About Suwannee County
Suwannee County, whose name is derived from the Suwannee River, is Florida’s 37th county with a population around 44,000. The county was once a portion of Columbia County. Suwannee County is located in North Central Florida and consist of communities such as Branford, Live Oak (county seat), McAlpin, Dowling Park, O’Brien, and Wellborn. More familiar nearby cities include Tallahassee, Gainesville, and Jacksonville.
What Kind of Suwannee County Land for Sale is Available?
Purchasing land in Suwannee County is ideal for farmers and ranchers due to the area’s lush green land, abundant water supply, and a climate that is suitable for dairy, poultry, crop growing, horse farms, and more. Land types for purchase include hunting land, ranches, farmland, timberland, and more. The value of ranches, farms, and recreational acreage is between $7,500 and $8,000 per acre. Farmland is also a popular buy in Live Oak.
About North Florida
North Florida is the highest part of the state at 345 feet above sea level. The Highlands are hilly and modest in elevation. These hills are a result of sand and clay from the neighboring Appalachian Mountains. The area is full of springs, pastures, rivers, and hard and softwood forests. North Florida’s winters are dry, but the area does experience frosts and freezes.
Rainfall in North Florida varies year to year; however, the area can receive an average of 54 inches, which occurs mostly in the summer and fall. Prolific aquifers are the main source of groundwater which yields water to streams, springs, lakes, as well as domestic, industrial, and irrigation wells.
Soil is sandy and contains organic matter as a result of the wet and warm weather that helps to enhance the breakdown of matter. It’s important to note that tropical plants do not thrive in North Florida, but fruit such as blueberries, apples, pecans, and plums that thrive in temperatures below 40 degrees and temperate-zone vegetables such as asparagus, beets, and spinach do fair well in the region.
Why You Need a Land Professional
Investing in land is not to be taken lightly, especially if you are looking to reap the benefits of the land. Saunders Real Estate is known as one of America’s Best Brokerages, we help buyers make wise purchasing decisions in the areas of buying, selling, and leasing. We also help buyers determine a land’s viability and whether it would be an asset or liability. Our brokers have backgrounds in agriculture, agribusiness, conservation easements, land and resource management, lease management, and appraisals. For guidance on purchasing land for sale in Suwannee County FL, don’t hesitate to give us a call.