Old Mohawk Road Real Estate Lane County Oregon

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Old Mohawk Road is a beautiful loop in the scenic Mohawk Valley in Lane County, Oregon.  It is steeped in history, and relatives of the original pioneers still live there.  There are a few farms, but country properties are common, and homes with acreage are popular, but not frequently on the market.   Country properties with both river frontage and valley view are available along Old Mohawk Road.  One especially attractive aspect is that it’s less than 10 minutes to Springfield

The Mohawk Valley is east northeast of Springfield and generally follows Marcola Road through and past the town of Marcola.   Old Mohawk Road loops from Marcola Road, at the intersection with Camp Creek Road, then roughly follows the McKenzie River, and makes a sharp easterly turn before the Mohawk River, which it follows NNE, then returns to Marcola Road.  The length of Old Mohawk Road is about 3 1/4 miles.   Only about 38 properties exist on the Old Mohawk Road area, ranging from 1/3 acre to 90 acres, with parcels a little under 5 acres being the most common.

The County shows the value of properties along Old Mohawk Road from about 114K to over 495K, with a median value of around 240K.  Property Sales data from RMLS over the last 24 months reveal 3 actives, no pendings  and 2 solds.  Most houses along Old Mohawk road were built in the 1950s.  The oldest home dates back to 1910, according to the County.  House sizes range from 640 SF to 4,100 SF, with a median size of about 1,800 SF.  Median house value, according the County, is about $133/SF, at the time of this posting.

Zoning designations common along Old Mohawk Road are:  RR, and EFU.  Old Mohawk Road also has rare Rural Industrial, by the old mill.  It is not within any UGB designation, so land development and building permits are controlled by Lane County.  Old Mohawk Road is in the Springfield School District, and schools are Yolanda, Briggs, and Thurston.

The area around Old Mohawk Road was originally settled by five pioneering families in the mid 1800’s:  The Griffiths, Simmons, Staffords, Ramseys, and Spores.  The Mohawk Valley is indelibly linked to the Spores Family.  Jacob Spores was the third pioneer to live in Lane County, coming here in about 1847, and named the Mohawk Valley because it reminded him of the one in his native New York.  Jacob’s son James Madison Spores moved to Old Mohawk Road, and the homestead is still in the family, 5 or 6 generations later.  Two or three Spores’s children’s graves sit on private property by the BPA tower on the unnamed, but prominent, hill.    Old Mohawk Road has been has been slowly subdivided and built up since the pioneers, with most of the houses being built in the early 1950s.  It isn’t fully built-out, so further building and development is possible, although rare, due to Lane County’s restrictive zoning ordinances.

1855 survey showing Simmons & Ramsey homesteads.

1855 survey showing Simmons & Ramsey homesteads.

Interesting features along Old Mohawk Road are:

  • The McKenzie River:  To the west of Old Mohawk Road, the river runs NNW and the road runs NNE.  The McKenzie joins the Mohawk River about 1 mile away on McKenzie View Drive.
  • The Mohawk River:  Approximately 30 miles long.   The Mohawk has no dams on it and is flood prone after  heavy rains.  Areas along Old Mohawk Road can be prone to high water.
  • The old Weyerhaeuser Railroad.  This was constructed around 1900 and ran to the town of Marcola.  It was active until the 1980s.

Old Mohawk Road is a beautiful spot to own real estate.  Buying or selling country property in Lane County can be a challenge, but a good realtor who is familiar with the area can be a great aid to you. If you are interested in real estate along Old Mohawk Road or other country properties in Lane County, Oregon, please contact me.  Or you can search listings here.

Rustic barn along Old Mohawk Road

Rustic barn along Old Mohawk Road.

The Mohawk River taken from Old Mohawk Road

The Mohawk River taken from Old Mohawk Road.

Rush hour traffic in the Mohawk Valley.  Corner of Old Mohawk, Marcola and Camp Creek Roads.

Rush hour traffic in the Mohawk Valley. Corner of Old Mohawk, Marcola and Camp Creek Roads.

Mohawk River Valley view.

Mohawk River Valley view.

One of the old mill buildings.

One of the old mill buildings.

Picturesque Old Mohawk River Road

Picturesque Old Mohawk River Road.

Cool looking utility poles along Old Mohawk Road.

Cool looking utility poles along Old Mohawk Road.

Where Old Mohawk Road turns to follow the Mohawk River.

Where Old Mohawk Road turns to follow the Mohawk River.

Where Old Mohawk meets Marcola Road.

