New York woodland with stream located near from Saratoga Springs for Sale: Timberland Realty is proud to exclusively offer the Wheeler Creek Woodlot located in the Town of Greenfield, in Saratoga County. Situated just 5 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs, this property offers secluded building opportunities while being close to all the desirable amenities that the Saratoga region has to offer.
The property lies on the west side of South Greenfield Road, in a quiet area in the southern portion of Greenfield. The development opportunity is at the rear of the property, offering a wooded, private location surrounded by rural properties. The property is 9.908 surveyed acres, with the boundary corners and lines easily located. It is ~ 940 feet deep from South Greenfield Road, and the back (western) line is ~ 700 feet from any residence.
Access from South Greenfield Road through the property to the rear is high and dry, with the northern portion of the property containing Wheeler Creek and associated wetlands. Wheeler Creek, which is classified as trout waters by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, is a 4-season stream that passes through the property near the northern property line. This wetland-watercourse complex not only provides for unique wildlife habitat and brilliant fall colors, but it also serves as a natural barrier to encroachment along the eastern boundary.
Within the property are stone walls and barbed wire, indicating the property’s agricultural past and adding to the rural aesthetic. This property was last managed for timber in 2015 under the guidance of a professional forester. The timber harvest has left a forest that is aesthetically pleasing and beneficial to wildlife, with a fair amount of merchantable timber for future growth potential.
The property is zoned as Medium Density-1 (MDR-1). The included table lists Principal Permitted Uses, as well as Uses Not Allowed and all uses between. While electric is available at South Greenfield Road, off-grid solar opportunities are also permitted, subject to site plan review or as accessory to Principal Permitted Use. Surrounding homes are utilizing individual wells and propane.
Adjacent to the Wheeler Creek Woodlot is the 58.18-acre King Road Highlands parcel, which is also currently listed by Timberland Realty. There is 245 feet of common property line with that property, which is accessible from King Road.