6 Southern Properties You Can Own Now
There is a vision of the American Southeast, of a wild landscape rife with game, placid ponds and scenery far removed from the hustle of modernity. That vision is closer than you might think. If you've ever wanted to hunt, fish or simply relax in the Southeast, Live Water Properties and Plantation Properties can help. South Magazine tracked down available tracts of land that will make your vision a reality. Here are six magnificent southern paradises you could own right now.
1. Ohoopee River Hammock
Metter, Georgia | 862 Acres | $1,336,100
2. Suwannee Valley Plantation
White Springs, Florida | 2,070 Acres | $9,936,000
Suwannee Valley Plantation is the country’s premier bass fishing property. Within the plantation’s 2,070 manicured acres there are 464 acres of deep freshwater lakes specifically designed for ideal trophy bass habitat. It would take weeks to fish all the water this one property holds. The property boasts large populations of migrating waterfowl, given the incredible water on and surrounding the property. There are also excellent opportunities for turkey and dove hunting, along with wild quail and deer. A 15-acre plant and duck pond allow an owner a reliable duck hunting pond throughout the season. This property offers an incredibly rare combination of world-class trophy bass fishing, outstanding hunting and immediacy to major metropolitan population centers.
3. Broomsage Plantation
Callahan, Florida | 2,000 Acres | $8,250,000
The Broomsage Plantation is a perse property that currently serves as a commercial hunting plantation and a productive timber growing investment. It is ideally located in Nassau County outside of Callahan, Florida, and with close proximity to Jacksonville, Amelia Island and the Jacksonville International Airport. Broomsage has long been a site for executives and businessmen to bring clients for a day of quail or dove shooting within a short drive of downtown Jacksonville. Broomsage is well positioned to be an exceptional long-term investment while producing multiple income streams from cattle grazing, hunting and timber.
4. Harper’s Pond
Estill, South Carolina | 235 Acres | $2,000,000
Situated in the heart of the South Carolina sporting plantation and timberlands region, Harper’s Pond neighbors some of South Carolina’s most renowned large plantations, admired for their quality habitat management and land stewardship. The property itself offers outstanding and immediate recreational opportunities for deer, duck, turkey, and wild hogs, along with an established timber operation boasting 140-acres of merchantable timber. The spring-fed 26-acre pond is rare in this area and serves as habitat for a sizable population of resident ducks and migratory Ringneck ducks. It is also a proven resource for freshwater fishing. A spectacular 4,365 sqft home overlooks the pond and boasts five bedrooms, spacious living areas and a nearly 1,000 sqft screened pavilion, all on meticulously designed grounds. In a prestigious area where lands seldom become available, Harper’s Pond is a rare and exceptional offering.
5. 90 Big Bluff
Bluffton, South Carolina | 14.00 Acres | $1,995,000
Once part of a larger plantation, 90 Big Bluff is an unequalled legacy waterfront estate located minutes from Old Town Bluffton. Pine and hardwood forests frequented by turkeys and deer buffer the property from the outside world. Set high above the fertile riverbanks this “fish in/fish out” estate offers commanding May River views and maintains the attributes and character that attracted families to Bluffton well over a century ago. Several generations have enjoyed crabbing, shrimping and fishing right out the front door of this rustic retreat. Homes this close to the water’s edge cannot be replicated. Trout, Red Drum and Flounder all flourish in the saltwater estuary right out the front door. Legendary tales of catching dozens of trout in one night are not uncommon, and Shrimp Creek is around the bend offering plenty of its namesake, if shellfish are on the menu in the late summer and fall. This is an opportunity to continue the legacy of this storied property.
6. Heaven on Stage Ranch
Live Oak, Florida | 140 Acres | $1,295,000
Heaven on Stage Ranch is a 139.5-acre estate and ranch located south of the Suwanee River in Live Oak, Florida. A beautiful 4,400 sqft brick home is nestled among beautiful oak trees with striking views of picturesque green rolling pastures. A gated entrance with over 1,000 feet of paved driveway welcomes guests and owners into the home. A productive ranch, this property is completely fenced with cross fencing for horses or cows and also includes horse stables, cow-pens, metal barn and animal shade buildings. Especially at dawn and dusk, this ranch lives us to its name.