FOR SALE Riverview Ridge in wild and wonderful Summers County, WV
INCREDIBLE VIEWS from this outstanding property!
A private gated community of six secluded lots with panoramic views of the Greenbrier River
- Price :
- Lots ranging in price from $59,000 to $129,000
- Acres :
- Lots sizes from 2 acres to 24
Randy S. “Riverbend” Burdette, 304.667.2897
- A private gated community of six secluded lots with panoramic views of the Greenbrier River
- 15 minutes to the world-renowned water recreation mecca including the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Mighty New River, Greenbrier River and the heart of the white water rafting country, the New River Gorge
- Ready to build homesites overlooking the Greenbrier River, valley, and distant mountains
- Electric, phone and cable on-site
- Majestic forest with some ancient old growth trees
- Dark skies provide for excellent star gazing and planet observation
- Wildlife is abundant with wild turkey, white-tailed deer, squirrel, song birds, owls and hawks
- Stunning long range views of the distant mountains with striking sunrises and sunsets
- Mature hardwood trees diversify the landscape and improve animal habitat
- Winterplace Ski Resort located just 60 minutes away
- Land legacy of careful wildlife management coupled with outstanding long-term forest stewardship
- The area is perfect for anglers and water recreation enthusiasts
- Elevations range from 1497 ft. to 2766 ft. +/-
- Just 15 miles to a hospital-emergency care facility
- Easy access
- Low property taxes, low population density
Breathtaking panoramic views at Riverview Ridge in Wild and Wonderful Summers County, West Virginia. From this incredible property, you can watch eagles soaring by the mountain cliffs over the free-flowing Greenbrier River.
The building sites at Riverview Ridge offer perhaps the best views in Southeastern West Virginia. Located on the famed Big (Great) Bend section of the Greenbrier River the views are amazing. Long range views of Peters Mountain have you looking right into the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is the perfect private place to build your dream home or cabin. Nestled in the mountains of southeastern West Virginia, high atop a ridge overlooking the Greenbrier River with a mixture of hardwood forest that follows a graceful ridge line. The tracts range from 2 acres to 24 acres, each wooded on the meandering ridge over a half a mile from the top of Eagles View to the bottom at the river. The property is easily accessed via a gated, private graveled road extending 1500 feet from Bruce Allen Road through the forest to the first tract at Eagle’s View.
All tracts include access to the Greenbrier River. Enjoy a pleasant walk, bike ride, or cruise in your side by side ATV along the river trail that extends from the gap in a northward direction to a small brook to the river access area (River Park).
Each lot at Riverview Ridge is located on a superior grade private graveled street. At the base of Big Bend Mountain is world class fishing at such great locations such as historic Bacon Falls, Hide Away Bluff and others. Riverview Ridge also overlooks the famous railway tunnel with the John Henry legend of man against machine. Every July the small community of Talcott hosts John Henry Days as a complete weekend festival. John Henry is a beloved folk hero known for having raced against a steam powered drill to prove worth of using the crew of men rather than machine and to hopefully preserve the rail workers’ jobs. He proudly fought and won the epic battle, only to die in victory with his hammer in his hand. His legend is a reminder that America and all its successes and advancements were built by everyday heroes like John Henry. The John Henry Days festival takes place during the second weekend of July, and starts on Friday night with a concert at the stage near the Great Bend Tunnel and ends on Sunday with the Rubber Duck Race at the Talcott bridge.
Some important points of interest from Riverview Ridge include: within a 10-minute drive is Lowell Market with some of the best homemade biscuits. At this small community staple provider, you can buy ready to eat home cooked food, gas, hardware, hunting and fishing supplies and everything from A-Z. Hilldale also features a brand-new Dollar General store packed with groceries and every day goods . The post office is within a 10-minute drive and delivered mail is available in the area. Within a 15-minute drive is Appalachian Regional Hospital at Hinton. Historic Hinton is the home of 3 rivers and the 2040-acre Bluestone Lake. Hinton has national name chain stores for groceries drug stores, and numerous places to get a hamburger or a home cooked meal.
