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Cheap Land In Missouri – Hideaway in the Gasconade River Valley
If you’re ready to get away from all the stresses of urban life, cut out a little slice of country for yourself here in the central Missouri Ozarks. Your peace and privacy is secured in the wilds of the Gasconade River valley and rolling Ozark hills here. With the Lake of the Ozarks (voted America’s #1 recreational lake) and Ha Ha Tonka State Park (voted most beautiful place in Missouri) within an hour’s drive, you also have quick access to the best outdoor adventure that Missouri has to offer.
PROPERTY: This 2.81 acre square-ish piece in Equestrian Estates offers about 192 feet of direct frontage on Loop Lane, a publicly-maintained dirt road. The tract is relatively flat and buildable towards the west end, along the road frontage, before it slopes toward a ravine at the east end of the property. The site is moderately wooded but the northwest portion is cleared for building. If you’re looking for peace and natural serenity, you’ll find it here because you have no direct neighbors in three of the four directions. In fact, the Gasconade River is only about a quarter-mile walk to the west. Power and county water are available and run along Lantern Road, so you’ll have access to urban amenities without all the urban problems here. Do whatever you want though, because there are NO RESTRICTIONS!
Go to Realtor or Zillow and compare this lot to any other 1-3 acre lots in the area with county water . . . and you’ll see what a great deal this is!
The famous Gasconade River (“one of the world’s crookedest rivers“) offers more than just looks. It’s brimming with smallmouth and largemouth bass and offers other recreational activities like canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. That makes this land great for camping but if you wanna stay permanently, build whatever you want here.
Saint Robert, Missouri: This property offers the best of both worlds: it’s off the beaten path, and we can guarantee that you’ll be able to find all the privacy, peace, and quiet that you’re looking for . . . but it’s also located just 15 minutes from downtown Saint Robert, where you’ll find shopping staples like a Walmart and Lowe’s. And if you haven’t been to Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers yet, then your life is about to change! If you’re looking for more ambience in your dining experience though, you have several first-class options from which to choose, like Ichiban Japanese Steak House, Colton’s Steak House, and Culver’s. Or mabye you’re looking somewhere in the middle, like a Cracker Barrel, Ruby Tuesday, or Dr. Phil’s Catfish & Ribs. Don’t worry coffee-lovers, because Starbucks is here to get your day started on the right note. Don’t eat too close to heading out to the Tiger Typhoon Aquatics Center though. This local fun hot spot offers two water slides, a lazy river, party decks, rock-climbing wall, and many other amentities.
Rolla (popluation 20K) is 40 minutes away and this quaint little city offers a wonderful variety of urban and recreational opportunities. Try out the SplashZone or various fitness facilities, golf courses, go-cart tracks, and beautiful parks with emerald lakes, like Maramec State Park (Missouri’s 5th largest spring and great for trout fishing). In addition to hosting several of America’s shopping favorites like TJ Maxx, Ross, Kohl’s, Hobby Lobby, Lowe’s, and Walmart, Rolla offers many boutique options too, and its rich cultural heritage shines through the Leach Theatre, as well as the Ozark Actors Theatre, which actually hosts Broadway-caliber plays and actors. You won’t go hungry here either, because Rolla is packed with great eateries, including my personal favorite, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (editors note: yeah, their jalapeno cheddar sausage is amazing).
It’s also just 45 minutes from Lebanon in the opposite direction (southwest). Known as the “Crossroads of the Ozarks,” Lebanon is a city of 15,000 residents and offers all the necessities and modern conveniences you could need in antique stores, dining, downtown shopping, outlet malls, and a Walmart. Load up on building supplies at Lowe’s or Harbor Freight, or even travel back in time, courtesy of the Route 66 Museum. Motor sports lovers will enjoy the Lebanon I-44 Speedway, which has been sanctioned by NASCAR in the past, but more natural entertainment is abundant here too, like zip lining and river running offered by the Niangua River Oasis. Nearby Bennett Spring State Park is one of the most beloved recreational areas in the state and very popular amongst fishermen.
This property also sits just a single hour away from Osage Beach and the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes and host to about 5 million visitors per year. Lake of the Ozarks was voted “Best Recreational Lake” in America by a USA Today readers’ poll and, from just one glance, it’s easy to see why. It’s not just a beautiful body of water though — it’s the Midwest’s premier lake resort destination and an enormous state park, offering world-class boating, cruising, golfing, shopping, hiking, camping, and fishing, plus a wide variety of lodging, 200+ restaurants, state parks, and other recreational activities to suit any budget and taste. Nearby Ha Ha Tonka State Park is the crown jewel of the state’s public park system. This 3600-acre pristine wilderness is not just a geologic masterpiece, but was voted the most beautiful place in Missouri (a very impressive feat for a state renowned for its untamed majesty) and the 4th best state park in America! Explore caves, sinkholes, glades, savannas, rocky cliffs and hillsides, natural springs, and even castle ruins. There’s plenty of man-made fun to be had here too though, including the region’s largest outdoor waterpark and a few local wineries. When the sun drops below the horizon and you’re ready for some live entertainment, head to the Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton, one of the coolest outdoor music venues in the entire state.
