Crescent Lake “Old Florida” Acreage Closes for $8.35 Million

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Richard Dempsey, ALC


LAKELAND, FL December 19, 2011 –  Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE), Florida’s preeminent real estate land brokerage in Lakeland, FL, announces the recent closing of 1,126 +/- acres of rare and unique “old Florida” land.

The CBCSRE licensed real estate sales associates who handled the deal were John Evans and Richard Dempsey, ALC. The property was on the market for a little over a year and was also co-brokered with the Charles Skinner Company.

“John Evans and Richard Dempsey assembled a solid marketing plan for the Crescent Lake property. The exposure was exactly what we were looking for…,” said seller, Bryant Skinner of Skinner Nurseries.

The Crescent Lake Property is an exclusive and rare 1,126 +/- acre property on the southwest shore of Crescent Lake, located in Putnam County. The property has nearly 1.5 miles of contiguous lake frontage. It includes an executive main lodge, guest house, horse barn, sheds, stocked ponds, a DOT-approved grass airstrip, and access to the St. Johns River via Crescent Lake. Historically, the property has been used as a recreational retreat, tree farming (oaks, magnolias, cypress, etc…), agriculture operations, entertainment, hunting, fishing, and more.

What remains unique about this massive ranch and executive estate, is that the property is accessible by land, air, and sea. With an interior road system, DOT-approved grass airstrip, and access to the St. Johns River waterway that flows into the Atlantic Ocean, the property boasts a rare mix of natural features.

The property is especially appropriate for equestrian activities, as it is located only 45 minutes from Ocala, FL. Hunters enjoy Osceola turkeys and wild quail that are plentiful. The property is perfect for continuing ranching, farming, future fly-in community, water activities, and equestrian interests.

About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land and conservation easements. Offering land, forestry, and conservation easement real estate services through CBC Saunders Real Estate and the CBC Saunders Real Estate |Forestry Group, the Saunders team of land professionals and foresters offers advisory and transactional services through the home office in Lakeland, FL, the North Florida office in High Springs, FL, and its network of Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate offices nationwide and worldwide. We provide services to land and commercial clients through both CBCSRE and our commercial real estate brokerage, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty.