Newberry County, SC
The Broad River Tract is an incomparable investment-grade property in eastern Newberry County. Few properties can match the timber investment potential, conservation opportunities and recreational possibilities afforded by this 306-acre natural masterpiece, and even fewer can do so within a 35-mile drive of Columbia.
The obvious pearl of the Broad River Tract is the 2,700 feet of frontage on the Broad River. The vistas along the river include 500-foot views across open, flowing water and 2,300 feet along a secluded inlet. Beautiful natural hardwoods adorn the scenic river bottom, and multiple sites offer spectacular views of the river from higher elevations. An outdoorsman’s dream and a conservationist’s treasure, the Broad River Tract includes natural hardwoods, young pine plantations and mature managed pine timber. Well-developed interior road system provides ample hunting and recreational access. Wildlife is plentiful and largely undisturbed, making chance encounters frequent but enjoyably unpredictable. The Broad River Tract is a uniquely large tract for the area and its proximity to Columbia make it an ideal candidate for a conservation easement. In addition to the financial opportunities created by a conservation easement, you will be able to preserve your idea of stewardship on the property forever while still managing the timber for greatest returns. Few properties this size have Broad River frontage while being this close to Columbia, and fewer will be available for purchase.
While the river frontage is ideally situated for development into a premier personal retreat, the entire property is a fully functioning and diversified timberland investment. Over 140 acres of the property is covered with successfully developing 25-year-old natural pine and hardwoods. Forty-two acres of 7-year-old pine plantations provide long-term stability and predictable performance. Beautiful 45-year-old natural pine stands are precisely placed add variety and liquidity to more than 50 acres. Over 2,400 feet of paved road frontage on Broad River Road and favorable topography provide excellent management access, and quick access to Highways 34, 215 and 176 move forest products to market quickly.
The Broad River Tract lies just 2 miles south of Highway 34. Chapin is just 16 miles south and Dutch Fork High School is a pleasant 21-mile drive.