RIVERVIEW RIDGE LOTS
Eagles Knob features a phenomenal view and has a beautiful building site with underground power and several acres of gently rolling woodland. Being the largest tract in the development extending from the ridge 1800 feet northward down towards the Greenbrier River. All of which is easily accessed along the river trail. 23.79 acres $129,000.
The ridge descends from Eagles knob to a valley before ascending to Eagles Pointe creating a gap in the ridge and a very unique building site directly above Lindsay Falls in the Greenbrier River. 2.17 Acres $59,000.
Eagle’s Pointe encompasses a ridge that ascends from the Gap eastward to a point and then turns sharply north and descends towards Falls View creating a 360 degree view. You can see Talcott to the east, Greenbrier County to the south, and Monroe County and Virginia line to the west. 17.64 Acres $129,000.
The Building site on this tract looks straight down at Bacon Falls to the south and Talcott to the east. 3.85 Acres $69,000.
River Ridge extends 1400 feet down the ridge from the end of Eagles Drive towards the Greenbrier River with magnificent views of the river along the entire ridge. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the trail that extends the entire length of the ridge and connects to the river trail at the north end. 19.38 Acres $89,000.
ALL LOTS COMBINED
68 +/- Acres $350,000.00.
Google Coordinates: 37.634315°(N), -80.769043°(W)
Address: Bruce Allen Road, Talcott, WV 24981; No 911 address is assigned to property without structures.
Elevation Range: 1497 ft. to 2766 ft. +/-
The property has access to the Greenbrier River. There is an intermittent stream that flows through the property for nearly 4/10 mile that would be active during periods of rainfall or snow melt.
FOREST and WILDLIFE
The Forest’s species composition is highly desirable and favors Appalachian hardwood types, consisting primarily of: White Oak, Red Oak, Hickory, Beech, Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Ash, Yellow Poplar and Black Cherry.
A few “Heritage Trees” are scattered throughout the forest. These ancient trees, some 100-150 years old, have withstood the test of time, weathering ice, wind, lightning strikes and fire.
Beechnuts, Hickory nuts, sweet White Oak and Red Oak Acorns provide a sustainable food source for the squirrels, chipmunks, whitetail deer and wild turkey.
Many species of songbirds and woodpeckers that thrive in the special habitat that large older trees provide make their home in this special forest environ. It is exciting to see and hear the large and very vocal Pileated Woodpecker, with its bright red crest dressed in a black and white tuxedo, sweep through the tall canopy in search of a morning snack. Owls nest here nearly every year and provide lots of night-time and early-morning entertainment.
A number of bald eagles have been spotted up and down the Greenbrier and New Rivers and are a thrill to see with wingspans of 6-7 feet.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
A boundary survey was performed in 2014 to determine the outside boundary of the property and to divide the property into building sites. The property and the internal building sites are being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
The property has frontage on Bruce Allen Road RT 3/14 for access to the public road system. Riverview Ridge has a permanent internal gravel access road serving the development.
The lots will convey with some protective covenants.
DEED and TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Deed Book 250 Pages 1, 119, 518, and 522
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 68 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Talcott District (7)
The property is undergoing changes in the Summers County tax mapping system and appears to be represented by Tax Map 18 Parcel 212.10.; being portions of Tax Map 21 Parcels 25.2, 26.1, 26.19; Class 3
2018 Real Estate Taxes: $905.24
Summers County School District
Public Elementary Schools:
Talcott Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School
Public High School:
Summers County High School
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS IN SUMMERS COUNTY
Hiking Trails; Find your new favorite trail along a peaceful river or in the mountains, or along a gorge: Island Loop – Gwinn Ridge – Brookside – Big Branch – Bluestone State Park – Bluestone Turnpike – Pipestem State Resort Park – John Henry historical park – Sandstone Falls Overlook – Brooks Overlook.
On the water: With three rivers to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect float trip for you and your family: the New River Gorge National River, the Bluestone National Scenic River, and the Greenbrier River. Kayaking, white water rafting, boating, float trips, stand-up-paddle boarding, fishing , Hinton’s own water slide, swimming and even jet boats are further down the New River.
