Many search for a private country setting with land and yet close to all the amenities. Many search for a small town, and all that implies, yet easy access to major travel routes and transportation hubs. Many wish for land for animals, garden, hobbies and yet do not want to be enslaved by that property. A chance to enjoy the earth without “checking-out”, a chance to experience a small-town atmosphere while remaining connected to the larger world. Such places are rare, and even rarer are they affordably priced. Shelby, North Carolina matches its logo, “City of Pleasant Living”, and is surely a self-contained small town with easy access to the larger world. In this well-located, small town with a strong history and a promising future, such a home exists. 1300 Zion Church Road meets those dreams, located in the country, on the outskirts of Shelby with land enough to meet your dreams (and more available if you dream large). The charming brick ranch with metal roof sits comfortably in the shade of large oaks; 3,188 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms including a large finished basement ideal for kids, entertainment, “man-cave”, or another residence for extended family. The home originally built in 1957 has undergone significant renovation and offers numerous upgrades. The main level includes a master suite, large open kitchen w/breakfast bar and adjoining living room with fireplace, den with another fireplace, dining room and a guest room/full bath. An oversized 2-car back-loading garage is accessed off the kitchen and a walled patio is position off the breakfast area. This open, airy main level is clearly the primary living space. The finished basement has lots of flex space, to include a full bathroom, and space for bedroom and entertainment areas. A wood-burning fireplace insert adds ambiance; this lower level has its own HVAC unit. The finished space also includes an unheated hobby room and storage space. Outside, a large concrete circular drive provides easy access to the garage. Adjacent there is a dog run and a large shop/barn. The 40’ 4” x 30’ 4” shop also has a 12’ wide covered porch and includes 2 rooms and a large bay w/loft and double garage doors. A large carport (35’ 3’ x 12’) is positioned next to the shop and is ideal for RV and/or other equipment storage. This rare property gives a nod to the past and includes a lavender garden, an Old World flowering plant that has gained much popularity in the new age. Also, found on the property is an old historic farmhouse. So much opportunity to make this property your own, so much possibility; the best of all possible worlds. So much opportunity to make this property your own, so much possibility; the best of all possible worlds.