73 acres of prime northern Arizona ranchland situated at the ideal 6,300 elevation where are land owners enjoy the very best weather in the state. Located approximately 25 minutes east of St. Johns in Apache County, the land has scenic long range views of the surrounding wilderness mountains and secluded valleys and is bordered by 640 acres of adjoining State Trust lands. Access is via the County maintained Salt Lake road for 16 miles then approximately 5 miles on maintained ranch roads. The acreage is level and usable throughout and can be easily fenced to contain livestock. The property overlies Northern Arizonas largest fresh water aquifer and drilling depths are economical in the region. 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. A range of nutrient rich native grasses and colorful wildflowers grow in the loam soil as well.
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 average high temperature in the coldest month of January is 50 degrees. Summer temperatures are mild with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80s. Summer temperatures see additional cooling with the arrival of the seasonal monsoon rains. Typically arriving in mid-July, these refreshing afternoon rains spark a profusion of colorful wildflowers and turn the ranch's lush native range grasses vivid green. The land has a secure groundwater supply from its positioning over the massive Coconino Sandstone Aquifer and private wells are allowed without permitting requirements. Many area ranch owners transport their water from St. Johns, where two distribution stations provide fresh domestic quality water for only a penny a gallon. ($10 for each 1,000 gallons).
This is a very 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 quiet and peaceful 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 recorders office. The residential, recreational and agricultural zoning allows livestock, camping and RV use at the owners discretion.
No qualifying seller provided financing is available. $35,800 total, $3,580 down payment, $308 per month on a 15 year loan with no early payoff penalty. Additional price and interest discounts available with increased down payment. Monthly payments are account serviced by First American Title, one of the nations largest title companies.
Call John Hohlbaugh at 623.640.5430 to order 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. First United Realty is Arizona's largest provider of private land and offers a wide selection of terrains and wilderness landscapes.