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6 HOT Johnson County Neighborhoods

The spring housing market is upon us, and we wanted to call attention to 5 hot Johnson County neighborhoods.  What makes a neighborhood hot?  Typically, it’s a combination of location, desirable schools, close to amenities, sense of community.  These factors result in low inventory and sales prices at or above asking!The Kansas City metropolitan area boasts so many unique and hot areas, and it ultimately depends on the lifestyle you’re seeking.mills-farm-homeIf you’re an urban dweller, then you might consider Union Hill, River Market or Quality Hill.  There are dozens of loft and condominium options and newly revitalized neighborhoods.Want something more family-friendly, but still close to the action?  Prairie Village, Brookside and Waldo have long been popular options and were some of the city’s first suburban, planned neighborhoods.If it’s new construction you’re after, you’ll likely have to look further south (South Overland Park/Olathe), east (Lee’s Summit), west (Lenexa and Shawnee) or even north (Highlands of Weatherby).  No matter what your family is looking for, our real estate experts can help!Today, we are going to take a look at some of the most coveted neighborhoods in Johnson County, Kansas. If you are interested in learning more about these and different areas of Kansas City, click below and take a look at our Full Neighborhood Guide![vcex_button url=”” size=”medium” align=”center”]See Full Neighborhood Guide[/vcex_button]

1. Mills Farm (South Overland Park)

Located at 159th and King Street (in between Switzer and Quivira), Mills Farm is a very popular community.  Homes start in the 500’s (The Meadows) and go to 2M+ (The Estates/Enclave).Mills Farm’s convenient location provides easy access to both I-435 and I-35. The development is in the Award Winning Blue Valley School District with great restaurants and entertainment opportunities nearby.The homes here are absolute stunners and many have features that you wouldn’t find in most single-family homes like outdoor kitchens or putting greens!Homebuilders who built in Mills Farm (include but are not limited to):

  • Larson Homes
  • Willis Construction
  • Harrington
  • Lambie-Geer
  • Starr Homes
  • John Gray Homes

2. Lions Gate (South Overland Park)

Lions Gate is located at approximately 143rd and Nall and extends south to 151st St.  It is also in the Blue Valley School District and features a beautiful clubhouse on the lake and over 40 acres of private community green space.Nicklaus Golf Club at Lions Gate offers a Nicklaus-designed, 18-hole course, tennis, swimming with fine dining options. The neighborhood is minutes from the awesome gym at Blue Valley Recreation Center!Top KC Builders who built homes in Lionsgate include (but not are not limited to):

  • Bodine-Ashner
  • Ashner Construction
  • Harrington Development
  • Rick Standard
  • Gianni
  • Dusselier & Marks
  • Thomson-Sailors

3. Deer Valley (South Overland Park)

Deer Valley has many amenities that today’s families are looking for:  Great schools, a two-acre lake, asphalt trails, a 20-acre Streamway Park, a pool complete with a cabana!The neighborhood is located off 159th Street, between Switzer and Quivira.  (It’s situated next to Mills Farm.)  The median list price is just under $500,000.  Deer Valley also has super easy access to 69 Hwy.People in this neighborhood enjoy dogs, home improvement & DIY, walking, parenting school-age kids, volunteering, and dinner parties.

4. Hallbrook (Leawood)

Hallbrook has long been one of the most elegant and prestigious addresses in Johnson County.  The subdivision is located West of Stateline Road and North of 119th Street.Hallbrook has a rich heritage that dating back to 1927 when Joyce C. Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards, decided that his family would live on this (then) remote, wooded expanse of land.At that time Mr. Hall purchased 730+ acres of land and most of that land has now been developed into the Hallbrook that is there today.Hallbrook Farms opened its last tract of residential land and is constructing a new residential area, known as Hallbrook East Village. Finished homes will range from the $700,000s to $1.3M+.The area has a rich history that dates back to 1927 when Joyce C. Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards, Inc., settled his family on this wooded expanse of land. Today, it is home to the award-winning, private Hallbrook Country Club.

5. Highlands Creek (Leawood)

This neighborhood sits between Roe Avenue and Nall, just south of 143rd Street.  The median list price is $1.2M.  Highlands Creek is minutes away from Town Center, One Nineteen and Park Place for shopping and dining.  The schools include are fantastic and include: Overland Trail elementary and middle schools and Blue Valley North High School.According to Nextdoor, people in this neighborhood enjoy gardening and landscaping, home improvement and DIY, dogs, the Kansas City Chiefs, parenting school-age kids, and the Kansas City Royals – that’s a pretty solid list if you ask us!

