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Price:  $736,900 (SOLD 4/22/19)

Location:  McDowell County (Old Fort/Asheville Market)

Detailed Property Information

159 acres
Road Frontage
State paved Highway 226A
Mostly wooded mountainside
Surface Water
Three creeks feeding multiple waterfalls
Electricity, Telephone
Electricity at the property
Well Water
Sewer System
Open Field/Pasture
None, mostly wooded
Nearest Interstate Highway
18+ miles (I-40)
Nearest Four Lane Road
4 miles (US 221)
Nearest High Density Area
10+ miles (Marion)

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This 159 acre partially developed tract is ideal for someone that is ready to build and enjoy.  The land is located just north of Marion, NC and south of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It is readily accessible via the paved NC Highway 226A which means drive time to town and services is very reasonable.  In fact, there is a new Dollar General just four miles away.  That’s to say, access is excellent and you can be on the Blue Ridge Parkway in minutes from the property.  Click here for the full MLS info.

The property itself features gently rolling hills and valleys rising up to over 2,400 feet in elevation.  But the real gems of the property are the waterfalls.  Yes, there are multiple waterfalls on this property that flow year round, fed by three different creeks.  Imagine falling asleep to the sound of the water or playing in them with the kids.  Every prepper or homesteader needs a good water source, well, this one has it in abundance.  We’re talking about some substantial waterfalls, not trickling creeks.  The majority of the land is wooded and offers numerous gently laying building sites for more than one dwelling.  Click here for an interactive map of the property.

Another great feature of this property is that it was originally planned out to be a subdivision of 20 to 30 large acreage lots.  However, when the recession hit in 2008, those plans fell away, but not before the roads had been cut in and built.  Today, you can drive a Toyota Prius all over the 1.6 miles of roads on this property and go 40 MPH, they are that smooth.  One thing about road building in the mountains is the importance of doing it right from the start and managing storm water runoff.  The prior owners did it right.  Despite the record 2018 rainfall (we’re ahead by 28 inches as of this writing) including remnants of multiple hurricanes, these roads have not washed at all.  They are as solid and smooth as the day they were built.  In our estimation, this alone represents a savings of $450k or more if you had to rebuild them today.  And of course that doesn’t include the lengthy permitting process required to start road building in the first place.  That is, you can skip all that and go to the head of the line and start building.

So call us today for a private showing.  At this price, this is a real value play.  Given its proximity to Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway and improvements, this is one you must see.

NOTE:  This property is being listed in cooperation with The Bourke Group of Keller Williams Professionals.