Once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a stunningly unique piece of Florida! Directly located on the historic Florida Cracker Trail this property actually contains 3 distinct environments in a manageable 43 acres and has no comparables. The relatively untouched core of a much bigger ranch (the 4 neighbors to the west were all once part of the same tract), only this piece was mostly kept free of permanent buildings, logging, orchards, crop-plantings, or the digging out of its wetlands. Besides being divisible into 2 parcels, it has all the necessary infrastructure already in place to make your dreams a reality immediately including a road, fencing, electric, a well, a barn, and a pond. Plus its located just 5 minutes from the Kissimmee River, 15 minutes from Lake Okeechobee, an hour from the Atlantic Ocean, and 2 hours from the Gulf of Mexico.
The property is divided into 3 roughly equal zones: Florida Prarie, Chandler Slough, and the transition zone in-between.
Fronting the Florida Cracker Trail (Hwy. 68), you access the property through the Prarie/pasture on an elevated grass road complete with drainage ditches and culverts. The road is separately fenced from the pasture but can be used for supplemental grazing. The pasture itself is fully fenced with multiple access gates. It is is scattered with lovely oaks and a couple of pines to shelter and shade the livestock. It has a pond with a small footprint that is, nevertheless, remarkably deep and has never been dry. There is grass year-round with no need for supplemental feed/hay. Historically, the land has always run beef cattle and/or horses making for low taxes and little input to create an income-producing piece of property.
The Oak Hammock transition zone features a variety of mature oaks, pines, and palmetto stands with a few small clearings interspersed, all of which provides for several immediately buildable homesites. Imagine having a home under the live oaks, hearing the Osceola turkeys gobble in the cypress trees out in your back yard while simultaneously watching your horses and cattle in the front pasture!
But perhaps, instead, you may find that the true jewel exists at the back of the property. Chandler Slough is old growth cypress that is now mostly under State and/or Federal protection. But unlike many of your neighbors who sold their rights off, you would have full hunting/timber privileges. The Slough portion is only about 15 acres but has a direct, fenceless transition to over 500 acres of protected wetlands. Unlike a swamp or bayou, when Chandler Slough fills there is a slow, but noticeable, current from east-to-west as it drains into the Kissimmee River. A year-round wildlife interstate full of mature timber, orchids, airplants, whitetail deer, Osceola turkeys, wild boar, wood ducks, river otters, bald eagles, and even the occasional Florida panther!
There is only 1 permanent building on the property. The all-steel construction 30' x 30' barn was built in 2013 on a 4-inch concrete foundation that itself is on an elevated hill. Professionally installed closed-cell foam insulation throughout adds both efficiency and hurricane-rigidity. It is fully wired with lighting, fans, and numerous outlets. Complete with oversized doors, the 3-bay "Carolina barn style" construction includes:
Right bay- workshop/bunk room w/ ceiling fans, A/C, windows, and pre-plumbed for a bathroom
Center bay- wider and taller meant for vehicle storage w/ large roll-up garage door.
Left bay- dry goods/feed storage. Windowless and completely sealed except for small intake/exhaust ports for air exchange. Hardwired with automatic temp-stat controlled exhaust fan and dehumidifier for environmental control.
This is truly a one-of-a kind property. It's combination of history, location, topography, wildlife, and infrastructure in a manageable 43-acre package can be found nowhere else at any price. Act now to make this property a part of your legacy. You'll never see another one quite like it again
Metal barn on concrete foundation
Electric including RV hookups
Water from deep well tapped into underground spring