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Discover the place that’s right for you!

Finding that place you call home entails more than just your house, it’s a reflection of your lifestyle. Amenity filled communities are the norm in Kansas City – pools, parks, walking trails, golf courses all in your backyard.

HBA’s Spring Parade of Homes, April 23-May 8, offers the opportunity to visit these neighborhoods and decide if one will become your new nesting place. Three especially not to miss can be found on the following pages – Winterset Valley, Cottonwood Canyon and Legacy Wood.




Winterset Valley

Designed to make the everyday extraordinary! Over 1,000 executive families have chosen homes in the five distinct neighborhoods of Winterset in the last 20+ years. Two weeks ago, Phase 29 sold out!

Immersing these new homes within the surrounding nature is important to the Gale Communities development team. Individual neighborhoods “the Valley, Summit, Park, Woods and Garden” were oriented to preserve the native forests, natural creeks and streams with parks, trails, three distinct swimming complexes, club house, lighted tennis courts, and two lakes spread throughout the 1,200 acres, creating an aesthetically pleasing community and a place that residents are proud to call home.

Phase 30 in Winterset Valley features 53 executive home sites with homes starting at $400,000-plus. “It opened last fall and is expected to be completed by next spring,” reports Kurt Lutz, onsite agent with Better Homes and Gardens along with Leslie Marshall and Susie Zammar-Gale.

The environmental design, “Planning with Trees” resulted in Winterset being the only Planned Community in the four-state region to be awarded the prestigious Global ReLeaf designation by the NAHB and American Forests. With thousands of tree plantings and hundreds of acres of preserved parkland, two fishing lakes, butterfly gardens and pocket parks galore, Winterset homeowners are never far from nature.

Winterset’s close-in location just 20 minutes from the County Club Plaza, excellent Lees Summit “Blue Ribbon” schools, and the environmental sensitivity and leadership of the Gale Communities design team have contributed to the high demand for this unique residential community.

2713 NW Thoreau Drive, Lee’s Summit, Missouri   |   (816) 761-9755   |




Cottonwood Canyon

A number of homeowners have found their dream homes in Cottonwood Canyon, drawn by not only the topography and the surroundings but also the appealing residential architecture that features timeless floor plans from some of Kansas City’s best builders, including Starr Homes, Don Julian Builders, B.L. Rieke Custom Homes, J.S. Robinson, and Befort Custom Homes.

The beauty and variety of the area for walking are unsurpassed. Within 5 minutes, one finds urban retail and entertainment, lakes & streams, golf, permanent wooded open space, the Mill Creek Streamway Park and Shawnee Mission Park.

The homeowners association provides lawn service for the entire community. This will ensure the highest level of appearance and uniformity within the community throughout the seasons. Covenants are in place to ensure that all homes in Cottonwood Canyon will be built with quality materials with low maintenance features in mind, including stucco exteriors, high quality roofing and Smart Board masonry trim.

The Village neighborhood’s homesites offer dramatic walkouts overlooking Hole 15, our signature 100 foot Cottonwood trees, and views of the rock face along Hole 14. Home prices in The Village range from $450,000 to $700,000. The Lake neighborhood consists of larger homesites with panoramic views of the course and/or the lake. Home prices range from $500,000 to $1 million+.

Call today to reserve your lot or visit our website for more information.

Cottonwood Canyon Drive, Lenexa, KS 66219   |   (913) 492-4444   |




Legacy Wood

Located in eastern Lee’s Summit on Langsford Road, the community of Legacy Wood is far more than just a new subdivision. It is actually a dream over a half century old that has finally come to fruition. The original property was purchased by Clarence and Thelma Wood more than 50 years ago and became a homestead for raising cattle and farming. Just a gravel road at the time, Langsford had future potential written all over it and the vision once held by the Woods that this area would one day become a thriving family-oriented community for the people of Lee’s Summit has come to life. The Woods’ son Paul began developing that vision in the 1990s, taking the land upon which he was raised and creating a place that takes his family’s legacy and extends a warm invitation to others to create their own.

The park-like ambiance that embraces this area offers a peaceful and secluded feeling, yet remains within arm’s reach of all major conveniences. Located within minutes of Highways 291 and 50 and nestled just off Blackwell Parkway, with access from Colbern Road and Langsford Road and adjacent to the 700-acre Legacy Park, this subdivision has grown exponentially since its inception in 2005 and is now in its sixth phase, with a seventh phase planned. Its tranquil setting coupled with a strong feeling of community appeals to buyers of all ages, with home prices ranging from $325,000 up to the half-million-dollar price point.

This 133-acre community has a wide variety of homes from which to choose, from two-story to reverse one and half layouts with some lot sizes up to one half acre. A variety of walkout and secluded treed lots are currently available. The expansive zero-entry community pool with mushroom waterfalls along and a multitude of year-round community activities make this place truly feel like home.

Call today to reserve your lot or visit our website for more information.

Langsford Road by Legacy Park, Lee’s Summit, Missouri   |   (816) 554-8881   |

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