“I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky.” – Abraham Lincoln
Located in the heart of Bluegrass Country, at the near-perfect centerpoint inside the triangle of Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati, you have a world of urban entertainment options at your fingertips. Of course, college and pro sports teams surround you in every direction, but the Bluegrass region of Kentucky is also known for its rolling hillsides, horse farms, wildlife, and breathtaking river valleys and gorges. This serenely beautiful spot inside Valley View Farms makes it easy to understand why Lincoln felt so strongly about his birth state, and today this location is perfect for any sportsman, sports fan, or nature lover.
- Priced about 35% below market
- Driveway, Clearing, and Shed
- Creek Runs Through Western End
- Beautiful, High-end Neighborhood
- Only 25 minutes to Frankfort
- Power Along Road
- Buy 1 lot for great savings, or all 4 as a perfect investment and even greater savings
PROPERTY: This 31 acre rectangular parcel with a cleared field, driveway, and shed is nestled in the rolling heart of Bluegrass Country and inside Valley View Farms — an exclusive countryside neighborhood dotted with beautiful homes. It is actually composed of 4 different tracts so if you want a smaller lot, we can accomodate that. Or, if you want to take an investor role and buy the whole 31 acres now and sell the other lots later, you can do obviously do that too. It features roughly 500 feet of frontage on a private gravel drive lined with power. The lots are generally flat and buildable in the front half (road side) where you can build your house to overlook the creeks and valleys in the back. This setup affords you all the serenity you could ever want, natural beauty, and quick access to four major cities. You can finally have your cake and eat it too!
To be clear, we are selling four contiguous lots in this location and they are, from west to east:
- The Sportsman, Lot #23, 12 acres: largest lot and features Backbone Creek that runs along its western edge
- The Renaissance, Lot #24, 6.9 acres: best balance of access, privacy, and buildable area (with some clearing)
- The Red Carpet, Lot #25, 6.1 acres: most build-ready, with driveway, shed, clearing, and pond
- The Easy Goer, Lot #26, 6.1 acres: most direct access and easiest price entry
Buy 6-12 acres for $65K-$89K (priced about 35% below the current market), or the whole 31+ acres for $269,000 and reap massive savings!
Cheap Land In Kentucky – Beautiful Bluegrass Country Lot with Creek
The nearest basic services are 15 minutes away in Pleasureville, where you’ll find a Post Office, hardware store, and auto shop. When you hit highway 421 on your way to Pleasureville, you could head east instead of west and just a few minutes down the road lies Six Mile Creek Distillery, a fine example of the renown league of Kentucky bourbon makers. This state offers far more than just horses, bourbon, and basketball though. If Kentucky wasn’t known as the Bluegrass State, it could easily be considered the River State, as it contains more navigable miles of water than any other state in the contiguous USA. One such river, the Kentucky, is only about 4 miles away and is a popular fishing spot for bass, walleye, catfish, crappie, and a host of other species. It has also carved out what’s known as the Kentucky River Palisades, a series of steep, scenic gorges and limestone outcroppings that stretch for approximately 100 miles.
The capital city of Frankfort lies just 25 minutes away and, as you might expect, will scratch any shopping itch you have which includes, of course, Walmart. The 200 year-old but somehow newly world famous Buffalo Trace Distillery calls this city home too, but Mother Nature refuses to be upstaged by politics and industry in Frankfort. Winding its way around the base of the city continues the mighty Kentucky River. Sheer stone walls rise up to meet rolling hills with thick canopies of trees – green in the summer and red and yellow in the fall. Best yet, you can enjoy these views via the “Bourbon Boat,” the world’s only boat-based bourbon tour. Then hop off the boat and explore Cove Spring Park, 250 acres of streams, springs, waterfalls, forested ravines, and other natural and historic features.
