Shady Ridge Parcel 44



1.58 acres - $10,900

Monthly Payment: $110.56


Don’t you occasionally wish that you could just step off the planet and get away by yourself to someplace without any horns or sirens or insufferable authority figures; someplace without even a trace of soot or stench?

Imagine a place without any pushy signs telling you whether to walk, or don’t walk, where you’re free to do whatever you damned-well please with only the twittering of the birds or the quiet poems of the breeze moving through the forest to fall upon your weary ears. Imagine, if you can, a place where no sign of man exists, where everything you see grew right where you found it: no cans, no bottles, no cigarette butts, no graffiti, no ordinances, no advertising.

Well, remarkably enough, you’re only a few mouse-clicks away from owning such a place, and all you need is a four-wheel-drive and $110.56 per month to make it happen.

This fully-surveyed 1.58 acres lies on a remote ridge-top at the end of 2 miles of jeep trail which gets so little traffic that, by the time you get back to the parcel, the road is covered by a perpetual coat of fallen leaves. Pitch a tent, crawl inside, and the din of civilization will become only a dim memory as you drift off to sleep serenaded by the various hoots, warbles, and howls of the forest animals.

Back in the city, $111 per month won’t even get you a permanent parking place, but here you’ll enjoy being the master [mistress] of 69,000 square feet of undisturbed natural forest, not really so dissimilar from what it was like 1,000 years ago. Make six payments and we’ll make a deed putting the property in your name; 180 payments and you own it free and clear.

Shady Ridge is located in southern Texas County, Missouri. It's about an hour and a half from Springfield and three hours from St. Louis. The nearest town is Cabool, which is about 12 miles away.

• This parcel is surrounded by almost uninhabited woods.
• The property adjoins a single parcel of around 700 acres of forest.
• Approximately 400 feet of frontage on the access road.
• Electrical service has not been extended to the property.
• Fully surveyed

Given enough time, you might even get a little lonesome.


















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 44:

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, and turn right on the first County (unpaved) Road beyond, Jackson Road. Follow this about half a mile to the intersection with Raimbow Drive (sign missing, look for mimosa trees) 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 half a mile beyond that, you should see ribbons marking the parcel on your right. According to the survey, there's 365+ feet of frontage on this trail.

CAUTION: RECENT UPDATE: A neighboring landowner had the timber cut from his property this summer and that operation made a bad road much worse. Don’t try to go here without 4WD.


1. 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.
2. We get the GPS coordinates from Google Earth. The likelihood of them being absolutely correct is minimal. Therefore...
3. Do not attempt to find this property without taking paper copies of our maps and directions.


Buy This Parcel

1.58 acres - $10,900

Monthly Payment: $110.56


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

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