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    160 Golden Acres with 3,000 ft2 Country Home - Fort St John, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 20191

    Ready to trade the hustle & bustle of city? This stunning & affordable property is truly a country dream with 160 acres of golden poplar forest, fertile fields & a neat & tidy homestead. 3,000+ ft2 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with large kitchen/living area & stunning views off the wrap around deck.


    Price
    $459,000

    Size
    160 acres

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    Description

    Country home nestled on 160 acres of fertile fields and golden poplar forest. This property is a country dream for someone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, or for someone who wants to use the property as a recreational getaway.

    The property is very flat with 21 acres cleared and in hay production. The remainder of the property is blanketed in a lush poplar forest which shelter moose, elk, and deer. There is potential timber value if a new owner wanted to harvest some of the trees on the property. The production lands could be expanded by clearing some of the said timber.

    The home offers over 3,000 ft2 of cozy living space with three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open kitchen/living area, and an enormous wrap-around deck. There is a full basement ready for final touches. Air to air heat exchanger with R-60 insulation in ceiling and R-56 in the walls. There are two mudroom entries where you can remove muddy workwear before entering the home. A woodstove in the basement helps heat the home economically.

    There is a small barn perfect for housing a variety of farm animals. The current owner has also recently installed a brand new cistern to supply the home with ample water. The property is accessed via a well maintained road with power lines running along the road.

    Location

    This property is located approximately 40 minutes northeast of Fort St. John, BC in the Goodlow region.

    Access

    From Fort St John, take the Cecil Lake Road NE out of town until it intersects with the 221 (just east of the Clearview Pac Arena). Turn to head north on the 221 Rd for approximately 8 miles until it intersects with the 256 Road. Turn to head east on the 256 Road for 1.5 miles at which point, the drive way 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 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

    The property is relatively close to the lively city of Fort St John (dubbed the Energetic City). Fort St. John provides the opportunity to enjoy various forms of urban recreation. Fort St. John offers numerous dining and entertainment experiences all within a short commute from the property. There is a domestic airport with daily flights to Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary.

    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. The area around the property has robust populations of mule deer, whitetail, moose and elk, which provide ample hunting opportunities for the most discerning sportsmen.

    The surrounding region also provides excellent off-roading opportunities for quads, dirt bikes and snowmobiles.

    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°26'46.62"N and 120°13'18.77"W

    Investment Features

    • 21 acres of hay fields
    • Potential timber value

    Services

    • Electricity
    • Septic - lagoon
    • Water

    Improvements

    • 3,000+ ft2 home
    • Barn

    Tax Details

    $1,032 (2020)

    Zoning

    A-2

    Legal

    Lot 4 Section 12 Township 86 Range 15 west of the 6th Meridian Peace River District Plan EPP51156
    PID 029-687-811

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    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.