Lakewood Hills offers your family the best outdoor living experience while also being close to great schools, shopping, recreation and public utilities.  Located just outside of Park City, KS and minutes from Wichita, you’re never far from where you want to be.


  • Towne East Square– Wichita’s largest mall. Two-story complex located at the intersection of Kellogg and Rock Rd.
  • Towne West Square– Wichita’s second-largest mall located at the intersection of Kellogg and I-235.
  • Bradley Fair– Upscale shopping and dining plaza located on Rock Rd. south of 21st
  • New Market Square– Large store chains and plentiful dining options located on Maize Rd. north of 21st
  • Costco– Membership warehouse club chain located at the intersection of Kellogg and Webb Rd.


  • Willowbend Golf Club– Membership 72-hole golf course located on Rock Rd. between 37th  N and 45thSt. N.
  • MacDonald Golf Course– Public 18-hole golf course located south of 13th  N between Hillside and Oliver.
  • Chisholm Creek Park– Large 282-acre park featuring 2 ½ miles of paved trails and native and restored prairie lands along with Kansas wildlife and the Great Plains Nature Center. Located north of 29th  N between Woodlawn and Oliver.
  • Botanica– A large collection of theme gardens welcoming visitors and events located in Riverside next to the Wichita Art Museum.
  • Sedgwick County Zoo– Nationally and internationally-recognized wildlife park supporting conservation programs and endangered species located on Zoo Blvd north of I-235.
  • Exploration Place– Large science center featuring exhibits, digital dome theater and planetarium located north of McLean Blvd between Seneca and Waco.

Pro Sports Teams

  • Wichita Thunder– professional CHL hockey team playing at Intrust Bank Arena.
  • Wichita Wingnuts– minor league baseball team playing at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
  • Wichita Force– professional CPIFL indoor football team playing at Intrust Bank Arena.
  • Wichita B-52s– professional MASL indoor soccer team playing at Hartman Arena.
  • FC Wichita– professional NPSL outdoor soccer team playing at Stryker Soccer Complex.

Theaters and Venues

  • Warren Theaters– Movie theaters featuring the latest Hollywood releases with three locations.
  • Orpheum Theater– Historic downtown theater featuring concerts, events and films.
  • Crown Uptown Theater– Historic College Hill theater featuring concerts and events.
  • Palace Theater– Discount movie theater featuring last-chance movies before they leave the big screen.
  • Murdock Theater– Small downtown theater featuring independent film releases.
  • Starlite Drive-In– Wichita’s only remaining drive-in theater featuring two screens.
  • The Cotillion– Historic concert venue featuring well-known touring artists.
  • Century II– Large downtown convention center and performing arts venue.
  • Intrust Bank Arena– Largest event venue in Wichita featuring year-round concerts and events.


See a complete list of Park City Utilities and Services


Building your home in Lakewood Hills Estates begins with choosing one of our lots. Each lot is similar, although unique in its characteristics. All of our lots are heavily wooded areas with lake access, but here is a short guide to help you make a decision about which of our lots works best for you and your budget.


As a general rule, the lot you purchase should not exceed 20% of the total cost of your house. The minimum home value for Lakewood Hills Estates is $300,000, so the maximum you would want to spend would be around $60,000 at that value. Currently the lots we have listed start at $72,000, so the minimum home value for the lots we have available would be around $360,000 according to the 20% rule.


Each of our available lots are slightly different in size, anywhere from around 2-8 acres. You will need to know how you intend to use the land you purchase in order to know which lot is right for you. If you plan on building structures on your land – buildings, garages, porches, patios, fountains, swimming pools, fences, etc. – you will need to pick a lot that can accommodate your needs.


Each lot is situated along the access road that runs throughout the development. Each lot location is slightly different in terms of orientation, tree numbers and position, proximity to the water and proximity to 53rd street. You will need to factor in these considerations when choosing your lot.


When planning your home design and its features, you’ll need to be aware of local building codes as well as our architectural guidelines. You’ll also need to review our declaration of covenants, conditions, restrictions, easements and disclosures before making a final decision on which lot best suits your needs.
If you have any questions about our lots or any of our community guidelines, don’t hesitate to give us a call at(316) 942-0446.

Previous: Area Schools and Universities Next: Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Builder


Building a house is a big investment of your time and money, so you should take care in selecting a builder. Asking potential candidates these questions will help ensure you’ve found a partner who’ll help you create your dream home.


