Sierra Highlands Ranch
New on Market
Location: 20 Miles northeast of St. Johns, Arizona, Apache County, Arizona
Zoning: Agricultural General (AG). Residential, recreational and agricultural uses are all permitted. RV use and camping are at the owner’s pleasure. No industrial or commercial uses are allowed on this property. Property can be divided for investment or estate planning purposes.
Access: Maintained bladed dirt roads built along recorded access easements.
Elevation: 5,670’ above sea level
Weather: The land is blessed with an average of 327 days of sunshine a year. 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 average high temperature in the coldest month of January is 50 degrees under clear sunny skies. Winter lows are typically in the 20’s. Summer temperatures are comfortable with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80’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 property’s lush native range grasses vivid green.
Terrain/Landscape: Level throughout. Heavily treed with mature pinon pines and Rocky Mountain junipers. Several small clearings of open meadowland within the woodlands provide secluded building/RV sites with full southern & western solar exposure.
Views: Long range views to the east overlook 640 acres of uninhabited State Trust woodlands which border the property.
Water Report: The Arizona Department of Water Resources report for this area confirms the availability of domestic quality water from two aquifers below the property. Current wells tapping the shallowest of the two aquifers are producing domestic quality water at depths ranging from 280’ to approx. 500’ The actual depth to water can only be determined by drilling on a specific property. Drilling permits are not required for private wells producing 35 gallons per minute or less.
Convenience Well: A free access convenience well is also available 24/7 for water hauling.
Soil: Sandy Loam. Area gardens and orchards produce abundant yields of corn, tomatoes, carrots, beans squash, peppers lettuce, apples, peaches, pears and cherries.
Best Home / RV Location: Within an approx. 3 acre clearing in the property’s northeastern portion. The clearing is surrounded by tall fragrant evergreens and receives excellent sunshine. Second story windows and decks of homes built here will have expansive treetop views of the surrounding wilderness in all directions.
Wildlife: Free roaming herds of elk, pronghorn antelope and mule deer inhabit this area.
Dimensions: Square in shape measuring approx. 1,311’ X 1,212’
Road frontage: 1,212’ of maintained road access along the eastern border.
Power Service: Off grid
Propane: Available for onsite delivery from local supplier.
Cell service: A nearby tower provides excellent reception depending service provider.
Solar exposure: : Full southern exposure for solar arrays.
Price/financing: $62,000 No qualifying seller financing is available with $12,400 down. Monthly payments are $474 on a 15 year term with no prepayment penalty. Two similar tracts adjoining this land are currently available with similar pricing and terms.
Title Insurance: The property is title insured.3Taxes: Approximately $250 annually.