Wesley Chapel, Florida (hot, rainy and humid)
While up in the north Georgia mountains, we looked at some RV lots that were for sale.
The lot we were staying on was at Paradise Valley Rv Resort in Cleveland, Georgia and it was for sale.
It was a very nice lot. It had a gravel driveway and then a paved pad for the motor home. There was a raised deck that was as long as our motor home. On top of the deck was a nice screen room. It was very nice sitting outside at night inside the screened room.
There was also a little utility shed.
The park was beautiful with a mix of RV’s and cabins. Many were beautifully landscaped and it made for some interesting walks.
Of course, the nicer the sites, the more expensive they were, and most of the nicest ones were not for sale anyway!
The down side of this lot was that it wasn’t the easiest to get in or out of, in a 41 foot rig. A two or three foot shorter rig would have made a huge difference. There was no good place inside the campground to unhook the toad, which we didn’t realize when we pulled in.
The deck made it difficult to back out because you had to clear the deck before you could make any turns. By the time we cleared the deck, we were right against some tree branches, so we had to go forward and back a few times to get at the right angle. We had trimmed the branches, but it turned out a lot more trimming was needed. Another down side was our satellite dish went right into some big trees, so we had to set up a portable dish and run wires in through the windows. Also, we got a slow and sporadic Verizon signal.
All of these issues could have been worked out, but not having decent internet was really a biggie for both of us.
There was a big range in prices for RV lots. The most expensive one we looked at was $199,000. Of course it included a very nice, large and newish 5th wheel, the truck to tow it, a beautiful cabin and storage shed, and another RV lot next door for your friends. It had was on the highest point in the campground with a wonderful view of Yonah mountain. If we would have had a spare $199k, we would have snapped it right up!
Another one we looked at was beautifully landscaped with a tall row of Rhododendrons and a covered deck, giving you a lot of privacy. It also had two of the most gorgeous Japanese maple trees. These pictures do not do this site justice.
It was a great site, but also out of our budget.
We saw a few that were the last to sell in an rv park that had recently changed hands. I think they were going for about $6000. Of course they were small, unlevel lots with nothing but grass and dirt. A good price, but you’d end up spending a fair amount of money in improvements.
One of the first lots we looked at, ended up being the one we kept going back to, and that’s the one we decided to buy.
I know some of you are wondering why we decided to buy an Rv lot. Yes, we still plan on traveling as much as we can.
Yes, we intend to go west someday.
However, we feel tied to Florida right now because of my Mom. I hate to be too far away if something should happen to her. We have learned that our traveling style is to find a place we like, and really get to know the area, so we’ll spend a few months in the fall in north Georgia.
So, on to the lot we purchased.
It’s in Blairsville, Georgia, at the Rivers Edge RV Park. All the lots are individually owned. Some lots are on a trout stream and some on a pond. Ours is on neither.
It’s easy to get the motor home in and out, there is a place to unhook the toad, and both the satellite and Verizon get good signals. The HOA and property taxes are inexpensive.
That’s a 45 foot motor home parked there now, so I think ours will fit. :)
It has a cute little “coach house” or “cabin.”
The cabin is completely finished inside and complete with washer, dryer, sofa, refrigerator, and heat and a/c.
There is a nice sized deck which has a huge umbrella and nice table and chairs, which are all staying with the property.
This currently empty spot will be a good spot for a hot tub, don’t you think? A fence or shrubbery will block the view of the neighbor.
There is an open air clubhouse, but no pool or other amenities, which keep the maintenance fees down.
We really like the Blairsville area and we are near Brasstown Bald, which is the highest mountain in Georgia. We’re just a short distance from North Carolina as well.
We will be able to rent the site out when we’re not there. We still want to do some traveling, but for now, we don’t feel comfortable going too far away from Mom, so this will be a nice little place to go where we won’t need a reservation.
We can’t wait to get back.