This little bit of paradise is a perfect location to set up camp for your retirement getaway. .20 acres of land gives you minimal maintenance, but with a lot of options to build. Situated in the town of Hawthorne in Putnam County, Florida, you’ll be tucked away in a secluded area just outside of Gainesville with easy access to both coasts.
Ask the residents here and they will tell you that they love living here. It’s a rural neighborhood, but close to the big cities like Gainesville where you have access to things like the University of Florida, a number of community colleges, major hospitals, shopping, and a n airport. There are hundreds of lakes in the area to fish, boat and just relax on. Explore nearby Little Orange Creek Nature Park, Lindsey Phillips Park, and the Hawthorne Museum.
Originally home to major orange groves in the 1880’s, the Great Freeze of 1894 stopped Hawthorne from being a major citrus growing community. The main crops of the area then turned to vegetables and cotton. It’s now a growing lakes community due to its centralized location among major cities, attractions and the prized beaches of the Florida coasts.
The city opened Little Orange Creek Nature Park in 2017. The park has 65 acres of land allotted to the park as well as an environmental-education and event center. An additional 2,800 acres are considered a conservation area, but has public trails for hiking, bicycling, and even horseback riding. Lindsey Phillips Park, has a boat ramp, a fishing pier, a playground, and picnicking areas. Outside of Hawthorne you can visit the Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area for some epic bird watching on the Cross Creek Trail. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park is just southwest of Hawthorne, named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
This established subdivision has power lines accessible to the property and room for a septic system and well. Choose a site built, manufactured or mobile home of at least 700 square feet to put on your lot with no time limit to build. Please note that tiny homes are not allowed and RV can only be used for temporary shelter with the right permits in place. Hawthorne is waiting for you, are you ready?
|Subdivision||COOPER LAKE ESTATES|
|Street Address||N/A, Idaho Ave, Hawthorne, FL 32640|
|Legal Description||Lots 22 and 23, Block 9, COOPER LAKE ESTATES, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 87, Public Records of Putnam County, Florida.|
|Lat/Long Coordinates||NW: 29.634862, -81.959520
NE: 29.634864, -81.959174
SW: 29.634643, -81.959517
SE: 29.634643, -81.959170
|Annual Taxes||Approx. $95.00 per year|
|Zoning||R-2 - Residential, Mixed - Site built, manufactured and mobile homes are allowed. No time limit to build. Minimum size is 700sqft. Mobile homes require permanent installation and must comply with H.U.D. standards. Tiny Homes are not allowed; however small homes that comply fully with the current Florida Building Code can be constructed in R-2 Zoning Districts. RVs may be used for temporary shelter in the residential zoning districts without need of a temporary use permit under the following conditions: 1. The use is for temporary visits on a non-fee basis by the property owner or by friends and family members of the owner or occupant of the property, with permission of the property owner. 2. The RV is self-contained. 3. The extent of the stay in the RV does not exceed 14 consecutive days or 120 non-consecutive days in a given calendar year. If planning to build on the property, the RV temporary use permit is available and shall have a duration limited to 6 months (once approved), subject to an extension of time up to 6 months if the construction of the principal residence is diligently proceeding. Maximum time allowed is 12 months. The recreational vehicle shall be self-contained or shall be lawfully connected to an outside source of electrical power, potable water, and sewage disposal. Contact Putnam County FL Planning and Zoning Department at (386) 329-0491 for any additional details.|
|Access||Property can be accessed via Idaho Ave.|
|Sewer||Would be by Septic|
|Water||Would be a well, water haul and holding tank or other similar option|
|Utilities||There are power lines along Main St. Phone by cellular, satellite TV/Internet/Phone|
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