  1. Are you licensed and insured?
  2. Home many homes have you built?
  3. How many years have you been in business?
  4. Have you ever declared bankruptcy?
  5. Are you involved in any current or past disputes with the Kansas building commission?
  6. Do you have references from prior home buyers?
  7. Do you have any model homes available to tour?
  8. Do you build homes with energy-saving features?
  9. Can I provide my own plans, or do you only build your own?
  10. Have any of your homes won awards?
  11. Has your company won any awards?
  12. Who will be supervising the construction of my home?
  13. What is the process for making changes or upgrades during construction?
  14. How long after closing will the warranty period last?
  15. Are you working on any other projects in the area where I’ll be building?
  16. Can you provide a complete price for my home before I sign the contract?
  17. When will I receive the final price of my home?
  18. How often will I have access to my home during construction?
  19. How long does it typically take to complete a home like mine?
  20. What’s process for inspections, both during construction and at final walk-through, and to address any matters that need to be corrected or finalized?


After speaking with a potential home building candidate, check references with their recent customers, visit a current job site to see how clean it is, tour a recently completed model or private home, and visit a community of the builder’s completed homes that are 5-10 years old to see how they stand the test of time.


Home building inspections are used by communities like Lakewood Hills Estates to ensure all homes built in the development conform to minimum standards adopted for building new homes. These inspections are done at various stages of construction and are required in order to build a home in the community.

The building codes used at Lakewood Hills Estates were developed for the safety of our residents and for the safety of the community. Your home builder should already be familiar with the guidelines for architectural approval and should be following these guidelines during construction. Inspections hold the builders accountable for their work and make sure homeowners are adhering to community standards and aren’t wasting money and time on non-conforming work. Your home builder will know when and what inspections are required, so you will coordinate with them on communicating with inspectors.

If you are red tagged during an inspection (turned down due to an insufficiency), it’s not the end of the world. It simply means there is something that needs to be corrected before the process can continue. If this happens, your builder should know what to do. If you’re unsure of what needs to be done, contact the inspector and get an explanation for the required improvements needed.

After the changes are completed, call the inspector back out for a reinspection. If all the required elements have been fixed, you will pass the inspection and the building process can continue. Take a look at ourGeneral Guidelines for Architectural Approval (.pdf) for a quick guide on some of the requirements for each new home construction in Lakewood Hills Estates.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us by phone at (316) 942-0446. We’re always happy to talk with you about the community and answer any questions you might have.

Previous: Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Builder Next: The Home Building Process Timeline


Building your dream home doesn’t happen overnight, and it takes a lot of work from both you and your builder. There are decisions to be made and permits to be pulled, and in Kansas, the weather is always a factor. But, having realistic expectations for the timeline and what’s involved in building a new home can make the process smoother and less stressful. Barring major interference from Mother Nature, here’s what you can expect from the building process, and how long it should take to build a new house.

Keep in mind, the exact steps and timeframe can vary, so talk to your builder about the specific building process for your home. This is especially important if your design calls for a lot of customization or elaborate finishes.


Once you’ve chosen your new home’s floor plan, chosen a lot, and selected a builder, there’s still a lot of work to be done before construction can begin. The home has to be financed, surveys will need to be done, and permits will be pulled. During this time, you may be asked to make some selections and decisions about finish materials. Your builder may also want to visit the site with you to address any unique features or issues the location present. All of this could take 4-6 weeks.


Preparing the site, excavating and pouring the foundation

This is one of the most exciting parts of the process, when you see the first signs of progress on your new home. First, your lot will be cleared of any trees, rocks and debris, and it will be leveled. Stakes are put up to mark the outline of your home, and then digging can begin.

If you’re building a house with a slab foundation, holes are dug for the footings that provide support, then forms are added and the concrete for the footings is poured. Then, trenches are dug between them for the plumbing, electrical and other utilities, and the slab is poured.

If your home has a basement, the hole is excavated and then forms are added for the footings and concrete is poured in them. Afterward, the basement floor and walls are formed and the concrete is poured. The next step is waiting for the concrete to cure. This takes 2-3 weeks, and no work can be done on the site during that time.

After the foundation cures, a waterproof coating is applied to the outside, drains are installed, and sewer and plumbing lines are added. Then the hole is backfilled, which is when excavated dirt is used to fill in the hole around the basement or foundation.

Depending on whether your home’s foundation is a slab, basement or crawl space, a city inspector will come out once or twice to make sure it’s installed correctly and built to code.

