Whenever we are helping clients purchase a new home, school districts are often top of mind. The school district in which you reside in is important not only for your family, but for resale value on down the line.
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.
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!
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
- 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):
- Ashner Construction
- Harrington Development
- Rick Standard
- Dusselier & Marks
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
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.
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