix binging have you weary of looking at your own four walls, you’re not alone. Online browsing of new homes has skyrocketed — not only was it soothing, according to, it provided aspiration for décor spiff-ups and inspiration for families considering a move.

Ready to make a move.

As Kansas City’s leading residential real estate developer and homebuilder, Rodrock has experienced record website traffic, in keeping with the national trend as people immerse themselves in virtual tours of floor plans, professionally decorated models and available homes.

Today Rodrock is experiencing brisk sales of move-in-ready homes and home sites. One of the most popular Rodrock communities is Sundance Ridge, where prices range from the mid-400’s to more than $2 million.

“Buyers have been doing their homework over the past few months,” said Rodrock Vice President of Sales Kim Brune. “Now we’re helping them find their perfect home, whether it’s a quick move-in, a home under construction or a home site where they’ll build from scratch.”

Value, five-star amenities, intra-community school access are just the beginning.

Award-winning Sundance Ridge is the jewel in Rodrock’s crown of new home communities. The much-anticipated, true master-planned community situated in the acclaimed Blue Valley School District is taking shape along 175th Street, east of Mission Road in Overland Park. Featuring three distinctive neighborhoods — Big Sky, Red Fox Run and Archers Landing — prices range from the mid-400’s to more than $1 million. Sundance Ridge will boast a $4-million-plus, top-notch amenities package anchored by a resort-style clubhouse, two pools, well-equipped workout facility, expansive play area, pickleball courts and indoor sports court.

ReeceNichols real estate agent Brent Sledd has helped families find their dream homes in the Kansas City area for 38 years. The veteran homes expert notes Sundance Ridge’s multiple appeal, like robust amenities, ideal location and proximity to Blue Valley schools — including a planned elementary school within the community — and broad price range. “Because you can build for as low as the mid-400’s in Sundance’s Archers Landing neighborhood, the community represents rare value in the market,” Sledd said. “Most of Johnson County’s desirable new homes communities have sparse inventory and Sundance is bursting with options. The wide price range attracts a diverse group of buyers and the amenities will enhance Sundance’s sheer livability.”

Sledd particularly likes Sundance Ridge’s long-term potential for families with school-age children.

“Sundance’s proximity to Blue Valley schools, especially the elementary school within the community, is a major benefit,” he said. “People can move within the community as their family grows.”

The Durham floor plan debuts.

Rodrock’s signature is floor plans that answer demands of today’s buyer — streamlined, open designs, craftsmanship’s attention to detail and family-friendly features that go beyond the expected. The Durham is one of its newest floor plans — a two-story, four-bedroom beauty in the mid-400’s range that is available to build in Archers Landing.

Masterfully combining form and function, the home boasts stylish, innovative spaces for every family member, including a main-level office, thoughtfully designed kitchen equipped with a large island with sink, plenty of storage and trendy finishes. A breakfast area is flooded with natural light and has access to a covered porch. The second-floor owner’s suite is highlighted by a master bath with a freestanding tub, luxurious shower and spacious walk-in closet.

New homes in the mid-400’s across Johnson County.

“In this hot market, it’s not often that shoppers have the luxury of buying stunning new homes in the mid-400s,” said ReeceNichols agent and Hills of Forest Creeks Community Manager Brian Andrew.

Rodrock communities with homes in the lower 300 to mid-400 bracket include Olathe’s Arbor Woods and Forest View. The Durham ($431,000) is currently being built in Shawnee’s Hills of Forest Creek.

“These homes won’t last long,” Andrew said. “Buyers want value and quality and Rodrock delivers that and much, much more.”

Arbor Woods

Located at Canyon Drive and 125th Terrace, Arbor Woods is in the sought-after Olathe School District, within walking distance to Forest View Elementary, in sight of Mission Trail Middle School and close to Olathe West High School.

Available for immediate move-in is The Madison ($381,950), a four-bedroom, two-story home with stone accents, rustic oak hardwood floors, a gourmet-inspired kitchen with custom cabinetry, oversized island, stainless steel appliances and pantry.

Also available is the four-bedroom, two-story Weston ($390,950) with a dramatic great room, kitchen with granite-topped island, stainless steel appliances and breakfast room.

Forest View

Up a gently winding boulevard and past a cascading 50-foot waterfall, natural rock bluffs, and lush greenery, sits one-of-a-kind Forest View, also in the Olathe School District. The four-bedroom, two-story Irving ($475,500) backs to green space and offers an open plan filled with natural light. A beautiful, dedicated office will accommodate those working from home. The great room’s fireplace is flanked by built-in bookcases and leads into a center-island kitchen with granite countertops and a large walk-in pantry and a serene owner’s suite has a resort-style bathroom with double vanities, separate tub and walk-in shower.

Virtually tour from home or visit today.

Rodrock is open 24/7 online at with Virtual 3D Tours. Explore floor plans, designs, available inventory and where Rodrock builds without leaving your home. Schedule an appointment with onsite experts to answer your questions. Or visit Rodrock’s professional decorated models, open seven days a week. However you choose to Rodrock, discovering your home and style is on your schedule.

Rodrock Homes

For a complete listing of Rodrock Homes communities, floor plans, available inventory and where we build, visit:


Prices range from mid-$300s to more than $1 million.

Rodrock Homes Communities


Gleason Glen — Gleason Rd & 80th Place

Timber Rock‑The Trails — 95th & Lone Elm Rd.

Overland Park

Mission Ranch – Fox Ridge/Saddle Creek — 157th St. & Mission Rd

Summerwood/Summerwood Estates — Quivira Rd. & 163rd St.

Sundance Ridge‑Fox Run — 175th & Verona

Terrybrook Farms: A Julian-Rodrock Homes Community –Stone Creek— 171st St. & Switzer


Hills of Forest Creek — Clear Creek Parkway & Marion St.

Ridgestone Meadows — 68th St. & Millbrook

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