High Country Ranch
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Exceptional buy on this sprawling 37.89 acre off grid wilderness homestead at a cool-clear 5,800 elevation in northern Arizona. The parcel has a mix of trees & meadows great for a house, cabin and horses. The parcel borders 640 acres of State Trust 640 acres on south side Which allows long range views. 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 only 25 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 ownership of approx. 800 of a prominent ridge that provide scenic long range views of the surrounding mountains and valley below. 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. 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 and into the valley below. The properties privacy is enhanced by the combined 1,280 acres of uninhabited State Trust woodlands that border its entire eastern and southern borders. 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 6,200, 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. Water is available by drilling a well in the massive Coconino Sandstone Aquifer positioned below the land or by hauling water from a free access well available to the owners of this property. Due to the abundance of groundwater, private wells are allowed in this part of northern Arizona without permitting requirements. Ask to see tract 698. $49,900. No qualifying seller financing is available with $9,980 down and monthly payments of only $485. 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.
Easements: Access, Deeded legal access
Fish: Bass, Catfish, Trout
Game: Antelope, Dove, Elk, Mule Deer
Land Type: Horse property
Lot Description: Acreage, Horses Permitted
Proposed Use: Agriculture, Equine, Hunting/Fishing, Residential Single
Road Frontage Desc: Dirt
Soil: Sandy Loam
Apache County High Country Ranch
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