High Point Farm is a unique property ideally suited to the buyer seeking diversified uses. The property includes:
The property is located just five minutes south of Perry, Georgia, a charming and expanding community of 23,000, and the seat of Houston County. Perry and Houston County are well known for their excellent school system, responsible and effective government and leadership, and its welcoming and hospitable environment. It is the home of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, Governor Sonny Perdue, and many other state and national leaders.
Residential property in Houston County is highly sought after due to its quality of life and its excellent schools. Many new and exciting industries are continuing to choose this area as a place to begin and expand their operations. Houston County is, for many, the preferred place in Georgia to live, work, and raise their families.
Being next door to Macon, and only one and half hours from Atlanta, Houston County and Perry offer a high quality of life with easy access to the amenities of Atlanta.
High Point Farms has approximately two miles of frontage on Elko and Gilbert Roads. It has approximately one mile of frontage on I-75 and is only three miles from the South Perry Parkway exit.
There are numerous existing access points to the property, both on Gilbert and Elko Roads. The internal road system is good, allowing access to all areas of the property.
There is an existing survey for most of the property, although 77 acres on the north side of the property has no current survey.
High Point Farms is near equally divided between open farmland and timberland. It is approximately 1,575 contiguous acres, divided only by Gilbert Road. The property has historically been a large cattle operation, with approximately 400 acres of pasture and 300 acres of cultivated fields. It has been held by the same ownership since 1973, and was owned by the Gilbert family for many years prior to 1973.
Irrigation is available to approximately 350 of the open acres, and is supplied by a 500 gallon per minute well, which feeds a small irrigation reservoir.
Due to the declining health of the owner, the fences throughout the property are in poor condition and should be improved.
The 3,600-sq-ft main dwelling of five bedrooms and three full baths has been kept in very good condition, and there is a detailed owner’s disclosure available.
There is also a smaller 2,004-sq-ft home of three bedrooms, two full baths, currently used as a rental home.
A timber valuation was performed in June 2019, which showed approximately 830 acres of forested land on the property. The breakdown of products types is as follows: 1,732 tons of pine sawtimber, 1,500 tons of pine chip-n-saw, 22,427 tons of pine pulpwood, 1,257 tons of hardwood sawtimber and 3,500 tons of hardwood pulpwood
The 300 acres of planted pines and 151 acres of old field pines are ready to be thinned or clear cut. Much of this land could be converted to pastures or cultivated fields, to increase the usable acres for cattle production, or replanted to other tree crops.
The natural pine and hardwood acres have been selectively harvested over the last 40 years, with a view toward the highest and best use of these areas as potential residential development, although some of these areas can be converted to more intense pine timber production or pastureland.