Rough Framing

Compared to the wait for the foundation to cure, this step goes relatively quickly. The skeleton or shell of the house is built, which consists of the floor, walls and roof. Then, the roof and exterior walls are covered with plywood or OSB (oriented strand board). A house wrap may be applied next. It’s a protective covering that goes under the siding and helps prevent mold and rot by repelling liquid water while letting water vapor out. Finally, the windows are installed and the exterior doors are added.

HVAC, electrical and plumbing rough-in

The siding and roofing are installed next, which puts the home at the “dried in” stage, because it’s rain and snow resistant. Inside the house, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors install the ductwork for the furnace and air conditioner and add vent pipes through the roof.

The plumbing contractors runs pipes, water supply lines, sewer lines, and vents through the ceiling, floors, and interior walls. At this point, bathtub and shower units are installed while there’s room to move them in.

The electrical contractors start running wiring through the ceiling and the interior walls, then outlets, switches and light receptacles and installed and wired to the breaker panel. There will be inspections for the framing, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems when this phase is complete.


Your home will most likely have insulation installed in each exterior wall, the attic, and any upper floors. Unfinished basements and crawl spaces are generally not insulated. Insulation will help keep your home at a consistent, comfortable temperature and increase its energy efficiency. There are different types of insulation used in new homes today, and they each have a different R-value, which is a measurement of its resistance to the transfer of heat. In Kansas, homes are usually built with rolls or bats of blanket insulation, blown-in, loose-fill or liquid foam insulation.

Drywall install, taping and texturing

The drywall, also called Sheetrock, gypsum board or wallboard, is hung and the nail holes and seams between the sheets are taped and mudded to create a smooth surface. If there will be any texturing like knockdown on the walls or ceiling, it’s applied now as well. Then, the walls are primed.

Interior trim and exterior sidewalks and driveways installed

This is the point when the inside of the house really starts to come together. The interior doors and casings are installed, as well as the baseboards, moldings, window sills, stair railings, and any other decorative wood trim. Fire place mantels and surrounds are added if they’re in your home’s plans, and your kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities are installed. The walls are wallpapered or painted as requested.

Outside the house, your sidewalks patio and driveway will be poured. Many builders wait until this stage to do this so the concrete doesn’t get damaged by heavy equipment coming on site.

Exterior grading, interior countertops and hard-surface flooring install

A finish grading is done do smooth out tracks from the backhoes, delivery trucks and other heavy machinery that’s driven on the site. It also ensures the land around your home slopes away from the foundation to ensure proper drainage.

Any wood, ceramic tile, or vinyl flooring gets installed now, along with the kitchen and bathroom countertops.

Plumbing, electrical and HVAC trims and fixtures installed

This includes, toilets, sinks, faucets, light fixtures, electrical switches and outlets, as well as central air registers and equipment.

Finish interior; exterior landscaping if applicable


All the final details are wrapped up at this point, like mirrors and shower doors being hung, carpeting gets installed, and cleaning is done. If you’re having any landscaping done as part of the process, like installing sod or planting grass, shrubs and trees, it will be done now, too.


When all of this is complete, a building code inspector will come and complete a final inspection. If everything is up to code, he or she will issue a certificate of occupancy (C.O.), meaning the property is complete. If he or she finds any defects, however, a follow-up inspection may be needed to make sure they’ve been taken care of.

Final or pre-settlement walk through

You and your builder will walk through your new house and go over all the features and systems so you can learn how they work. The builder may also go over your warranty coverage, claim procedures, and expectations for maintenance at this time.

Another important aspect of the walkthrough is to check for items that need to be fixed or completed, so it’s important to look carefully at the walls, floors, fixtures, and countertops to check for damage.



As you’ve seen in the timeline, there are several inspections scheduled throughout the building process. Most are mandated to check for code compliance, and your building may also do quality checks during critical phases of the project. The purpose of these is to find and address potential problems before construction is completed. However, it’s important to know that some issues may not be found until after you’re living in your home.


It’s important to talk to your builder early about your attendance at inspections early in the process. There may be some you’re required to be there for, but others may just be a good chance for you to learn about your new home and see how everything will work. If you wish to hire an inspector yourself to do an additional check on the home, let your builder know before construction begins.


Due to both safety and logistical reasons, most builders discourage clients from stopping at a construction site unannounced, so talk to your builder ahead of time about arranging walkthroughs, progress updates, and on-site visits to your home.