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Elgin Real Estate

$589,900
2 Beds 2 Baths M157305 MLS® #
What a beauty! Renovated farm house sitting on a sprawling 106 Acres with gorgeous mountain views. Main floor features huge, light + airy, dream kitchen with open shelving, a 10 ft island with built-in gas cooktop, double ovens, + more than enough counterspace, a 24 ft dining room with cozy woodstove, a den, laundry room, 4 pc bath, + a spacious family room. Upstairs offers 2 large bedrooms, a sitting area, + a newly renovated 4 pc bath with soaker tub + separate glass shower. This home once had 3 bedrooms and could be converted back. Lower level has another family room, storage room, + a cold room. There is a second entrance to the basement leading outside which is convenient for bringing in wood. Home is bright and sunny with lots of windows on the south side. Detached 52 x 26 ft garage is divided in to parts, one for parking, the other is large insulated (95%) and heated workshop. There are also 2 storage sheds. The land offers approx. 30 acres cleared, 76 acres wooded and wetlands area with a pond and a river running through which attracts waterfowl. This picturesque area is well known for hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, ATVing + snowmobiling. There is a large concrete slab on the property which was once part of a barn. Numerous renovations in past 3 years include, full kitchen renovation, new bathroom upstairs, lots of new flooring, new Pacific Energy woodstove, + more. If you are looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful, natural setting, this is it! (id:5764)

414 Hillside Drive, Elgin

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Avante.

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Elgin, New Brunswick

Elgin is the epitome of New Brunswick charm, with breathtaking landscapes, historical main streets, and friendly locals. Located in the heart of the province, it’s a place for raising a family, nurturing a business, complimenting the neighbor, and gazing at the stars. It’s the perfect spot for enjoying a more relaxed pace of life in an unspoiled environment.

Serene Natural Beauty

Elgin has a lot going on geographically, with its location at the western part of Canada and bordered by the Pollett River that passes through farmlands and watersheds then empties into tributaries. In this scenic junction, beauty takes shape in the form of pristine rivers, verdant hills, tranquil forests and majestic falls, among other picturesque qualities. It’s a year-round destination for nature lovers, with its lovely rural backdrops and seriously beautiful countryside. It is nearly impossible to take a bad photograph in the place.

Affordable Way of Living

Elgin offers a combination of bucolic scenic beauty and affordable prices. The cost of living in the town is 5% lower than the New Brunswick average. The expenses incurred for food, clothing, transportation, energy, and other utilities are not as expensive as those from corresponding areas. Another attractive aspect of Elgin is its affordable real estate market. There’s a wide range of housing options for purchase or rent that won’t break the bank.

Strong Community Spirit

Elgin boasts of a tight-knit community that embraces newcomers with open arms. It’s a place where everyone knows each other and looks after one another. Children can play safely out in the front yard, knowing that neighbors are looking out for their well-being. The locals are friendly and welcoming, with strong family values. Majority of the more than a thousand residents speak English as their first language to create easy opportunities for people to connect.

Vibrant Local Economy

Elgin is home to a number of businesses that meet the needs of the residents. Agriculture is a major contributor to the local economy with blueberries playing a large part. Other industries in the area include construction and real estate, wholesale and retail trade, and social and business services. Due to its beautiful scenery and charming small-town atmosphere, Elgin has developed a very strong tourism industry as well with a focus on eco-tourism.

Proximity to Urban Centers

While Elgin provides a peaceful retreat, it is also conveniently located near larger urban centers so modern amenities are within easy reach. A short drive away is the largest city in New Brunswick, Moncton, which boasts retail outlets of all types and sizes, and an eclectic mix of entertainment venues, restaurants, and museums. Also accessible is the city of St. John with its galleries, boutiques, coffee shops and micro brewpubs in historic buildings, waterfront boardwalk, and indoor market. This proximity to urban hubs allows residents to enjoy the best of both worlds - peaceful rural living and access to city amenities.

Thriving Art and Culture Scene

Despite its small size, Elgin hosts a vibrant arts and culture scene for both residents and tourists. Exhibitions, concerts, and performances give local talents ample opportunities to showcase their artistic side. Elgin’s Got Talent sets out to discover the most unique and showtopping music, singing, dancing, magic, comedy, poetry and animal acts. The Elgin Winter Fest features snow for snowshoeing and painting, and fire for roasting marshmallows and hotdogs.

Easy Access to Outdoor Recreation

Elgin’s surrounding areas offer limitless hiking trails, fishing spots, and camping sites, ensuring that adventure is always just a stone’s throw away. A scenic and leisurely day of paddling down the Pollett River begins near the Elgin Fire Hall. Sun bathing on the rocks and swimming in water holes is absolutely worth the trip to Gordon Falls. Climbing the summit of Hayward Pinacle rewards hikers with a panoramic view of the countryside. There is also the Dobson Trail that is popular for backpacking and camping, while enjoying some solitude.

Delicious Home Cooking

There’s a small food scene in Elgin that makes one feel at home. On the menu of Elgin Country Kitchen & General Store are fish and chips, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, turkey and corn chowder, and poutine with dark beef gravy. A slice of cheesecake or a carrot muffin is a sweet way to finish a meal.