3950 SW Highway 17, ARCADIA, FL
$ 650,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#C7485026
  • TypePending
  • CountyDESOTO
  • AreaArcadia
  • Zip34266
  • Style
  • Taxes$ 1028
  • Price$ 650,000
  • Bedrooms0
  • Full Bathrooms0
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Lot Size27.29 Acres
Data Source:
Stellar MLS
Property Description

APPROXIMATELY 28 ACRES ON JOSHUA CREEK WITH PEACE RIVER ACCESS: This distinctive estate is truly one-of-a-kind with endless possibilities. Affording an extraordinary sanctuary nestled in the heart of nature this captivating parcel is zoned Agricultural (AG-5) and is located directly on Hwy 17. Whether looking to construct a dream residence, utilize as a farm, launch a business or simply have a rural tranquility this tract provides unparalleled opportunity. A haven for nature enthusiasts the property boasts diverse landscapes including nearly 1,220’ of waterfront on Joshua Creek leading to the Peace River 2.25 miles away, a natural spring fed stream, an expansive tranquil lake, acres of cleared pasture and endless trails idyllic for camping or hunting. Have a penchant for adventure? The allure of creek frontage extends well beyond views as this parcel offers both kayaking waterways and the unique thrill of being a mecca for fossil hunting. Showcasing geological wonders waiting to be discovered the creek is situated on a rare section where the land underneath the water is privately owned, allowing the ability to enjoy the waters personally or monetize for use. Soon to be showcased on Fossil Hunters TV there is no area more desirable than this one to prospect. At the heart of the property stands a 30x90 steel building offering both functionality and versatility. Currently framed upstairs for a barn office (bedroom/bathroom/kitchen/living) and downstairs with an expansive open area, two plumbed baths and storage room the building accessible through two 14’ bay doors is an open canvas limited only by imagination. Looking to live off the grid? The barn is equipped with roughly 100 solar panels on the roof that tie into a battery system with 6 inverters creating the equivalent of two 220 amp and a 110 amp service. Need water? Next to the barn is an artesian well that flows with clear natural water. What about waste? There is an existing functional septic system on site tied into the building. Need another building? An additional 50x60 concrete foundation is already on the premises with a 10-course masonry wall in place to build on in addition to a new septic tank (not installed) located behind. For those aspiring to live off the land the property is ready for livestock and farming for a sustainable self-sufficient lifestyle. The livestock complete with their own pen area are optional. Truly with a never-ending scope further opportunity awaits in the onsite asphalt millings and dirt mounds. Wildlife is abundant with wild turkeys, hogs, deer, gator garr, snook, blue crab and tilapia complimented with mature oaks and citrus trees. AG-5 zoning permitted uses include agriculture related activities, bed & breakfast, commercial fisheries, single family home, family day care, forestry, greenhouse, hunting cabin, stabling, agricultural produce, solar power plant, primitive camping and wholesale plant nursery. AG-5 accessory uses include cemeteries, country clubs, guest house, mobile home and tennis courts. Property may be subdivided to allow for multiple single family dwellings (one per 5 acres) or able to be rezoned for commercial use. APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. Do NOT access property without an approved appointment, site is occupied and there is livestock that can escape. Kayaks, canoes, tractor loader w/ bush hog adaptor, generator, fossil gear, inner tubes, picnic tables, swings, benches and a dump trailer are available as a separate complete package.

Price History
12/14/2023 Listed $650,000

General Features

Sewer Septic Tank
Utilities Electrical Nearby,Private
Zoning A-5
View Trees/Woods,Water
Tax Year 2022
Current Use Other
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Waterfront Features Creek,Lake
County DeSoto
Property Type Land
HOA / Comm Assn No
Facing Direction West
Other Structures Barn(s)
Status Pending
Directions I-75 South. East on HWY 17. Property is on Right.
Buyer Agent Compensation 2.5%
Body of Water Joshua Creek
MLS Area 34266 - Arcadia
Lot Size Square Feet 1188752
Waterfront Y/N Yes
Street Name Highway 17
Tax Annual Amount 1028.74
Public Remarks APPROXIMATELY 28 ACRES ON JOSHUA CREEK WITH PEACE RIVER ACCESS: This distinctive estate is truly one-of-a-kind with endless possibilities. Affording an extraordinary sanctuary nestled in the heart of
Virtual Tour
Days on Market 76
Standard Status Pending
Legal Description THAT PART OF S1/2 OF SE1/4 LYG E OF HWY SUBJ TO UTE ESMT & ESMT IN OR 289/298 LESS ADDNL R/W TO SR 35 PER OR 342/546 OR 211/1312 INST:201514006639 INST:202014006415
Water View Creek,Lake
Water Access Type Creek,River

Interior Features

Living Area Units Square Feet

Exterior Features

Fencing Fenced,Wire
Lot Features Buildable,Cleared,Level,Oversized Lot,Pasture,Private,Retention Pond,Room For Pool,Rural,Wooded
Water Source Private,See Remarks,Well
Lot Size Area 27.29
Lot Dimensions 1324 x 1228
Lot Size Acres 27.29
Road Surface Type Paved,Unimproved,Asphalt,Gravel
Lot Size Units Acres
Road Frontage Type Street Paved,Private Road,Street Unpaved,Highway


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Pending Average in 34266

AVG $340K
AVG $1,961
AVG 625
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