Cherry Valley Parcel is well suited to the development of a year-round homestead or secondary vacation home with features that include:
Cherry Valley Parcel is located in the Town of Bethlehem, situated in north-central New Hampshire. The area is known as one of the gateways to the White Mountain National Forest, with both Franconia Notch State Park and Crawford Notch State Park within 20 miles. Historically, once the railroad came to the area, Bethlehem Village was a summer playground to many of the county’s wealthy families with stately homes and hotels. Today, the region is dotted with homes throughout the countryside, many seeking views of the nearby White Mountains.
Bethlehem Village, home to 970 residents, is located 2.6 miles from the parcels and hosts many inns, a golf club, a theatre and various restaurants.
The larger town of Littleton (population 6,000) is an equal distance to the west and hosts all shopping amenities, including a local food cooperative.
The property offers ease of travel, with I-93 (Exit 40) 1.4 miles from the land and Route 302, a major east-west corridor, 1 mile away. Concord, NH is a 1¼-hour drive, while Boston is a 2½-hour drive.
This 23-acre parcel has roughly 250’ of frontage on Cherry Valley Road, a low-traveled, town-maintained paved road. Electric power and phone services are available along the town road. The boundaries are pretty easy to find and in fair condition. Both the western and southern boundaries parallel a cleared utility right-of-way.
A roughed-in driveway off Cherry Valley Road parallels the northern boundary. This road was originally intended to be used for a small development with potential homesites off the road to the south. This road provides a solid foundation to create a future driveway for a single residence or multiple homes.
To visit the property, take exit 40 off I-93 and drive 0.9 miles on US 302 East. Turn left onto Brook Road. Proceed 0.6 miles to Cherry Valley Road on the right. Proceed approximately 1 mile; the property will be on the left. The corners will be marked with pink flagging.
The parcel offers gently-sloping topography with elevation ranging between 1,100’ to 1,060’ ASL (above sea level); therefore, nice views in many directions are possible with tree clearing.
At the land’s eastern end, toward the road frontage, soils appear to be mostly well drained and exist as a combination of sandy, gravelly and rocky material. Soils become less well drained at the land’s north-central area, though nearly all of the land is likely buildable. Gently-sloping terrain is consistent throughout the property, giving the future owner a number of options for future house sites.
While the land can easily support a year-’round homesite, the property also likely has the potential for subdivision in the future off its existing driveway.
The front part of the property was cleared within the last 6 years, while the back portion was last harvested in the 1990s, providing pole-sized forest cover.
For hunters, the power line clearings offer habitat diversity and clear sighting options