Bonners ferry, Idaho Real Estate
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Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Back in the year 1863, thousands of prospectors flooded from the west on route to the North, over the course now know as the Wildhorse Trail. This sudden movement had been inspired by the discovery of large amounts of gold in the East Kootenais of British Columbia. In 1864 a man by the name of Edwin Bonner, as an enterprising merchant, constructed the ferry where the trail crossed the broad Kootenai River. Following this, in 1875 Richard Fry leased the business, and despite the change the location retained the name of the original founder, soon thereafter becoming the town know as Bonners Ferry.

With mines to the north, the community of Bonners Ferry began to flourish in the 1800's as a supplier. “Midge”, the Norwegian-built steamer, launched in 1883 and operated for the next 25 years carrying passengers and freight between the areas of Bonners Ferry and British Columbia. The Great Northern Railroad, hereby, was built in the year 1892, followed soon after by the Spokane International and the Kootenai Valley lines.


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History of Bonners Ferry

The town of Bonners Ferry was formally established in 1893. This took place along the south bank of Kootenai. At the time, a few ranches and homesteads were scattered along the valley. The development of numerous mines was in process, along in the nearby mountains. This includes the Continental Mine in the Selkirks. Another flourishing firm was the lumber industry. Bonners Ferry rapidly was becoming a booming town, although much of it was still perched on stilts to avoid the inevitable spring floods!

Progressing along into the 20th century, Bonners Ferry became the center of a lumbering and farming-based community. The valley land became drained and barricaded. The “Nile of the North” became the newest term for the rich Kootenai Valley. As far as the Bonners Ferry lumber was concerned, they grew to be one of the world's largest lumber mills! Downtown steadily became more inhabited as buildings were put in place, replacing their predecessors on stilts. As far as the now, much of Main Street still dates from this initial period of solid, permanent labor. Thanks to the explorer Edwin Bonner, you may now visit this steadily growing community!

Bonners Ferry today is a naturally beautiful environment in a relaxed atmosphere. A visitor need only experience the quiet streams, the peaceful alpine lakes, and the majestic forested mountains abundant in wildlife to truly fall in love with this area. Entertainment can come from the most genuine of times, through enjoying the land. Fishing, horseback riding, cross country skiing, target and trap shooting, square dancing, whitewater rafting, golfing, canoeing, swimming, camping, bird watching, photography, the growing community of Bonners Ferry continues to be a family-based environment.

In the words of Mayor Darrell Kerby, “We are a community that cherishes its past and embraces its future – a future that is being forged by coalitions of diverse groups that make up the unique fabric of Bonners Ferry, newcomers and old-timers alike.”

We couldn't have said it better.

For an even closer look on the local history of Bonners Ferry, please visit the Boundary county free museum on Main street, open in the months of May-August, to view a collection of more than 10,000 items of Bonners history!

Bonners Ferry, Idaho Real Estate

 

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$470,000.00 Bonners Ferry 58 Acres
An Absolute Must See!!! 100 year old school house restored to a beautiful family home. 3 bdrms, 2 baths on 58 stunning acres. Fenced organic garden, chicken coop, fenced pastures, barn. 30’ x 60’ carport, plus additional outbuildings. Majestic views of the mountains that must be seen to be believed. Alternative energy includes solar panels along with a propane generator, wood and propane heat, new septic. Well and spring fed water systems. This will not last long!
This listing courtesy of SHELMAN REALTY
 
 

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$439,900.00 Bonners Ferry 10 Acres
Beautiful private location with 2 story cedar-sided home nestled in treed acreage with southern exposure. Multiple year-round springs, abundant wildlife and 10 acres with quick access to hunting, hiking, and river. Featuring: 5 bedrooms and 2 baths and additional apartment. A huge, spacious kitchen perfect for entertaining. Pantry/laundry room, storage room, and a utility closet. A covered deck along the entire back of the home looks out at the yard and 2 covered porches on the front of the house to enjoy the evening sunsets. A wood stove and wood fire boiler system heats the house. Outside you'll find a newer 30x30 insulated shop with a 600sqft finished apartment above, a fenced garden, wood shed, tool shed, 2 story tree house with slide, fenced area and covered area for livestock. The property has a few springs. One is developed to deliver an ongoing supply to a 25,000 gallon cement tank on the hill above gravity feed the home.
This listing courtesy of COLDWELL BANKER NORTH WOODS REALTY
 
 

