Saunders Road

Saunders Road is a quiet little dead end street in the beautiful Mohawk Valley inLane County, Oregon.  Only a handful of country properties with acreage are there, and they are not frequently on the market.  Saunders Road is very close to Marcola, and only minutes away from Springfield or Eugene.

The Mohawk Valley is east northeast of Springfield and generally follows Marcola Road through and past the town of Marcola.  Saunders Road intersects Marcola Road, less than 1/2 mile from Parsons Creek Road.  Saunders Road is less than a mile in length and there are only a few developed properties on it, ranging from 3 to 5 acres.  There are also a few undeveloped lots for sale, awaiting someone to build their country dream home.

The County shows the value of properties along Saunders Road from about 91K to over 300K, with a median value of around 157K.  Property Sales data from RMLS over the last 24 months reveal no actives, pendings or solds.  Most houses along Saunders road were built between the 1960s and the 1980s.  House sizes range from 880 SF to over 2,200 SF, with a median size of about 1,100 SF.  Median house value, according the County, is about $142/SF, at the time of this posting.

Zoning designations common along Saunders Road are:  RR5, and F2.  It is not within any UGB designation, so land development and building permits are controlled by Lane County.  Saunders Road is in the Marcola School District, and schools are Marcola and Mohawk.

Development of and along Saunders Road started in the 1960s with the conversion of forest property to rural residential.  This continues today and there are several undeveloped F2 lots for sale, which is fairly rare, these days.  Adherents of country living swear by it and would rather “fight than switch,” as some old ad jingle went.  Building a house in the country is, however, more complicated and typically more expensive than one in the city.  Finding and talking with someone familiar with building in Lane County is a good idea.

Saunders 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 Saunders Road or other country properties in Lane County, Oregon, please contact me.  Or you can search listings here.

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