272 CEDAR AVENUE

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Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette, 304-667-2897

OVERVIEW

School View Homeplace, 272 Cedar Avenue, Alderson, West Virginia 24910 –   This solidly built 3-bedroom one-bath home is located in an excellent neighborhood on the Greenbrier County side of Alderson. The house is located at the Alderson Elementary School football field, a 2-minute walk to the Public Library, and a 10-minute walk to the Alderson Mini Park on the beautiful Greenbrier River for fishing, swimming, kayaking, or relaxing. The home was stick-built in the 1940s and is situated on a corner lot in the quaint town known as “The Gem Of The Hills.” Some interior features of the home are vintage oak hardwood floors in much of the house, including a huge living room with Muddy Creek Mountain flagstone fireplace (has been a working fireplace), a nice size kitchen with a like-new stainless-steel refrigerator, pull down attic staircase access, ceiling fans, propane forced air heat. With a sizeable unfinished basement for additional storage. All major appliances convey. The house has a utility room with a washer and dryer off of the back of the kitchen. West of the kitchen is a quaint dining room that makes an excellent office. A full-size hallway bathroom is between the primary and two bedrooms.  Some exterior features include; situated on a corner lot located on Cedar Avenue and North Lee Street. The property is high and dry out of the FEMA flood plain, has a modern metal roof, vinyl siding, and has some replacement windows. The property has a gated and boxed-in patio courtyard in the back of the home for folks that enjoy the outdoors, complete with an inground goldfish pond. Also in the patio courtyard is a large converted garage workshop, also as a small getaway guy place is “Chucks Room.” Also, an additional metal storage building is located on the east side of the backyard.

ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • Not in the FEMA Flood plain
  • Total approximate square footage 1320
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Full bath
  • 7 rooms
  • Right at the Alderson Public School and the Public Library
  • Huge living room
  • Vintage Muddy Creek Mountain flagstone working fireplace
  • Outstanding oak hardwood flooring
  • Vintage wormy chestnut accents near the stone fireplace
  • Vintage knotty pine interior walls
  • Covered front porch
  • Private gated and surrounding courtyard patio is almost a living quarter in the summertime.
  • Nice size kitchen
  • Numerous closets and storage
  • Pull down attic staircase access
  • Propane forced air furnace.
  • Near the Greenbrier River
  • Walking distance to the historic depot and Amtrak service
  • Ceiling fans throughout much of the home
  • Metal roof
  • Vinyl siding
  • Some replacement windows
  • Reliance electric water heater
  • Main level laundry room with storage
  • Great workshop/mancave
  • Carport with concrete pad
  • Paved drive
  • Some privacy fencing in back
  • Mature trees for shade and landscaping
  • Concrete patio area
  • Unfinished utilitarian basement
  • Excellent lawn for children to play
  • Close to the route of West Virginias most prominent and best Independence Day celebration parade
  • Close to the route of the annual Christmas parade
  • Walking distance to City Hall and the Post Office
  • FedEx and UPS delivery location
  • Beautiful woodwork throughout the home
  • Walking distance to historical structures and beautiful buildings – Alderson’s Store, The Woodson Prince warehouse, the pharmacy, the Alderson C and O Railroad depot, the lovely Old Victorian B & B, Town Hall, and the Alderson Memorial Bridge, and the Alderson Mini Park
  • Convenient location to Camp Cupcake FPC at Alderson

HOME DIMENSIONS

Room Name               L X W

Living Room                23.10 X 15.9
Kitchen                        11.1 X 10.9
Dining Room               10.9 X 8.2
Primary Bedroom        13.9 x 14.3
Bedroom 2                  12.6  x 11.9
Bedroom 3                  12.6 x 9.9
Bathroom                    7.9 x 4.6
Hall 1                           5.9 x 3.6
Hall to bath/primary     8.3 x 4.6
Utility washroom          8 x 8

EXTERIOR   

Covered front porch      6 x 10
Carport                          8 x 12
Courtyard Patio             20 x 20
Workshop                     10.6 x 12.2
Chuck’s Room              8.2 x 6.7
Metal storage building  8 x 10

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.728313°(N), -80.635889°(W)
Address: 272 Cedar Avenue, Alderson, WV 24910
Elevation: 1560 feet +/-

MINERAL RESOURCES

West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. A title search for mineral rights ownership has not been conducted. All rights the owner has will convey to the property. A title attorney could perform a mineral title search simultaneously as the surface title search is conducted.

BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY

The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

UTILITIES

Water: Town of Alderson
Sewer: Town of Alderson
Electricity: MonPower
Telephone: Frontier and Suddenlink
Internet: Suddenlink, Frontier, Countrymen Communication and cellular hot spots
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property fronts on both Cedar Avenue and Lee Street North in Alderson.

ZONING

Alderson and Greenbrier County are subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of septic systems.

Information can be found at the county website: http://greenbriercounty.net/ordinances.

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

The residential home is located on the Greenbrier County side of Alderson.

