JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL | 40 acres w/Creek | Great Hunting & Rec Tract | Gate on Paved Road Sold

  • $114,900


Cheap Land in Alabama near Birmingham

You won’t find a better combination of location, accessibility, terrain, and value than this quarter-quarter section of prime hunting and recreation land almost equidistant between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.

  • Creek thru Middle of Property
  • Gated Driveway on Paved Public Road
  • Clearing w/Trail to Creek
  • Priced Well Below Market
  • Perfect Hunting & Rec Tract
  • Great Location b/n Birmingham & Tuscaloosa

PROPERTY: Escape to the peaceful serenity of 40 acres of prime hunting and recreational land! The terrain is mostly wooded but the property’s gate on Johns Road, a paved public road, guards a driveway, which leads to a clearing at the top of a ridge, so accessibility is excellent. From the clearing, walk down a trail to the creek that runs through the middle of the property, providing an ideal habitat for deer and other wildlife. Johns Road cuts through the SE corner of the property, producing 380 feet of road frontage on both sides. The A-1 Agricultural zoning is very flexible and does allow for mobile homes, should you decide to build a cabin here for seasonal or even permanent living at some point. Being roughly equidistant from Birmingham and Tuscaloosa makes this an ideal retreat for those living in either area. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity at an unbeatable Acretown price – grab it now!

The best and most updated source of information on this property will always be at

Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email if you have any questions or would like to make an offer. We’ve posted a lot of info below – including critical instructions for visiting the property – so please keep reading!

Best Deal in the Market – Check Zillow or Realtor and You’ll Agree!


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  • ADDRESS (use GPS coordinates for navigation): 9289 Johns Road, Brookwood AL 35444
  • SIZE: 40 acres
  • GPS COORDINATES: 33.328194, -87.158528
  • APN: 44-00-03-0-000-003.000
  • FULL LEGAL DESCRIPTION: download here
  • PLAT MAP/SURVEY: none (get boundary/KML file here – opens in Google Earth)
  • TITLE: General Warranty deed (clean – no back taxes, no liens)
  • MINERAL RIGHTS: will not convey, severed by a previous owner
  • TIMBER RIGHTS: will convey
  • DIMENSIONS (approximate): 1320′ x 1320′
  • FLOODPLAIN: none
  • ELEVATION: 529 feet
  • TERRAIN: hilly
  • CONDITION: undeveloped, wooded
  • ACCESS: 380 feet of direct frontage on Johns Road, a paved public road
  • POWER: exists at Weller & Johns Road intersection (about half-mile from property line)
  • WATER: would need to install a well
  • WASTEWATER: none (septic system would need to be installed)
    • The built-in savings you receive on all Acretown properties frees up extra money to install a variety of conventional and more modern, non-conventional septic systems, like mound systems, pressurized dosing, plastic chamber leach fields, aerobic treatment, etc. (which have become popular solutions to non-satisfactory perc tests).
  • TAXES: $773.54 in 2021
  • HOA: none
  • RESTRICTIONS/ZONING: A-1 Agricultural (summarized below, see full document here, starting at page 40)
    • mobile homes OK
    • farming and livestock OK
    • several commercial uses OK
    • hunting OK
  • SCHOOL DISTRICTS: McAdory (Elementary) – McAdory (Middle School) – McAdory (High School)
  • NEAREST CITIES: Lake View < Birmingham < Tuscaloosa
  • NEAREST AIRPORTS: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International (38 mins)

Owner Financed Land in Alabama | 40 acres w/Creek | Great Hunting & Rec Tract | Gate on Paved Road


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 (1) confirm its availability (our land does sell fast), and (2) 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.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click HERE to open the destination in Google Maps, and simply enter your starting point to get step-by-step directions.

  • From this link, you can press “Directions” (on the left), enter your starting point, and Google Maps will provide you with step-by-step directions.
  • You can also click “Send to Phone” if you’re viewing this on your computer
  • And “Save” to download the directions so they’ll still work if you lose cell service.