At just 90 minutes away, Springfield is the nearest major metropolitan city (population 462,000) and, of course, is flush with shopping, dining, nightlife, and almost every urban amenity imaginable. Children enjoy the Discovery Center of Springfield, featuring interactive exhibits on dinosaurs and human DNA, as well as train rides and the Dickerson Park Zoo, with animals from all over the world. Adults flock to outdoor concerts, fine dining, exciting nightlife, but the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, opened in 2017 and now considered “America’s Best Aquarium” by USA Today, is an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Don’t miss Fantastic Caverns for truly unique “cavern-coasting,” or the Pythian Castle if you want to scratch a Harry Potter itch. It’s also home to a minor league affiliate of one of sports most storied franchises — the St. Louis Cardinals.
The property’s somewhat central location within the state also places it within driving distance of St. Louis, about 2 hours away. Of course, the Gateway to the West also serves as the gateway to just about any urban activity your heart could desire. Some of the most popular choices include the St. Louis Cardinals, Gateway Arch, Saint Louis Zoo, City Museum, Union Station, and Six Flags.
Call Scott directly at 314.639.9777 if you have any questions or would like to discuss making an offer. There’s lots more info – including viewing instructions – below, so make sure to keep reading!
SIZE: 2.81 acres
POSTAL LOCATION: Dixon, Pulaski County, MO 65459
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 13-A RESUBD LOTS 11 12 & 13 EQUESTRIAN ESTATES
GPS COORDINATES (center of lot): 37.895959, -92.156143
DIMENSIONS (approximate – lot not surveyed): starting NW corner clockwise 490 ft (road frontage) x 365 ft x 877 ft x 192 ft (frontage) to POB
ELEVATION: 926 feet
TERRAIN: buildable and generally flat at west end of tract (where road frontage is), then slopes downward towards ravine on east end
ACCESS: approximately 192 feet of direct access along Loop Lane, a public dirt road just off Lantern Lane
WASTEWATER: septic tank would be necessary
WATER: serviced by the Pulaski County Water District #2 (573) 336-5833 (water line runs along Loop Lane)
POWER: power is available thru Gascosage Electric Co-Op (573) 759-7146
TAXES: $142.80 in 2020
RESTRICTIONS/ZONING: no zoning, NO RESTRICTIONS – do what you want with your land!
Homes and accompanying outbuildings such as garages, workshops, barns permitted
No size/height restriction on homes/structures on the lot
No setback requirements
No time limit to build – leave the lot as-is for as long as you want or need.
RVs, Campers, Mobile Homes, Cabins, “Shouses”, tiny-houses all permitted.
Animals, livestock, etc. permitted.
No HOA or CC+R’s
Or, simply leave it as-is and enjoy being surrounded by nature!
NEAREST CITIES: Saint Robert,Rolla, St. Louis
NEAREST AIRPORTS: St. Louis Lambert International (2 hours away)
VIEWING THE PROPERTY
You can go view the property at your convenience – owner does not need to accompany. Please call/text us to let us know you’re heading out, so we can ensure we have our phone on us in case you need help or have any questions. We’d appreciate a couple hours notice if possible. In case you lose cell phone service, it may be helpful to print off as many helpful documents as you can before you head out there.
WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend a FREE app called BaseMap, which uses your phone’s GPS system to show you property boundary lines, and allow you to walk them in real-time. You can follow THIS LINK to see the center of the lot on BaseMap (you’ll need to have the app to open the link). Make sure to save it as an Offline Map (by hitting the big green ‘+’ button on the map, then hit ‘Go Offline’) before you head out so that you can use the app even if you lose cell service. This is by far the best method to follow the boundary lines of the property. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.
MAKE AN OFFER
Call Scott directly at 314.639.9777 if you’d like to discuss an offer.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: We are investors, and are selling this lot For-Sale-By-Owner. You do not need to submit your offer through a real estate agent, and in our experience we close transactions more quickly and easily by having our dedicated transaction coordinator work directly with the Title Company and Buyers. We will also both save money on commission/fees by cutting out agents as the middle men. However, if you feel strongly about working with a Realtor, then you’re welcome to have them contact us on your behalf.
OWNER FINANCING: We do not offer owner-financing but you could get a loan through a bank or another lender and we’d be happy to coordinate with them.
WHY ARE YOU SELLING IT SO CHEAP? We are often asked why our properties are priced below market value, and the answer is really simple: we choose to sell to you at wholesale prices. We are investors who purchase properties at a large volume and discounted rates, and we strongly believe in passing this discount on to our buyers.
DISCLAIMER: We attempt to provide detailed, accurate and up-to-date information in our listings, in order to help our buyers to the best of our ability. However, it ultimately remains the buyer’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence and double check any details that are of significant importance to you including acreage, utilities, build-ability, and approved/allowable use-age for the property. We are happy to help however we can.