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Lying along Turkey Creek, the Umpire Ranch is located in an area locally referred to as Canelo, or the Canelo Hills. Canelo is a beautiful area of southern Arizona often linked to the adjoining towns of Elgin and Sonoita. Ranging in elevation from just under 5,000’, to 5,400’+, the region is considered semi-desert grasslands. Historically run as ranchland - with cattle ranching still a major local industry - the Canelo/Sonoita/Elgin area has also developed into one of Arizona’s prime wine producing locations. The local vineyards are active and draw tourists for wine tasting tours and festivals throughout the year. The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds is set in Sonoita and has an active calendar which includes the county fair; a PRCA rodeo; live and simulcast horse racing on the weekend of the Kentucky Derby; and other festivals, activities, and equine events throughout the year. With the edge of Tucson located approximately 40 miles to the northeast of the main intersection of Highways 82 and 83, the Sonoita/Elgin area has drawn retired professionals and commuters to the community seeking the relaxed, rural lifestyle not available in the city. Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona and offers easy access to major medical services, the University of Arizona, Tucson International Airport, museums, Davis-Monthan Airbase, shopping, and a variety of entertainment and restaurant options. Umpire Ranch lies approximately 25 minutes from the intersection of Highways 82 and 83, and is also conveniently located for access to the West Gate of Fort Huachuca. Local residents have the ability to apply for access through Fort Huachuca to Sierra Vista, making general shopping and medical care about 30 minutes away. The property is also located just 14 miles from Parker Canyon Lake, a 130 acre lake offering fishing, camping, hiking, and boating opportunities.
Constructed at the same time as the ranch house, the barn was the site of many community barn dances and, with a hoop installed upstairs, basketball games, making it a piece of local history. In need of some TLC, the wood and adobe barn includes four stalls, a tack room, and a large loft that matches the footprint of the ground floor. The barn is hooked up to both water and power and has a concrete floor on the lower level.
The property lies along the seasonally flowing Turkey Creek with large Sycamore trees lining the banks. Black Walnuts, Oaks, and Junipers also provide shady areas around the home sites and in the grassy pastures. Local rainfall averages approximately 25 inches. Whitetail deer, wild turkeys, javelina, bobtail cats and multiple varieties of birds have been seen on the property.
The parcel also includes two private wells, a 1980 manufactured home, several fenced pastures, and has no CCR’s. The property is dividable and is easily accessed from Hwy 82 and the Canelo Pass Rd. There are 10 acres adjacent to the southern border that are available at an additional cost. (Parcel no. 108-53-005)
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the facts to their satisfaction. The property is subject to prior
sale, price change, or withdrawal.