Westwood Hills Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Johnson County, Kansas


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Westwood Hills Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Kansas

Located just a short ten minute drive from the heart of the Kansas City metropolitan area is "The Most Beautiful Little City in Kansas," Westwood Hills. This small subdivision is located within the northeastern corner of Johnson County, Kansas. The area offers a distinctive living experience, with close-knit neighbors and eclectic residential architecture. Westwood Hills began as a homeowner's association and later incorporated to protect its independence. Westwood Hills is officially 0.1 square miles in size and houses about 500 residents. As well, residents have access to the entertainment and economic opportunities of Kansas City, which is located about five miles north. Adding to the convenience is the proximity of major roadways, including Interstates 35 and 635.

Students are served by the schools of Shawnee Mission Public Schools, which has 50 campuses, including one elementary school in Westwood Hills, Westwood View Elementary. Students also attend Indian Hills Middle School and Shawnee Mission East High School. Private and parochial school options are also available throughout Johnson County. Once students graduate, nearby colleges and universities such as Johnson County Community College, University of Kansas, and MidAmerica Nazarene University are ready to serve their higher learning needs.

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Westwood Hills Real Estate Market: Price Range of Westwood Hills Houses for Sale

Real estate in Westwood Hills is anchored primarily by single-family homes, though listings for condos and townhouses are also available. Restricted by city limits and neighboring communities, Westwood Hills and its neighboring cities are largely built out so that little land is left undeveloped. Homes in the region vary in style and in price. Many homes in Westwood Hills are custom-designed or are art deco in character, bringing forth an eclectic style and atmosphere throughout the community. Home prices begin at just under $105,000 and can exceed $1.2 million. Remodeled or updated homes with designer touches command the highest prices. There is a small market available for condos and townhouses, with prices starting in the $150,000 to $160,000 range. Land, when available for purchase, can be found starting in the $115,000 range.

Westwood Hills Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 20th, 2020: homes priced around $565,000 compared to $507,800 the previous week, showing a increase of more than +10%.  For Monday, April 20th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.