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Introducing Hummingbird Square

First-time visitors lunch, listen, and learn

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April 7th, 2017
Resident ambassadors (from left) George Chamblin, Bob Butterworth, George Lund, Janet Butterworth, Dot Kleikamp, Shirley Hull, Sales Associate Sue LaBelle, Phyllis Chamblin, and Karen Cox welcome first-time visitors to Tallgrass Creek.

Resident ambassadors (from left) George Chamblin, Bob Butterworth, George Lund, Janet Butterworth, Dot Kleikamp, Shirley Hull, Sales Associate Sue LaBelle, Phyllis Chamblin, and Karen Cox welcome first-time visitors to Tallgrass Creek.

Tallgrass Creek’s beautiful 65-acre campus changes daily as Hummingbird Square, the community’s new residence building, takes shape. The four-story building scheduled for a late summer completion features 108 new residences in 18 different designs, including 7 never-before-seen floor plans. 

With Hummingbird Square about to open, the sales office is abuzz with activity. Recently, about 60 first-time visitors gathered at the community’s sunny Blue Sky Restaurant, where they enjoyed a chef-prepared lunch of red pepper and Gouda bisque, lemon-butter salmon or braised pot roast, sautéed vegetables, and a double-chocolate layer cake. 

Current residents joined guests at each table and answered questions about everyday life at Tallgrass Creek.  

“I enjoy sharing my personal experience living at Tallgrass Creek,” says resident Ruth Holzschuh, who frequently welcomes visitors at events sponsored by the sales team. “It’s an easy, very positive conversation.” 

Lots to like

During their visit, guests strolled through Tallgrass Creek’s 62,000-square-foot clubhouse with its full-service hair and nail salon; all-season swimming pool; fitness center; medical center; and the Marketplace, a popular coffee and gathering spot. They also toured two spacious apartment homes to get a taste of the 30 different floor plans available at Tallgrass Creek. 

“What a pleasure it is for me to introduce Tallgrass Creek to guests for the first time,” notes Elaine Bahr, who schedules one-on-one appointments with prospective residents. “They frequently comment on how warm and welcoming both residents and staff are.”

Hummingbird Square connects via a climate-controlled walkway to Bluebird Crossing, one of the community’s original residence buildings. The apartment homes include ample living space, custom finishes, granite countertops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and upscale lighting and flooring. Many of the new residences have outdoor patios or balconies as well as underground parking.

Hummingbird Square is the fourth residence building at Tallgrass Creek, located in Overland Park, Kans., and one of 19 retirement communities around the country managed by Baltimore, Md.-based Erickson Living. 

The active community is right across the street from Overland Park’s bustling 135th Street corridor, with its myriad of upscale restaurants, shopping, museums, and entertainment, including the highly acclaimed Corbin Park and Prairie Fire outdoor retail villages.

“As the saying goes, ‘location, location, location,’” says Bahr. “Tallgrass Creek is right in the middle of everything, which is just one of the many things both residents and staff love about our community.” 

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