Drive a little further in that southeasterly direction from the property (another 20 miles) and you’ll arrive in Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World. By 1820, this was one of the largest and wealthiest towns west of the Allegheny Mountains. So cultured was its lifestyle that it soon earned the nickname “the Athens of the West.” Now, it’s a vibrant commericial and cultural center of 320,000+ fine folks, decorated by a harmony of beautiful horse farms along its edges. Keeneland Race Course is one of the true crown jewels of American horse racing, a national historic landmark, and the thoroughbred industry’s leading auction house. If you love sports but horse racing just ain’t your thing, then you may want to take in a basketball game at Rupp Arena, home to one of college basketball’s true blueblood programs, the Kentucky Wildcats. Shoppers will find plenty to keep them interested here too, especially at Fayette, the state’s largest mall. Last but certainly not least and certainly not unexpected, bourbon runs deep here, with nearby distilleries like The Woodford Reserve, Four Rose, Wild Turkey, James E. Pepper, Barrel House, Bluegrass Distillers, and Town Branch that all dot the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
Lexington is an hour to the east, but drive an hour to the west from this property and you’ve made it to Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky. So, if you can’t decide whether you’re a Kentucky Wildcat or Louisville Cardinals fan, then this property equi-distant from both powerhouses is the perfect spot! From a sports perspective though, Louisville’s greatest claim to fame is probably as the home to the Kentucky Derby, the fastest two minutes in sports since 1875 and probably the single greatest horse race in the world. If you’d rather do the walking and running yourself instead of watching horses do it, then you’re in luck in this city because Louisville is known as the City of Parks and its system is the last designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the ‘Father of American Landscape Architecture.’ Surprisingly, it’s one of only five such systems across the country. Maybe you prefer water though. Well, since Lousiville strategically sits on one of America’s great waterways, the Ohio River, you’re in the right place for riverboat cruises and water parks, especially Kentucky Kingdom. For those looking for a more cultured experience, you have several museums at your disposal here, like the Muhammad Ali Center, who was born in Lousiville, the Louisville Slugger Museum, the Frazier History Museum, or the Louisville Zoo. Oh wait, did we mention bourbon yet? Yeah, it seems like bourbon seeps out of the ground in this city like an untapped Texas oil field, and the aforementioned Kentucky Bourbon Trail actually begins here.
The “Queen City” of Cincinnati is about an hour and 45 minutes to the north and further up-river from Louisville. The Cincinnati Reds, the oldest professional sports team in the country, call Great American Ballpark their home here, but the Cincinnati Zoo is actually older, having been founded in 1873 and is America’s second-oldest attraction of its kind.
Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 if you have any questions or would like to discuss an offer. There’s lots more info – including viewing instructions – below, so make sure to keep reading!
- SIZE: 31.07 acres
- POSTAL LOCATION: Scrabble Road, Bagdad, KY 40003
- LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Valley View Farms Tract #23, 24, 25, and 26
- PLAT MAP/SURVEY: available here
- TITLE: clear – no back taxes, no liens
- MINERAL RIGHTS: transferred with property
- GPS COORDINATES (center of lot): 38.327281, -84.992087
- DIMENSIONS (approximate): irregular, roughly 1637 feet (road/south line) x 778 ft (east line) x 1275 ft (north line) x 887 ft (creek/west line)
- APN: 103-00-008W + 103-00-008X + 103-00-008Y + 103-00-008Z
- FLOODPLAIN: approximately 2.02 acres along Backbone Creek at the western boundary line
- ELEVATION: 676 feet
- TERRAIN: mixed; flat towards road, drops toward creeks/ravine in back
- ACCESS: gravel driveway that connects to Scrabble Road 1.0 miles away
- WASTEWATER MGMT: septic tank required
- WATER: well required
- POWER: available thru Kentucky Utilities (800-981-0600)
- TAXES: $530.65 in 2020
- RESTRICTIONS/ZONING: Agriculture
- Single-family homes only
- No mobile homes, RV’s, or camping allowed
- Minimum setbacks: 100 feet from road, and 25′ from side and rear property lines
- HOA: none
- NEAREST CITIES: Pleasureville < Frankfort < Louisville (W), Lexington (E)
- NEAREST AIRPORTS: Louisville International Airport (1 hour)
- COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
After opening this map, you may see even more information about the area by clicking on Map Legend, then MapRight Layers.
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.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click HERE to open the destination in Google Maps, and simply enter your starting point to get step-by-step directions. IMPORTANT: Google Maps is not yet aware of the drive that branches off Scrabble Road, so this link will only take you to that turn-off. Once you turn (north) here, you’ll drive 0.7 miles to a fork in the road. At this point, veer left and the driveway & shed (the “Red Carpet” lot) is only another quarter-mile, on the right side, where you can park.
- 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 38.318423, -84.985991.
WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend downloading Google Earth to your phone if you don’t already have it. Then . . .
- Download the property boundary file (called a KML 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 . . .
- Open Google Earth
- Go to the main menu (the three horizonatal 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.
Call or text 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.