Maple Hill Parcel

Plainfield, Washington County, VT
Price: $128,000
Acres: 27
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Sold
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Alisa Darmstadt
802-223-8644 x23
Site Description


A central Vermont building lot with open fields, sweeping valley and mountain views, permitted septic and accessible power, all just 11 miles from Montpelier.


Maple Hill Parcel is just outside the village of Plainfield, an eclectic town set along the Winooski River on its journey west. The village has a collection of unique, local businesses and a couple of restaurants. Goddard College, a progressive liberal arts college, is just on the edge of the village. On the myriad of backroads that run outward from the village center live commuters who head to Montpelier, Waterbury and Saint Johnsbury, farmers, artists, and many folks who are working on living sustainably. Route 2, an east-west corridor runs through the town connecting it with Montpelier and I-89 11 miles to the west. To the east, Saint Johnsbury is 28 miles away and offers access to I-91. Burlington, Vermont’s largest city is an hour to the northwest, while Boston is 3 hours to the southeast.


The property offers 450’ of frontage on East Hill Road, a town-maintained gravel road with utilities. The property is 0.8 miles up East Hill Road and 1.3 miles from the village center and Route 2. East Hill Road is a quiet country road with well-maintained, modest homes and a couple of farms. Directly off the road frontage, a drainage ditch leads across the property to the forest edge. This would be a logical place to establish a driveway.

Site Description

Maple Hill Parcel offers a scenic and peaceful spot to establish a home or vacation retreat. It is a short drive from the village of Plainfield and is only 11 miles from the capital city, Montpelier. Yet, the property is tucked away on a quiet road with sweeping views, making it feel far away from busy lifestyles. The property is a gentle downward slope to the northwest, providing the lovely valley and mountain views. There are 7 acres of open meadow. In the middle of the open acreage, a small copse of new forest growth is establishing, attracting a variety of wildlife, including songbirds, that prefer this type of habitat.
The forest is a mix of hardwood and softwood species. It serves well as a privacy barrier, a source for firewood, a home for wildlife and a place to enjoy. Intermittent streams run down the slope in several spots. At this elevation (1,100-1,300’) and with a cleared view shed, vistas of the river valley below and the rolling hills of central Vermont can be enjoyed. Off to the west, the Green Mountains are visible as well. From a home site on the forest’s edge, views are primarily to the northwest, combining the local valley and hills with the distant Green Mountain peaks.

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