By JIM PARKER

The Post and Courier

The alternatives may not be limitless, but they’re more than a few.

A buyer could raise horses, farm, build a new house further up the low-grade hill, convert the house to a business use, carve out lots for a subdivision or set aside space for hunting and — maybe — fishing. Of course, the purchaser also could keep things as they are and wind up with a solid brick home, 22 acres of land, a 720-square-foot shed, half-acre pond and rental income from a manufactured home on the property not visible to passersby.

Moreover, the whole package is available for $325,000, and that doesn’t include the tractor with mower blade thrown into the deal.

The property is 1226 N. Highway 52, located in the Santee Circle community just north of Moncks Corner.

“We’ve been on the market for a little more than a year,” says Robbie Metts, broker-in-charge of Trico Real Estate in Pinopolis and listing agent. “You’re looking for someone who really wants land,” he says.

The 1,572-square-foot main house, built in 1962, boasts three bedrooms, two full baths and a large screened-in porch. Metts says the porch, which has a tile floor, could be converted to a sunroom. Carpeting covers the ample living room, which straddles the middle of the house and includes a fireplace.

Off the living room is a sizable master bedroom teamed with a large bathroom. The two guest bedrooms share a bathroom.

Located closer to the front of the house, the kitchen contains a refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. The house also includes a two-car garage. City water serves the property, which also contains a well for irrigation.

Metts describes the house as “country living minutes from the city.” A short drive from Moncks Corner, the property nonetheless is “still not the hustle and bustle” of a city or town, Metts says. Meanwhile, 1226 N. Highway 52 is no more than 30 miles from downtown Charleston, and the route is four lane roads and Interstate 26.

The home is set back from U.S. Highway 52. The large front expanse includes a manicured lawn next to the home.

Most of the acreage is up a gradual rise behind the residence. “It’s pretty much a perfect rectangle,” he says. A dirt road runs through most of the property, which is a blend of open fields and rows of trees. At the end of the road is a manufactured home with a tenant paying $650 a month in rent, which would provide steady income to a buyer.

All of the acreage is high ground. “I don’t care how much it rains; You never see standing water,” he says of the westernmost reaches of the property.

The agent cites a host of benefits. For someone who enjoys the water, “You are within 1½ miles of the Dennis Boat Landing (on Lake Moultrie), ” Metts says.

“The biggest thing is it’s a nice piece of property close to Moncks Corner —nice, peaceful country living,” he says.

The site is less than a mile north of the Tail Race Canal bridge. Traveling west, take Interstate 26 to exit 209A for U.S. Highway 52. Follow Highway 52 through Goose Creek. Continue north close to 15 miles to Moncks Corner. Stay right onto Highway 52 Bypass and go three miles until the road ties back into Highway 52. Cross the bridge and proceed about one mile. Make a left on Gracie Lane, a private road. Ahead on the left is 1226 N. Highway 52.

Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com.

AGENT SPOTLIGHT

Agent: Robbie Metts

Office: Trico Real Estate LLC, Pinopolis

Phone: 843-830-6695

Philosophy: “As a one man shop, I try not to be a doer of many things, but a master of none. I try to work a few listings so I can focus on my clients’ needs. Focus on quality not quantity.”

tricorealestate@homesc.com