Tallgrass Creek Marks a 20 Percent Increase in Apartment Settlements for Yearend 2011

Tallgrass Creek Marks a 20 Percent Increase In ApartmentSettlements for 2011;  Introduction of Lower Entrance Deposit Option Proves Helpful to People OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 9, 2012) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS,  marked a 20 percent increase in settlements of apartment homes for yearend 2011. A total of 37 apartment homes were settled in 2011, compared to 29 the prior year. In addition, a total of 50 people made Tallgrass Creek their home. Reservations for apartment homes remained consistent, as did priority list deposits. People moved to Tallgrass Creek from nearly all geographic areas of Johnson County, with some moving from as far away as Arizona, California and Florida. Tallgrass Creek officials attribute the sales increase, in part,  to the introduction of a Lower Entrance Deposit option, which enabled people to move in for only 50 percent of the original Entrance Deposit price if they pay a higher monthly fee.  "Our affordability message resonated with our greater community," said Jean Dennis, the Director of Sales for Tallgrass Creek. Another factor in helping people move to Tallgrass Creek was the in-house realty services program that connected prospective residents with movers, real estate agents and move-in officials to make the selling of a home, and the logistics management that go along with it,  as easy as possible. Apartment homes at Tallgrass Creek range in size from 742 square-foot,  1 bedrooms to 2-bedroom/bath luxury apartments that are about 2,000 square feet. Entrance deposit prices range from the $150,000s to the middle $400,000s. Tallgrass Creek, which has nearly 300 residents, sits on 65 acres that stretch across Overland Park's premier address of 138th and Metcalfe Avenue. Tallgrass Creek offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers. Also, there are more than 60 resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards; computers and technology; dance; faith-based and interfaith; fitness and sports; games; gardening; lifelong learning; music; literature, philanthropy. Tallgrass Creek is managed by Erickson Living.