Springs River Estates / Suwannee River / Suwannee County , Fla.
Legal Descriptions: LEG LOT 28 CHARLES SPRINGS RIVEST UNIT
I ORB 185 P 132 WD
LEG LOT 29 CHARLES SPRINGS RIVEREST UNIT I ORB 458 P 088
WD YR 94
Lot 28 Charles Springs
River Estates Unit 1. Lot 28 was originally sold as 2 acres and measures
according to original survey (see Plat Plan photo) approx. 635' X 138.88' = 88188.8
sq. ft. with approx 139 feet of river frontage. Lot 29 Charles
Springs River Estates Unit 1 is of similar size & dimensions.
2. The river bank is approximately 30-40 foot above the river with a
very scenic overlook . The lots are hilly with two rises between the main road
and the river, giving it a nice topographical dimension unlike most of Florida
flat lands. The woodlands are more like Georgia and include mostly very large
Oaks, and Maples (which turn colors inFall) mixed with some Ponderosa Pines. There
is minor underbrush like that found in Central Florida and makes traversing the
property on foot or off road bikes not only easy but a joy to walk thru and climb
its gentle rolling hills while observing birds and animals.
3. The main
dirt road in (Charles Springs Road) is wider than average(enough for two large
trucks), always navigable and well kept by the county. There are never any potholes.
An occasional washboard occurs in rainy season but the county does road grate
the surface smooth on a regular basis due to the road being a county access to
Charles Springs Park .
4. Currently, the lots entrance is on lot 28
with a large 'horse shoe' extending onto lot 29. The drive way is usually clear,
may only require some small brush or log removal between infrequent visits. There
is a natural drive between the large Live Oaks and makes turn arounds and maneuvering
when trailering a boat or RV/ Travel Trailer relatively easy.
NOTE: Lot 29 has NO driveway
as shown in photos of Lot 28. Purchaser of Lot 29 will be given a legal written
agreement as to access to Lot 29 via Lot 28 driveway entrance as long as I am
still the owner of Lot 28 or for a term length for
up to 1 year, which ever comes first.
5. There are some
new homes built within the estates . There are also many new drives with gates
and fences established in the past few years, indicating growth and future home
sites. There are also some RV's and travel trailers with established wells/pumps
and septic systems, probably being used as temporary homes until permanent structures
6. Electric Power lines & poles run along the main entrance
road with a pole at each lot. This location of the main line makes getting power
lines into the property considerably more economical.
7. There is currently
no well or sewer or other improvements on the property. There are local services
readily available that will install septic and wells for reasonable fees.
8. For camping purposes, water supply is no problem. There is a spring eminating
from a solid rock vertical wall located almost directly across the river from
lot 28 . We typically take a boat across the river and fill up clean gallon milk
jugs with fresh cold spring water (I like to refer to as 'Liquid Gold') . We have
also used a gas powered pump to pump water up to the campsite for dishwashing,
showering etc when we were visting more often on extended vists. Remember, the
Suwannee River is spring fed by the underground Florida aquifer springs and so
the river is very clean, cold water. In past years I have drank water directly
from the Suwannee with no ill side effects, however this practice is not typically
recommended by the 'board of heath'.
9. Charles Springs (approx. 1/2-3/4
mi south of property) is a small County Park which includes a natural rock lined
spring swimming hole , picnic tables, garbage cans etc, and most importantly a
very nice paved BOAT RAMP that is well maintained by the county and makes launching
large outboard boats a breeze. If you are into canoeing or small boating (jon
boat) these can be easily lowered / retrieved over the river bank by hand/rope
and/or small winch.
10. On the East side of main road is all State Game
Lands Preserve. Tracks can be spotted on the main dirt road for all types of wildlife
and game animals including Bear Deer, Wild Boar, Panther, Armadillo, Racoon, Turkey
, Rabbit, and a variety of fowl.
11. The Suwannee River is a swift cold
water spring fed river whose source / mouth begins in the Okeefenokee Swamp in
Georgia. At this northern point, the area resembles parts of Georgia with high
rocky banks and provides great fishing for Bass, Trout, Stump Knockers , Blue
Gill and various other fish. Because of the waters swift movement, alligators
are not typically present (in truth I have never seen a gator in the river during
27 years of boating on the river) unlike many Florida lakes, ponds, and swamps.
