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Old 10-06-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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I don't actually like to be argumentative, for the record. I, like everyone on this forum, like to be right.
I like to be suggestive, or thoughtful. Whether to be right, or wrong, I really don't care.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:57 AM
 
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It's right near that massive Sprint campus. We have our eye on the Leawood area. With many months to go it's still too early to start looking at houses, but it's good to get a idea of where to look. One thing we like about it is there seems to be some ranch style houses. We'd prefer a ranch because of my iffy knees (lol football). Either a ranch or a reverse 1.5 would be ideal.

A lot of the new construction reminds me of California (boo). Cookie cutter McMansions with no yards looking into each other's fenceless back yards. That's exactly what I want to leave behind. I want a nice private yard I can pay someone else to mow.

Thanks for all the replies everyone!
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:03 AM
 
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^ Check out the Lee Blvd corridor just north of 435. I have a relative that lives on that street, it's a nice area, but mature. I think you might like it. It would keep you closer to the cultural center of the city in KCMO and still only ten minutes from College and Nall.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:25 AM
 
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I like to be suggestive, or thoughtful. Whether to be right, or wrong, I really don't care.
I like to be informative. Like others, I also like to toss in my opinion, in addition. Unlike some others, I do recognize the difference between the two.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:37 PM
 
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It's right near that massive Sprint campus. We have our eye on the Leawood area. With many months to go it's still too early to start looking at houses, but it's good to get a idea of where to look. One thing we like about it is there seems to be some ranch style houses. We'd prefer a ranch because of my iffy knees (lol football). Either a ranch or a reverse 1.5 would be ideal.

A lot of the new construction reminds me of California (boo). Cookie cutter McMansions with no yards looking into each other's fenceless back yards. That's exactly what I want to leave behind. I want a nice private yard I can pay someone else to mow.

Thanks for all the replies everyone!
I will reiterate that between 95th and 103rd / Mission and State Line, you'll find charming old and newly renovated ranch style homes.

Here's one such example that's absolutely stunning!

3315 W 98th St, Leawood, KS 66206 | MLS #2012807 | Zillow
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:52 PM
 
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It's right near that massive Sprint campus. We have our eye on the Leawood area. With many months to go it's still too early to start looking at houses, but it's good to get a idea of where to look. One thing we like about it is there seems to be some ranch style houses. We'd prefer a ranch because of my iffy knees (lol football). Either a ranch or a reverse 1.5 would be ideal.

A lot of the new construction reminds me of California (boo). Cookie cutter McMansions with no yards looking into each other's fenceless back yards. That's exactly what I want to leave behind. I want a nice private yard I can pay someone else to mow.

Thanks for all the replies everyone!
Well, if you are thinking of a ranch, you probably aren't going to find that in the newer housing in south Leawood/south Overland Park. Old Leawood/Prairie Village, yes.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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Here's one such example that's absolutely stunning!

3315 W 98th St, Leawood, KS 66206 | MLS #2012807 | Zillow


You and I have VERY different taste!
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:35 PM
 
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I still think the price is high for the area, but yes, this is right up my alley. Rustic modern. Modernly rustic. Perhaps I shouldn't use the word stunning; it's nice though (to me, not you!).
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:49 PM
 
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i still think the price is high for the area, but yes, this is right up my alley. Rustic modern. Modernly rustic. Perhaps i shouldn't use the word stunning; it's nice though (to me, not you!).
:d I don't think I like rustic OR modern so you put the two together and my mind just doesn't know what to do with that!
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:36 PM
 
Location: IN
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Developers need to build more ranch and 1.5 story houses, there is a severe shortage of them in many areas of the country and demand is high. Why don't they? Profits, greed, and zoning for the most part... The McMansion trend is a passing fad as well, it's better to have a diverse housing supply stock. Yes, for woodsy suburban settings the corridor from 83rd to 103rd off Lee Blvd is outstanding. It reminds me of nice suburban areas of the eastern US with a plethora of street trees, larger lots and a plenty of big oak trees. It's too bad that couldn't develop the southern portions of Leawood the same way, but I guess some things change with time.
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