If for some reason you’re having trouble with that link, you can navigate to GPS coordinates 33.328194, -87.158528.

CREEK: The GPS coordinates for where the trail meets the creek is 33.3298, -87.1608. Click HERE for the Google Maps link to the creek.

WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend downloading Google Earth to your phone if you don’t already have it. Then . . .

  1. Download the property boundary file (called a KML or KMZ file) here. You may be prompted to click “download” one more time, so do that . . . OR you may be prompted to immediately open the file with Google Earth and, in that case, do that and ignore the remaining steps. Otherwise . . .
  2. Open Google Earth
  3. Go to the main menu (the three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen), then Projects > Open > Import KML file > select the KML file you just downloaded (it should show up on that screen).

Now you should be able to see the property lines on the map, and the green dot represents where you’re currently standing. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.


When the outdoors call you, 12 minutes to the south lies Ski Lake, a tranquil reservoir ideal for fishing, water sports and serene views, and 10 minutes ahead to the southeast is Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, featuring a miniature railroad chugging through the pines and offering hiking, camping, and outdoor recreational opportunities on over 1,500 acres steeped in history. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy great football at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, home of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team (one of the nation’s largest on-campus football stadiums) 42 minutes to the southwest. 20 minutes to the northeast is the city of Bessemer, hosting a Walmart, several grocery stores, local eateries, fast food chains and medical centers, but if you’re looking for a wide range of mega retailers, you can find them in Birmingham, just 21 minutes ahead.

NEARBY Ski Lake Lake View Beach And Boat Launch (12 minutes), Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (18 minutes), Bryant-Denny Stadium (42 minutes), Cash Bros Motocross CBMX (8 minutes), Vulcan Park and Museum (38 minutes), Birmingham Botanical Gardens (39 minutes), Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure (18 minutes), Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center (24 minutes), Rocky Branch Public Use Area (26 minutes), The Lake View Club (11 minutes).

BESSEMER (20 minutes, nearest grocery store and Walmart)

  • RETAIL – Walmart, Kimbrels Grocery, Fresh Value 4th Avenue, Food Giant Hueytown, Torme Foods, Target, T.J. Maxx, Bealls Outlet, Fountain Building Supply, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and many more.
  • RESTAURANTS – Wagon Wheel Deli and Grill, W T’s Restaurant & Lounge, Kaylin’s Restaurant, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Los Sombreros Mexican Restaurant, Sonic Drive-In, Chick-fil-A, and more.
  • MEDICAL SERVICES? Yes, Family Medical Services Inc, Cahaba Medical Care, Middle Creek Medical Center LLC, Medical West Bessemer Health Center, CVS, FMS Pharmacy.
  • RECREATIONAL – Carver Park, DeBardeleben Park, Bessemer Hall of History, Highland Memorial Gardens, City of Bessemer Frank House Golf Course.

BIRMINGHAM (33 minutes, nearest major city, county seat)


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.

OUTSIDE FINANCING: Your best deal for financing will come from a local bank or credit union and we can help you find a great deal. In this case, we can recommend a couple different land lenders in the area: (1) Mutual Savings Credit Union in Birmingham at (205) 682-1100. They offer land loans for 20% down and prefer a minimum credit score of 620. (2) FBN Finance lends on properites that are (1) zoned agricultural or (2) contain harvestable timber, as long as the property is comprised of at least 5 acres and requires a minimum of $75k financing (after the down payment). So, this property should qualify for their program.



Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email at 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.


WHY ARE YOU SELLING IT SO CHEAP? We are often asked why we price our properties at below market value, and the answer is really simple: because we can, and that’s our core business model. We are investors who purchase properties at a large volume and deeply liquidated rates, and by passing this discount on to our buyers, we can sell land quickly . . . and more of it! In fact, our average property only lasts 2-3 weeks on the market (vs. industry average of about 6 months).

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.

9289 Johns Road
Brookwood, AL 35444
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