Scenic Ranch Retreat

37.49 Acres


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Scenic Ranch Retreat

Situated in a quiet high country location 25 minutes north of St. Johns, this spacious 37.49 acre cabin site features lush natural vegetation set amid unparalleled privacy and seclusion. The land was contour surveyed to blend an outstanding variety of terrains and landscapes within its boundaries all within a wilderness setting free of encroaching neighbors and urban noise. At an elevation of 6,490, the land enjoys a comfortable year-round climate. 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 sunny clear skies. Summer temperatures are mild with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80s. The summer lows average in the 70s. 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. The residential, recreational and agricultural zoning allows livestock, camping and RV use at the owners discretion. The land surface 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 areas warm spring and summer growing seasons. Livestock can comfortably graze the lands nutrient rich native grasses free of harmful surface rock. Private wells are allowed in this part of northern Arizona with permitting requirements. The land has a secure groundwater supply from its positioning over the massive Coconino Sandstone Aquifer. Drilling depths are economical and windmill pumping common throughout the area. In addition, a free access well located a short distance from the land is available to the property owner 24/7 for water hauling. A maintained bladed ranch road provides access to this property along a recorded easement. The propertys seclusion and privacy is enhanced by 1,280 acres of uninhabited State Trust lands that border the property along both its northern and eastern property lines. The land is wooded throughout and enjoys uninterrupted long range views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

The property is within a short drive of Lyman Lake State Park and the Apache County seat of St. Johns, Arizona. St. Johns is a pioneer town founded in the 1870s and serves today as the County seat of Apache County. Youll find everything you need for your rural homestead there including grocery stores, hardware stores, automotive stores, banks, restaurants, schools and churches. The 1,200 acre Lyman Lake is located 10 minutes south of St. Johns and features outstanding fishing, boating and hiking trails. $65,000 with $28,300 down payment. $36,700 balance at 8% $422 mo.

Property Details

Mortgage Options:  Owner finance

Common Features:  Free access well

Easements:  Access, Utilities

Game:  Antelope, Mule Deer, Dove

Land Type:  Wilderness Ranch land

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

Present Use:  Grazing

Property Type:  Farm / Ranch

Proposed Use:  Equine, Exotics, Grazing, Mobile, Orchards/Vineyards, Residential Single

Road Frontage Desc: Dirt, Maintained Graded Road Access

Soil:  Sandy Loam

Special Notes:  Survey available

Surface rights:  all

Topography:  Varied

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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.