Great Ogeechee River Preserve was a portion of a Kings Grant and later named Friendly Villa Plantation in the mid 1700’s. Over the years ownership and use has changed numerous times as deemed necessary by its owners. Over the past eight years the present owners have designed and protected this natural refuge with conservation and preservation in mind as lakes were created from sand mining.
The property is comprised of approximately 51 acres of uplands along with 2 beautiful ponds totaling some 28 acres. The balance of the property is pristine mature hardwood forest of significant commercial value, along some 1.25 miles of Ogeechee River frontage that further compliments the property’s natural beauty. An interior road system meanders throughout the property affording easy accessibility and highlighting numerous suitable home sites on or near the water. Additionally, the flora and fauna of Georgia’s Coastal Plain Region is well represented on this property since the owners have worked diligently to preserve both plants and wildlife as the lakes and landscape were created.
An ideal investment with a myriad of opportunity awaits the buyer of this special asset. Whether one’s interest is preservation-conservation, recreation or owning a plantation close to town and Georgia’s Coast where a multi-generational family can live, Great Ogeechee River Preserve fits the need. Endless opportunity awaits with possibilities like, tax credits through conservation easements, commercial mitigation possibilities or development of a low density family homestead with land for hunting, fishing and recreation all centered around lakes, river and location make this best investment for our future. Come on out and let us show you around your new playground.
The property has been used as a surface mining operation and is under a bond obligation with the State of Georgia, Department of Natural Resources, and Environmental Protection Division. This is standard procedure for any mining permits and is used to insure that any pit areas will be sloped and grassed to state requirements. Banks of pit areas need to be sloped to a 3:1 slope and grassed. A minimum of one growing season to stabilize banks or until it meets the States visual inspection of the property. After the sale of this property, Seller shall retain rights of access only to the construction and maintenance of slopes to fulfill these state requirements for a period of 3 years subsequent to the sale.
William Clayton Tillman, a partner in Great Ogeechee River Preserve, LLC is a Ga. Licensed Real Estate Broker acting a principal in this transaction.
Reasonably priced at $600,000.00 ($2350/acre) resulting from a pre-negotiated short sale agreement with the lender.
This vastly unique and diverse property is located along the Ogeechee River Corridor on Ga. Hwy. 204 and just minutes from I-95 & Downtown Savannah.
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