Welcome to Hickory Ridge Estates in Branson, Missouri! Home to “the finest homes being built in the Ozarks”.
Spring is in the air! The Robins are building nests, but yet the snow keeps flying. I think we are all ready for spring this year, as Winter has tried to hang on longer than usual. Our fruit trees started blooming last week, and the birds are out in force. So come on Spring we are ready!
Spring in Branson is truly a refreshing time, as the first flowers start to pop out of the ground, and all the trees start budding.
The family shows are open, and all of the tourists return to find out what is new and exciting in town. We are located just 10 miles to Branson, so we get a lot of people visiting Hickory Ridge this time of year.
Silver Dollar City is open, and they built a brand new Roller Coaster that is bringing many new visitors to town. We noticed in just the last couple weeks that there is early traffic and many smiling faces. We love it when new people come to town, they find out what we have already learned, that Branson is a very fun place to live for all ages.
Spring like Easter is a sign of renewal, new beginnings, and of hopeful thoughts about what the year may hold ahead. We know God has great plans for all of us, and we want to listen to what He has to say.
What an amazing year 2013 is going to be! Our entry to Hickory Ridge has been freshly mulched, and we are about ready to plant fresh flowers like we do every year! Our roads look freshly seal coated, and we keep things well groomed, and looking nice for all the residents and visitors. As the grass grows on our hills, our tractor will get busy cutting the grass. We like to have a well manicured look from the entry to the back of Hickory which is about a mile. How beautiful it is to drive into this neighborhood, with all the care and personal attention to detail. Hickory Ridge has a continual maintenance program that is second to none in Branson. We want to always look fresh, colorful, manicured, and clean! It is our way of saying: Welcome Home!
God is giving us so many blessings. First: God is taking good care of all of us. He is blessing our family (Winans) with two new grandchildren in just a few months. Thank you God! Second: He has touched the body of (Owen) the Lees Grandchild and has given him a healing from Cancer. Thank you God! Third: We have great churches in Branson that support the community, and let people know that God loves You. This LOVE translates into a great place to live. Fourth: Family Fun, Fun, Fun! at Silver Dollar City begins with ”World Fest” April 11. Food from around the world, including performers from around the world that bring smiles to everyones faces. Not to mention the new Roller Coaster “Outlaw Run”.
Test your grit as you blaze west through the great Ozarks frontier on Outlaw Run. But be on the lookout! Rumors are there is a rogue outlaw and his unscrupulous gang waiting to ambush your stagecoach along the way. The new $10 million ride sends passengers soaring through the Ozark Mountains on a ground-breaking wood coaster that features several firsts.
Outlaw Run features the world’s first and only double barrel roll on a wood coaster, with a 720-degree (double) barrel roll. In addition:
Outlaw Run is the only wood coaster to twist upside down three times.
- Outlaw Run is the world’s steepest wood coaster with a first drop of 162 feet (more than 16 stories) at 81 degrees.
- Outlaw Run is the second fastest wood coaster in the world, reaching a top speed of 68 miles per hour.
Silver Dollar City, Shows in Branson, Fishing in our great Lakes, there is a lot to do! It is nice to know after a fun filled day you have a great quiet place to “COME HOME TO” in the Hills overlooking the Peaceful Woods at Hickory Ridge.
We are thankful for our neighbors, who make our community and even better place to live. We cherish great friends and neighbors, up and down Newbury Road. YOU are the missing piece in our puzzle? We would love to speak with you about living at Hickory Ridge. Call us at 417-294-2999 so we can open the entry gate for you to drive thru. Yes we have a security gate that closes at dark. Come by and visit, and we will pour you a Hot Coffee or Cool Ice Tea, and find out what your wish list is.
NEW THIS YEAR! We offer two great homes on our Model Tour which are open most days from Noon to 5pm. These homes are large from 6000 to 8000 square feet, and may give you some great ideas of what can be built in your next home at Hickory Ridge. We have plans from 2000 square feet and up that can be built with lot in the low $ 300,000′s. Can you say affordable home in a great neighborhood?
