37 Acre High Country Ranch Retreat
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East central Arizona has long been sought after by those seeking large parcel ownership free of burdensome County regulations. This 37.01 acre off grid property lies within the heart of east central Arizonas high country where outstanding groundwater, weather, soil and liberal zoning provide the ideal elements necessary for sustainable homesteading. The residential, recreational and agricultural zoning allows livestock, camping and RV use at the owners discretion. The land is situated at a mild 6,200 elevation. At this elevation owners enjoy four distinctly different seasons, each drenched in clear warm sunshine free of pollution. 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. Winter lows are mostly in the teens and low 20s Summer temperatures are mild with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80s. The summer lows average in the low 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 property has been surveyed into a square shape with each length measuring approx. a quarter of a mile in length. The acreage is heavily covered with stands of evergreen pinon pines and rocky mountain junipers. This is an extremely scenic property accented by a range of gentle contours which slope gradually from west to east, where the lands highest point offers sweeping views of the surrounding wilderness mountains and valleys. A short 5 minute walk to State trust wilderness land to the east of the property brings you to an extremely scenic ridge line with long range drop off views to the south. Take in colorful sunsets throughout the year from this one of a kind vantage point. The property is part of a private community of large tracts, all of which have free access to the communitys convenience well for water hauling. The well is less than fifteen minutes away from the land. Also, private well installations are allowed at affordable drilling depths. Road access is via maintained graded dirt roads. 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. 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 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, 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. $28,900 with $2,890 down and payments of $264 per month. Ask to see 1078. Call First United Realty at 602.264.0000 for more information.
Mortgage Options: Owner Finance
Common Features: Free access ranch well
Easements: Access, Utilities
Game: Antelope, Dove, Elk, Mule Deer
Land Type: Wilderness Ranchland
Lot Description: Acreage, Heavily Treed, Borders 1,280 acres of State Trust Land
Property Type: Farm/Ranch
Present Use: Alternative Energy, Grazing
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: Rugged scenic, Varied
Saint Johns 37 Acre High Country Ranch Retreat
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