DEED AND TAX

Deed Information: Deed Book 379 Page 458
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 0.26 acre +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
Alderson Corporation, tax district (1)
Tax Map 6 Parcel 119; Class 2

2021 Real Estate Taxes: $156.40

SCHOOLS

Greenbrier County School District

Public Elementary School:
Alderson Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School

Public High School:
Greenbrier East High School

Colleges:
New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Private Schools:
Greenbrier Community School (PK-8)
Greenbrier Valley Academy (2-8)
Lewisburg Baptist Academy (PK-12)
Renick Christian School (2-7)
Seneca Trail Christian Academy (PK-12)

DRIVE TIMES

Washington D.C. 4.5 hours
Charlotte              4 hours
Knoxville              4.5 hours
Roanoke              2 hours
Richmond            3.5 hours
Beckley               1 hour
Charleston           2 hours
Morgantown        3 hours
Pittsburgh            4. 5 hours

SURROUNDING AREA

“THE GEM OF THE HILLS”

The Town of Alderson, affectionately known as the “Gem of the Hills,” is an easy 15-minute drive from historic Lewisburg, WV; the town is tucked away in the lush Greenbrier Valley of southern West Virginia. It is situated along the beautiful Greenbrier River and includes Greenbrier and Monroe Counties. In 1763, the nearby Muddy Creek settlements were destroyed by Shawnee Indians under Chief Cornstalk.

Alderson was originally settled in 1777 by “Elder” John Alderson, Alderson’s frontier missionary and the founder of the first Baptist church in the Greenbrier Valley. Alderson Baptist Academy was established in the early1900’s; a few years later, the seminary was later moved north in a merger to become Alderson-Broaddus College at Philippi, WV.

The town of Alderson has been an active community for generations. Boasting the best and most popular Independence Day(s) celebration in West Virginia, the festival includes the vast July 4th parade hosted by the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department and numerous other groups and individuals. The Independence Day fireworks draw thousands to the town from multiple states and regions. Recently the renowned annual Independence Day festival was acknowledged as the state’s “Best Independence Day Celebration” by West Virginia Living Magazine in 2012.

The Federal Reformatory for Women, Camp Cupcake, the first federal prison for women, was established in 1927.

Alderson, WV, today is primarily a residential community with retail establishments in its downtown historic district. These serve the many homes and recreational camps along the Greenbrier River. Commerce and property values are increasing because of increased tourism and the sheer beauty of the river and surrounding farms. Alderson itself contains many fine homes from the turn of the 20th Century, many of which are in mint condition, never having been altered from their well-tended, original appearance.

Alderson’s amenities include churches, elementary school,  Riverview motel,  City National Bank, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Exxon gas/convenience store, Little General Stores BP Gas and convenience, auto repair and state inspection garage, Merritt Electric Service, Feamsters Auto Parts store and U-Haul dealer, Basil’s Barber Shop, Sassy Scissors beauty shop, Barbara Sams Family Hair Fashions, Hugh Harris Insurance Agency, the renown Aldersons Store, Alderson Medical Clinic, Dr. Marylyn Glaser MD Alderson Family Practice, carwash, Alderson Veterinarian Hospital, Fritz’s Pharmacy, Wolf Creek Printery, Honakers Well Drilling, Tri-County Mini Storage, Bowyer Tree Service, Presidio Studios, Lobban Floral, McVey Flowers and Gifts, The Old Victorian B & B, Alderson Main Street, United States Post Office, antique and second-hand shop, martial arts studio, contemporary art and pottery studio, Red Leg Tactical guns and accessories, Lobban Funeral Home, Lantz Funeral Home. Alderson’s restaurants and gathering places include the Big Wheel Family Restaurant, Labor of Love Café, Riverview Café at the motel, Stuarts Smokehouse, and the ever-popular Subway sandwich shop.

Alderson boasts a prime location for enjoying the great outdoors, especially water activities on the Greenbrier River! But, more than that, the community offers several other outlets for fun. We invite you to discover what our town offers below for youth and adults alike. The city has a lovely park with baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, and disc golf.  Youth activities include Alderson Youth Leagues:

Alderson Basketball League, Greenbrier Girls Softball League, Alderson Little League Baseball, Alderson Chiefs Youth Football, Chiefs Cheerleading, Chiefs Country Tumbling, Antares Defense Reality-Based Firearms and Tactical Training, Asian Athletics Martial Arts School Tae Kwon-do & Self-Defense, Alderson Quilt & Craft Guild, and the Bridge Club to name a few.

Since 1898 Alderson has been home to Camp Greenbrier for Boys. This summer camp draws boys and families from several states to spend several weeks at this great facility. Alderson is located along the Greenbrier River in Greenbrier County and Monroe County, incorporated in 1881.

The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is a 20 – 25-minute drive. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery shopping, and great family restaurants are readily available. Some of the friendliest people in West Virginia can be found in Monroe County. Monroe County has a population of about 13,000 residents and does not have a stoplight or a four-lane highway. The County has more cattle and sheep than people. There are no fast-food restaurants, but local restaurants in the area are well known for their excellent food and friendly atmosphere.

