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    3.8 Acre Parcel with Pasture, Fencing and Horse Barn - Charlie Lake, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 19237

    Beautiful 3.8 acre parcel, presently in pasture; fenced & cross fencing, round pen & wired horse barn with box stall. Views of Charlie Lake, Municipal services at the lot line. May be purchased in conjunction with 1.49 acre parcel with a lakefront home.


    Price
    Reduced $399,999

    Size
    3.8 acres

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    Description

    This is an excellent complimentary acreage to an existing home in Charlie Lake, BC. If a local resident wished to have horses, cows or other stock, the property is a perfect boarding and riding location. It is conveniently located in the heart of the Charlie Lake community. There is excellent pasture growth, the fencing is in good shape, the property is cross fenced to permit the separation of animals and there is a wired barn with box stall for storage and to help shelter animals during the winter. The barn structure is an impressive 30’ x 80’.

    Alternatively, the property would be an excellent location for a new home, with views out over Charlie Lake. This property may be purchased in conjunction with the adjacent 1.49 acre lot, Listing 19238, to create a combined 5.29 acre property. The additional property would provide lakefront access, a 2,172 ft2 home, a heated garage, a private boat launch, floating T-dock, storage building, and log constructed sauna. Combined, these two properties create the perfect lakefront oasis for an equestrian enthusiast.

    Location

    This property is located in the quaint community of Charlie Lake, BC, approximately 5 minutes north of Fort St. John, BC. The property is located lakefront along Lakeshore Drive. This is one of the most prestigious and sought after communities in British Columbia’s Peace River region.

    Area Data

    The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound.

    The region contains vast supplies of natural gas. It is estimated that northeast British Columbia holds more than 2,933 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This resource provides significant economic opportunity, as global companies invest in resource extraction and infrastructure to transport the region’s various petroleum products to market.

    The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands in British Columbia. This makes the region a mecca when it comes to farming, ranching and outdoor recreational pursuits. Cattle ranching continues to dominate much of the Peace River region’s rural landscape with the area possessing over 60,000 head of cattle and accounting for over 22% of the provincial total. This is a testament to the quality grazing conditions throughout the region.

    The region’s annual average temperature rests between -2.9 to 2 degrees Celsius and the region receives approximately 330 - 570 mm of annual precipitation. The area possesses rich, fertile soil and produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province.

    The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in the Peace River Region with a population of 20,155. The oil and gas sector continues to be the primary economic driver of the municipality with over 15% of Fort St. John residents employed directly in the industry. Most regionally active oil/gas exploration, production and servicing companies have offices located in Fort St. John, which serve to boost other businesses particularly those in the service sector.

    Recreation

    This property provides all the recreational opportunities afforded by a large rural acreage. One of the benefits of the property’s convenient location relative to Fort St. John, is the opportunity to go into town to enjoy various forms of urban recreation. If the new owner feels like eating out or catching a movie, they may easily do so without the hassle traditionally associated with rural living. Fort St. John offers numerous dining and entertainment experiences all within a short commute from the property.

    On the property itself, there are opportunities for various equestrian pursuits. In addition to recreational activities on the property, there are endless outdoor pursuits in the greater Peace River Region. Some of the best hunting and fishing in all of British Columbia may be found in the Peace River region and along the Alaskan Highway.

    History

    Fort St. John is rich in history and discovery. For instance at Charlie Lake Cave, located 7 kilometres north of Fort St. John, archaeologists have uncovered artifacts from a Paleo-Indian settlement that was active there more than 10,500 years ago.

    It is also interesting to note that Fort St. John is the oldest non-native settlement in British Columbia. The town was first built in 1794 when it was called Rocky Mountain House. It was a staging point from which further incursions into Northern BC could take place. It was the Second World War which was responsible for expanding the infrastructure through the Fort St. John region with the construction of the Alaskan-Canada Highway.

    In 1951 the region gained fame, as a major producer of oil and gas in British Columbia. In that year the "Fort St. John No. 1" well hit gas at a depth of 1,524 metres. A few months later, in January 1952, the first deep well hit gas at 4,418 metres. Drilled on the Bouffioux Farm, that well is still producing today. Transportation/infrastructure improved at a rapid rate after that. In 1952 the Hart Highway finally connected the region to the rest of British Columbia, and in 1958 the Pacific Great Eastern Railway arrived in Fort St. John. That ease of transportation has allowed the region's agricultural and forest industries to compete in distant markets.

    Map Reference

    56°17'13.04"N and 120°58'15.01"W

    Services

    • Community sewer at lot line
    • Electricity
    • Natural gas at lot line

    Improvements

    • 30’ x 80’ wired barn with box stall
    • Fencing/cross fencing
    • Round pen

    Tax Details

    $794.70 (2019)

    Zoning

    R2

    Legal

    Lot B Section 17 Township 84 Range 19 west 6th Meridian Peace River District Plan EPP77517
    PID 030-443-725

    Maps & Plans

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    Adjacent Lot A - Listing 19238

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.