SOLD-80ac-Etowah Co.-Lay Springs Rd

$ 177,750

80 acres in Etowah County, Alabama,

Listing Status: Sold

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Key Points 

  1. Location 
  2. Well Maintained County Road Access 
  3. City Water and Power On The Property
  4. Good Merchantable Timber 
  5. Area Known for Wildlife 
  6. Privacy and Convenience
  7. Good Home sites  



If you have always wanted a quiet country retreat close enough to work that when the whistle blows you could be home sitting on your porch in time to watch the sun go down this is it.

This 80+/- acre tract just outside of Gadsden is a true gem. You access the property off of Lay Springs Road which fronts for close to 500 feet or more  onto a well established private drive up the middle of your new property. The end of this drive opens into an approximately 3 acre clearing where you have 4 lines of city water and power and 2 septic systems already established. This area would make for a great multiple home site for you and your family close to the road but secluded. This area was once a horse pasture with scattered fruit trees and huge oaks for shade. Next to this clearing is another 3 to 5 acres clearing with approximately 5 to 7 year old natural regen pines that could be cleared for additional pasture or left to grow for a cash crop. Leading away from the clearing are a pair of roads that will carry you through the remainder of the property. Along the road you will find a good mix of timber. There are areas with 25+yo pole pines tall, straight, and clean ready for the mill. There is also enough chip and saw pine for pulp all ready to be thinned. The rest of the timber is a mix of Poplar, Sawtooth and Mountain Oaks, big Red and White Oaks and some Cedar. You should easily be able to select cut this tract and pay for some of if not all the improvements you might like to make. There are 2 large areas that were used as well established food plots that with a little cleaning could be ready for planting. Along with the food plots and variety of acorns the property has persimmons, muscadines, pear, and crabapple trees as well as black and blueberry bushes honeysuckel and plenty of browse. The area is known for producing large record whitetail and turkey. This property as well as the 200 acres joining it has not had any real hunting on it for more than 30 years, so the wildlife has had no pressure. This could be you own trophy management honey hole.

All of this, and you are less than 20 minutes to Gadsden and the river for all the skiing, fishing, and boating your hearts may desire. This tract is just over an hour to Birmingham and not much more to Chattanooga and around 2 hours to Atlanta but if it is shopping you want the outlet centers in Boaz are only minutes away.

So if it is quiet peaceful country life with an easy commute or a great recreational hunting tract you want for all your own this is it.


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