Shady Ridge Parcel 31



1.46 acres - $22,900

Monthly Payment: $232.27

This fully-surveyed 1.46-acre tract comes complete with a modern drilled well. We’ll finance the land and well together.

This property isn’t for everyone. It’s very remote and if you try to access the land in a regular passenger car, that car is not going to last very long. Get a truck, preferably one with four-wheel-drive.

Also, since the land is completely off-grid, you’ll need a wind, sun, or DC power source to get water from the well.

Most of the parcel is covered with big oak and hickory, except around the well, where a previous owner did a rather poor job of cutting down several trees, leaving the stumps. 

This area, cleared except for the stumps, currently supports native plants from the tallgrass prairie such as big bluestem and gramma grass. The rest is all woods with an old log trail that gives access to the back of the property.

The terrain of the parcel is pretty gentle, once you get here via about two miles of this decidedly rough access road.




















Legal Desciption:





Deed Restrictions:

These five restrictions apply to all of our older locations.

  1. No buildings shall be constructed closer than 100 ft. from a roadway or 30 ft. from a boundary. (This may be adjusted in certain locations.)
    Explanation: buildings placed closer can cause situations that interfere with road maintenance and utility transmission.

  2. No refuse, debris, unused building materials nor derelict vehicles shall be allowed to collect on the premises.
    Explanation: piles of junk are not only unsightly, but tend to spread to adjoining vacant parcels. Dead cars and junk make it harder for us to sell adjacent properties, or for you to sell yours.

  3. You may keep whatever livestock or pets you wish so long as they are not allowed to create a nuisance to neighboring land owners.
    Explanation: this probably means that if you want to keep pigs in the most common fashion, you need a parcel of at least 5 acres with a back corner located away from anyone else's home. Lots of barking dogs may also cause you problems depending on the size of your parcel and how you locate your facilities.

  4. No parcel shall be further subdivided.
    Explanation: you may build more than one residence on a single parcel, but you may not deed away a part of the parcel to someone else.

  5. All wastewater treatment facilities shall be constructed in accordance with applicable state water quality standards.
    Explanation: if you plan to construct an in-ground septic system, it must meet state standards. We find that the typical state-approved septic system will cost upwards of  $3,000 for labor and materials. Additionally, the state says that any septic system on less than three acres be built to Missouri Department of Natural Resources specifications.  Parcels of 5 acres or greater are virtually unrestricted.  Since they do not endanger the ground-water, composting toilets and outhouses are not restricted.


Building codes and/or permits:


Driving Directions to Locate Shady Ridge Parcel 31:

Getting there: Begin in Willow Springs and go north on Highway 137. About 3 miles out of town, Highway HH turns north (left) a so should you. Follow HH through some very scenic country, crossing a number of small streams that flow east. After about 7 miles (or so) you'll come to where HH intersects with Hightway U. Go straight, staying on HH. Shortly after you go through the intersection of Highway U, you'll turn right on Jackson Road, the first county (unpaved) road beyond the intersection. Follow this about half a mile to the intersection with Raimbow Road (the sign may still be missing) and take that to the left. When you come to the first fork in the road, take the right fork (marked " Shady Ridge Road"). This road, in turn, runs about 1 mile through a stand of young pines, then down into a steep hollow and to another fork where you go right, uphill. When you come to the top of the hill, you'll be in Shady Ridge. About a quarter-mile later, you'll go under a large powerline and 700 feet beyond that, you'll see the well on your right. This is about the center of the road frontage of the parcel. According to the survey, there's 205 feet of frontage on this trail.

You can get a two-wheel-drive into Shady Ridge most of the time, but if you're really serious about the necessities of life, you'll not attempt to build here unless you have a four-wheel-drive. The road has steep sections that people currently go up with 2-wheel drives, but this tends to result in lots of expensive tire-spinning that in turn causes treacherous wash-boarding.

GPS Co-ordinates:

Lat. 37.115695°
Lon. -91.928463°


Disclaimer:  These directions are accurate to the best of our knowledge but cannot be guaranteed.  Visit this property at your own risk, we are not responsible for accidents.



Buy This Parcel

1.46 acres - $22,900

Monthly Payment: $232.27


Initial and subsequent payments may be made online by credit / debit card, or by mail. * 

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