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$395,000.00 Bonners Ferry 0.12 Acres
Your opportunity to own a piece of Bonner's Ferry history in the heart of the business district. This lovingly 2014 remodeled building already has two anchor tenants with room to add addition businesses in it's multiple upstairs rooms. Real upside potential by converting and combining upstairs rooms to potential apartment rentals. If all spaces were full, this building would be a profit center. The Remodel in 2014 was tastefully done combining modern upgrades without sacrificing the historical character of the building. Newer gas furnace heats both main floor and upper. Upstairs is air conditioned. "MOST" of the furnishings in photos go with the building.
This listing courtesy of COLDWELL BANKER NORTH WOODS REALTY
 
 

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$379,900.00 Bonners Ferry 1.51 Acres
Brand New Construction in Northern Heights Subdivision! Lovely Rural area only 2 miles North of Bonners Ferry. Gorgeous Mountain Views in all directions. High Quality Custom Home to be built with all the very best finishes. Solid Hickory Cabinets. Granite or Quartz counters in Kitchen and Master Bath. Stainless finish gas oven/range, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge. Garden tub in master bath. Hi efficiency natural gas furnace with AC. Lots of natural light in this modern home. Crawl space sealed and insulated. Garage insulated with finished drywall. Many more quality touches. Paved Road throughout. CC&R's in place to protect your valuable investment. Bring your buyers now and they can select their own finishes.
This listing courtesy of COLDWELL BANKER NORTH WOODS REALTY
 
 

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$375,000.00 Bonners Ferry 10 Acres
Custom Contemporary home on privately wooded 10 acres. 2801 Sq ft 3+ Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home features spacious living with hardwood floors and ceramic tile, beautiful custom kitchen with island, family room features vaulted t&g ceilings w lots of windows, master suite with 3/4 bath on main level. Plus a large bonus or exercise room and additional bedroom plus 1/2 bath with separate entrance, perfect for your home based business. Plus an extra 1152 sq foot building with guest quarters, exercise room plus large studio on upper level. Also includes your own private wood fired sauna. Move in Ready.
This listing courtesy of CENTURY 21/ BONNERS FERRY
 
 

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$365,000.00 Bonners Ferry 60 Acres
Exquisite workmanship adorn this off grid cabin with stained glass, shake accents, wooden spiral staircase and timber accents. Standing seam copper roof, antiques leaded glass & Palladium windows. Built in beds for all your guests. Bordered by NFS and BLM all around, has mature marketable timber, fabulous wildlife. Caribou Creek runs right through the property: Come fish for trout, listen the the creek rumble from the deck of the cabin, peaceful setting.
This listing courtesy of CLEARWATER PROPERTIES OF IDAHO
 
 

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$359,000.00 Bonners Ferry 98 Acres
Located in the heart of prime hunting & fishing..Bring your fishing pole & try for the Eastern Brook Trout in Meadow Creek..Over 1/2 mile flows through this property and joins Wall Creek along the East boundary of the property. Open rolling meadows invite the Elk, Moose, Deer and other wildlife to enjoy it. USFS joins on two sides , Paved county maintained road along the N. border. Power is available along the roadway. Several great building sites. Part of the property is in Freshwater Emergent wetlands and Forested Shrub with lots of possibilities. Currently used for pasturing livestock. Seller prefers cash out but will look at offers of terms w/short term payoff.
This listing courtesy of Lana Kay Realty
 
 

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$350,000.00 Bonners Ferry 1.55 Acres
Commercial building with approximately 6400 sq. feet. Building has approx.4000 sq. feet on main floor and 2400 Sq. feet in daylight basement and shop area. Main building is a Quonset Hut with finished area for retail sales and also an office area. Basement is a shop area. There is endless possibilities for this property.
This listing courtesy of SHELMAN REALTY
 
 

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$339,900.00 Bonners Ferry 0.47 Acres
Stunning 2832 Sq. Ft. 3BD 2BA home on .47A in one of Bonners Ferry's most prestigious developments; Marx Estates. Better than new, this lovingly cared for, custom home shows pride of ownership both inside & out. Featuring vaulted ceilings, full glass prow & gorgeous rock FP (gas) in great room. Country kitchen/dining has breakfast bar, custom cabinetry, gleaming hardwood floors, pantry & access to lg covered deck. Exquisite M. Suite on the main level has deck access, custom tiled walk-in shower, garden tub & walk in closet. Full, unfinished walk-out Bsmnt is plumbed for bath, has 4th Bdrm framed & offers unlimited options for finishes! Home also features a sizeable covered deck that offers tons of outdoor living space as well as unfiltered, panoramic mountain & valley views. Attached 2 car garage, gorgeous gazebo, sprinkler system, stunning patio & gardens galore. It's upper level setting provides million dollar views to enjoy from every room. Truly a must see! Call today!
This listing courtesy of PACE-KERBY REAL ESTATE
 
