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    Affordable Mountain Hideaway with Creek - Grand Forks, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 21055

    78 acre off-grid acreage. Recently logged all timber removed. Crown land on 3 sides. Access not cleared in winter. Pond and a year-round creek with the remnants of an old homestead. Awesome hunting. Great climate for gardening and self-sufficient living.


    Price
    $179,000

    Size
    78 acres

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    Description

    Located in the hills overlooking the community of Grand Forks sits this 78 acre off-grid acreage. The property presents the best of both worlds, situated close enough to town to make a quick grocery run, but once you're out of the property you feel like you are truly back to nature. Important to note this property was recently logged and all merchantable timber removed. Yes, that means clear-cut.

    The property is accessed via Morrissey Creek forest service road which is not maintained year-round, however the Grand Forks area is quite dry and the general southern exposure of the property lends itself to many snow free days. The property is surrounded by Crown land on three sides. The property has a pond and a year-round creek with the remnants of an old homestead with an old cabin and older dilapidated outbuildings. The property is un-serviced aside from a hand dug shallow well. The local quad/snowmobile club has a network of maintained trails in the area which will provide countless hours of enjoyment. The hunting in the area is excellent with a solid population of mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, wild turkeys and grouse. Great climate for gardening and self-sufficient living.

    This back-to-nature getaway is affordable and do not come for sale very often. Contact the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

    Location

    District Lot 1827S Morrissey Creek Road - Grand Forks, BC

    Access

    Please see the mapping section.

    Area Data

    Grand Forks, population 4,049, is a city in the Boundary Country of the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. It is located at the confluence of the Granby River and Kettle River, a tributary of the Columbia. The city is just north of the US-Canada border, approximately 500 km from Vancouver, 200 km from Kelowna and 23 km west of the resort area of Christina Lake by road.

    Grand Forks experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) with a similar climate to the Okanagan Valley just to the west. However, the boundary area usually receives slightly colder and snowier winters and slightly hotter summer temperatures, due to being away from any lakes. Daytime highs during the summer often top 30°C and surpass 40°C at least once every ten years. Night temperatures fall rapidly in the summer. Winter temperatures are moderately (seldom severely) cold, but definitely mild by Canadian standards. Some years may see only a few light snowfalls and intermittent snow cover, whereas others receive several large snowstorms and snow cover from December to March. Precipitation is higher than many other drier Southern Interior locations, but still fairly low.

    Vegetation

    The primary vegetation in the Grand Forks area indicates a drier climate with sagebrush, prickly pear cactus, Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir on south facing slopes. More mountainous species such as lodgepole pine, western larch and Englemann spruce can be found in shady areas and places near the Kettle River.

    History

    The history of Grand Forks is closely tied to the mining and railroad boom of the 1890s and early 1900s. The original settlers came for the rich farmland and stayed on as the industrial era took over, including three railroads, mines, smelters and power plants.

    Following the town site survey in 1895, a large number of wood frame buildings were constructed. A fire in 1908 and another in 1911 virtually wiped out the original downtown core of Grand Forks; however, business was booming and many of the commercial buildings were rebuilt. The oldest and only original building on Market Ave is Andy’s TV, unchanged since its construction, except for more modern display windows. Many of Grand Forks’ historic homes remain, as do a number of commercial and industrial sites. The slag piles, remnants of the days of the smelter, can be seen just a short distance from town.

    In 1897 the City of Grand Forks was incorporated under the Speedy Incorporation Act, with John Manly as the first mayor. His home, and many of the early city officials’ homes, are listed in the Boundary Museum’s Heritage Walking Tour brochure.

    The CPR built the first railroad into the Boundary Country in 1899. The station, the oldest CPR station in BC still in its original location, is located in West Grand Forks, in what was originally the City of Columbia. There was intense competition between the two cities, for both wanted to be the commercial and railroad centre of the valley. In 1903 the two cities amalgamated. The name Grand Forks was chosen to represent the confluence of the Kettle and North Kettle (Granby) Rivers.

    The City of Grand Forks had its own water and electrical system as early as 1898 and was also connected to the outside world by telephone. The population, which started with just a few farmers, continued to grow. The population in 1896 was 200 and had reached 1,000 by 1899. Today, the city’s population is over 4,000.

    Map Reference

    49° 2'56.69"N and 118°21'10.03"W

    Services

    None aside from a hand dug shallow well.

    Improvements

    The remnants of an old homestead with an old cabin and older dilapidated outbuildings.

    Tax Details

    $17 (2020)

    Zoning

    AGR2

    Legal

    DISTRICT LOT 1827S SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION YALE DISTRICT EXCEPT PLAN E15554
    PID 003-578-771

    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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