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Introducing Hummingbird Square at Tallgrass Creek

New residence building opens, construction continues on Goldfinch Lane

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February 19th, 2018
(From left) Tallgrass Creek resident Bob Butterworth chats with future Goldfinch Lane residents Jan and Gene Meyer and sales team member Sue LaBelle (right).

Tallgrass Creek residents chat about future Goldfinch Lane.

It was cold and gray outside but warm and toasty inside as about 65 priority list members attended the grand opening of Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek’s just-completed residence building.

The four-story 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.

Before touring the model apartments open for the event, guests enjoyed hot chocolate, fresh-squeezed orange juice, donuts, and muffins in Tallgrass Creek’s spacious Blue Sky Restaurant.

Getting the lay of the land

Several guests, such as Jan and Gene Meyer, have already reserved homes in Goldfinch Lane, Tallgrass Creek’s fifth residence building scheduled for completion this fall. The Meyers reserved as soon as the groundbreaking for Goldfinch Lane was announced last year.

“We enjoy attending events like this to familiarize ourselves with Tallgrass Creek,” says Jan. “We also like seeing the new Hummingbird Square residences while our future residence at Goldfinch Lane is still under construction.”

Goldfinch Lane offers 78 spacious apartment homes featuring 12 different designs, including previously sold-out floor plans back by popular demand.

The four-story residence building will house a large, multiuse community room that can be reserved for meetings or personal gatherings. It will also have more one-bedroom designs with outdoor space such as patios and balconies, as well as under building parking. It will connect to Bluebird Crossing, Tallgrass Creek’s original residence building, by a climate-controlled, glass-enclosed walkway.   

Moving days

As Goldfinch Lane takes shape, the halls of Hummingbird Square are buzzing with new neighbors moving into their homes. As one new resident commented about his beautiful kitchen with its granite counters and gleaming, stainless steel appliances, “There’s something great about a brand-new home.”

Even while under construction, Goldfinch Lane apartment homes are selling quickly. Sales team members welcome guests frequently wanting to see renderings of the new building. Reserving early means getting the apartment home you want, where you want it, which for future residents like the Meyers, is worth the wait.

“We reserved early because we like having this time to plan,” says Jan. “We have lived in our current home for 37 years and with our move happening later this year, we have plenty of time to clean out, sell our home, and plan an organized move.”

The Meyers looked at several other communities before deciding on Tallgrass Creek.

“We definitely did our due diligence and just found a different feel here,” says Jan. “Tallgrass is so well maintained, and the residents seem very active, friendly, and involved.”

Why is the priority list important?

The priority list is comprised of people planning a move to Tallgrass Creek at some point in the future.

Priority list members submit a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and $150-per-person, nonrefundable application fee, and the date they do so becomes their priority list date. Once the preferred floor plan becomes available, the sales team gives first right of refusal to priority list members based on their joining date.

Priority list members are also invited to social and informative events at Tallgrass Creek, a great way to meet and mingle with those who call this active community home.