I am in the process of searching for land in Cochise County. I am a second generation Tucsonan
my grandfather moved here in the 1920's. All land in not equal "Zoning" RU-4 is your friend but
not always some areas have draconian size restrictions on site built homes. You want 4 plus acres
with a RU-4 and a category -Rural or low density Rural. How to find out what the zoning is? Never
Trust a seller or agent to have the correct information.
There are a "Load" of land flippers right now and some are Real Estate agents jacking the prices
up 100%. The agents get to see these properties pop first on the MLS system.
Cochise County Geographical Information system
Cochise County Parcel map
The above link will allow you to find a Parcel by address or APN. Information such as acreage, zoning, tax information,
even permits issued on the properties for Buildings and Septic systems.
Even use the Southern Arizona MLS public search.
Southern Arizona MLS
I found a property 2 days ago that just dropped from $14000 to $9000
16 acres. Sounds like a great deal right. Well I drove down this morning
on the 10th of January to put my boots on the ground.
The Property was a dead zone all 16 acres dead vegetation no
grass at all, it looked like red Martian soil. I went to the historical
aerial photographs from 1992-2013 nothing has ever grown there.
A quarter mile away desert vegetation and native grass.
Moral of the story get lots of photos , cost me only $16 in gas
and a 200 mile round trip to find out the property was a bust.
PS one more resource is "Well" information link is below:
Arizona well registry
Zoom in click a red dot and click on report. Easy way to find well depths in an area.