55.73 Acres with Orchards and Stunning Hillside Views on Billy Barquedier Creek
Billy Barquedier Creek, Valley Community, Stann Creek District, Belize
With majestic views of the surrounding mountains, hundreds of feet along a popular and vital creek that feeds the neighboring communities, and 100 yr old remnants of the very first national railway service, this intriguing property offers a unique and impressive opportunity set along the lush Hummingbird Hills overlooking the North Stann Creek Valley. It provides 55.73 acres of fertile land made up of 5 individual parcels with distinct features that make each of them valuable and attractive.
Approx. 30 acres to the south of the property comprise lush tropical hillsides that boast stunning views of the valley communities and other mountain ranges in the distance, a perfect location to build an elevated hillside villa that will deliver amazing vistas. Two parcels to the center, totaling just under 16 acres, are planted with a combination of citrus and young coconut trees, which can provide a reasonable source of revenue. The land is fertile and well suited for farming and would offer an opportunity to create a small hobby farm or homestead. The northernmost parcel gives you a little over 9 acres with frontage on the Hummingbird Highway and has almost 800 ft of the vital Billy Barquedier Creek running along its southern boundary. This creek stems from the Billy Barquedier National Park to the north, the primary source of water that feeds the Valley Community village, where the property is located, along with the neighboring villages of Steadfast Community and Alta Vista. The creek would provide a consistent water source for your home as well as for farming and irrigation.
In addition to the Billy Barquedier Creek, the northernmost parcel also holds a piece of Stann Creek Valley history having one of the largest and most intact remnants of the historical Stann Creek Valley Railway. The railway, constructed in sections between 1907 to 1914, was Belize’s first and only passenger rail service and traversed the rich alluvial soil through the valley for 25 miles from Commerce Bight along the southern coast to Middlesex, one of the widest sections of the valley that provides an abundance of fertile agricultural land. During its 25 mile journey, the railway made several detours into banana farms on the Melinda and Old Mullins River Roads and was important in building the banana, citrus, logging, and other agricultural enterprises in the Stann Creek District.
Each parcel has reserve road access which would allow you to easily divide the property amount family members or sell individual parcels separately if you decide to do so down the road. There’s access to electricity and water services to the north along the highway and there’s good cell and 4G/5G mobile internet service in the area. There are very few properties that offer such a wide range of possibilities for a buyer to develop. Multiple landowners have developed working farms and private estates along the Hummingbird Highway. This is a great opportunity to create one of your own.