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36 Acre Wilderness Mesa Top Retreat

Saint Johns, AZ 85936

Apache County, Arizona

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36.75 Acres
$35,800 USD
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Situated atop a scenic high country mesa 15 minutes east of St. Johns, this sprawling 36.75 acre off grid homestead features evergreen juniper trees and meadows set amid unparalleled privacy and seclusion. The land offers a wide selection of building sites, all within a wilderness setting free of encroaching neighbors and urban noise. The property is lightly treed throughout with ample open acreage mixed in for livestock grazing or organic orchard and gardens. The best building or RV sites are situated along the property's entire northern boundary. Cabins and RV's positioned in this portion of the land will adjoin 640 acres of neighbor free State Trust Land. The State Trust Land forms a quiet natural backdrop to this private land. Long range views of mountains and valleys surround this property from any direction. The land is level and usable throughout with no areas of erosion. Fencing and driveway access will be very easy due to its level nature. At an elevation of 6,300', the land enjoys a comfortable year-round climate. 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 327 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 80'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. The residential, recreational and agricultural zoning allows livestock, camping and RV use at the owner's discretion. 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. This area of northern Arizona is home to free ranging herds of elk, deer and antelope. They are frequently seen throughout this area. Private wells are allowed in this part of northern Arizona without permitting requirements. The land has a secure groundwater supply from its positioning over the massive Coconino Sandstone Aquifer. A maintained bladed ranch road provides access to this property along a recorded title insured easement.

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. $35,800, $3,580 down with guaranteed seller financing, Monthly payment of $327. There are no closing costs and all payments are handled by a title insurance company's account servicing division. Ask to see tract 74. You can order more information on this land and others like it by calling First United Realty. First United Realty is Arizona's largest provider of private land and has a wide selection of terrains and wilderness landscapes to select from.

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