FAYETTEVILLE WOODLAND LOT
David Sibray, 304-575-7390
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Adjoining national parkland, this wooded parcel provides end-of-street privacy in a residential neighborhood in Fayetteville. Its proximity to the park ensures the integrity of the adjoining forest landscape. Attractions such as the New River Gorge Bridge and the park’s Canyon Rim Visitor Center are within a drive of five minutes.
ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
- End-of-street privacy
- Sloping woodland landscape
- Boundary adjoins national park
- Fayetteville municipal services
- Near national park trails
- Near whitewater rafting
- Near premier rock climbing areas
- .5 miles from historic downtown Fayetteville
- 1.6 miles from New River Gorge Bridge
- 1.7 miles from Canyon Rim Visitor Center
ABOUT THE NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE
The parcel adjoins the boundary of the the northern district of the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve, one of the fastest-growing tourism regions in West Virginia. Congress established the 70,000-acre park in 2020, and the designation has resulted in a revolutionary interest in the region as a destination for travel and residency.
Articles in Time, Vogue, and USA Today have accelerated interest in the area globally over the last two years, as has television coverage by major networks. Time has since named the park among the “World’s 100 Greatest Places.”
Long a renowned destination for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting, the park attracts more than two million visitors annually. Officials had predicted an increase of more than 20 percent in visitation in its first year; however, the increase appeared to be nearer 70 percent as of October 2022.
Google Coordinates: 38.063151, -81.101414
Address: Second Avenue, Fayetteville, WV 25840. (Addresses are not assigned to properties without structures.)
Elevation Range: 1,640 to 1,702 ft. +/-
The southeastern boundary of the property runs along Tan Yard Branch.
West Virginia is one of the states in the U.S. 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 with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property was created as Lots 15 and 16 of Marrs Branch Subdivision ‘A’. The plat of the subdivision, dated July 24, 1946, is recorded as Map Book 7 Page 32. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Electricity: Appalachian Power
Internet: Frontier, Suddenlink
Cellphone Coverage: Various Carriers
The northwestern property boundary runs with the subdivision road, which is known as Second Avenue.
Fayetteville and Fayette County are subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the local government for details regarding zoning and building codes.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property is currently forestland.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Deed Book 28, Pg. 383 and Deed Book 118, Pg. 171
Fayette County, West Virginia
Acreage: 1 acre +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Fayette County (10), West Virginia
Fayetteville Corp (5)
Tax Map 1, Parcel 298; Class 4
2022 Real Estate Taxes: $62.36
Public school students may attend Fayetteville Grade School, Fayetteville Middle School, and Fayetteville High School. Several private schools operate in the area, and home-schooling programs are supported.
The southern campus of West Virginia University is located 30 miles to the south at Beckley. Satellite campuses of Concord University and New River Community & Technical College are also located at Beckley. Appalachian Bible College is located 25 miles to the south at Bradley. The larger campuses of Marshall University, and West Virginia University, and West Virginia State University are a drive of approximately two hours.
Hospitals with emergency units are located nearby at Oak Hill and Montgomery, 30 and 25 minutes from the property respectively. State medical centers at Charleston and Morgantown are an hour’s drive west and two-and-a-half hour drive north. A Veterans Administration Medical Center is located at Beckley, a drive of half an hour south. Several medical and emergency care clinics serve the upper region, while the area’s moderate climate and access to trails, gymnasiums, and athletic centers support healthy living.
MOTOR VEHICLE: Interstate expressways 77 and 64 and US-19 join nearby, providing easy access to Richmond, Charlotte, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Washington, D.C. FLIGHT: Yeager Airport, at Charleston, is the largest and busiest flight-service center in the region. RAIL: The Amtrak passenger station at Montgomery is a 20-minute drive from the property and provides direct access to Charleston, Washington, Chicago, and New York City.
Approximate hourly drive times to regional U.S. cities include Charleston, W.Va., 1; Morgantown, W.Va., 2.5; Columbus, Ohio, 2.5; Pittsburgh, Pa., 3.5; Cincinnati, Ohio, 4; Charlottesville, Va., 3.5; Richmond, Va., 4.5; Winston-Salem, N.C., 3.5; Charlotte, N.C.: 4; and Washington, D.C., 5.
