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Residential Development Opportunity


  • Ref #400
  • StatusSold
  • Bid/Auc Date
  • StateAL
  • County Shelby
  • NearChelsea
  • Acres3,928
  • Price$ 17,676,000
  • Road AccessPublic-Paved
  • Easementn/a
  • PowerYes
  • Public WaterYes
  • TerrainMountainous
  • Surface WaterLake
  • Improvements10 ac lake
  • Land Use Conservation
  • AgentTom Brickman
  • Agent Phone205-936-2160

Tips and "How-to's" A collection of practical thoughts on buying rural land.


Residential Development Opportunity

  • Thirteen miles of 1,000-foot tall ridge tops fall in every direction
  • A stunning geological and biological wilderness with spectacular mountain-top views, old-growth timber, rock outcrops, 12 miles of fast-flowing rocky streams and the highest spot in Shelby County.
  • Contains a 300 acre cove completely enclosed by the mountains, aptly named The Penitentiary.
  • Except for dirt roads and a lake there is little evidence of human activity but only 30 minutes to downtown Birmingham.  Fifteen minutes to Shoal Creek, Greystone and Mt. Laurel residential communities.  And, two miles away from a Jack Nicholas-designed golf course that has hosted two PGA championships.
  • This tract of land sits in the perfect place and time for the next chapter in the southward growth of Birmingham’s wealthiest neighborhoods.
  • A Master Plan approved by Shelby County demonstrates the potential for a low-density residential community of up to 320 homes.  A 10 acre lake might be expanded to 170 acres.  And it’s perfect for a church or corporate retreat.
  • This unusual property has enormous economic potential.  Come take a look for yourself and see how this mountainous wilderness inspires visions of possibility.