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School House Road Parcel

Brookfield, Orange County, VT
05036
Price: $159,000
Acres: 81
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Available
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Introduction
Location
Access
Site Description
Timber

Introduction

School House Road Parcel is ideally suited to the development of a home site, offering long views from its 13.5 acres of open meadows which feature a sunny, southern aspect. Telephone and electric services are roadside, with a private swimming pond tucked among the woods along the way to the home site. The meadows are gently sloping with well-drained, prime agricultural soils for crops or livestock. Level terrain in the wooded areas provides for easy forest recreation among old trails. Quick access to the interstate allows easy commutes to the state capital of Montpelier and to Randolph Village.

Location

The property rests on a gently-sloping hillside among a landscape of small working farms, managed woodlands and scattered homes along the area’s town roads. Notable is the land’s close proximity to nearby small and medium-sized towns, and a short 5-mile drive to Exit 5 off Interstate I-89. Commuting to  Montpelier is just a 14-mile drive to the north, while Randolph Village is just 12 miles to the south. Both the White River Junction, VT/Lebanon, NH and the Burlington, VT metropolitan areas are a 45-minute drive to the southeast and northwest respectively.

Access

The property has roughly 483’ of frontage along School House Road, a fully-maintained gravel town road with electric and telephone services.

An existing driveway leads off the town road, entering the long, lower meadow with a grassy road running up the meadow towards its end. The road then turns left (west), crosses a stream and hedgerow before entering the upper back meadow. A local farmer currently maintains the meadows for hay production.

 

Site Description

The property’s main highlight comes from its gently-sloping, well-drained meadows with southern exposure. Their locations rise to nearly 1,800’ above sea level (ASL), providing long views of the Northfield Range, and the Green Mountain Range beyond, with Killington and Pico Peak Ski Areas at the center of the view. Locally, the view is pastural, covering rolling terrain of forests and agricultural lands. 

The two meadows total 13.5 acres. The lower meadow is long and provides the easiest home site option, given its proximity to the town road. Views from this meadow are expansive. The adjacent meadow offers an even finer view, given its elevation. A home site in this location offers an ideal private setting with big views.

Terrain on the land is gently rolling, with well-drained soils. Elevations range from 1,600’ ASL along the town road to 1,920’ ASL at the top of a hill to the northwest. 

 

Timber

The forested areas are occupied mostly by softwood trees (pine, spruce and fir), with hardwoods species (maples, birches and ash) as associates. The forest resource appears to have originated from old field abandonment with two age classes, roughly 70 years old and 30 years old.

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