Angie Mullings, broker/owner of Century 21 Integrity Group, dishes on some of 417-land’s most booming neighborhoods. While many of the areas were originally developed in the mid-2000s, they are now seeing increased construction activity.
Clover Hill Estates, Battlefield
Located directly west of Springfield, the city of Battlefield is booming with construction and is particularly popular for first-time home buyers. Clover Hill Estates features a variety of all-brick homes, with ranch homes from $180,000 to finished walk-out basement homes from $240,000. The homes are located in the Republic School District.
Kelby Creek, Nixa
Located south of Nixa, Kelby Creek boasts a picturesque setting and upscale comfort. The neighborhood features larger lots, and homes currently under construction start at $240,000. The community currently boasts a clubhouse that overlooks lakes and waterfalls, illuminated fountains, landscaped grounds and a swimming pool.
Ruskin Heights, East Springfield
Conveniently located just east of the intersection of Highway 65 and Battlefield, this neighborhood features many basement homes and lots that will accommodate basement homes. It sits near the new 36-acre Jack Henry campus and is just down the road from Dan Kinney Park. Prices range from $350,000 to $450,000.
The estates at Summit Ridge, East Springfield
Pairing privacy with convenience, The Estates at Summit Ridge features 24 lots that range in size from 3 to 11 acres. Homes feature gated entrances, paved private drives, lush landscaping and underground utilities. Lots start in the $190,000 price range.
Vintage Hills, West Springfield
Homes in this neighborhood currently start in the $175,000 price range. It is located near Rutledge-Wilson farm, plus shopping and walking trails. Amenities include a clubhouse, a zero-entry waterfall pool and a basketball court. These homes have Springfield addresses, but they are located in the Willard School District.
Creek Bridge, Ozark
New construction homes in this neighborhood start in the low $180,000s. Located just off Highway 14 and U.S. 65, the neighborhood boasts an ideal location and isn’t far from downtown Ozark. Residents enjoy a variety of amenities, including a pool and a playground.
What's On Trend
The winning custom home builders and designers share a few on-trend ideas and tips to consider in your custom home build.
A lot of people are having fun and mixing up the wood species throughout the home. The variety of looks add to the charm and personality of the space.—Rick Ramsey, Ramsey Building Company
We build a lot of curved islands in kitchens. This is a better choice for creating a friendly conversation area.—Adrian Rhoads, Rhoads Design & Construction
We are doing our best to move dining rooms from the front of the house and bring them into the main living area.—Ron Hill, Euro World Design
We are adding more and more black doors to homes. Solid-core wood doors that are painted black add a nice, unexpected look, especially to homes with a lot of brown. They make the trim pop.—Rusty MacLaughlin, J. Russell MacLachlan Custom Homes
We are seeing more covered decks and porches for living and entertaining areas off the main level, as opposed to multi-flights of stairs to a lower walk-out area.—Jay Krause, Krause Construction
Quartz countertops remain a top pick. They are environmentally friendly, non-porous, which gives them antibacterial qualities, and extremely low-maintenance.—Adrian Rhoads, Rhoads Design & Construction
A lot of people are making their large walk-in closets in the master bedroom accessible to the laundry room. It’s a very user-friendly approach to building.—Rusty MacLaughlin, J. Russell MacLachlan Custom Homes
The top lake style right now is the heavy wood and stone lodge look with open rooms and abundant glass for maximum views.—Jay Krause, Krause Construction
It’s important to plan now to save later. Invest in the infrastructure of your home for long-term energy efficiency, such as the insulation, heating and cooling system and windows.—Rick Ramsey, Ramsey Building Company
We have been working to incorporate larger prep pantries with things like baking stations, dishwashers, oven stacks and more into the design.—Ron Hill, Euro World Design