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Enjoy ultimate privacy and seclusion on this 506 acre ranch set on top of the Quartz Mountain ridgeline, between Drytown and Plymouth in Amador County.  The views to the west will take your breath away, as Mt Diablo looms in the distance.  The views toward east include local vineyards in Plymouth and the Sierra Nevada Mo...

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Panoramic View Lot on tranquil North Harbor with views to Pacific Ocean, Bodega Head, Marina, Point Reyes & Tomales Bay. Public water & sewer.Enjoy all the amenities of Bodega Harbour --swimming pool, exercise room, tennis & basketball courts plus bocce ball court & beach access. Only 60 minutes to the Golden Gate. A stella...

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Several possibly building sites on this paved frontage, historic Cherokee property. Northern portion of this property was effected by the camp fire, which actually cleared out the buck brush & manzanita. South portion of the property still has all the beautiful old Oak Trees....

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Not far off the paved road is this nicely wooded, fairly level and private acreage....

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Beautiful get away spot in the forest! This 320 +/- acre Siskiyou County property has Kangaroo Creek flowing through it, with lots of trees for privacy or possible timber harvesting. Located about 20 miles from Etna, CA, this property would make a great place for overnight camping trips or even a day trip while still remain...

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Gated community of "Windsong" - across from Madrona Marsh. Open Bright & Airly 2 Bedrooms with 2.5 Bathrooms townhouse. Pleasant open views of the front private patio and South facing for lots of natural light. Nice remodeled property with new recessed light, new flooring thru, new windows, newer painting thru, updated kit...

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VIDEO WALKTHROUGH: bit.ly/WhisperingWillowVideo Welcome to the beautiful neighborhood of California Mariposa in the heart of Santee. This turnkey townhome features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a landing alcove and a 2 car attached garage. Enjoy your own garden patio or take a dip in the community pool. This neighborhood is c...

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Located on a quiet residential street, this desirable Briarcliff townhome boasts 3 bedrooms and 1.75 baths with nearly 1,300 sq ft of living space. With crown molding and recessed lighting throughout, your private entry leads to the spacious living/formal dining room combo and boasts an abundance of natural light with three...

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1.47 acres of raw land. Views of Mountains and wide-open spaces. Power is close by and there is a seasonal creek on property. This property is priced right. Offered by Nadene Berryessa, Realtor Associate, United Country Stevenson Realty- Ca DRE # 1375178 Phone:530-640-0386 E-mail: berryessanadene@gmail.com...

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Located in the northwest area of Valley Center, California (North San Diego County), this fully fenced and usable 7.5+/- ACRE certified organic farm provides a head start on creating your own organic family or commercial farming operation. A valuable Valley Center Municipal Water District meter is installed on the property ...

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Fabulous lot in Village of Arroyo Grande to build the house of your dream. Walk to village, close to shopping and beaches....

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Lovely lot in the Village of Arroyo Grande. Build your dream home and walk to restaurants, shopping and schools. Contact City of Arroyo Grande to see what you can do....

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Rare Location: the Crown of the Mountain Top at the End of the Road. Enjoy Peace and Privacy with all day Sun and Spectacular Views. Listen to breezes, birds, hawks, and bees gathering native honey. Nearly 14 off-the-grid acres just waiting for your vision. Includes septic system from a previous home and negotiable shared i...

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CHECK OUT OUR VIRTUAL TOUR AND MATTERPORT 3D WALKTHROUGH https://shotsofspots.com/6709-Avila-Valley-Dr Breathtaking views on 11 acres adorn this 4/3 3193sf gorgeous Mediterranean single level home in the heart of Avila Valley Estates. The large private courtyard has a Villa feel & is perfect for entertaining. Upon entering...

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Seller will entertain offers between $719,999.00-$739,999.00. Desirable townhome located in the beautiful community of Sea Point Tennis Club. 3 bedrooms upstairs with a nicely remodeled master bathroom. Main floor bedroom, first floor tiled throughout, kitchen has a beautiful granite countertop with stainless steel applian...

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This is a rare three bedroom condo in a west Lancaster gated community! Conveniently located near restaurants, shops, and recreational parks. This unit is move in ready and features three huge bedrooms, two full bathrooms, ample closet space, plantation wood shutters on all windows, new paint throughout, private balcony, st...

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LOT 4 & LOT 5 ALSO FOR SALE...