Where Old Mohawk meets Marcola Road.

Sunderman Road, Lane County Oregon, Real Estate

Sunderman Road is a beautiful little loop in the scenic Mohawk Valley in Lane County, Oregon.  It’s quite private, and country properties abound; while homes with acreage are popular, they are not frequently on the market.  The Springfield Country Club borders Sunderman Road in places, and golf course view real estate is available.  Country properties with both river frontage and valley view are also present along Sunderman Road.  One especially attractive aspect is that it’s only 10 minutes to Springfield

The Mohawk Valley is east northeast of Springfield and generally follows Marcola Road through and past the town of Marcola.  Sunderman Road loops from Marcola Road, past Old Mohawk Road, and adjacent to the Country Club, and returns back to Marcola Road after about 2 1/2 miles.  As Sunderman crosses Marcola Road it changes name to Hill Road.  Only about 130 properties exist on the Sunderman Road area, ranging from 1/3 acre to 46 acres, excluding the country club, with 5 acre parcels being the most common.  Some 40 properties aren’t developed, so it’s still possible to build your dream home along Sunderman Road.

The County shows the value of properties along Sunderman Road from about 99K to over 517K, with a median value of around 241K.  Property Sales data from RMLS over the last 24 months reveal 0 actives, no pendings  and 2 solds.  Most houses along Sunderman road were built in the 1970s.  The oldest home dates back to 1890, according to the County.  House sizes range from 800 SF to 5,800 SF, with a median size of 1,900 SF.  Median house value, according the County, is about $125/SF, at the time of this posting.

Zoning designations common along Sunderman Road are:  RR5, RR10, F2 and EFU.  It is not within any UGB designation, so land development and building permits are controlled by Lane County.  Sunderman Road is in the Springfield School District, and schools are Yolanda, Briggs, and Thurston.

The area around Sunderman Road was originally settled by seven pioneering families in the mid 1800’s:  The Scotts, Washburns, McGowans, Ramseys, Hardistys, Gullifords and Staffords.  Gulliford and Stafford family members are buried in the pioneer cemetery near Sunderman Road.  The Staffords came out West along the Oregon Trail in 1852, seven years before Oregon’s statehood.  Sunderman Road has been has been slowly subdivided and built up since the pioneers, but isn’t fully built-out.  Further building and development is possible, although rare, due to Lane County’s restrictive zoning ordinances.

Interesting features along Sunderman Road are:

  • The Springfield Country Club:  A beautiful, affordable, 68 acre, 18 hole golf course, originally formed in the 1950s.
  • Mohawk Elementary School:  A 12 acre, little country school.  The school was opened in 1964 and closed in 2011.
  • The Mohawk River:  Approximately 30 miles long.  It joins the McKenzie River along McKenzie View Drive.  The Mohawk has no dams on it and is flood prone during  heavy rains.  Areas between Goats Road and Tree Farm road are especially prone to high water.
  • McGowan Creek:  Named after one of the pioneers who settled the Mohawk Valley.  It crosses underneath Sunderman Road near the intersection of Hill, Marcola and Sunderman Roads.
  • Stafford Pioneer Cemetery:  The final resting place of some of the Mohawk Valley’s pioneers and their descendents.
  • The Mohawk General Store:  Actually at the intersection of Donna and Hill Roads, across the street from Sunderman Road, the store was a community hub and hotspot in the early 1900’s, and the old dance hall upstairs is still there.  It is currently a small community market.

Branch Roads off Sunderman Road:

  • Goats Road
  • Tree Farm Road
  • Keller Lane
  • Edgehill Road

Sunderman Road is a beautiful spot to own real estate.  Buying or selling country property in Lane County can be a challenge, but a good realtor who is familiar with the area can be a great aid to you. If you are interested in real estate along Sunderman Road or other country properties in Lane County, Oregon, please contact me.  Or you can search listings here.

Sunderman Road, Feb '13

Sunderman Road, Feb ’13

Mohawk River, from Sunderman Road

Mohawk River, from Sunderman Road

Mohawk River

Mohawk River

Mohawk Elementary School

Mohawk Elementary School

Cool looking barn off Sunderman Road

Cool looking barn off Sunderman Road

Greens at Springfield Country Club

Greens at Springfield Country Club

Golfing in January

Golfing in January.

Springfield Country Club Greens & Mountain views.

Springfield Country Club Greens & Mountain views.

Clubhouse at Springfield Country Club

Clubhouse at Springfield Country Club.