Lewisburg, the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 15-minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, a new $3MM library, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital, attendant medical facilities, and big box stores. Several new schools have been built in the area.

The Greenbrier County Airport, West Virginia’s longest runway, is located 25 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago and Washington DC. The world-famous Greenbrier Resort is 25 minutes, and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Blacksburg, Virginia (Virginia Tech) is about 90 minutes away, Roanoke, Virginia, is 120 minutes, DC is 4.5 hours, and Charlotte, North Carolina is 4 hours away.

Just 35 minutes to Sandstone Falls, Bluestone Lake, Bluestone State Park, and Pipestem Resort, the surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities, including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching, and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort is less than an hour away. In 15 minutes, you can catch the Amtrak train in Alderson and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago, or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 45 minutes away. The new 10,000-acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive, and the 14,000-acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area is just across the river at Bull Falls.

ANTIQUING NEARBY: The Greenbrier Valley is brimming with historic buildings, preserved landmarks, and antique treasures; the Greenbrier Valley is a rich hunting ground for almost any connoisseur or collector of the past. Within a 25-mile radius, a dozen shops overflow with furniture and primitives, books, collectibles, rare coins and notes, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and just about any other form of memorabilia imaginable. Aldersons Store on the Monroe County side of Alderson is a must-see store right here at home. Nearby Pence Springs is the home of the excellent Pence Springs Flea Market, held Sundays from April – the end of October. Dozens of vendors set up offering antiques, collectibles, guns, households, and a sundry of goods and tools.

WATER RESOURCES

THE GREENBRIER RIVER

The lower Greenbrier River possesses the excitement of life on one of the nation’s great wild rivers. The focus of a vast outdoor-recreation destination flows untamed out of the lofty Alleghenies, attracting anglers, paddlers, and naturalists from across the globe.

At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest undammed river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and is well known for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest, and it is paralleled for 77 miles by the Greenbrier River Trail. This rail-trail runs between Cass and North Caldwell communities.

It has always been a valuable water route, with many of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. 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), supporting fine trout fishing, cave exploration, and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.

The Greenbrier is formed in northern Pocahontas County at Durbin by the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River. These are ephemeral streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. The Greenbrier flows south-southwest from Durbin through Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Summers Counties, past Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Renick, Caldwell, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, Pence Springs, Talcott, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.

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 ascends the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain. It made its way through present Pocahontas County by future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.

THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE

Nearby, about a 30-minute drive to the New River and 2000-acre Bluestone Lake at Hinton. The New River is the second oldest river globally, 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 flowing north. It produces more citation fish yearly than any other warm water river in West Virginia. 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 the summer pool and is the state’s third-largest body of water. Excellent hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632-acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest.

Outdoor Recreation

Rivers, caves and golf greens, hiking paths, and off-road trails are just a few of the valley’s outdoor retreats. Maybe it’s a day of golf at The Greenbrier or a long hike along the Greenbrier River Trail… whatever your penchant, it’s accessible to while away the hours in the Greenbrier Valley.

  • The State Fair Of West Virginia is a 15-minute drive, and every August hosts an incredible 10-day event with something for everyone in the family. But don’t think that ten days is the limit on events and fun at the State Fair Event Center as activities are ongoing throughout the year. Enjoy a flea market, music concerts, antique extravaganza, public auctions, gun shows, home, and garden shows, the new Christmas time drive-thru light display extravaganza, horse shows, rodeo, plus much more.
  • The Greenbrier River Trail
  • Sunset Berry Farm and Events
  • Organ Cave
  • Lost World Caverns
  • Numerous civil war sites
  • Droop Mountain Battleground State Park
  • Greenbrier State Forest
  • Moncove Lake State Park
  • Bluestone State Park and Reservoir Lake
  • Pipestem Resort State Park
  • Sherwood Lake State Park
  • Monongahela National Forest
  • America’s newest park, The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
  • Sandstone Falls on the New River
  • The John Henry Park
  • Bear Town State Park
  • Watoga State Park
  • Theater West Virginia
  • The Greenbrier Valley Theater
  • Taste Of Our Town
  • The Chocolate Festival
  • The Ronceverte River Festival
  • Farmers Day
  • John Henry Days
  • Railroad Days in Hinton
  • The Renaissance Festival
  • Pioneer Days
  • Ronceverte River Park and Amphitheater
  • Numerous trout streams
  • Greenbrier Off-Road Adventures
  • The Hatfield and McCoy ATV Trail
  • White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery
  • Walking tour of Historic Lewisburg
  • The Greenbrier Bunker Tour
  • Numerous Museums

GOLF: Within 20 to 30 minutes or less, several golf courses, including the famed courses at the Greenbrier Resort and Sporting Club. Nearby Lewisburg has the Elks Golf Course. West from Alderson near Talcott is the Willowood Elks Golf Course. In nearby Peterstown is the Fountain Spring Golf Course.

REGIONAL INFORMATION