$49,900 • 36.92 acres
Situated in a quiet wilderness setting 35 minutes north of St. Johns, Arizona, this spacious 36.92 acre off grid ranch features lush tree cover, grassy meadowland and interesting rock formations 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 secluded setting free of encroaching neighbors and urban noise. The land is rectangular in shape measuring approx. 1,800’ by 1,000’. At an elevation of 6,100 feet, 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 80’s. The summer lows average in the 70’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 ranch's lush native range grasses vivid green. The land includes ownership of a rainfed arroyo bounded by scenic rock formations that provide both beauty and outstanding climbing opportunities. The arroyo channels the summer monsoon rains as they course through the eastern border of the property. The most private and secluded building sites are situated atop the ridge that forms the western border of the arroyo’s channel. Long range views in all directions open up from these building/RV sites. The residential, recreational and agricultural zoning allows livestock, camping and RV use at the owner’s 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 area’s warm spring and summer growing seasons. Livestock can comfortably graze the land’s nutrient rich native grasses free of harmful surface rock. Private wells are allowed in this part of northern Arizona without permitting requirements. The land has a secure groundwater supply from its positioning over the massive Coconino Sandstone Aquifer. Private well installations on this land are allowed without permitting requirements. 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 recorded easements.
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 1870’s and serves today as the County seat of Apache County. You’ll 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. $49,900, $10,000 down, balance at 8% 15 year loan. Monthly payments of $381.31. Call First United Realty at 602.264.0000 for more information and to schedule a time to walk this land and many other similar ones in the area.