The gorge sustains a microclimate more typical of warmer, southerly latitudes due partly to the sheltering nature of its narrow valley. Though the river may appear as a large mountain stream, it has already traveled more than 300 miles from the summits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina and has heated over time. The gorge is a preferred location for gardens as its warm microclimate accommodates a longer growing season. It remains relatively free of heavier snows that blanket the surrounding highlands. Mean annual precipitation at the property is estimated at 37 to 47 inches, mean annual air temperature at 50 to 52 degrees F, and its frost-free period at 140 to 170 days.
Residency in the New River Gorge region affords access to a seemingly limitless variety of recreational pursuits. Its parks invite hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, paddling, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting, and the area accommodates a number of walking and field-sports facilities, including stadiums, playgrounds, and walking and biking trails. Skiing and snow-tubing at Winterplace is an hour’s drive south. The region is one of the chief destinations for rock climbing and whitewater rafting nationally.
DINING & RETAIL
The property enjoys easy access to the New River Gorge and Kanawha Valley regions and a variety of dining and shopping venues. The greater Fayetteville area is notably home to more than a dozen noteworthy independent restaurants designed to appeal to visitors to the national park. An hour’s drive west, the Charleston metropolitan area boasts the state’s highest concentration of restaurants and retail centers.
The parcel is located in a residential neighborhood in Fayetteville near the rim of the New River Gorge, the centerpiece of the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. The region is renowned as a destination for outdoor recreation and leisure and vacation residency. As a result of the recent dedication of the national park, the region continues to experience marked residential growth.
Town of Fayetteville
The property is located within the boundary of the Town of Fayetteville and benefits greatly from its municipal services. Fayetteville is the seat of justice for Fayette County and the home of the New River Gorge Bridge, which spans the nearby gorge. Its historic district is both charming and among of the most attractive locations for outfitters shops, boutique shops, and specialty restaurants in West Virginia. Its population was estimated at 2,844 in 2021.
The Summit Bechtel Reserve
Home of the National Scout Jamboree and the national leadership center for the Boy Scouts of America, the Summit is one of the organization’s five national high-adventure bases. More than 50,000 visitors attend the jamborees. The Jamboree had been held at Fort A.P. Hill, near Washington, D.C., until the organization chose to relocate the site to the New River Gorge region to accommodate access to outdoor-adventure activities.
City of Oak Hill
Oak Hill is Fayette County’s largest municipality and its economic center. Its population in 2010 was estimated at 7,730. Plateau Medical Center, the largest hospital in the county, is located off the US-19 expressway on Main Street in downtown Oak Hill. The city has recently increased its investment in recreational and quality-of-life improvements and has acquired land for a new outdoor-adventure park approaching the edge of the New River Gorge.
Fayette County is located in southern West Virginia, central to the state’s burgeoning New River Gorge tourism region. The county is renowned for its dramatic landscapes, small communities, and outdoor recreation amenities. The New and Gauley rivers course across the county, defined by its gorges and broad, wooded tablelands. Fayetteville is near the midpoint in the county in an area renowned for its expressway access and great natural beauty.
State Parks: Babcock and Hawks Nest
Two of the most photographed landmarks in West Virginia are located within a half-hour’s drive. Babcock State Park and its world-renowned Glade Creek Gristmill attract photographers year-round, and Hawks Nest and its overlook of the New River Gorge have been attracting sight-seers since long before Europeans arrived in the region. The state also maintains thousands of acres of public recreation land nearby in the Beury Mountain, Cotton Hill, and Plum Orchard Lake wildlife management areas.
From US-19 at Fayetteville, travel WV-16 west 0.1 miles to a right turn onto First Avenue. Proceed 300 feet to a right turn onto Second Street. Proceed another 300 feet to a left turn onto Second Avenue. Proceed 0.3 miles to the end of the street. The parcel is on the right at the end of the pavement.
- State of West Virginia
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