“More and more, people are looking for a home that can serve as a place to relax and enjoy time away from the demands of everyday life,” explains Heather Duty, ReeceNichols agent and community manager. “Whether buyers are looking for a home that’s move-in ready or the opportunity to build their dream home on the perfect homesite, we have options available for both. It’s worth visiting Running Horse.”
Three homes are currently in various stages of construction, two of which are move-in ready and open to tour by appointment.
“Buyers shouldn’t let the idea of scheduling a tour keep them away,” said Duty. “I’m a short drive from the community and always welcome the opportunity to show these beautiful homes.”
Ernst Brothers Construction, a Platte County native and long-time builder in Running Horse, has a completed reverse 1.5-story home to tour. The Ashton features two bedrooms on the main floor and two in the finished, walkout lower level with a wet bar and ample space for entertaining. Upgraded kitchen appliances, large pantry and granite countertops throughout make the kitchen as luxurious as it is functional. Sweeping views of farmland and trees from the living and dining room windows adds to the home’s appeal.
“Main floor living has become very popular in the last couple of years,” said Duty. “Having a master bedroom and the option for either a second bedroom or office on the first floor is essential for those who want to remain in their homes for a while. That being said, 2-story homes are still very much in demand, especially in the Platte City area.”
Aspen Homes, notorious for their fresh paint colors and contemporary design, currently has two completed 2-story homes, including the highly coveted Spruce II floorplan. The craftsman style home has four large bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, custom trim and cabinets throughout and a special playroom that the kids will love. Situated on a cul-de-sac, the home backs to trees for ultimate privacy on the covered back deck.
“Our builders have done a great job of having a wide variety of floor plans available,” said Duty. Home prices start in the upper $200,000s.
With a pastoral setting spread over 145 acres, Running Horse is just south of Platte City on Running Horse Road. The community offers residents a swimming pool, playground and paved walking trails that connect to the Prairie Creek Greenway.
In addition to beautiful homesites and family-friendly amenities, a thriving school district and an ideal location have made Running Horse one of the best-selling new home communities in Platte County.
Students living in Running Horse attend Rising Star Elementary, Siegrist Elementary, Paxton School, Platte City Middle School and Platte County High School.
Running Horse is located near Interstates 29 and 435 putting it within a short commute of Zona Rosa, Village West shopping and entertainment district, downtown Kansas City and Kansas City International Airport.
Residents can easily travel to Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, as well as Fort Leavenworth, making Running Horse a popular place to call home for working professionals and military personnel.
For more than 20 years, Hunt Midwest Residential has been an industry leader in master-planned community development. The Kansas City-based company is owned by Lamar Hunt’s family, owners of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. For more information, visit HuntMidwestKC.com or call 816-289-4676.