$22,500 • 36 acres
36 Acre Northern Arizona Homestead
This is an outstanding buy on prime off grid northern Arizona ranchland set amid thousands of acres of uninhabited wilderness. Situated high atop the scenic Colorado Plateau at a cool - refreshing 6,000’ elevation, the land enjoys ideal climate conditions with comfortable daytime high temperatures throughout the year. Outdoor work is rarely curtailed due 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 within a day or two. 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 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. The land has a secure groundwater supply from its positioning over the well defined Coconino Sandstone Aquifer. Drilling depths are economical and windmill pumping common throughout the area. In addition, a free access well located a short distance from the land is available to the property owner 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 season. 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. This 1,200 acre Lyman Lake is located 10 minutes south of St. Johns and features outstanding fishing, boating and hiking trails.
The land is essentially level and square in shape, measuring approx. 1,420’ x 1,020’. It is positioned at the base of a beautiful red rock ridge that rises above the land and forms a scenic backdrop to it. It has sweeping views of the surrounding wilderness in all directions from a slight rise in the southern portion of the property. The rise will make the ideal location to build a cabin or set up an RV for weekend visits. The land is zoned for residential, agricultural and recreational uses. The new owner can build anything to his liking, use an RV, tent camp, fence the land, and raise livestock. The road to the land is a standard bladed ranch road which is under a maintenance program and all four corners have been surveyed and monumented by licensed surveyors. This land is on sale now at $22,500. No qualifying seller financing is available with $2,250 down and monthly payments of only $206. Call First United Realty at 800.966.6690 for a free brochure including landscape photos, descriptions of additional area properties, topographical map, monthly weather chart, and info on nearby recreational lakes and St. Johns. First United Realty is Arizona's largest provider of private land and has a wide selection of terrains and wilderness landscapes to select from.