Shopping, etc.: In adjoining Pence Springs is the famous Pence Springs Flea Market every Sunday from April – end of October. Numerous antiques shoppes and boutiques are also scattered in Summers County.
Airport: The privately-owned Pence Springs Hinton/Alderson airport covers an area of 47 acres It has one grass runway which measures 2,700 feet.
Golf: Beautiful 9 Hole golf course on the River, with Hinton Elks Clubhouse.
Geocashing: Hidden treasures await those with a compass or a GPS!
Camping: Find a peaceful escape when you camp along the river, the lake, or in the woods: locations on the Greenbrier, Bluestone and New Rivers.
Hunting and fishing: With miles of waterways and thousands of acres, Summers County is a great place for sportsmen.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest untamed (unblocked) river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest.
The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. From Durbin the Greenbrier flows generally south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Summers Counties, past several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.
It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established riverports. The river gives the receiving waters of the New River an estimated 30% of its water volume. Over three-fourths of the watershed is an extensive karstic (cavern system), which supports fine trout fishing, cave exploration and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.
Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain and made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
The New River Gorge was a vast and largely unsettled wilderness until the C&O railroad was built on the eastern side of the river in the 1880’s. The railroad opened up the rich coalfields and virgin timber stands of the region. Early “mountaineers” settled the area and soon were carving out mountain farms and raising families.
The New River is the second oldest river in the world, preceded only by the Nile; it is the oldest river in North America. The New River is unique because it begins in Blowing Rock, N.C. and flows north through Virginia into West Virginia. The Nile and Amazon are the only other major rivers that also flow north. Year after year, it produces more citation fish than any other warm water river in WV. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid striped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.
Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at summer pool and is the state’s third largest body of water. Great hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632 acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest.
The surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. In 20 minutes you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 30 minutes away.
Riverview Ridge is supported by the thriving community of Hinton. The area is a strong economic generator with a solid workforce employed in county/state government, tourism, hospitality, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture. The surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life interesting and satisfying.
Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a 20 minute drive. Hinton, founded in 1871, grew rapidly as the hub of a growing railroad industry serving the New River coal fields, passenger travel and coast to coast freight lines. Today, Hinton serves the growing tourist and technology industries. Situate at the confluence of the New River, Bluestone River and Greenbrier River, adjoining the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Hinton is truly a gateway to water recreation. The 80,000 acre New River National River Park, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem State Park Resort and 17,000 acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area are recreational cornerstones in the area. The new 10,000 acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive. Hospital, grocery shopping, pharmacy, hardware/farm supply and dining are available.
Lewisburg is the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (800 students) and the New River Community and Technical College. In 2011, Lewisburg was named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 55 minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The area is a strong economic generator with a solid workforce employed in county/state government, tourism, hospitality, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture. The Greenbrier Valley and surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying. A year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall (one of four in the USA), fine dining, art galleries and boutiques make up the thriving downtown historic district in Lewisburg. The Greenbrier Valley Airport, with the longest runway in the state is just 1 hour 15 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.
The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is about an hour drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. Rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding and the 100 + mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.
From Hinton, WV: 10 Miles +/- (15 Minutes +/-)
From Hinton, travel RT 20 South, cross the Hinton New River Bridge, turn left with RT 20 South/RT 3 East; travel for approximately 1.7 miles; turn left with RT 3 East, cross the Veterans Memorial Bridge; turn right with RT 3 into BellePoint, travel RT 3 East for 5.3 miles; turn left onto RT 12 N / RT 3 E; travel 2.1 miles; turn right onto Bruce Allen Road RT 3/14; travel 7/10 mile; the property entrance is on the left.
From Alderson, WV: 14 Miles +/- (20 Minutes +/-)
Beginning on RT 3 / RT 12 at the Alderson Memorial Bridge (now limited to walking use) on the Greenbrier County side, travel RT 3 W / RT 12 S for 13.6 miles; turn left onto Bruce Allen Road RT 3/14; travel 7/10 mile; the property entrance is on the left.