This 36 acre homestead is located atop the lush Colorado Plateau at a cool clear 6,440' elevation approx.. 25 miles north of St. Johns, Arizona. The property is easily accessed off of a well maintained road. The land is an ideal blending of evergreen woodlands and lush grassy meadowland. A pronounced rise crossing through the center of the acreage provides outstanding building/RV sites with 360 degree views across the balance of the property. The land is carpeted with a thick mantle of sandy loam soil which supports a range of nutrient rich native grasses. 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. 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 300 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 to mid 90'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. Private wells are allowed and the land has a secure groundwater supply from its positioning over the massive Coconino Sandstone Aquifer. 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 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, pharmacy, hardware store, automotive store, bank, 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. The land is not part of a property owner’s association and there are no deed restrictions. The property is zoned for a wide range of uses including residential, recreational and agricultural. $49,000, $24,000 down, $301 month for 11 years. Call Max Alfaro, listing agent at 480.232.5768 for complete details.