The Tilton Ranch is a single block of 1,860+/- acres of mostly undeveloped ranchland, lying 20 miles south of Silicon Valleys San Jose city center. It is perched on the east slope of Rancho Las Uvas, between Chesbro, Anderson, Calero and Uvas reservoirs and overlooking the Santa Clara Valley from the northwest corner of the city of Morgan Hill. This is classic California, with rolling hills of grass, studded with oak trees, brushy draws, and numerous water springs. There are four legal parcels currently enrolled in the Williamson Act and a rural district from a development perspective. It is unimproved except for its haylands and a 60-acre lease to the Coyote Valley Sporting Clays course, secluded at the head of San Bruno Canyon. The ranch starts at 315 feet in elevation on its eastern border, along Hale Avenue, and extends up to 1,145 feet on top of Laurel Hill, on its western boundary. To the north is Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve. To the west lie thousands of acres of private and state ranches, forest and park, stretching 15 miles through the Santa Cruz Mountains, over Loma Prieta, and constituting a special wildlife corridor. The ranchs southern border are beautiful serpentine bunchgrass hills -- potentially protected habitat of the endangered Bay checkerspot butterfly.
The Facts: ~ Deeded Acres: 1,860 ~ Located on the northwestern edge of the city of Morgan Hill ~ 20 miles south of the city center of San Jose ~ Unimproved ~ Wells, springs ~ 60 acres leased to Coyote Valley Sporting Clays (call for details) ~ Four legal parcels, all in Santa Clara County