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Cottonwood Canyon

Simultaneously lose yourself and find yourself in this resort-style, maintenance-provided community.

Story by Ann Butenas


Upon entering Cottonwood Canyon, one of Kansas City’s most enchanting and beautiful communities, you may wonder if you have been transported to some other destination, one in which quality, beauty, luxury and overall convenience reside. Offering some of the most breath-taking views you will encounter in the metro area, this resort-like community is located in Johnson County, just minutes west of I-435 and situated off 95th Street and Prairie Star Parkway in Lenexa, giving its residents convenient access to all points in town.

With premier custom homes starting at $500,000, this intimate community is comfortably nestled among the rolling and expansive greens of the Canyon Farms Golf Club and adjacent to the Lenexa City Center, keeping a cornucopia of dining and recreational options within arm’s reach. The civic center, a part of the larger Lenexa City Center, is a mixed-use hub consisting of the Lenexa Public Market, fitness facilities, an indoor aquatic center and a public art gallery. Translation? Cottonwood Canyon is in the heart of it all.



A maintenance-provided neighborhood, residents enjoy lawn maintenance and snow removal, giving them more time to absorb all of the breath-taking scenery that surrounds them. With 125 home sites, Cottonwood Canyon boasts a delightful array of luxuriously-crafted custom homes designed for each homeowner’s lifestyle and tastes.

“This is not a single-builder exclusive community,” noted Angie Ripley, lead marketing agent for the development, referring to the many award-winning homebuilders in the community. “You are welcome to bring a builder of your choice, but those must be approved initially by the developers.”

Because of the vast amount of acreage that surrounds the community, homeowners’ options are endless, and no matter what type of home they build, whether down-sizing, up-sizing or right-sizing, they are sure to enjoy the best in picturesque views from all parts of their home.

All of the homes constructed in Cottonwood Canyon are designed with exemplary craftsmanship in mind, an integral part of the communities personality. The intention is to provide homeowners with not just a place to live, but an experience to embrace.



In addition to the well-crafted homes, inherently unique to this one-of-a-kind community are the incredible views it affords. Residents can choose from a variety of premium home sites that include private, golf course and waterfront locations.

“Some of the homes have golf course views; some back up to the water; and some back up to greenspace,” expressed Ripley. “All of the rock, topography and landscaping add to its overall beauty and they are all designed so you are not directly behind another neighbor.”

It is no surprise, then, that Cottonwood Canyon has created an impressive resume of distinctive honors and awards, which include B.L. Rieke Custom Homes — Pick of the Parade Gold Award and first place, Distinctive Plan and Design; Starr Homes — American Dream First Place Award; Befort Construction — American Dream First Place Award; Cottonwood Canyon — Gold Award for “Best New Community;” Starr Homes — Silver Award for ”Best Empty Nest,” Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine; and B.L. Rieke Custom Homes — Gold Award “Best Model Home $750,000 to $1 million.”



One of the primary amenities of Cottonwood Canyon is Canyon Farms Golf Club, which peacefully winds through the community. Recognized by Golfweek Magazine as the “6th Best New Private Course” when it opened, it has also been referred to as a “Must Play Course in Kansas City” by Travel and Leisure Golf Magazine.

“It is an amazing course,” said Ripley, emphasizing its challenging yet equally beautiful and breath-taking vistas.

Residents have access to the clubhouse and the pool, opening in the summer of 2018. And while many homeowners may choose to become members of Canyon Farms Golf Club, social memberships will be available for all residents who are not otherwise golf members.

“All members will enjoy access to the clubhouse, swimming pool, exercise facilities, multiple dining areas and of course the breathtaking views,” noted Ripley.

For the discerning homeowner who appreciates breathtaking panoramic views and a maintenance-free lifestyle, Cottonwood Canyon invites you to find your way home. Now is the time to make that dream come true.

Prairie Star Parkway at Ridgeview in Lenexa, KS

913.492.4444   |   CottonwoodCanyonKS.com


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