Crossing the private bridge over Fish Creek five minutes south of Wilson, you’ll quickly understand why homes so rarely become available in Teal Trace. Situated between Fish Creek and the Snake River you’ll find verdant meadows, abundant water and glorious views of the Tetons.
As a residential real estate development, it’s nearly impossible to rival the unspoiled grandeur of Teal Trace with its 4- to 10-acre lots. And 55 acres of common space ensures uninterrupted views, owner fishing access on Fish Creek and wildlife passage through your private sanctuary.
Beyond that, an exclusive walking trail can route you through public lands straight to the Snake River where you can further enjoy what nature in Jackson Hole has to offer.
All this countryside beauty is located only 20 minutes from the West’s best skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
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History of Teal Trace
Soon after being parceled out in 1979, Teal Trace quickly became a coveted Teton County neighborhood. Until 1977, the land had belonged to the Schwabacher family, a prominent Jackson Hole family that ran a successful securities brokerage in San Francisco.
The family had purchased the land — now Teal Trace, Buchenroth, Pine Meadows and Fish Creek subdivisions — in the 1920s and 1930s for its amazing fishing. As such, they did little to improve the land beyond working the stream to naturally increase trout production.
A developer from Pinedale acquired Teal Trace in 1977 and attempted to parcel out the land without taking its unique nature, stunning views, mature trees and open water into account. It didn’t work out.
Legendary Jackson Hole developer Bland Hoke took over the property in 1979 and utilized then-radical planning techniques that left 55.65 acres along Fish Creek open while clustering most homesites in wooded areas, often siting homes near spring-fed streams and ponds. The remaining 145.6 acres of Teal Trace are subdivided into a mere 15 residential lots, with the smallest lot still occupying a generous 4 acres while most lots take up 10 acres.
It was a historic first utilization of a conservation-minded comprehensive plan in Teton County that allowed for such alternative development. It became a resounding success, too.
Within two weeks of hitting the real estate market, Teal Trace sold out, despite price tags much higher than anything ever sold in Teton County.
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