Nestled a stone's throw away from Lake Thunderbird, Thunderbird Grove is a sprawling 135-acre property located less than four miles from Norman. With convenient access at two points along Robinson St., folks familiar with the Norman and Lake Thunderbird areas in general will see how this proximity to not only the nearby recreational areas but all the food, football and activities that the nearby college community offers is a fantastic combination.
Both entrances on the south side of the property are gated, but if you start on the eastern side, the first thing that you're likely to notice is how well-maintained the trails on the property are. Many are easily accessible by truck, but the property is a paradise for those that enjoy ATVs and off-roading in general. The eastern path takes you down a winding trail that ends in a meadow that would perfect for a small cabin or place to park an RV. If you take the path all the way to the end, you'll find yourself in a small meadow that would also make a great place to build a firepit and camping area if you just want to get away from it all. True to all of the property, you'll also find a great trail road just to the north that's perfect for riding, surrounded by timber and just south of the lake.
Entering from the westernmost entrance, you're immediately greeted by an elevation rise that's easy to navigate with a well-maintained road. This is has been aided by the help of the neighbors to the west---thankfully, they're family with the sellers and have helped keep the land pristine over the years. As you move forward, you'll find again that the trail system is surprisingly open, easy to navigate and gives a future buyer immediate and easy access to nearly any section of the ranch.
For the individual buyer, the opportunities are almost endless. With lake access in the northwest corner, numerous cutouts, an incredibly large deer blind and wildlife in the area it's easy to see how someone might want to keep this property to themselves. Add in the literal access to Lake Thunderbird and it's a sportsman's paradise, especially for the buyer that wants to live in Norman but wants to get away at the end of the day. The access points, the potential building sites and the water on the property would all add up to an absolute diamond of a property in this area for the individual buyer. One of the greatest parts of exploring Thunderbird Grove is the way that each bend in the road seems to open up to a new meadow, a new path and a new area to explore. The almost naturally-parceled feel of the property gives it a feel that makes it larger than it is, but also gives each new area a feel that's completely its own.
On the other hand, the opportunity to subdivide exists---this area has become a hotbed of real estate activity over the last year and with the seclusion and the next-door access to one of this area's best state parks, it could be an attractive possibility for investors or development firms. Division could be handled in a multitude of ways, it's just up to the imagination of the developer.
Thunderbird Grove represents a new and unique opportunity to either own or develop a beautiful and substantial plot of land just a stone's throw from Norman, I-40 and I-35. With an already great working system of trails, access to county water and electricity, and the feel of being a million miles away, when you're just a few miles from the OU campus, it's one you might not want to overlook on your way to the lake If you are interested or have questions, please call Eric Lynch at 405 664 6491.