38 Acre Arizona Highlands Ranch

38.78 acres


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38 Acre Arizona Highlands Ranch

Situated in a quiet-tranquil setting at a cool clear 5,878' elevation, this spacious 38.78 acre off grid homestead is an exceptional value in high country living. This is a very secluded location and best suited for people seeking large acreage ownership well away from neighboring owners and who place a premium on the freedom to use and work their land in a quiet and peaceful wilderness setting free of urban noise and pollution. The residential, recreational and agricultural zoning allows livestock, camping and RV use at the owner's discretion. The land blends areas of evergreen woodlands with lush grassy meadows set amid its gentle contours. The land is only 1/4 of a mile in from a quiet county highway making it extraordinarily easy to access with a family car or RV. Modular home delivery will also be easy. A selection of elevated building sites afford uninterrupted long range views of the surrounding wilderness in all directions. The best of the building sites are situated atop a gentle rise which crosses through the southern portion of the land. Homes, cabins and RV's will enjoy scenic views from all points along the crest of the rise. Cabin decks positioned along an south /southwest alignment will command scenic views across thousands of acres of uninhabited wilderness. A small rainfed arroyo meanders across the land channeling the summer monsoon rains and providing scenic interest. The surface of the property is blanketed with a fine tillable sandy loam soil, ideal for the raising of vegetables and fruit trees. Apples, cherries, plumbs, pears and a host of garden vegetables thrive in this soil. Area gardeners produce abundant yields of corn, tomatoes, carrots, beans, peppers, squash, and lettuce throughout the area's warm spring and summer growing seasons. Livestock can comfortably graze the land's nutrient rich native grasses free of harmful surface rock. Outdoor work is rarely curtailed due to the weather. The winters here are mild, typically producing less than 18 of snow most of which falls at a rate of two to three inches per storm and melts into the soil within a day or two. The land is blessed with an average of 327 days of sunshine a year. The average high temperature in the coldest month of January is 50 degrees under clear sunny skies. Summer temperatures are mild with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80's. The summer lows average in the 70's. Summer temperatures see additional cooling with the arrival of the seasonal monsoon rains. Typically arriving in mid-July, these refreshing afternoon rains bring forth a profusion of colorful wildflowers and turn the ranch's lush native range grasses vivid green. Private wells are allowed. The land has a secure groundwater supply from its positioning over the massive Coconino Sandstone Aquifer. Wells tapping this aquifer are capable of producing domestic quality water. Two fresh water distribution locations in St. Johns also provide water for only a penny a gallon.

The property is located a 15 minute drive north of the of the community of St. Johns. St. Johns is a charming pioneer town founded in the 1870'S and serves today as the County seat of Apache County. You'll find everything you need for your rural homestead there including grocery stores, hardware stores, automotive stores, banks, restaurants, pharmacy, schools and churches. The 1,200 acre Lyman Lake is located 10 minutes south of St. Johns and features outstanding fishing, boating and lakeside hiking trails. Access from town to the land is via a County maintained gravel road very suitable for family cars, RV's, as well as construction and delivery vehicles. The land is home to free roaming herds of elk, pronghorn antelope, and mule deer all of which graze within this area's meadows. $49,000. No qualifying seller financing is available with $9,800 down and monthly payments of only $476. Enjoy incomparable quiet and seclusion on this remote yet easily accessible land where dark sky nights and fresh clean air can be yours forever. Ask to see tract 6. Land in this area is selling at a record pace. Don't miss out on this outstanding property. Make an appointment now to walk this land by calling First United Realty at 602.264.0000.

Property Details

Common Features:  Free access ranch well

Easements:  Access, Utilities

Game:  Antelope, Dove, Elk, Mule Deer

Land Type:  Wilderness Ranch land

Lot Description:  Acreage, heavily treed
Borders 1,280 Acres of State Trust Land

Present Use:  Grazing

Property Type:  Farm / Ranch

Proposed Use:  Equine, Exotics, For Development, Hunting / Fishing, Mobile, Residential Multi-Family, Sheep / Goats

Road Frontage Desc: Dirt, Maintained Graded Road Access

Soil:  Sandy Loam

Special Notes:  Survey available

Surface rights:  all

Topography:  Ruggedly scenic, Varied

38 Acre Arizona Highlands Ranch

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This property is subject to prior sale without notice. Please contact your First United Realty agent for availability prior to your visit.