Wilderness Homestead

40.89 Acres


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Wilderness Homestead

Exceptional buy on this sprawling 40.89 acre off grid wilderness homestead at a cool-clear 5,800 elevation in northern Arizona. 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. The property is situated at the base of a towering mesa only 15 minutes from St. Johns, Arizona. St. Johns is a charming 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, 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. The land is nicely treed throughout with several knolls and extended ridge lines within its boundaries that offer scenic long range views of the surrounding mountains and valley below. Just to the north of the land is a mesa which rises up behind the property forming a picturesque backdrop to the land. The land is only two miles from a paved county highway. Access from the highway is along maintained ranch roads suitable for both family cars and RVs. The residential, recreational and agricultural zoning allows livestock, camping and RV use at the owners discretion. The property was surveyed into a square shape measuring approx. 1,320 X 1,320. A walk through this lands woodlands is quiet and relaxing. Several small arroyos add interest to the terrain and channel the summer monsoon rains through the property. The propertys privacy is enhanced by the 640 acres of uninhabited State Trust woodlands that border its entire northern border. 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. At an elevation of 5,800, 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 land has a secure groundwater supply from its positioning over the massive Coconino Sandstone Aquifer. Due to the abundance of groundwater, private wells are allowed in this part of northern Arizona without permitting requirements. Ask to see tract 51. $36,000. No qualifying seller financing is available with $7,200 down and monthly payments of only $350. Call First United Realty at 602.264.0000 for more information or to schedule a time to walk this land and others like it in the area.

Property Details

Mortgage Options:  owner finance

Easements:  Access, Utilities

Game:  Antelope, Dove, Elk, Mule Deer

Land Type:  Wilderness Ranch land

Lot Description:  acreage, heavily treed, horses permitted

Present Use:  Grazing

Property Type:  Farm / Ranch

Proposed Use:  equine, exotics, grazing, hunting / fishing, mobile, orchards/vineyards, residential single

Road Frontage Desc: dirt, maintained ranch road access

Soil:  Sandy Loam

Topography:  scenic terrain features, varied

Wilderness Homestead

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