By Mike Colpitts
Nestled amid the meadows of open range land and surrounded by a national forest, Canyon Springs Preserve offers the quiet privacy that millions dream of in the back country. It’s a quiet oasis with more than 50% conservation land bordered by national forest in Black Hills, South Dakota.
Long before the real estate bubble existed across the U.S. open range lands of Montana attracted the super-rich. Those looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of places like Hollywood escaped to its open lands. Actors Tom Hanks, Tom Selleck and former CNN owner Ted Turner purchased massive ranch land properties to get away from the noise of metropolitan life, and enjoy the freedom of thousands of acres of land.
Canyon Springs Preserve, less than five miles from Rapid City has a rustic grandeur of landscape all its own. The development doesn’t see many homes go up for sale often. A 3,100 square foot, four bedroom, 3 bath rancher has been listed for sale on the market. The home blends in with its rural surroundings, towering pine trees and abundant wildlife in the hills of South Dakota.
“The set up for a hot tub is already done,” said South Dakota Real Estate broker-owner Daneen Jacquot, who is marketing the property. “There is surround sound wired throughout the home, heated porcelain tile floors and maple cabinetry in the bathroom.”
The dignified character and history of the area carry the Canyon Springs Preserve gated community to the forefront of housing developments in the region, which has undergone a renaissance during the real estate boom.
The Black Hills of South Dakota, home to the tallest peaks of the continental U.S. east of the Rockies, has a long history with Native Americans, but may be best recognized for its frigid months during winter. Its former reputation as a battle land has transformed in the modern era attracting high-end net worth individuals for its scenic beauty and freedoms.
A paved path meanders from the home Jacquot has listed to the development’s club house, which provides a swimming pool, spa, exercise room and great room for the enjoyment of friends and company. The home is listed for sale at $429,900 and will bring someone else out to the Black Hills of South Dakota to enjoy.