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    157 Acre Homestead with Cozy Farm Home Only 10 Minutes from Dawson Creek, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 20218

    157 scenic acres with 95 acres cleared & in hay production. Flat & fertile property with stands of aspen providing excellent habitat for moose elk & deer. 2,600 ft2 4 bdrm, 2 bath home with recent upgrades. Excellent views. A detached shop sits in the main yard with 200 amp service.


    Price
    $435,000

    Size
    157.4 acres

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    Description

    Quaint quarter section with cozy farm home located under 10 minutes south of Dawson Creek, BC. The property is easily accessed via a well-maintained gravel road and is very close to the highway. You can easily commute back and forth into town everyday with ease and convenience. This is the perfect amalgamation of rural seclusion and urban convenience.

    The property offers 157.4 acres of flat, fertile land. There is approximately 95 acres cleared with most of the 95 acres in hay production. There is also approximately 1.5 miles of fencing in various states of condition. There are large stands of timber, which could be cleared to expand these production lands. Presently, the timbered portions serve as excellent cover for moose, elk and deer and the hunting opportunities are excellent.

    The house offers 2,600 ft2 and has recently had numerous aesthetic upgrades. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open kitchen/dining area and a large living room. There is a cold storage room in the basement perfect for vegetables and canned/jarred food products. All rooms have excellent views of the rolling farmland outside. The back porch completes the outdoor living space and you can enjoy summer BBQ's from here.

    Some of the recent work to the house include a new roof, hot water tank, new electrical switches, plig-ins and light fixtures. The weather stripping has also been replaced on numerous windows.

    There is a shop with lean-to covered storage on either side. The shop has 200 amp service where you can run welding machines and other equipment. The yard is completed with a rustic fire pit, raised garden beds and stunning views. There are numerous berry and fruit trees in the yard for a new owner to enjoy in the late summer months.

    This property is ideal for someone with a family that needs quick access to schools, employment and other urban amenities. All of this convenience is available amongst a bucolic farm background.

    The adjacent bare land quarter section is also for sale in conjunction with this property.

    Location

    395 200 Road - Dawson Creek BC

    Access

    From Dawson Creek, head south on the Highway Number 2 for approximately 17 kilometres until the highway’s intersection with the 200 Road. Turn to head east on the 200 Road and continue for less than 1 km at which point, the driveway entrance will be on the south side of the road.

    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 also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands. This statistic demonstrates the regional economic reliance on agriculture.

    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 continual flooding and retraction of the Peace River thousands of years ago created the flat topographical landscape that makes up the Peace River today. The continual dispersion of sediment and nutrients by this major watershed created to the highly productive growing soils throughout the region.

    The economy of Dawson Creek is based on four major industries: agriculture, retail, tourism, and oil and gas. Agriculture has historically been the most important industry to Dawson Creek, as the city is the regional transshipment point for agricultural commodities. The city is surrounded by the Agricultural Land Reserve, where the soil can support livestock and produces consistently good yields of quality grain and grass crops, such as canola, hay, oats, alfalfa, wheat, and sweet clover. The service and retail sector caters to the city's inhabitants, smaller nearby towns, and rural communities.

    The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in British Columbia’s 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.

    Major economic announcements regarding the $42 billion LNG Liquefaction Facility in Kitimat, and associated $600 million pipeline, intended to tie the Peace River’s Gas fields to the Kitimat’s LNG facility, shall ensure prosperity and economic growth in the Peace River for years to come.

    Recreation

    The property is very close to the lively city of Dawson Creek, BC. Dawson Creek provides the opportunity to enjoy various forms of urban recreation. Dawson Creek offers numerous dining and entertainment experiences all within a short commute from the property. The large event center attracts many events and concerts through the entire year. There is always something to look forward to.

    In addition to recreational activities in town, 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 on this property specifically. The property and surrounding area has robust populations of mule deer, whitetail, moose and elk, which provide ample hunting opportunities for the most discerning sportsmen.

    The property also provides excellent off-roading opportunities for quads, dirt bikes and snowmobiles. There was a moto-cross track on the property, which could easily be reclaimed and put back into use with a little maintenance.

    Additionally, the property is excellent for equestrian pursuits, with stunning views out over the surrounding countryside. With trails situated throughout the property, there is endless opportunity to explore on horseback.

    History

    In 1951 the Peace River 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 Dawson Creek. That ease of transportation has allowed the region's agricultural and forest industries to compete in distant markets.

    Map Reference

    55°37'55.72"N and 120° 6'9.51"W

    Services

    • 200 Amp electrical service
    • Cistern
    • Drilled well
    • Outdoor wood boiler provides in floor house and shop heating
    • Electricity

    Improvements

    • Upgraded 2,600 ft2 home
    • Detached shop with dual lean-to cover storage bays
    • 95 acres cleared land with much of it in hay production

    Tax Details

    $1,132 (2020)

    Zoning

    A2

    Legal

    Lot 1 Section 33 Township 25 Peace River District Plan EPP84860
    PID 030-920-591

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    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.

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