Saluda County, SC
When considering large, investment-grade properties within 45 minutes of Columbia you are typically limited to counties to the north or south. The Imperial Timberlands Tract provides that same convenient proximity but due west among the green pastures and fertile soils of eastern Saluda County and possesses an array of features that’s difficult to match. The 470-acre property has a history of timber management and is today stocked with a variety of young and mature pine plantations. Over 100 acres are occupied by beautiful, 40-year-old thinned pines. Another 38 acres are thinned 30-year-old plantations, joined by 36 acres of 15-year-old planted pines and 60 acres of well-established 8-year-old plantations. The pine component is complemented by over 130 acres of natural, mature hardwoods and 63 acres of 10-year-old hardwood regeneration.
Long Branch gently bisects the property and is easily forded by the main road. The northwest boundary of the property runs along Clouds Creek for over a mile. Throughout the property, boulders rise from the ground like quiet sentinels keeping watch over the forest and its inhabitants. The land cooperates with a variety of recreational uses but is especially well-suited for hunting and horses.
The property lies just 6.5 miles northwest of Batesburg-Leesville with over 3,000 feet of frontage on Beulah Rd. The location in far east Saluda County, just across the Lexington County line places the property within the Lexington County School District 3 Attendance Zone. Batesburg-Leesville High School is a quick 5.5-mile jump, and the Town of Lexington is an easy 23-mile drive.