As the area’s “land guy”, people call me all the time looking for wooded lots. Sometimes people want an existing home or they want new construction. Here are a few things to consider when getting a wooded lot.
To keep a “wooded lot feel” you are most likely going to want over 1 acre. Or, maybe you already have a good idea of how many acres you want. There are plenty of wooded lots available in Pittsboro sitting on 1, 3, 5 ,10, 20, or more acres.
Neighborhood or no neighborhood
If you want to just be able to see your neighbors through the trees you are likely going to want a 3-5 acre lot in a neighborhood. There are plenty of neighborhoods available in Pittsboro with 1 – 12 acres, such as Bobcat Point or Legend Oaks. You can read about these neighborhoods over on this huge, one stop shop resource on Pittsboro neighborhoods and subdivisions.
If you don’t want to see your neighbors at all you may be looking for something more outside of the town and sitting on 10 acres or more.
Many people enjoy the energy, privacy, and psychological benefits provided to them from trees.
If you are buying a dense patch of forest trees may need to be thinned. Tree height is a factor here as many dense forest do not respond well to construction. If the trees are very tall they have been protected from the wind due to the dense forest around them and will break easily during a storm if thinning has taken place. This is just one of many factors to consider when purchasing a wooded lot.
Tree factors to consider include tree age, size, density, health, and species.
For new construction
No matter how many potential hurdles you have thought of with a new construction, I can think of several more for you, from soil type to tree health and from homeowner’s insurance to fire district.
If you are looking for a home on a wooded lot feel free to contact me.