Pioneer Homstead Land
3 Prime 13 Acre Homesteads Overlooking Snowflake And The Silver Creek Valley Just Released.
About the Area
In the summer of 1878 Erastus Snow & William Flake rode into the lush Silver Creek valley in east central Arizona and founded the charming - historic community of Snowflake. Positioned ideally atop the Colorado Plateau at 5,600 above sea level, Snowflake offers some of the finest year-round weather available anywhere in the American southwest. Outdoor work is in Snowflake 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 under bright sunny skies. Snowflake receives over 300 days of sunshine per year accompanied by 11” of rainfall. Summer temperatures are mild with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80s and evening lows in the mid 60's. In mid-summer the annual monsoons rains arrive, bring with them refreshing afternoon rains that cool the air and bring out a profusion of native grasses and colorful wildflowers.
Traditionally Snowflake has been coveted as cattle and farming land due to the land's rich sandy loam garden soil and variety of nutrient rich range grasses. Great weather, rich soils, and unmatched outdoor recreation are reasons enough to own land here, but it's the abundance of pure shallow groundwater from one of the Southwest's largest underground aquifers that assures land owners of long term water supplies. Wells are relatively shallow and inexpensive to drill. Water is a priceless resource that will continue to add value to this land for generations to come.
Today Snowflake (population 5,800) offers its residents all of the modern shopping conveniences while still maintaining the slow paced easy going small town feel. Recreation is in abundance. Snowflake is positioned on the edge of the 2 million acre Sitgreaves National Forest and its miles of free flowing streams, crystal clear fishing lakes, and unmatched big game hunting.
Large tracts of quality land are rarely available in Snowflake, and all land prices are steadily rising as people become aware of all that this part of Arizona has to offer. Just released are three 13+ acre tracts situated atop a ridge overlooking Snowflake and the Silver Creek Valley. All three tracts are within the city limits and are protected by fire and police services. Each tract is level and well treed with evergreen junipers. Each tract has expansive views of the surrounding range land. Tract 3 commands the most scenic views from atop the crest of a ridgeline where uninterrupted views open up across the western horizon down into the farming valley below. Each tract has over 350' of paved county road frontage and is easily accessed just 1.5 miles from the Snowflake village center. Power and phone service is also available to each property from the local area suppliers. These properties overlie the massive Coconino Sandstone aquifer which produces abundant yields of domestic quality water for private well installations. No permit is required to drill a well in this area of northern Arizona. Well drilling costs in the area's shallow water table are very affordable. Wastewater is handled by septic tanks. There are no deed restrictions attached to the land and no Property Owners Association rules, regulations or assessments. Liberal zoning allows owners to use their land for residential, recreational, and agricultural uses. The corners of each tract have been monumented by a registered survey and each property can be redivided into smaller parcels for family, investment or estate planning purposes. Priced from with down and monthly payments of using the no qualifying seller provided financing. There are no closing costs, no prepayment penalties and the monthly payments are handled by First American Title as account servicing agent. Tracey Osment for more information or to make an appointment to walk the properties.