Mohawk Valley, Lane County, Oregon Real Estate

The Mohawk Valley in Lane County is a beautiful spot to own real estate.  Pastoral and treed landscapes abound, creekfront and riverfront are also available.  Much of the property is close-in and only a few minutes to Springfield or Eugene.  Property changes hands regularly, with over 60 parcels sold in the last 2 years, but finding your ideal set up may take some time and some looking.

There are currently 19 properties actively for sale and 4 pending, according to RMLS, at the time of this posting.  You can search properties here, or contact me and I’ll do it for you.  Prices range from 37K to 1.2 Mm, when actives, pendings and solds are looked at for 24 months.  Medians for the following were:  price 265K, house size 1,800 S.F., price per square foot $128/SF, acres 4, and property tax per year $1,800.

There are about 1,400 parcels in the Mohawk Valley, with slightly more than 1/2 being unaddressed, undeveloped property.  It’s still possible to find bare land and build the place of your dreams, although development of country property can be challenging.

RMLS is organized by areas, and the Mohawk valley is area #250, which runs north to the Lane-Linn County line, South to the McKenzie River, West to where the Mohawk River joins the McKenzie River and east to northwest of Mt. Nebo and southeast of Wendling.  McKenzie View Drive is a transitional street; the east portion is in the Mohawk Valley area until the Mohawk Joins the McKenzie about midway down, and McKenzie View turns into the Coburg area, #240.  Likewise, Camp Creek is a transitional street; at the start, towards the intersection with Marcola Road, it’s Mohawk Valley.  Midway down, going towards Walterville, it turns in to the McKenzie Valley area, #233.

The Mohawk and Springfield School Districts serve the Mohawk Valley.  High schools are either Mohawk or Thurston.  Nearly all of the property is outside the Urban Growth Boundary, which means Lane County, not a more localized municipality, controls the land development and building permits.  The town of Marcola has public water, but other properties are served by well.  Virtually all properties have private septic tanks.  Natural gas service is rare, but bottled or tanked propane is more common.  Mailing addresses are either Springfield or Marcola.

Interesting or unusual features of the Mohawk River Valley follow.

Some of the main roads and streets in the Mohawk Valley follow.

Buying or selling real estate in the Mohawk Valley, like all Lane County country property, is more challenging than urban properties.  A good Realtor can be an invaluable asset to you.  If you have an interest in or questions about properties in the Mohawk Valley, please contact me.

It's not hard to find rustic barns in the Mohawk Valley.

It’s not hard to find rustic barns in the Mohawk Valley.

Real estate with working barns is also common in the Mohawk Valley, Lane County, Oregon.

Real estate with working barns is also common in the Mohawk Valley, Lane County, Oregon.

Mohawk Valley, looking southeast.

Mohawk Valley, looking southeast.

Mohawk Valley Floor looking towards the hills.

Mohawk Valley Floor looking towards the hills.

Typical pastoral scene in Mohawk Valley, Lane County Oregon.

Typical pastoral scene in Mohawk Valley, Lane County Oregon.

There are way more trees than people in the Mohawk Valley.

There are way more trees than people in the Mohawk Valley.

Commercial lot for sale: Marcola Oregon

92166 Lot for sale in Marcola Oregon

92166 Marcola Road:  Lot for sale in Marcola Oregon

This lot in the town of Marcola, Oregon is a listing of mine.  Marcola is in the Mohawk Valley about 10 miles from Springfield.  Not surprisingly, you take Marcola Road to get there.  The lot has an interesting and unusual zoning:  RC.  RC zoning is Rural Commercial, which allows for commercial development (stores, business and the like) in areas outside of an Urban Growth Boundary, which describes Marcola.

In days gone by, Marcola, Wendling, and Mabel were bustling communities with hundreds, if not thousands, of residents.  There were several operating lumber mills and other ancillary businesses.  Mabel and Wendling are gone, and remain but as spots on a map.  Marcola is still here but mostly as a bedroom community of Eugene, Springfield or Sweethome.  With our higher gasoline prices, people drive less and perhaps it’s time for a renaissance of commercial activity in bedroom communities.

The town of Marcola is close to the very popular Shotgun Creek BLM area and the shooting range on McGowan Creek Road.  The address for the commercial lot for sale is: 92166 Marcola Road, and the MLS number is:  13651566.  If you’d like more information, please contact me.