$22,500 • 37 acres
Sierra Highlands Ranch is a majestic wilderness in northern Arizona set amid lush stands of pinon pine and juniper woodlands and broad grassy valleys at a cool clear 6,200’ elevation. Once the home of the ancient Anasazi, today it is home to free roaming herds of elk, antelope and mule deer and the fortunate few who are claiming their spacious 37 acre homestead there. Owners can choose from an outstanding variety of terrains and landscapes ranging from heavily wooded throughout, to blends of treed and meadowland to all open pastureland. Many tracts have been contour surveyed to include rugged sandstone ridges with dramatic overlooks of the wilderness below. Every property has uninterrupted long range views of the surrounding wilderness through clear mountain air free of pollution. An exceptional climate is one of the best reasons to own a tract of Sierra Highlands Ranch. Outdoor work is rarely curtailed do to the weather. The land is blessed with an average of 327 days of sunshine a year. 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 with a day or two. The average high temperature in the coldest month of January is 50 degrees. Summer temperatures are mild with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80s. Private wells are allowed and no permit is required to drill a 35 gallon per minute or less well. The land has a secure groundwater supply from its positioning over two defined aquifers, the massive Coconino Sandstone Aquifer and the overlying Bidahochi aquifer. Drilling depths are economical and windmill pumping common throughout the area. In addition, a free access well is available to ranch owners 24/7 for water hauling. 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. 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, 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.
This is a secluded location and best suited for people seeking large acreage ownership well away from neighboring owners and who place a premium on the freedom to use and work their land in a wilderness setting. free of urban noise and pollution. All corner markers have been set by registered surveyors and the recorded map with all property dimensions is provided to the new owners. The maintained road access to the property is built entirely along title insured easements recorded with the county recorder’s office. The residential, recreational and agricultural zoning allows livestock, camping and RV use at the owner’s discretion. Prices start at $22,500. No qualifying seller provided financing is available with only 10% down. Payments start at $193 a month. The are no closing costs and the monthly payments are account serviced by First American Title, one of the nation’s largest title companies. Call First United Realty at 800.966.6690 for a free photo brochure including additional area properties, topographical map, monthly weather chart, and info on nearby lakes and historic town. First United Realty is Arizona's largest provider of private land and has a wide selection of terrains and wilderness landscapes to select from statewide.