You will find that there is also a lack of mosquitos for the same reason. It is
a known fact that both these creatures prefer warm stagnant water like farm ponds
and marshes, both of which are few and far between in this immediate area. So
you can swi in the river without worry, however most folks in these parts prefer
swimming in the springs, for obvious reasons. Rapids and shoals can be found on
the river North of the property. (See Big Shoals photo) The river at Lot 28 &
29 is in the 'bends' area and is approx +/- 600 feet wide at that point. The river
widens considerably at both north and the south of Charles Springs. Down river
(south) to the Gulf Of Mexico, where the Suwannee River ends near the town of
Suwannee, FLA. is approx 90 miles by river. Up river to the north at the mouth
of the Suwannee River near Fargo, Georgia, is approx 125 miles by river. The Suwannee
is infamous for canoers who paddle the entire distance of the Suwannee, camping
out along the way.
12. Blue Springs, a large County Park has a 60 foot
deep spring that is beautiful. It is about 15 min. south of Lot 28 by boat on
the west (opposite) side of the river. The area is surrounded by springs. This
area of North Florida has the unique status of having most natural springs of
any location in the world and includes over 200 Springs!
13. The lots
, though somewhat remote, are not totally isolated. There is a General/ Convenience
Store approx 3 miles from the lots at Luraville, where gas, food, ice, fishing
bait and typical supplies can be had. If you have no luck fishing for some odd
reason, they typically have fresh water game fish for sale and even fried chicken
if you don't feel like cooking! There is another store on the way to Mayo (10
mi) that sells other supplies and is a great stop point to get BBQ from there
outside cooker! These independent country stores and their owners add a unique
local flavor to the area.
14. The towns of Mayo (10 mi ) and Branford
(30 mi) offer just about anything else you may need in the way of food, clothing,
supplies etc. Live Oak, the county seat is even larger and is approx 60 miles
from the property. Keep in mind, 60 miles of drive distance on scenic back country
roads is a pleasure compared to 60 miles of city traffic and the actual drive
time is all up to you. 60 miles can equate into a quick 40 minutes without traffic
to contend with or can take hours if you make any number of the interesting stops
along the way to 'smell the roses' so to speak. These towns have experienced considerable
growth in the past few years and have new modern schools, courthouse, large new
churches, quaint opera house, antique stores, and various new businesses. Anyone
wanting to make permanent residence on the property could find work within the
area or find enough commerce to support a business. This also means the property
value will be going up considerably as the area grows and people seek acreage
on the water for recreation ,boating, swimming etc. making this a PRIME INVESTMENT!
15. Live Oak (county seat) is the Home to the 'Spirit Of The Suwannee' Park
(approx 35 mi). This park features a beautiful large stage / band-shell with terraced
amphi-theatre casual seating (bring a blanket or chaise) set in among tall Live
oaks and Ponderosa pines. It has events on a regular basis (Bluer Grass/ Country
Concerts and Festivals) and is the host to the very popular Magnolia Fests "
Suwannee Spring Fests and October Fests twice a year, which feature music in various
styles from Blue Grass, to Grateful Dead style country rock by artists from all
over the US that typically find air-play on Tampa Bays alternative station WMNF
FM radio. The Magnolia Fests also include music workshops and arts and crafts
and food vendors in old VW Micro Buses and old Bread Trucks. This is a really
fun festival and one to mark your calendars for. Magnolia Festivals (Jacksonville)
will gladly put you on their mailing list and update you several times a year
of upcoming events. (see photos) .
16. Ichetucknee Springs is just
beyond Branford and is well known in the area for rafting. There are approx. a
dozen locations along Route 27 where colorful rafts in all shapes and sizes can
be rented. There is also transports available to pick rafters up , even in groups,
and return them to their original starting point at the park. Groups have been
known to link 12 or more rafts together and float for miles down this crystal
clear spring/creek with coolers, hibachis and all the gear! It's a great all day
water outing surrounded by lush scenic forrests for families and friends alike!
