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Brand spankin’ new!

Meadowlark Terrace welcomes first residents

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November 20th, 2014
members of Tallgrass Creek's sales team meets with future resident

On Nov.12, Meadowlark Terrace, Creek’s elegant new residence building, welcomed Jinny Ruppin, its very first resident. Jinny moved from Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri and was eager to finally be at home in her new Pendleton-style, two-bedroom, two-bath, patio apartment. 

With 95% of Meadowlark Terrace’s spacious apartments already sold, more new residents are following in Jinny’s footsteps over the next few weeks. 

“It’s quite an honor to be the very first resident,” notes Jinny. “I’m personally looking forward to a great lifestyle and living in the Kansas City area.”

Jinny and her late husband Don retired to the Lake of the Ozarks from Leawood, Kans., 18 years ago so she is familiar with the area. Her new home at Tallgrass Creek is close to one of her daughters who lives in the area and a grandson who lives in an apartment down the street. 

“I’m excited about being closer to family and continuing to do many of the things I did at my former home,” says Jinny. “It’s wonderful having everything I need under one roof.” 

Once she settles in, Jinny plans to join the Tallgrass Creek Chorale, which performs at various community functions, and the community’s book club, which meets monthly. She also plans to make use of the all-season, indoor, temperature-controlled pool. 

New year, new home

Future Tallgrass Creek resident Betty Reinig plans to move into her large, two-bedroom, two-bath, Quincy-style apartment with a den, on Jan. 5. Betty is moving from Overland Park where she and her late husband Alfred moved in 2002 from Nebraska. Betty has six children; four live with their families in the Kansas City area. 

Betty just listed her house with local Erickson Realty and Moving Services-recommended real estate agents. Betty also plans to use Erickson Living-approved movers. 

“It was so nice not to do all the research associated with finding a good realtor and moving company,” says Betty. “It’s just easier knowing these people have a good reputation and have been used by quite a few others at Tallgrass Creek.” 

Before choosing Tallgrass Creek, Betty looked around the Kansas City area at different independent living retirement communities. She chose Tallgrass Creek because she just felt more at home there than other places. 

“It is a very attractive place, and that is important,” says Betty. “But the people were very welcoming, friendly, and down to earth. I just liked the feel of it.”

Easy living

Tallgrass Creek, built and managed by Erickson Living in Baltimore, Md., broke ground late last year on Meadowlark Terrace, a modern, four-story addition to the Tallgrass Creek community. Meadowlark Terrace consists of 87 open, airy residences, ten brand-new floor plans, and several existing, popular apartment designs. Custom finishes, granite kitchen countertops, and stainless steel appliances are part of each spacious home. 

The new residence building is connected to Tallgrass Creek by a climate-controlled walkway that leads right to the community’s popular Sunflower Bistro, a lively lunch and happy hour gathering. The Blue Sky Restaurant, where residents can enjoy dinner each evening, is also just a few steps from the walkway.