CHECKOUT THE HOME ON LOT 9B! This home is newly built and beautiful, you need to drive by just to see how great this home is. We are excited to have a Dentist in the neighborhood-Dr. Nick Yiannios and his wife Valana ( Dr. Nicks Website http://1visitdds.com/). Just think, if you are crunching down on those raw almonds, or hard candy late at night, and you feel your teeth give way, Dr. Nick is just a few steps away. If you live in the area and need a good dentist, he is truly the best. I don’t like pain, and if you don’t either give him a call. His new office is located next to Akers and Arney, across from the Yakov Theater.
We are thankful for what is happening at Hickory Ridge. God is continuing to bless us with beautiful homes, and new friendly neighbors. We have had many people visiting that are searching for that perfect lot, with a view facing just a certain way. We are happy to have you visit as many times as you want, (bring your blanket, lunch, and get to know your lot) you will never feel pressure from us to buy in a hurry! We sell the lots ourselves rather than thru a real estate broker, so you get the facts from us direct. This has also allowed us to meet each of the prospective buyers personally, and guarantees our NO PRESSURE sales approach. We want happy people, who are glad they live here, just like us.
Lot prices start at just:$ 39,500 for a 5 acre lot, and there are other great lots for just a few thousand more.
The following is some History…
When we (the owners) bought this property, we were looking for a place where nice people would want to build. Where they could be proud of their neighborhood, and talk with their neighbors. Hickory Ridge is that place! It is a 430 acre pristine hilltop, surrounded by ancient forest. We built our homes on Lots 37 and 20. Yes we live here, so we are intimately involved in making sure this community will turn out to be one of the finest in the Ozarks. Feel free to contact us when you drive thru the neighborhood, so we can answer all of your questions. Many new homes are being designed and built. The style of these homes vary, and are unique inside and out. There are large and smaller homes here. The architectural committee simply looks for quality design, and attractive architecture, starting at a minimum of 2000 square feet on the main level. We have attached a link in our website that has the CC&R’s for your review.
We are excited about our “Cottage Floorplans” with 2089 to 3352 square feet, starting from $261k (which includes home, well, and septic) all you add is the Lot. Please look in the section marked “Spectacular New Homes from $ 261,000″, I think you will be overjoyed with how fantastic these homes are, we have had two of these homes completed on Lot 1 and 32. You can now live in a Million Dollar Neighborhood for a lot less.
We also have references for several quality builders, who would be happy to meet with you, and discuss your ideas. You may also bring your own architectural plans, and begin to enjoy the peaceful and relaxing lifestyle at Hickory Ridge. Welcoming + Friendly + Safe = Home: HOME describes the feeling we are trying to convey to all who visit. Just down the tree lined entrance, sits a Farmhouse-Colorado Lodge home. The Rocking Chairs sit on the wrap-around porch just waiting for friends to come by and rock away the hours, to enjoy the view of the Ozark Hills, with a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade. This ‘piece of heaven’ is really taking shape as a place to build your dream home. 417 Magazine has already showcased the Farmhouse-Lodge home in their magazine. Click Here to view .
Around the bend, a 4000 square foot Craftsmen style home brings back warm memories of Grandma’s house. The friendly front porch, is ideal for waving at neighbors passing by. As the road continues to meander past rolling hills, you’ll be delighted to see multiple Old World European homes. Their Story-book architecture is classic and charming, among the centuries-old Oak and Black Walnut trees.
We have a great Home Designer and Builder Brian Powell, who has designs that can fit almost any budget. We have several completed homes from 2000 to 3000 square foot range. These two homes are now finished and look amazing. There is still room for you and your family. We believe Hickory can be home to almost everyone in every price range.
Our New Neighbors (Mr. & Mrs. Kent Crutcher/Branson Police Chief) on Lot 15 recently bought a picturesque home that was voted the “Home of the Year for 2009″ by 417 Home Magazine. I think you will agree this is a well deserved award. This home is sitting on a hilltop overlooking miles of amazing view! They definitely picked the right lot! Click Here to view the Crutchers home. Also, see the Crutchers Home in the “Home Builder Association Video for 2008″:
If you are interested in speaking with us about your new home, just call Gary or Jon at 417-294-2999.
All we are missing is You! Come by and see us anytime.
Thank you for visiting our website!
God Bless You & Your Family!
Gary and Ruthann Winans, Owners (Living at Lot 37)
Jon and Linda Lee, Owners (Living at Lot 20)