Tallgrass Creek community member Karen Cox (right) enjoys chatting on air with KSHB meteorologist Lindsey Anderson who covers the morning weather for a local television station. Karen hosted Anderson on Tallgrass Creek’s in-house talk show.

About once a month, Tallgrass Creek resident Karen Cox joins one of her neighbors in the community’s Prairie View Theater where they “mic up” on the set of talk show 1851 Studio Chats.  

In February, Tallgrass Creek Sales Director Blake Marshall (left) greeted Paul Curtis who reserved a residence at Fountain View, Tallgrass Creek’s new residence building scheduled for completion later this year.

As Fountain View, Tallgrass Creek’s modern new residence building, continues to rise, future residents and prospects are eager to learn more about the Overland Park, Kans. community.

“Tallgrass Creek offers so much in terms of lifestyle, affordability, and amenities,” says sales counselor Elaine Bahr. “We have a wonderful story to share.”

Community members display signs from their windows to express their appreciation for the staff who provide their needs at the door, allowing the residents to stay safely at a distance. The sign here reads "we heart Tallgrass Creek staff".

Tallgrass Creek adjusts to a new normal

When COVID-19 cases escalated, Tallgrass Creek residents began “sheltering in place” so, like most people, their day-to-day routines began looking quite different. 

Bonnie and Pat Whalen light up the dance floor with their swing dance during Tallgrass Creek’s Dancing with the Stars competition held this February.

There were waltzes, disco moves, country-western two-stepping, and more when Tallgrass Creek high steppers performed in the community’s standing-room-only Dancing With the Stars competition on February 23, 2020. 

Tallgrass Creek neighbors (from left) Suzi Dobbelaere, Ruth Smith, and Sue Keena smile for the camera during the annual activities fair this February at the Overland Park, Kans., community.

Tallgrass Creek neighbors (from left) Suzi Dobbelaere, Ruth Smith, and Sue Keena smile for the camera during the annual activities fair this February at the Overland Park, Kans., community.

In early February, future Tallgrass Creek neighbors Martha Hubbard (left) and Vicki Williamson enjoyed a game of Mix and Mingle Bingo at a wine and cheese tasting for those who have reserved apartment homes at Fountain View.

There were smiles all around as neighbors-to-be gathered at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans., for a “let’s get acquainted” wine and cheese tasting, early this February.

Community member Jill Jones reviews a schematic of Fountain View, Tallgrass Creek’s new residence building, currently under construction.

The Tallgrass Creek sales team welcomes guests daily as they arrive to tour the Overland Park, Kans. community and learn more about Fountain View, the new residence building currently under construction. 

Bunny Brown (from left) and Fran Wolfe (center) receive cookies from Georgia Erickson, one of many Tallgrass Creek neighbors who bakes cookies each month that are included in lunches the homeless.

Around the middle of each month, the smell of freshly baked cookies fills the air in Tallgrass Creek’s resident life office. That is because the office is filled with literally thousands of cookies dropped off by community members, fresh from their own ovens.  

Tallgrass Creek fitness instructor Camin Bell (center) leads the Men’s Only Strength Training classes each week to a roomful of enthusiastic participants.  

When Carolyn Stiles moved to Tallgrass Creek several years ago, she didn’t know she would discover a creative outlet that would add greatly to her life.