I ask myself this question as I try to evaluate a 24-acre parcel of land I have listed for sale at 109 Pleasant Valley Road, Underhill, Vermont. The price tag is significant and not for the faint of heart — $310,000. Is it too much? I ventured out onto the land with a friend and roamed all over the site to see all that it has to offer and report back with my findings about Vermont land prices, and, specifically, this parcel’s price.
Views, trails, meadows, forests, and a brook
We took many photos to show the amazing qualities this parcel really has. For one, the rolling meadow and the views to the south and east are wonderful.
We considered all the options for a house site. There are several! Deciding which one is best would be a personal choice.
The property has a great mix of forest and meadow and the forest has nature trails all throughout, for walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. But there is so much more. Please read on!
As a kid I can remember playing in the “corner wood,” where there was a river and lots of fun places to find things to do. This property has the same set-up. The Crane Brook runs through the back part of the property. You can see where it has etched its way on the embankments over the years and you just know that as a kid you would have had so much fun here, climbing the hills, rolling down them again, playing in the woods, looking for salamanders in the Crane Brook, you get the picture!
As we scampered back up to the meadow area and away from the brook, things just kept getting better. We were delighted to see some spring wildflowers – wild ginger (left), trout lily, spring beauty (right), and others.
My initial point was to see where the best building site might be and to learn more about this magnificent parcel of land. I learned that there are many great house sites and that owning a piece of land like this is truly a prize. It’s a place where someone could build a nice house to really call home and create special memories. Is it too much? Probably not. It’s truly a nice lot, with easy access, and if you like to ski, Smuggs’ is about 20 minutes away, as are hiking trails to the summit of Mount Mansfield.
One other important detail: Part of the land has a large pile of gravel, so road work, septic, and other site materials are right there. No cost to transport. You can’t get much greener than that!
Thanks for reading and if you are interested in looking at land for your dream home, give me a call at 802-858-9193 or email me. Let’s go for a walk on the land and see what you think of Vermont land prices.
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