Cheap Land In New Jersey – Build Your Mountainside Dream Home
You wouldn’t think that you could find a remnant of spacious, country mountain living on the edge of the most heavily concentrated populations in the United States, but here it is! Warren County owns the luxury of close proximity to some of the nation’s largest and most vibrant urban centers, while far enough way to enjoy the peace and quiet of a pastoral setting. In fact, it’s the only county in New Jersey that doesn’t lie within the New York City or Philadelphia CSA’s.
PROPERTY: This 1.3 acre square-ish piece offers about 229 feet of frontage on the paved Quenby Mountain Road of Great Meadows, New Jersey. It’s zoned for residential and surrounded by beautiful homes and rolling terrain. The entire lot is generally flat, before the area to the south of it begins to slope upward along the side of Berner Mountain, which shields you from human activity in that direction and provides a scenic backyard view. Towards the north end of the property lies a fixer-upper cabin connected to power, perfect as a potential guest house. Hackettstown is just about 10 minutes away and offers almost all urban amenities — including a host of restaurants, shops, and even a hospital — and you’re 20 minutes away from Walmart, just south of Hackettstown. There are no structures on site, so you can build your near-to-urban mountain home exactly as you always dreamt it.
CHEAPEST 1-2 ACRE, FLAT, REGULAR-SHAPED SITE in the AREA . . . THIS SOLD FOR $95,000 in 2013!
You’ll never have to stray too far from home to get everything you need. Hackettstown, which was once named one of the top 100 towns in America by Money magazine, is just about 10 minutes away to the east and you’ll find big box stores like Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Staples in and around the city. The Musconetcong River, a tributary to the famous Delaware, runs right through downtown and part of it has been named a National Wild and Scenic River. Urban legend claims that it’s home to a creature known as the Musconetcong River Mantis Man, a somewhat humanoid, somewhat insect-like creature, so look out for that dude!
Stephens State Park lies on the north side of Hackettstown and is an excellent site for trout fishing, hiking, and biking. Drive just a little further to the east and you’ll travel back in time to Wild West City, which offers 1800’s-themed rides and shows.
You can visit the historic Delaware River (think “Washington Crossing the Delaware”) by driving 15 minutes in the other direction (west). The Beaver Brook Wildlife Management Area sits close to its banks and offers some nice trails and clifftop views of the area. The Delaware, which roars out of the Catskill Mountains, is known as the “Lifeblood of the Northeast” and forms the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Naturally, this river offers a bounty of recreational activities and its gem is the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which is only a 20 minute drive from your property, and shrouded in the splendor of the Worthington State Forest where you can hike to the top of Mt. Tammany for stunning 360-degree views of the entire region. For small tikes, check out the Crayola Experience, a little further away in Easton, PA.
The Goldilocks Zone . . . far enough away for serenity, close enough to reach the excitement
If you’re moving here, you’re obviously looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, but sometimes you crave the action, right? Well, luckily, you’re not too far from one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the world, New York City, and downtown NYC is only 90 minutes away — placing this property in a perfect “Goldilocks zone” between your peaceful, natural oasis and the urban wonderlands. The City That Never Sleeps offers every urban amenity imaginable, of course, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for here, it doesn’t exist. Top attractions include Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, One World Observatory, Empire State Building, Broadway, Times Square, Staten Island Ferry, and dozens of wharfs and marinas. Between the New York Yankees, Mets, Jets, Giants, Knicks, Nets, and Rangers, you’re sure to find a pro sports team to root for too.
Or maybe you’re a Philly guy . . . so the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers are your teams. Philadelphia is a couple hours to the south and our nation’s first capital city is steeped in history. Our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence here, but it’s become an extremely modern urban center these days. Its adorned with more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city and Fairmount Park, when combined with the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park in the same watershed, is one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States.
Call Scott directly at 314.639.9777 if you have any questions or would like to discuss making an offer. There’s lots more info – including viewing instructions – below, so make sure to keep reading!
- PRICE: $35,200
- SIZE: 1.30 acres
- POSTAL LOCATION: 75 Quenby Mountain Road, Great Meadows, NJ 07838
- LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Block 20, Lot 54, Liberty Township, New Jersey
- GPS COORDINATES (center of lot): 40.849415, -74.955315
- DIMENSIONS (per survey, rounded): from NW corner moving clockwise, 229 ft x 176 ft x 224 ft x 315 ft
- APN: 14-00020-0000-00054
- FLOODPLAIN: none
- ELEVATION: 928 ft
- TERRAIN: generally flat
- ACCESS: approximately 229 feet of direct access along Quenby Mountain Road, a paved road
- WASTEWATER: septic would be necessary for wastewater management
- WATER: well would be necessary
- POWER: connected, thru Jersey Central Power & Light 908-362-6163
- TAXES: $1469.95 in 2020
- ZONING: R-1 Residential Single-Family
- Not Allowed: camping, RV’s, mobile homes
- Building setback requirement: 90 ft front, 35 ft side, 50 ft rear
- No restriction on building size (as long as setback requirement is met)
- HOA: none
- NEAREST CITIES: Hackettstown < Newark < New York City
- NEAREST AIRPORTS: Newark-Liberty International Airport (62 miles), JFK International Airport-NYC (83 miles), La Guardia International Airport-NYC (73 miles)
- COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
- SURVEY: performed and available
- PERC TEST: performed and available
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.
- 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 40.849415, -74.955315.
WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend a FREE app called BaseMap, which uses your phone’s GPS system to show you property boundary lines, and allow you to walk them in real-time. You can follow THIS LINK to see the center of the lot on BaseMap (you’ll need to have the app to open the link). Make sure to save it as an Offline Map (by hitting the big green ‘+’ button on the map, then hit ‘Go Offline’) before you head out so that you can use the app even if you lose cell service. This is by far the best method to follow the boundary lines of the property. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.
Call 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.
After opening this map, you may see even more information about the area by clicking on Map Legend, then MapRight Layers.
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.