2017 Spring Parade of Homes Scheduled for April 22-May 7

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The Spring Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City April 22-May 7 and will feature 381 homes by 112 builders in seven counties across the metropolitan area. Presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA), the Kansas City Parade is the second largest in the United States. Since 1947, millions of greater Kansas City residents and visitors have enjoyed viewing the latest in home innovations, styles and decorating, and this year’s Spring Parade will be no different as it showcases the area’s premier new homes, home builders and communities.

All homes will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and admission is free. Home prices range from $165,000 to nearly $1.6 million. Free Parade Guide books will be available for pickup at the HBA (I-435 & Holmes) and at all Parade homes during the dates of the event. In addition, an online home search is available at KCParadeofHomes.com along with a mobile website feature to map a tour online. Homes can be searched by price, location, builder, floor plan, subdivision and school district.

Trends on this year’s Parade include four-car garages, cubbies underneath staircases to create clubhouse-type play areas for children and shiplap paneling made of a rough-sawn pine often used in barns and historic homes. And, similar to the last Parade, open concepts on the main floor abound.

Additionally, the HBA is excited to announce a new partnership with Harvesters during the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes. This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Spring Parade in Kansas City and to commemorate the occasion the association is aiming to raise 55,000 meals (which equates to $18,500) for area kids this summer. From April 14 until the end of the Spring Parade (May 7) the HBA will be accepting non-perishable food items at its headquarters at 103rd and I-435 as well as virtually through its website.