6. Mission Hills

The northern half of Mission Hills, north of 63rd Street, informally called “old Mission Hills” and is dominated by luxurious houses on large lots. There are two private country clubs in this area: the Mission Hills Country Club and the Kansas City Country Club.The southern half, consisting of developments Belinder Hills, Indian Hills, and Sagamore Hills, contains affluent residences and the private Indian Hills Country Club.Both sides of this area offer something special. Whether you like newer construction or a home with a little history, Mission Hills is a great place to settle in.We’ve profiled some hot neighborhoods in south Johnson County…but the city is full of jewels! Finding the right place for your home is a big decision and can be a bit challenging – especially if you are new to the city – so, let us help you.Click below to view our current listings or call us at (913) 521-8809 and tell us what you are looking for in your next home![vcex_button url=”” size=”medium” align=”center”]View Featured Listings[/vcex_button] 

New Listings and Open Houses- Sun, Apr 22

It’s spring (at least according to the calendar!) and we’ve got listings and open houses for you!  Take a peek and if anything sparks your interest, please contact us!  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we’re happy to hunt high and low on your behalf until we find it!For those of you putting your property on the market, you can be assured that the Cami Jones Collaborative team will go above and beyond to sell your home.  The reason we consistently move more real estate in Kansas City than other teams is because we know marketing and we intimately understand this market.There’s much more to marketing a home than simply inputting the info into MLS, watching and waiting.  Our team has decades of combined experience and multiple tools at our disposal to market your home.

Traditional Offline Marketing Support

Offline (traditional) marketing support can encompass anything from hosting Open Houses to regular communication with other agents.  Sometimes, we are able to feature our listings on Tuesday agent tours, which ups the exposure to the agent community.  We offer professionally prepared marketing materials to highlight your home and showcase its features to potential buyers.  This includes best-in-class photography and staging opportunities.  You have the wonderful property…it’s up to us to highlight it and sell it for you!

Online and Social Marketing Support

We are committed to helping our clients achieve maximum exposure for their listing.  This includes maintaining active social media accounts.  We regularly post and promote our listings on our social media channels.  You can  like us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter and Instagram.  We’re even on LinkedIn, as Cami Jones Collaborative, ReeceNichols.  We have an established network of colleagues who look for and anticipate our listings and are ready to share our content.  This sort of “viral marketing” often leads to offers early in the process!

Here are four of our featured listings; feel free to take a look!

Mission Creek Estates

Listing #2099784
Stunning Todd Hill Home on hard to find treed 1.3 acre estate lot in Mission Creek Estates (180th Terrace and Mission Road)! Inviting front porch welcomes you into this home bursting with extras. Gorgeous mill work, craftsman-style trim, built-ins galore, newly refinished hardwoods throughout entire main floor which includes dining room, study, sun room, office, & living room. Gourmet chefs kitchen boasts built in Frigidaire, double ovens, retractable wall mount pot filler, walk-in & butler’s pantry. Oversized master bedroom & closet with built-in dresser & vanity. Luxurious master en suite…+ SO MUCH MORE!

Mills Farm

Listing #2098518
Gorgeous 2 Story in Mills Farm! This home is loaded with upgrades and boasts an amazing amount of space with over 6000 sq. ft finished. This home is great for entertaining! Large living room with beautiful stone fireplace. Coastal-inspired kitchen with large eat-in area. First floor office, huge mudroom and pantry. 3-car oversized garage with epoxy floors. Don’t miss the spacious master bedroom & bathroom with his & her vanities. All secondary bedrooms are generous sized with great sized closets.  Open House:  Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Wilshire Farms

Listing #2092259
WILSHIRE FARMS PRICED BELOW APPRAISAL! $125k in upgrades/updates! You’ll find this meticulously maintained one-owner home tucked away on an interior subdivision street. Amazing outdoor entertaining space including screened in lanai, separate grilling deck & brick patio/fire pit off the finished WALKOUT lower level. Great floor plan – huge kitchen/hearth area (seller paid extra to expand) with gorgeous split staircase. Main level office. Wet bar, 1/2 bath (stubbed for shower), media and billiards room in LL plus plenty of storage.


Listing #2098669
Stunning home in the sought after Wyngate subdivision. This open floor plan features soaring ceilings and kitchen boasts island with granite tops, 2 ovens, walk-in pantry & beautiful hardwood floors. Large master suite with huge walk-in closet. Secondary bedrooms are generous in size with walk-in closets and baths. Finished lower level has a huge family room, 9ft ceilings, fireplace, built ins & walk behind wet bar. Plantation shutters. Covered screened in deck, stamped patio w/ fire pit.
Open House:  Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Give us a call today!  You can reach the Cami Jones Collaborative team at 913.402.2550.  Want to come see us?  Our new office is conveniently located at 5000 W. 135th St. Leawood, KS 66224.