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Price:  $1,199,900 (UNDER CONTRACT AS OF 2/24/20)

Location:  Burke County (Morganton area)

Detailed Property Information

315+/- acres
Road Frontage
Paved Public Roads
Mixture of 90+/- acres of pasture
Woodlands & bottom land
Surface Water
5,200' of Silver Creek and other creeks
Electricity, Telephone
Electricity, telephone, internet
Well Water
Two wells
Sewer System
Installed at main house and farmhouse
None, but plenty of possibilities
Open Field/Pasture
Approximately 100 acres
Nearest Interstate Highway
2+ miles (I-40)
Nearest Four Lane Road
2 miles (I-40)
Nearest High Density Area
10 miles (Morganton)

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We just listed this incredible 315+/- acre farm near Morganton.  Located just 31 minutes east of the town of Black Mountain, this family heritage farm is situated in the foothills looking up at the Blue Ridge Escarpment and the South Mountains.  Its a stunning property featuring approximately 90 acres of cross fenced pastures with varying topography from flat as a pancake bottom land to rolling meadows to high knolls.  There are mature woodlands and plenty of vegetation to support a healthy wildlife population.

The property is located on Dysartsville Road less than three miles south of I-40, making it easy to reach.  Drive time to nearby Black Mountain with its 30+ privately owned restaurants is just 31 minutes and to the hub of Morganton with its six breweries, live music events and retro downtown theater is less than 15 minutes.  Marion is just ten minutes away as is Lake James.  This places the property in the heart of a very happening area with vineyards, family farms and recreational opportunities.  The property has over 2,000′ of frontage on the paved Dysartsville Road in two different sections, making it very easily accessible.  There is also a back access off a secondary road, thus providing ingress and egress on multiple points.  All of the frontage is at road grade.  There is even a public water line adjacent to the property if needed.  However, the property has multiple wells and thousands of feet of streams.

Silver Creek runs right through the middle of the property and is up to 30′ across.  There are many other feeder streams and springs as well.  Portions of Silver Creek are in a water conservation easement meaning no development can take place along the banks of those sections, although livestock can have access to the water at certain points for irrigation.  There are multiple locations within the property for the creation of ponds.  The property is also benefiting from the Present Use Tax Deferral Program for agriculture use which means a buyer can apply to have the bulk of property taxes deferred so long as a small amount of agriculture usage is continued.

There is a large five bedroom, four bath house with oversized two car garage with doors on the front and rear, thus allowing for drive through convenience.  The house was built in the 80’s and is in very good condition.  Its a little dated, but otherwise has a very functional floor plan with two bedrooms on the main level, two bedrooms up, a fifth bedroom, workshop and two large walk out office spaces on the lower level.  Click here to see an immersive 3D interior tour of the home.  There is a large metal Morton Building for equipment storage and maintenance along with a large pole barn for hay and other equipment.  A large three sided equipment shed and concrete slab with concrete block walls stand ready for completion into whatever you may want.  Finally, there is the original two story farm house.  This house is structurally sound, but will need extensive updating if desired for living space.  It was occupied up until the early 2000’s.

This property has been used continuously for cattle over the past forty years.  It is ideal for continued agricultural use or homesteading.  Would make for a tremendous family compound as it is rich in resources, or it even has potential to be made into a mini-development of sorts.  It could even be a great spot for a vineyard such as the nearby Silver Fork Winery.  There are numerous possibilities, and at this price, it will be in high demand.  Call us today for a private showing.