 

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$335,000.00 Bonners Ferry 4.03 Acres
Wonderful location for this beautiful home in Moyie Springs with panoramic mountain views! This residence features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car carport & large 24x37 shop with covered parking on each side. Impeccably kept and updated 2,352 sq ft home home sitting on 4.03 acres boasting a large deck, picture windows & an open kitchen design with stainless steel appliances. The walk out lower level has a cozy gas fireplace, custom beam wet bar area & offers access to the yard, fruit trees and fenced gardening area. A truly private and scenic piece of country living, yet just a short drive to town and perfect for livestock or horses. Do not miss this great home!
This listing courtesy of COLDWELL BANKER SCHNEIDMILLER
 
 

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$329,500.00 Bonners Ferry 29.5 Acres
Majestic 29.50 acres on Westside County Road. The land is best described as a wildlife reserve with deer, elk, turkeys, geese, eagles seen regularly. Spectacular panoramic mountain views in ever direction. Really nice creek and numerous ponds to water your animals. Would be a great mini farm set up. An artesian well is also a real plus for those wanting a self sufficient lifestyle. This is a rare opportunity to own a very special and unique homestead property. Good Access on paved county maintained roadways. Very private setting surrounded by large farms and National Forest access is nearby. Just down the road is Wildlife Refuge. Lots of area to hunt, hike and explore. Great fishing in nearby Kootenai River with public boat launch just 2 miles away. Very hard to find property with abundant water, timber and lush pasturelands. Owner may consider selling south 10 acres with shared well agreement for $129,500.00 subject to county planning and zoning approvals.
This listing courtesy of LAKESHORE REALTY NORTH
 
 

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$329,000.00 Bonners Ferry 167 Acres
167 acres of pure privacy. Blm on one side and Kaniksu National Forest on other three side. Caribou Creek flowing through the property. Timber on one side and view sites on the other. Awesome hunting, fishing or ATV riding. Moravia water at the east. Come build your off grid or keep it for recreational purposes.
This listing courtesy of CLEARWATER PROPERTIES OF IDAHO
 
 

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$325,000.00 Bonners Ferry 21.84 Acres
Here is a large 21.84 acre parcel within the city limits of Bonners Ferry. The preliminary plat has a possible 67 lots! (call agent) Terms are offered on this parcel at 25% down, 20 year am, 5.5 per anum interest, paid quarterly, all due in 4 years. Earnest money to be 3% of sales price! HURRY!!!
This listing courtesy of Evergreen Realty
 
 

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$325,000.00 Bonners Ferry 21 Acres
RARE FIND!!! Come build your dream home on this magnificent 21 acre property. Only 7 minutes to downtown Bonners Ferry for restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Panoramic south-facing views of the Kootenai River and Selkirk, Purcell, and Cabinet Mountain Ranges. Incredibly, this property has access to power, natural gas, and 3 Mile water. Privacy AND convenience! 9 platted lots being sold together. Bring your offers!
This listing courtesy of TOMLINSON SOTHEBY`S INTL. REALTY
 
 

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$300,000.00 Bonners Ferry 0.17 Acres
Now is the time to own an iconic building in beautiful downtown Bonners Ferry, Idaho's most friendly town! This large familiar corner building has two popular tenants- Mugsy's restaurant & bar and The Hair Connection beauty salon. With over 4000 square feet, a huge colorful mural on the back, Main Street presence, landscaped patio in front and successful tenants. Business is booming and Bonners Ferry is a wonderful place to live and work. Right off busy Hwy 95 (The Selkirk Loop) and across the highway from a casino.
This listing courtesy of Century 21 Riverstone
 
 

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$300,000.00 Bonners Ferry 0 Acres
Mugsy's Tavern and Grill in downtown Bonners Ferry, Idaho's friendliest town is now available. Voted "Best burgers" 6 years in a row. This continuously profitable bar and restaurant has been one of the busiest restaurants in town. The liquor license is included in this price, (There are no available liquor licenses at this time). Located on the popular "International Selkirk Loop" and across the highway from Kootenai River Casino and Spa. Great location on Main Street, Beautiful patio seating, conference room, fun bar and main room seating. Excellent reviews on Trip Adviser and Yelp. Bonners Ferry is booming, this is a great time to invest in it's future.
This listing courtesy of Century 21 Riverstone
 
 

