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After a whirlwind move...

Kansas couple enjoys a stress-free lifestyle in new home

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September 24th, 2014
Tallgrass Creek resident Ed and Betty Johnson
Tallgrass Creek resident Ed and Betty Johnson

Residents Betty and Ed Johnson first visited Tallg...Creek in 2007 right after the active, Overland Park, Kans., community opened its doors. 

“We were visiting friends for dinner, and though we weren’t ready to move, we thought it was a lovely place,” says Betty. 

Six years later, the Johnsons visited again, this time looking at the community as a possible next home. 

“Our daughter came with us June 21, 2013, and we met with Judy Baxter, joined the priority list, and learned about Erickson’s realty and moving offerings, all in one day,” says Ed. “We thought it would be quite a while before our home sold.” 

Not so. The Johnsons worked with Erickson Living-recommended real estate agents, and their four-bedroom home in Leawood, Kans., sold right away. Six weeks later, the Johnsons moved to Tallgrass Creek, also using Erickson Living-approved movers. 

“There was no breakage,” says Ed, a former regional customer services manager for Owens Corning Fiberglass in Kansas City. “The movers showed up at 8:30 a.m., and by 11 a.m., we were moved in.” 

“It was a bit of a whirlwind,” adds Betty. 

Lots to like

The Johnsons live in a Kellington-style apartment with two spacious bedrooms, one bath, and a convenient dressing room.

Three of the Johnsons’ four children are local and frequently join them for dinner at Tallgrass Creek’s Blue Sky Restaurant. 

“It really is like a restaurant with its comfortable seating and many things to choose from each evening,” says Betty. 

Both Betty and Ed enjoy the weekly water aerobics classes taught in Tallgrass Creek’s indoor pool ,and Betty has taken advantage of the on-site fitness center. Ed is a member of the Veterans Club and received a special gift last November—a Quilt of Valor, honoring his time in the Marine Corps.  

The Johnsons are happy to leave the chores of running a large house behind, and since they’ve moved, their first impressions of Tallgrass Creek have not changed.

“We noticed the people, how friendly and busy they are,” say the Johnsons. “They genuinely seem to care about each other and that means a lot.”