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    Affordable Hobby Farm Style Acreage Minutes North of Fort St. John

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 20089

    Quaint hobby farm style acreage with cozy residence, corrals, coverall, Sea-Can storage (on piles), large garden area & privacy. Fully serviced & offers 4.62 acres of manicured property. Located minutes north of Fort St John, there is significantly more value compared to residences in town.


    Price
    Reduced $475,000

    Size
    4.62 acres

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    Description

    This property, dispersed over 4.62 acres, has been strategically developed by the current owners to maximize utility and value. As you approach the property you will notice the aesthetic rail fencing along the front of the property eventually give way to a wide and well-maintained gravel driveway. The gravel driveway is lined with mature trees and lush vegetation as you proceed towards the main yard. The driveway forms a roundabout with green space at its center. The roundabout permits for easy access and egress of large vehicles, trailers and equipment.

    Sharing the yard with the home is a large coverall building. Rig mats have been placed on the ground to ensure a year-round dry work space. This structure is perfect for storage, tinkering on equipment, and a variety of additional uses. Alongside the coverall building are two Sea-Cans and a heated workshop elevated on screw piles. These structures are accessed via grated stairs and walkway. These structures provide an additional secure storage/workspace options.

    Moving eastwards from the Sea-Cans, there is an insulated and fenced dog house/run. This is currently being utilized for turkey chicks, but offers broad utility. In addition to the dog run there is an intricate rail fenced corral system ideal for raising your own organic animals. Currently the corrals house cattle, geese and pigs. This fencing system is an excellent option for kids to learn responsibility and care for animals.

    The remainder of the yard is very well-maintained with a lush lawn and interspersed trees. There is a fire pit and a large garden area where you can further expand your food self-sufficiency. With forest surrounding much of the property boundaries, the yard and views are both aesthetically pleasing and serene.

    Residence

    The residence is very functional while offering modern convenience and appealing to conventional taste. This manufactured home, built in 2015, offers three spacious bedrooms (including a master), two full bathrooms (including master en-suite), an open concept living room/kitchen and a laundry/mudroom. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and opens on to the living room. The openness is excellent for entertaining guests while you cook in the kitchen.

    The home’s exterior offers bonus living space on a two tiered deck. The lower tier holds a hot tub perfect for enjoying a glass of wine on a cold winter’s night.

    Ultimately, this property is an ideal place to raise a healthy and happy family. The property has been wonderfully developed and is now ready for a new owner to write their own story.

    Location

    13657 Sawyer Rd - Fort St. John, BC

    Access

    From Fort St John head north on Highway 97 until the intersection with the 248 Road (3.1 miles north of the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 29). Turn to head west on the 248 Road and proceed for 0.4 kilometres before turning south and proceeding for another 0.2 kilometres after which you will turn to head west on Sawyer Road. The property will be at the end of the road on the southside.

    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

    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.

    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 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°19'50.95"N and 121° 4'43.70"W

    Services

    • Natural gas forced air furnace
    • Drilled well
    • Septic lagoon
    • Electricity
    • Water license - for garden and property irrigation

    Improvements

    • Manufactured home 1,216 ft2 (built in 2015)
    • Coverall building
    • 2 Sea-Cans and 1 heated work shed on screw piles
    • Sea-Can electrical building
    • Welded rail fenced corrals

    Tax Details

    $1,064.45 (2019)

    Zoning

    R-4

    Legal

    Lot 19 Section 34 Township 84 Range 20 west of the 6th Meridian Peace District Plan EPP17148
    PID 028-788-273

    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.