Acreage on the Chesapeake Bay
You know you’ve arrived when you enter the gorgeous crepe myrtle entrance at Oakleigh’s gate. The drive, modeled after George Washington’s Mount Vernon, leads to the great willow oak esplanade that embraces guests to the waterfront of Oakleigh.
The property is further improved by a large pond, state of the art irrigation system, four highly productive deep water wells and a half-mile of white cross board fencing. The lawns at Oakleigh are planted in hardy Kentucky bluegrass and fescue varietals and the remaining twenty-five acres are under lease to a local farmer for grain crops. These highly productive fields would be ideal for equestrian facilities and horse pasture land.
In addition to fifty vigorous crepe myrtle trees another fifty specimen trees of oak, magnolia, dogwood, cherry, willow, ginko, red maple and more adorn the property. Gardenias are interspersed with banks of azaleas and hydrangeas providing a profusion of fragrant color. There is a fruitful orchard, berry patch, vegetable and flower garden are on the property as well as a small forest.
The Oakleigh stewardship plan has encouraged the diversity of wildlife. There are abundant bluebirds, chickadees, gold finch, cardinals, song birds, quail, geese, ducks and osprey sharing the property. Turkey, deer, red fox, grey squirrel, rabbits and the occasional otter also enjoy the property. Bass and painted turtles fill the pond. Because of the gentle summer evening breezes mosquitos are virtually non-existent at Oakleigh.