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$299,000.00 Bonners Ferry 20 Acres
Live the Dream! 20 wooded acres surround this alternative energy home 35 miles north of Bonners Ferry. This quality home is located one mile off the county road on a terrific and recently improved 4-wheel drive road. Acreage is bordered by USFS on the east. Wrap around covered deck with expansive views of Queen and Bussard Mtns. 1083 sq ft home includes 1 bdrm and 1 bath on the main level with a spacious loft. The kitchen features garnet encrusted granite counters, hand-scraped teak floors, and like new appliances. Main level bath includes a walk-in shower and Brazilian marble counter top. Main living area is heated with a Quadra Fire wood stove atop a hearth of local stone. State of the art off-grid energy system augmented by a propane generator with two 500 gallon tanks. Well produces 50 GPM. Most furniture and appliances are included. Internet and cell phone service is available. Cricket Crossing is a private road, viewings scheduled by appointment only.
This listing courtesy of CENTURY 21/ BONNERS FERRY
 
 

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$295,000.00 Bonners Ferry 18.75 Acres
18.5+ acres of river front on the beautiful Moyie river. Nestled between the Purcell mountains and the river, the parcel backs up to 111,000 acres of national forest. This heavily wooded lot has Elk, deer, moose, and bear all on the property. There are 3 great riverfront building pads, property may be split into three, 6 acre parcels. The river front parcel (6.1 acres) is zoned suburban, which may be split into 2.5 acre lots.
This listing courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
 
 

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$295,000.00 Bonners Ferry 3.81 Acres
Storybook setting for this neat as a pin cute as a button log home on 3.81 acres in highly desired Paradise Valley. Plenty of room for in laws, extended family or guests in the apartment above the nice sized shop. Situated in the country but an 8 min drive on county maintained plowed paved roads and you are in Bonners Ferry grocery shopping! All of the creature comforts including natural gas even! Lots of out buildings, chicken coop and plenty of room for an even larger garden if desired. The land features: Cherry, Plum, Apple & Pear trees as well as Raspberry bushes. Take your pick of where you would like to relax, the yard, or the covered front deck, or the back...Watch the deer from right out your front window from this one! Put this one on the list to view...Welcome home.
This listing courtesy of COLDWELL BANKER NORTH WOODS REALTY
 
 

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$294,500.00 Bonners Ferry 0.99 Acres
Rare Opportunity~ 2304 Sq. Ft Commercial Bldg, 1894 Sq. Ft Home & 2 Vacant Lots all totaling .99A at the US/Canadian Border. Currently home to a Duty Free Shop (business not for sale) this 48x48 Commercial Building has tons of commercial possibilities. Perfect for retail, restaurant, office space & more. Electric heat, private well & septic all on site. Plus property comes with a quaint 1894 Sq. Ft. 1 bedroom 1 bath cottage w/ 2 car garage, separate well, community water AND 2 additional vacant lots. Imagine the possibilities! All with Hwy 1 visibility & unbelievable long range valley & mountain views! Contact agents for further details.
This listing courtesy of PACE-KERBY REAL ESTATE
 
 

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$294,500.00 Bonners Ferry 0.99 Acres
Rare Opportunity~ Home, Commercial Bldg & 2 vacant lots at the US/Canadian Border in beautiful N. Idaho. Quaint 1894 Sq. Ft. 1 bedroom 1 bath cottage w/ 2 car garage has newer paint & appliances w/ freestanding wood stove, private septic & community water. All appliances, incl Washer & Dryer, are included in sale. Commercial bldg is 48x48; 2304 Sq. Ft. w/ power, private well & septic; currently home to a Duty Free Shop (business & merchandise are not included in sale). Perfect for retail, restaurant, office space & more. Home has terrific long range views of the beautiful Kootenai River Valley, surrounding mountains & agricultural fields that N. Idaho is known for. Vacant lots are .22A & .29A offering plenty of room to expand business, build home or more. Total acreage for all 5 parcels is .99 acre. The possibilities are endless! Contact agents for further details.
This listing courtesy of PACE-KERBY REAL ESTATE
 
 

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$289,000.00 Bonners Ferry 0.32 Acres
This bright and attractive, remodeled two-story 6,296 square-foot building on the South Hill in Bonners Ferry was designed as a church but would also transition to a stunning home or – with a Special Use Permit – a spacious business in a great location. Main floor includes a huge open room w/ high vaulted ceilings (used as a worship center), many windows—including a lovely feature window— foyer, a two-room office, a sound room/loft & a bonus room. Downstairs, the airy daylight Bsmnt includes a large great room/dining area, an oversized modern kitchen w/custom wood cabinetry & large island, and six rooms & storage. Downstairs also has 3 bathrooms & one shower. Ample parking on paved front & rear lots. Handicap access. 2 exits on both levels. Efficient gas FA heat & central AC. Newer, durable high-end siding. Recently painted interior & exterior. .32A lot with lawn area & mature shrubs near double-door entrance. Very clean; easily maintained. Walk to downtown. Motivated Seller~
This listing courtesy of PACE-KERBY REAL ESTATE
 
