Tract 83: This very secluded 37.05 acre homestead with two greenhouses is located in the far northern reaches of a scenic highlands ranch in eastern Arizona approximately 30 minutes northeast of St. Johns. Founded in the 1870'S, St. Johns is the county seat of Apache County and although small, the community provides all of the things that a someone looking to supply a remote wilderness retreat would need. Grocery stores, automotive supply & repair stores, hardware stores, feed and tack stores restaurants, medical & dental services are all available in St. Johns.
Outdoor work is rarely curtailed on the land 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. Private wells are allowed. The land has a secure groundwater supply from its positioning over the massive 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 transport back to the property.
The land is one the finest properties ever released in the ranch and combines the ideal blend of woodlands, open grassy meadows, and spectacular long range views from atop the crest of an elevated ridgeline that runs north to south inside the property's western boundary. From any point atop the 6,400' ridge, sweeping views down in to the valley below and out across thousands of acres of uninhabited wilderness lands open up to the west. A cabin or RV that is positioned on the ridge crest will command unobstructed views that can never be blocked. The property's privacy is enhanced by its alignment along two sections (1,280 acres) of State Trust Lands that border the property on its northern and western boundaries. These sections with their untouched natural landscapes provide a quiet and extremely scenic backdrop to the property.
Maintained bladed road access is constructed along the eastern and northern borders of the land, providing a variety of entry points from which to enter into the interior of the land. A carpet of evergreen trees covers the property shielding visual access into the land's interior. Small pockets of open meadows, each averaging approx. two acres are scattered throughout the 37 acre parcel. These level grasslands are ideal for planting fruit tree orchards or grazing livestock on the property's native range grasses.
Included in the sale are two large well built green houses with fans (approximate measurements pending). Anyone looking to homestead quality ranchland will be able to grow and abundant harvest of a wide range of fruits and vegetables and extend their production from early spring and well into the winter within the warmth generated confines of the greenhouses. $46,800, $4,680 down, $403 month. No closing costs or prepayment penalty.
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. Monthly payments are account serviced by First American Title, one of the nation's largest title companies. Call First United Realty at for a free photo brochure including additional area properties, topographical map, monthly weather chart, and info on nearby lakes. 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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