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    Large Affordable Acreage with Big Views - Only Minutes to Creston, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 19002

    377 acres approx. 7 km north of Creston, BC in the Creston Valley. Property was recently logged. Great holding property outside the ALR. Southwest exposure. Great views over the Creston Valley. Great hunting & backcountry exploration. Backs onto Crown land.


    Price
    $499,000

    Size
    377.63 acres

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    Description

    This large 377 acre property is located approximately 7 km north of Creston, BC in the Creston Valley. The property was recently logged. Much of the property has significant slope, however there are several flatter or benched sections of the property that would be suitable for building. It should also be noted that this property is entirely outside the ALR and therefore a good candidate for future development. There are absolutely spectacular views to the south out over the Creston Valley with the majority of the property having a perfect south to southwest exposure. Access to the property is via Bathie Road and Duck Creek FSR. The property also has highway frontage so there is access to Power.


    This property is a great deal and listed below its assessed value. Zoning allows for a variety of uses including residential and agricultural.


    This is a great opportunity to own a large backcountry acreage only minutes to town. There is absolutely excellent hunting in this area and the backcountry recreation’s exceptional. The property backs onto Crown land with a large network of ATV trails and logging roads to explore rate out the back door of the property. The property also minutes from Creston and all the amenities it has to offer.


    Please call the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

    Location

    Bathie Rd - Wynndel, BC

    Access

    Call the listing REALTOR® for detailed directions.

    Area Data

    Wynndel is a small rural community in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, approximately 7 km (4 mi) north of Creston, in the Creston Valley. Its population is 597, representing a varied mix of occupations, cultures and income levels. Just minutes from exceptional bass fishing at Duck Lake - and very scenic ice-skating come winter - and the Kuskanook Marina at the south end of Kootenay Lake, Wynndel is a perfect haven for lake lovers of all ages.


    The rich soil in the flats supports a variety of agriculture, as well as providing an ideal setting for the Wynnwood Cellars Estate Winery. Agriculture - and specifically, the need for boxes and crates for locally-grown fruit - was the inspiration for the historic Wynndel Box & Lumber Company (now Wynnwood), providing quality niche forest products. The community is also home to many talented artists and artisans, with studios and galleries welcoming visitors. The Wynndel Community Hall is available for weddings, dances and reunions.

    Recreation

    Enjoy golf courses, nature trails, bird watching, gardening, horseback riding, kayaking, biking, fishing and lake sports. The fun continues through winter when locals enjoy actives such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, Christmas craft bazaars, pond skating and other snowy activities.

    History

    The Creston Valley has been inhabited by the Ktunaxa people for at least 11,000 years. The Ktunaxa are known for their unique language, the distinctive sturgeon-nosed canoe, and cultural traditions that blend a dependence on fish, small game, and waterfowl with the annual bison-hunting traditions of the Plains nations.


    White exploration of the Creston Valley began in 1808, when David Thompson passed through the region, followed by fur traders, prospectors and government surveyors. White settlement began in the early 1880s and two railways, the Canadian Pacific Railway and Great Northern Railroad, built into the valley in the last years of the century.


    Agriculture and forestry were the primary industries of the new community. Mining attracted many people, but, like many other communities around the Kootenays the mineral deposits of the Creston Valley were not large enough to support a significant mining industry here.


    Small fruits and tree fruits were the principal agricultural products of the early decades of the twentieth century, and the Creston Valley quickly gained a reputation for the quality, quantity and variety of fruit. The neighboring town of Wynndel, for example, was known as the "strawberry capital of the world" by 1912. Reclamation of the flats alongside the Kootenay River, west of Creston, in 1935 led to large-scale grain production, again with outstanding quality and yields. Today, many livestock, dairy and hay operations also contribute to the Valley's agricultural industry.


    Growth of the community followed the development of local industry. By 1899 hotels, stores and restaurants were established, along with the first volunteer fire department. The first school was established in 1899; church services were being held by the early 1890s and the first church, outside of the missionary church on the Lower Kootenay Band reserve, was built in 1906. The first resident doctor, Dr. Henderson, arrived in 1908, and the first hospital opened in 1930. Creston has a lot of buildings, downtown, that are or feature art deco architecture, and is one of the art deco capitals of western Canada (for its size). Creston was incorporated as a village in 1924, and as a town in 1965.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°11'25.59"N and 116°33'33.65"W

    Investment Features

    Outside the ALR.

    Services

    Power located along the highway.

    Tax Details

    $3,424.23 (2018)

    Zoning

    RR - Rural Residential

    Legal

    SUBLOT 111 DISTRICT LOT 4595 KOOTENAY DISTRICT PLAN X31 EXCEPT PARTS INCLUDED IN PLANS 12370, 18071 AND NEP20218


    PID 009-639-420

    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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