Corner of Sunderman and Marcola Roads

Corner of Sunderman and Marcola Roads

McGowan Creek just after it passes under Sunderman Road.

McGowan Creek just after it passes under Sunderman Road.

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.

Hill Road, Lane County Real Estate

Hill Road is a beautiful little loop in the scenic Mohawk Valley in Lane County, Oregon.  Hobby farms and country properties abound, and homes with acreage are popular, but not frequently on the market.  Properties with both river frontage and valley view are present along Hill Road.  One especially attractive apspect is that it’s only 10 minutes to Springfield

The Mohawk Valley is east northeast of Springfield and generally follows Marcola Road through the town of Marcola.  Hill Road loops from Old Mohawk Road and returns back to Marcola Road after about 4 1/2 miles.  Only about 120 properties exist on Hill Road, ranging from 1/3 acre to 116 acres, with 5 acre parcels being the most common.

The County shows the value of properties along Hill Road from about 50K to over 650K, with a median value of around 250K.  Property Sales data from RMLS over the last 24 months reveal 1 active, no pendings  and 5 solds.  Prices ranged from 160K to 399K, and average price per square foot was:  $123/SF.

Zoning designations common along Hill Road are:  RR5, F2 and EFU.  It is not within any UGB designation, so land development and building permits are controlled by Lane County.  Hill Road is in the Springfield School District, and schools are Yolanda, Briggs, and Thurston.

Hill Road was named after the Hill Family, who lived at least through the 1950s of what is now McKenzie View and Hill Roads.  The area around Hill Road was originally settled by four pioneering families in the mid 1800’s:  The Scotts, Washburns, Listers and McGowans.  It has been slowly subdivided and built up since then.  Further building and development is possible, although rare, due to Lane County’s restrictive zoning ordinances.

Interesting features along Hill Road are:

  • The Mohawk River:  Approximately 30 miles long.  It joins the McKenzie River along McKenzie View Drive.  The Mohawk has no dams on it and is flood prone during  heavy rains.
  • Spores Creek:  Named after the pioneer who named the Mohawk Valley.  It crosses underneath Hill Road about midway down its length.
  • The abandoned Weyerhaeuser railroad:  The elevated roadbed can be seen in places along Hill Road if you know where to look, such as near the old Grange building.
  • Valley View Cemetery:  I remember quite old graves in there, but haven’t been back to verify this.
  • The Mohawk General Store:  A community hub and hotspot in the early 1900’s.  The old dance hall upstairs is still there, I’m told.  It’s one of the few places inside of which you can still wear cork boots.

Hill Road is a beautiful spot to own real estate.  Buying or selling country property in Lane County can be a challenge, but a good realtor who is familiar with the area can be a great aid to you.  Realtors know more about property, its values and idiosyncrasies than anyone else. If you are interested in real estate along Hill Road or other country properties in Lane County, Oregon, please contact me.  Or you can search listings here.

Picturesque Hill Road, Lane County Oregon.  About 10 miles from Springfield.

Picturesque Hill Road, Lane County Oregon. About 10 miles from Springfield.  January ’13

Quaint scenes abound along Hill Road

Quaint scenes abound along Hill Road

Still a working barn, it shows its history.

Still a working barn, it shows its history.

Horses and other pastoral scenes are common along Hill Road.

Horses and other pastoral scenes are common along Hill Road.

Pretty pasture with the road leading off to adventure.

Pretty pasture with the road leading off to adventure.

The Mohawk General Store has stood for 99 years.

The Mohawk General Store has stood for 99 years.

The old Mohawk Grange.

The old Mohawk Grange.

Where Hill Road stops.

Where Hill Road stops.

Country Property in the Mohawk Valley Oregon

This nice country home in the Mohawk Valley features solar power.

This nice country home in the Mohawk Valley features solar power.

This nice listing of mine is in the Mohawk Valley, Oregon, and it recently sold.  For those of you who haven’t been out there, the Mohawk Valley runs north east of Springfield to and beyond the little town of Marcola.  It’s picturesque and relaxed.

The house is on 3 acres, is clean and pristine, and has neat stuff associated with country property, like a chicken coop, a pasture, a shop , a woodshed and a greenhouse.  It also has solar power, which is a feature you don’t often see around here.  It’s also close to town, keeping those commute times and gas dollars low.

It’s RMLS # 12401459, located at 90470 Marcola Road, Springfield, Oregon.  It was reasonably priced and sold quickly.  If you’d like more information, on other country properties, please contact me.