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Beautiful 279+/-acres of rolling meadows, diverse forests, hillside with a gurgling seasonal creek at the base of Forest Mountain in central Siskiyou County! There are two old barns on this property, which is currently being used for cattle grazing. Located at the end of Soap Creek Rd, this property is less than 15 minutes ...

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With spectacular granite outcrops of the Sierra Buttes as a backdrop and incredible panoramic views this beautifully treed and magnificent 86.5 acres stretches up into the daunting and formidable Sierra Buttes. Less than ¼ mile up an improved gravel drive from Hwy 49 and at the 4700’ +/- elevation one arrives at the secl...

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Foresthill Divide is a remarkable piece of real estate that has potential to go in many directions. There are 15 parcels comprising 896+- acres. The property has excellent recreation with miles of trails for horses, ATV’s and hiking. Sitting on top of the Divide the property is split by Foresthill Divide Rd and mostly usa...

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2 Wild Boar Run is one of only 300 carefully selected homesites in the Santa Lucia Preserve.  The Santa Lucia Preserve is a private, gated conservation-minded community with a rich ranching history located above Carmel Valley on 20,000 acres of the historic California Rancho San Carlos. Stunning heritage oak trees, incredi...

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Run a few head of cows and/or horses, raise a nice crop of hay, and live the ranch dream in a spectacular almost 50 acre setting just 40 miles from Reno! The home is an older mfg but is really cute and comfortable with a brand new covered patio, a yard shaded by huge trees and a fabulous panoramic view. There are water righ...

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A few miles from the popular Mountain Meadows Resort and the Caribou Lakes Trailhead, this is a very unique and rare opportunity to own a piece of natural beauty so close to the Trinity Alps that you feel like you are in them. Two year round creeks, two camping areas, very nice one room cabin with large bathroom next to cre...

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Well located, this unique ranch property is approx. 50 miles north of Reno NV. just off of U.S. Highway 395. It is 30 miles from Susanville CA. and 75 miles from the best Tahoe area resorts. Reno-Tahoe International Airport is less than an hour and Lake Tahoe is within 90 minutes. The panoramic Sierra Nevada Mountain views ...

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Perfect opportunity to purchase 3+ acres minutes from Downtown Julian CA. County approved septic layout for 3-bedroom home, perc test, paved access, power and water available. Views to the coast on a clear day, inspirational sunsets. This property is near the end of a sleepy street with no through traffic. Pine, Oak, Manzan...

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Charming mountain retreat! Sitting on over 41 acres of thinned forest land, the two year old home offers a serene setting & comforting lodge/cabin style feel, plus 180+ degree views without a neighbor in sight! Located at the top of Centerville Road, upper Magalia, in Butte County, the home sits in large clearing which offe...

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Tucked away down historic Grapevine Canyon Road, via a serene dirt road with beautiful views in all directions, is a private, ideal weekend get-a-way, or full-time residence! This charming, Modern Southwest style home sits on 80 acres and features: 1 bedroom and 1 bath with 2-car attached garage and spacious workshop. Built...

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115 ACRES BUT FEELS LIKE 1,000+. Totally off grid with state of the art solar system and water system, this River Retreat gives you unbelievable privacy yet not far from town. Neighboring parcels provide deeded access from SPI with locked gates and BLM so property feels much larger than 115 acres. Seller is very motivated a...

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Pampa Ranch is an exquisite, income producing cattle ranch comprising 5,130± acres under Williamson Act Contract. Situated near the unincorporated town of Bena, California in eastern Kern County, Pampa Ranch presents a carrying capacity of 225 cow/calf pairs. Pampa Ranch also presents prolific water resources—2 wells, 2 ...

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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!  WAS $10 MILLION!  Approx. 788 acres, with almost a mile of phenomenal oceanfront beaches, as well as hundreds of acres of AG and TPZ land. The Lost Coast Ranch extends all the way to Mattole Rd, and includes two homes. Even though they are unfinished, one already liveable home has a striking exterio...

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Eagle's Nest is the most unique estate in the Sierra Foothills. Overlooking the Bear River, with river views from almost every room, this gorgeous 10,000+- square foot home has left nothing out. The estate is off a private road and rests on 150+- acres with the entire north boundary being the Bear River. The privacy and sec...

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The allure of wide-open spaces, rolling hills studded with mature oak trees, natural flora and fauna, picturesque countryside . . . land . . . land that beckons you into a quiet and peaceful realm, away from the rigors of daily life. Located on the north shore of Lake Nacimiento Reservoir, in San Luis Obispo County, this 36...

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Enjoy Peace and Quiet on your 68+ acre estate at the end of a private gated road.  From your large Trex deck, you have views for miles including the Sierra Nevadas, Blue Mountain and Devils Nose, and Mt Diablo from Master bedroom balcony.  A 3200 Square Foot custom luxury home built in 2006 features a high-end chef's kitc...

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An exciting opportunity awaits at this idyllic, custom-built home in the picturesque hills of Julian. Stunning views, exquisite craftsmanship and tranquility define this immaculate, turn-key home. Expansive windows capture the mountain views, creating a seamless living experience between the home and natural surroundings. S...

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This premium 962 acre hay ranch has it all. 3 homes, 3 hay barns, animal barn, shop, ranch office, river frontage, pond, small lake, all farm ground is flood irrigated, hunting and fishing. Located in the heart of Big Valley at an elevation of 4100 ft. The ranch is in two parts. Impressive 624 flood irrigated acres.  All i...

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Equestrian Horse Property for sale is located below the snowline, between Grass Valley and Auburn, California. Situated on 17+ level acres up the road from Grass Valley’s popular vineyard, Naggiar Vineyard and Winery. This first class horse training facility boasts two barns, 22 stalls with offices, tack rooms, wash rack ...

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Looking for a quiet spot to build your dream home and spend your days looking out across the fields to Mt. Shasta?  This 40-acre property has a well in place with an estimated 42 GPM, has been perc approved, and is located a short distance off Ager Rd for good access while still maintaining a private setting.  The propert...

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What you didn't know about 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.

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: In the Siskiyous and other mountain ranges in California, there's a rich history of logging and timber farms. Much of the recreational land being 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 land listings 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 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 ranch or farmland 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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