What’s the 411 on Kestrel Park Ashland?
We recently sat down with Rick Harris and Rachelle Beveridge of The Rick Harris Real Estate Group, John L. Scott, two of KDA’s top realtors, to learn what homebuyers should know about Ashland’s newest destination neighborhood, Kestrel Park.
Here’s what Rick and Rachelle had to say about this green community in Ashland, Oregon:
What’s the estimated completion date for Kestrel Park?
The first phase of Kestrel Parkway consists of 15 single-family homes and 15 cottages that will be completed by mid-2022.
What’s the neighborhood like?
The Kestrel Park neighborhood is a tight-knit community of single-family homes, townhomes and cottages just steps away from a lovely 3-acre community open-space, Kestrel Park. The surrounding neighborhood homes are fairly new, with the oldest being built around 2007. On any given day you will see people walking their dogs, enjoying the park, open spaces, views of the Siskiyou Mountains and Ashland Hills, and listening to nearby Bear Creek that meanders through the area. Future plans include walking and biking trails that connect to the Bear Creek Greenway and downtown Ashland.
What are the schools like?
Information about Ashland’s well-regarded school district can be found at www.ashland.k12.or.us. For information about Southern Oregon University, click here.
What is crime like in the neighborhood?
Consumers should contact the Ashland Police Department for crime statistics about the Ashland marketplace.
You can also learn about Ashland’s crime and safety in this blog post – Is Ashland, Oregon Safe To Live?
What’s included when I buy at Kestrel Park Ashland?
Kestrel Park features Prairie-inspired architecture, top-quality construction, and exquisite amenities and finishes in single-family plans, homes with accessory dwellings, and rear-load garage designs. KDA Homes offers custom, semi-custom, and pre-designed plans. Each individual home includes 12 solar panels, Energy Star dishwashers and stainless-steel appliances, high-efficiency tankless water heaters, Daiken mini-split heat and air conditioning systems, and gas fireplaces.
Kestrel Park Ashland Show Home Gallery
What are similar homes selling for?
Brand new construction in Ashland sells between $320 to $470 a square foot finished.
How much are the property taxes?
Jackson County has not assessed these yet, so we won’t know until 2021-2022. In general, property taxes on new construction is fully assessed within a year of completion of construction. Please contact Jackson County Assessor for more information.
What sustainability and energy efficiency features are included?
There are so many!
Kestrel Park is built to Earth Advantage Platinum standards, incorporating design elements, systems, and materials that create superior indoor air quality, use natural resources responsibly, protect land, and lower water usage. They are also Net Zero Energy ready with installed roof-top solar panels, which, combined with the Earth Advantage ventilation control, added insulation, and highly efficient heat and air, hot water system, and appliances to generate as much energy onsite as is used annually.
Some of the homes will have Lifelong Housing features: single-level construction with no-step entries, wider hallways and doors, accessible bath and kitchen fixtures, and easily operated electrical switches, door handles, and since faucets plus enhanced accessibility in the open space and walkways. Energy-efficient systems include EnergyStar appliances, tankless water heaters, and ductless mini-split heat and air systems.
How much do utilities cost?
This is a newer development that has not been occupied yet, so we won’t know until mid-year.
Are there any major development plans for this neighborhood?
The Meadowbrook Park subdivision started development around 2007 and is a mix of Craftsman-style single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Kestrel Park will be a beautiful addition to this subdivision, transitioning from Craftsman style to Prairie-inspired seamlessly. This is the first phase of Kestrel Park, consisting of 15 single-family homes and 15 cottages. There will be a total of 55 units at completion.
Why do you love Ashland?
Ashland is a vibrant and eclectic blend of entrepreneurs, artists, families of all types, retirees, hippies, university students, and professionals. Ashland is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland Independent Film Festival, is a Bee City, Tree City, and on most “Top-Ten” lists for beautiful small livable cities. Most of all, Ashland as a community is “engaged”—people here care about their town and how best to preserve its unique charm and lovely environment.
Learn more about why we love Ashland so much in this blog post – Why We Love Living In Ashland, Oregon
Anything else we should know about Kestrel Park Ashland?
This gorgeous development is surrounded by nature with lovely open spaces overlooking Bear Creek, the tranquil Siskiyou Mountains, and charming Ashland City Lights. KDA Homes is proud to deliver this environmentally conscious project focused on preserved wetlands, biking, and walking paths, and renewable rooftop solar, carefully built to Earth Advantage Platinum, Lifelong Housing, and Ashland FireSafe Standards.