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Perched on a knoll overlooking Brite Lake and Tehachapi Mountains is an incredible opportunity to own this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom single story home on 22+ acres with incredible 360 degree views from wrap around decking and covered patios. Newly remodeled granite garnished kitchen with new appliances. Wood look flooring, tiled...

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The Historic Hanley Ranch is a premier equestrian property on 204 acres in the heart of Lincoln's horse country.  There is an additional 80 acres leased neighboring the ranch. There are 3 residences, including the 3,300 sq ft Main ranch house, and a trainer home at equestrian center.  There are 3 barns totaling over 40 st...

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Land For Sale in California

These idyllic images of sunny seasides and city landscapes exist, so it's easy to forget that there's a whole state full of beautiful scenery outside these urban and coastal regions. From arid, to tropical, to dense forests, California contains all of it! There is land for sale in California that can offer you any of these climates.

California Farming History

Much of the Bay Area was once just fruit and almond trees for as far as the eye could see, and a long history of cattle ranches and timber farms exist throughout different regions of the state. The most common types of farms in both northern and southern California are listed below:

  • Fruit Orchards
  • Vineyards
  • Timber Farms
  • Cattle Ranches
  • Grazing Land
  • Agricultural Farms
California Acreage Today

Timber Farms: Much of the recreational land for sale in California sold today was once timber farmland that still supports a large wildlife population, with creeks and rivers, and often lake frontage on the property. These are wonderful places for the hunting and gaming enthusiast who wants to spend time outside among the beautiful redwoods and evergreen forests near Mt. Shasta and the mountains of northern California near the Oregon border. There are also recreational and timber farms in Humboldt and Mendocino County.

Agricultural Farmland: Where there once stood miles and miles of fruit trees along the rolling hills of northern and central California, now stand cement buildings and paved city centers, leaving little trace of the bountiful acres of fruit and nut tree orchards that once reached as far as the eye could see. Standing between Vacaville and the mountain passes leading out of California, The Nut Tree sign is all that is left of the once-remote truck stop along the highway, surrounded by a lonely sea of agricultural farmland spreading south and east that used to be the northern tip of California’s fruit orchards lining Hwy 80 and I-5.

The Nut Tree sign and restaurant, surrounded by outlet malls and chain restaurants that fill the Vacaville area today, now stand as a lone reminder of what used to be the last outpost of civilization before miles of open road. There are still fruit farms and orchards throughout the central valley and southern California, though at a fraction of the size they once were. Still, they often show up on listings for land for sale in California and are a beautiful place to live.

Grazing/Pastureland: While there are still plenty of agricultural, organic, and local produce farms in California, much of the farm and ranch land is used for livestock grazing today. Some of the grazing farmland has also given way to solar wind farms, with gently rolling hillsides across the state covered with dozens of tall, white windmills beside the highways.

Recreational Land: A lot of the large acreage land for sale that was once farmland or ranches has been repurposed for recreational use. Timber farms, lakefront properties, and river land in Humboldt and other neighboring communities near the Russian River are often used for recreational purposes. There are also many vineyards and wineries throughout the state, especially in the Sonoma and Napa Valley that sit just to the north of San Francisco.

Although the recent wildfires devastated the area, many of the vineyards survived and have remained open. It is not uncommon to see complete vineyards listed for sale. Although wineries and vineyards aren't purely recreational, wine tours and wine tasting are viewed as a recreational activity by many wine enthusiasts around California and throughout the world. There's a tradition of small, local wineries thriving in these northern communities where wine tasting tours are held nearly every day. Here are some of the other popular uses for recreational farm land that are frequently found on the market:

  • Spas/Resorts
  • Natural Mineral Springs
  • Organic Produce Farms

Ranch and Farmland by Region: This list is to give a general idea of the type of farmland or ranch for sale in California that you can typically find in the different regions of the state. This is by no means comprehensive, but rather a simple outline of what is currently on the market.

Northern California:

Northern/Central Coast

  • Cattle Ranches
  • Organic Farms
  • Vineyards
  • Coastal Farms

Mountain Ranges

  • Timber farms
  • Hunting/Fishing
  • Natural Springs
  • Equestrian Farms

Northern- Central Valley

  • River/Lake Frontage
  • Agricultural Farmland
  • Livestock/Ranches
Southern California:
  • Coastal Resorts/Spas
  • Central Valley Agricultural Farms
  • Vineyards

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