 

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$289,000.00 Bonners Ferry 2.63 Acres
Phenomenal Copeland setting for this stunning log home. Full log construction w/ elegant touches that set it apart from the rest! 3012 Sq. Ft. ( Approx 2400 fin. sq. ft.) 3 BD 3BA that features cathedral ceilings, sky lights, intricate timber & rock work, vaulted T&G ceilings, rustic rock FP (Propane), gourmet kitchen w/ new stainless steel appliances, lg island & custom, vintage tile work. Private Master Suite on upper level has electric chair lift access, walk-in closet & a jetted garden tub w/ custom rock surround you must see to believe! Full, partially finished walk-out bsmnt has finished bath, finished family room (could be bdrm w/ addition of closet) and tons of unfinished space w/ workbenches & storage galore. Full wrap around deck provides abundant outdoor living space. Forever mountain & valley views w/ sunny S. exposure. Nicely wooded setting & all the privacy you desire. Truly a showpiece in it's time, this home is a true gem in a setting unlike any other.
This listing courtesy of PACE-KERBY REAL ESTATE
 
 

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$275,000.00 Bonners Ferry 13.75 Acres
Old mine shaft makes for a one of a kind property! The mine (locally known as The Old Cook Mine) is easily accessible. The tunnel is approx. 6 ft. high x 8 ft. wide and extends 80 ft. horizontally into solid rock mountainside. There is so much unique potential with the mine shaft. The owner has suggested it could be converted to cool storage, a root cellar, wine cellar, safe room, bunker, bug out destination, bomb shelter, mushroom growing chamber, fallout shelter or a combination of the above. Year round creek (Cow Creek) fronts the property with a gated bridge in place. There is a building site located near the mine entrance with abundant wildlife and views of the surrounding valley, Kootenai River and the West Cabinet Mountains. All of this and located only a few miles from Bonners Ferry!
This listing courtesy of LAKESHORE REALTY NORTH
 
 

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$269,900.00 Bonners Ferry 4.88 Acres
4.88 Prime Commercial Development Opportunity. North Idaho continues to receive national attention as the fastest-growing region in the fastest-growing state. It is a rare opportunity to be able to acquire in-town land suitably zoned, with excellent roads and utility services within reach. The cost advantage of subdividing and the ability to create multiple lots generates superior investment returns. Combine these two factors with a strong and growing demand for truly outstanding performance. Plus there is an additional 14 acres of residential property available for development bringing strong possibility of future growth in building retail and services for the new rooftops that are developed.
This listing courtesy of CENTURY 21/ BONNERS FERRY
 
 

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$269,000.00 Bonners Ferry 0.9 Acres
Expansive Hill Top Views from this end of the road 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2500+ sq ft home. Extremely private setting on the edge of town with olympic sized pool plus 30' X 40' shop. Main level features: great room with expansive hilltop views plus built in nat gas fireplace, dining room with poolside view and access to patio, vintage kitchen with lots of cabinet space, 3 bedrooms plus 1.5 baths and laundry room with ample storage. Lower level features a sizeable family room with buit in nat gas fireplace, non-conforming guest room with 1/2 bath and an oversized one car garage with workbench and storage. Wonderful outdoor living area for entertaining in privately fenced yard with in-ground olympic sized pool and pool house.
This listing courtesy of CENTURY 21/ BONNERS FERRY
 
 

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$259,000.00 Bonners Ferry 44 Acres
Spectacular wooded 44 acre property with amazing views of the Kootenai River Valley & surrounding mountains, in (5) tax parcels, good roads, installed 30 GPM well & 3.5 KW solar system to operate it, 9,000 gallons of water storage in cisterns, plumbed to well and rain catchment system on roof of AWESOME 2 story timber post & beam barn with concrete floors. Property well irrigated, with (2) ponds, (2) large food forest/orchard areas, with full fencing, 2/3 of it irrigated. 330 feet of hedgerow, with drip irrigation, WIDE variety of fruit & nut trees planted: Cherries, Apples, Pears, Apricots, Grapes, Raspberries, Strawberries, Aronia, Seaberry, Hardy Kiwi, Elderberry,Gooseberry, Blueberry, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Almonds, Butternuts, Walnut, Heartnut, Chestnuts, and many more.
This listing courtesy of Revolutionary Realty, Llc
 

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