Historic Franklin County, North Carolina, whose namesake, Benjamin Franklin, was playing such a significant role in our nation’s fight for independence when the county was established in April of 1778, is a standout in the state’s diverse Piedmont region. With a mild climate, prime location and thriving economy, the area is also blessed with an unspoiled natural beauty that makes it one of the most rewarding and sought-after places to live in our fair state.
Franklin County’s “Sweet Spot”: Louisburg, NC
The lovely rural setting of Louisburg makes this town one of the most spectacular jewels in the crown of charming North Carolina communities. In an area of abundant streams and lakes, wooded areas, wide open fields and rolling hills, Louisburg holds a universal appeal for just about any home buyer seeking that rare combination of convenience and peaceful rural living within the greater Triangle area. Situated just 30 miles north of the Raleigh-Durham area and RTP (Research Triangle Park) and a mere 45-minute drive to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the town is only 2-1/2 hours to the Carolina coast, 3 hours to Charlotte, and just over 3 hours to the state’s stunning mountain region. Falls Lake Recreation Area is located just 40 minutes to the west of Louisburg, while a 40-minute drive to the north takes residents to the boating and fishing facilities of the John H. Kerr Reservoir.
The town of Louisburg, known for its tree-lined streets and pedestrian-friendly downtown region, is full of the old-fashioned charm of a quaint southern community. Residents enjoy biking along the Louisburg Bike Trail, hunting and fishing, hiking and utilizing the sports facilities at Louisburg’s Riverbend and Joyner parks, and various annual activities including the Tar River Festival, Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, and Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade.
Louisburg Cattle Farm With Prime Hunting Lands FOR SALE
Louisburg is also home to a number of ranches and farms, including the outstanding, easy-access cattle farm for sale at 190 Old Express Road. This 290-acre piece of property, located just minutes from downtown Louisburg, features amazing views, a number of barns and out-buildings, a diverse terrain – 180 acres of open land suitable for farming and/or grazing as well as 110 wooded acres offering superb hunting or hiking – and two entirely separate homes.
The property includes three barns – a 50’ x 80’ equipment barn, 80’ x 130’ barn with walk-in freezer, and 20’ x 50’ hoop barn – as well as durable, high-tensile fencing, pasture piping and waterers for livestock grazing.
The first of the homes on this beautiful site – a magnificently-situated, 5,000 sq. ft. house and in-ground swimming pool – offers the perfect opportunity to renovate as to the buyers’ own unique specifications. The second house, a recently-built log home with its own remarkable property views, includes a large great room, open dining and kitchen area, and master and bath on the first floor; while downstairs, a second bedroom and bath, large den or game room and a spacious storage area offer additional valuable living space. Cozy and warm, this classic log home has an open and sunny feel that is perfect for buyers interested in a lifestyle combining indoor comfort with outdoor activities.
Due to a recent price reduction, this farm at 190 Old Express Road in Louisburg is listed at $899,000. If interested, 192 acres of land only are also available for the price of $495,000. Call for details.