This property is listed with Lookout Mountain Real Estate, LLC.
Here's the contact info for Ira "Bo" Grimes:
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Calhoun, this property is in a community known for its mountain views. Recreational opportunities in the area include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hunting and camping.
“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. president
The lot is fronted by Raccoon Ridge NE. The property is 40 minutes to Calhoun, the county seat of Gordon County, and 30 minutes to the Talking Rock Nature Preserve.
“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie, billionaire industrialist
According to our research, the lot is zoned A-1, which allows for residential uses including modular homes (but not mobile homes or long-term RV use). However, please contact Gordon County to confirm all building rules and regulations prior to purchase. The property is in the Talking Rock Creek Resort Association. You can find a copy of their CCRs at their website. We are also happy to email you a copy. We advise that you contact Georgia Power for more information on how to connect power to the lot. Water and sewer would need to be supplied via a well and septic system.
Calhoun is the county seat of Gordon County and has a population of about 17,000 as of the 2020 census.
“Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.” – Will Rogers, actor
There is a hospital in Calhoun, as well as a Walmart, Home Depot and restaurants. There are also a few golf courses nearby as well as many mountain biking and hiking trails.
|Assessor's Parcel Number
|1231 - -968
|Lot 968 T R C Prop Unit 33
|GPS Center Coordinates (Approx.)
|GPS Boundary Coordinates (Approx.)
|34.55090,-84.66014; 34.55096,-84.66029; 34.55142,-84.65989; 34.55116,-84.65897; 34.55099,-84.65901; 34.55090,-84.66014;
|Time Limit To Build
|None as far as we are aware
|Please contact Georgia Power.
|A well would need to be installed.
|A septic system would need to be installed. Please note that a perc test has not been done.
|Please contact Gordon County and Talking Rock Creek.
|We recommend that you contact Talking Rock Creek Resort to confirm, but, according to our research, RVs are not allowed.
|Because we do not know the specifics of what you may want to build on the property, we recommend that you contact the building and/or zoning department(s) for more information on the relevant zoning and building regulations and how to obtain a building permit.
|No, we have not had a survey commissioned, but if you would like to pay for a survey we would be happy to work with your chosen surveyor.
|Talking Rock Creek
|Annual HOA Dues
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