Who needs expensive artificial water parks when there are all these natural springs
right in your own back yard, right?
17. White Springs , Fla (approx 75
mi) is home to the Steven Foster Memorial and includes a beautiful large southern
mansion and a brick bell tower museums. Also paddle wheel boat rides and a bandshell
with music events can be found there as well.
18. Gainesville (approx
85 mi) being the home of the University of Fla. and its infamous Gators has many
events, including sporting, music etc. There are also many unique shops, malls
and eaterys here.
19. While all these places are mentioned for extra
occasional recreation events, we find that even on an extended stay of two weeks
on the property, we typically don't leave it's peaceful serenity very often .
The nights around a campfire and a black sky unfettered by city lights and filled
with 10 times the stars as the city , are extra enjoyable and are about 10-15
degrees cooler than Tampa bay area, even in the summer. If you are into 'Star
Gazing' this is the ideal place to bring your telescope!
20. It should
be stated that this property is some of the most interesting I have seen in Florida.
Each time I visit it takes on a special appearance. One particularly special visit,
the entire property resembled the 'Painted Desert' of Arizona but instead of cactus
flowers, the floor was covered with thousands of varieties of mushrooms in hundreds
of varieties and colors of the rainbow and was very magical. That trip was the
exception, but the Suwannee property's 'look' does change over time. We have owned
this property since 1976 and have even seen a small sandy beach develop on the
lots from river current changes and then after a year or two the beach may disappear
only to possibly return some years later. Combined with the beauty of the woodlands
and nearby springs and the wild river feel of the Suwannee in this part of North
Fla. and not that far from the Georgia's Okeefenokee swamp where the Suwannee
River originates from it is indeed one of the more scenic and magical areas to
be found in all of Florida. There is a lot of truth to be found in the words of
Stephen Foster about 'Way down upon the Suwannee River.." which you can find
those words inscribed on a sign mounted on the nearby Hal Adams Suspension bridge
that crosses the river to the south of our property between Luraville and Mayo.
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IS THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME TO OWN WATER FRONT PROPERTY!
WATER FRONT PROPERTY IS DISSAPPEARING EVERYDAY!
of this as not only an investment for the future and a vacation get away retreat,
but also as part of your 'SURVIVAL KIT' in the case
of NATURAL or MAN MADE DISASTER,
TERRORIST ATTACKS or ACTS OF
WAR! This area has plenty of water, fishing, wildlife and vegetation to
live off of, a moderate survivable climate and is remote & secluded enough
to PROTECT YOUR FAMILY! Hopefully you would never
need this land for more than vacation pleasure &/or as a future home site,
but at least you can have peace of mind
knowing it is there if and when the time comes! !
YOU PROPERLY PREPARED FOR A CASTASTROPHE?
Do You Have SAFE PLACE to GO in a SURVIVAL
you have one of the safest, fastest appreciating investments in unstable market
today to secure your future retirement years?
about the WAVERING Stock Market !
about Social Security that may not even be there for you!
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the newspapers...watch TV news..Florida is STILL one of the states with the HIGHEST
projected growth rate = highest projected property value increases in the next
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WATERFRONT LAND WILL ONLY GO UP IN
property has a clear Florida Title in original owners / sellers name with no liens.
PRICE FOR LOT
FOR LOT 29
$100K IN 2007
TO $65K IN 2011
PRICED TO SELL
$45K FIRM !!!
housing market is BOUNCING BACK!!!
Estate prices in Florida are on the rebound!!!
to rapidly rising prices / appreciation on Florida Waterfront Properties
price is guaranteed only until Dec 31st, 2012
5% Deposit is required to hold the lot for the purchaser .
are non-refundable after contract for sale is written .
is due within 30 days of purchase!
have 2 / 2acre lots available /Lots #28 & #29/ side by side =
4 acres total / approx 280 feet of water front
FOR BOTH LOTS 28 & 29 =
4 ACRES WITH
280 FEET OF RIVER FRONTAGE IS $95,000
$15K ON PURCHASE OF BOTH LOTS!!
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