Hello, we are a family living on 10 acres in southern Arizona - 16 miles north of the Mexico border, and about an hours drive south of Tucson. We have 10 acres which back up to state land which goes all the way to Mt. Wrightson - 9,000 foot mountain. We are 1/2 mile from the small town of Patagonia, AZ. There are a few okay restaurants, a great coffee shop, a market that sells essential home/personal items, a small hotel, library, park.....and, most importantly, an organic food store! Our homestead is at 4100 feet, which means cool evenings year round! We have horses, goats, ducks, chickens, cats and dogs, and will be building a greenhouse next month. We have a building site ready with septic, water and electricity - solar electric and water - for the right family. We have a 10 year old who is mostly unschooled. We are wanting another family with a child or children to live on the land and help us dream it into its potential. We are very laid back - can be clarified later - enjoy music, gardening, exploring, fires, dancing..... One of us has a day job to pay the mortgage . He is a smart guy. A scientist. We like to share meals with friends, and we also value privacy, alone time. We have two grown children who have graduated high school and are trying out various paths for their lives. They occasionally show up for lengthy visits and help with big projects - like the green house. That's a little about us. If interested in sharing land and life with us, let us know who you are! Thank you.
I am your neighbor.. uh almost .. 50 plus miles to your east in Southern Tombstone area.
I have a view across the San Pedro river valley at 4550ft elevation. You are in a nice
location for precipitation. All my Mesquites are stunted at about 4 feet due to soil and
water limitations. I am an Arizona native and wanted to let you know Mt. Wrightson is
the tallest mountain in Southern Az , Mt Lemmon in the Santa Catalinas is 300ft less
in elevation but has a ski lodge in Tucson. You also have 2 Caves just to your north, one
of them has an underground lake that stays at 75 degrees all year round.
How do you like Santa Cruz County?
I encourage any family that is looking for a property to share consider this area . Close access
to 3 lakes Parker Canyon, Patagonia, and Pena Blanca. Wineries and local markets are a nice
touch. Great hiking in the area also. If you follow the road up around the High School and into
the mountains you just might find a few old apple orchards and old cabins in Mt Wrightsons shadow.
I'm just starting on my new property and its been a handful, clearing and prepping in a Off Grid
area of Cochise county. If you ever need a extra hand let me know I will try to help out .
Good Luck in your search.
posted 1 year ago
Caves! Well that is worth exploring. We have a couple of horses that we take into the hills. They are quarter horses, so we don't go too far. But perhaps they could travel far enough to find these lakes. Finding a cool lake sounds heavenly.....though the heat this year has not been as intense. Are you talking about Onyx Cave? As for Santa Cruz County, I cannot speak to the county but our town is a good place to be. Great community. Thanks for your reply, and if you have any tips for finding these caves we would be much obliged! Freya
Hi Freya - Onyx Cave is reached by the Gardner Canyon Road off Highway 83. The turnoff is to the right a little ways past the Apache Springs ranch and the AZ Trail pullout. You might want to ask some locals, but it's pretty easy to find. Cave of the Bells is in the same area but I don't remember how to get there. They're both locked against vandalism now.
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