|Type: Acreage w/House
|Address: 457 W Portal Rd
||Nearest City: Portal
Another HUGE PRICE DROP April '13, the second one since 2012! Sellers says tell it like it is, he's been transferred to Australia and must sell in two months, by April. Homestead special, all set up for survival in style and comfort! 2 BIG wells w/great water, gardens, 2500' dirt air strip, bright clean, remodeled manufactured home, metal roof, owners added extra insulation & stucco, decks, porch, plus a big Arizona room/den. GPS 31.89, -109.085. 40X60 insulated attached steel barn adds living area: workshops, machine shop, reloading bench office, extended pantry area, shelving, freezer, tons of storage, den, 3/4 bath, garage. Good DSL over phone line. GPS 31.89, -109.085.
Site-built sliding-top observatory for your own astronomy scope. 2-phase power. Horse facilities include round pen, Quonset hut hangar w/center cement slab for hay storage or plane. RV parking and hookups.
Gardens, grapes, fruit trees, pond, dirt tanks. Turnkey homestead for self-sufficient living. Mature trees, landscaping. Live here while you build your dream home nearby on this large, private parcel. Property consists of 4 parcels, power/phone on two sides,on paved road. Beautiful mountain and desert valley views.
This property was originally planned as the site of a vineyard. Well-drained soils, on a southeast facing slope for cold air drainage for grapes or orchard, 500-foot deep irrigation wells with power to both well sites. Growing season is about 6 frost-free months.
Astronomy is popular in Portal. Many observatories in the area, and outdoor lighting ordinances protect our dark night skies. Good view of the southern end of the Milky Way and it's so dark, you can watch the stars as they rise above the horizon!
The Chiricahuas are one of the "Sky Islands" in the Coronado National Forest and are famous for birding, natural history and biological research. The Southwestern Research Station of the American Museum of Natural History is located in Cave Creek Canyon. Ride your horse down any number of tracks and roads, onto state and Federal lands, go for miles.
Map of Land
From Tucson or El Paso, head toward the AZ-NM state line and take Exit 5 at Road Forks, NM and head south on rt 80 (your only choice). Now really WATCH your dad-gum SPEED, because the first 5 miles are heavily patrolled and the 55 mph speed limit is lucratively enforced! Continue on for about 27 miles to rt. 533, a right turn at the Chiricahua Desert Museum (WiFi and Verizon hot spot here). Go 3/4 mile on 533 to where it crosses the AZ line and angles NW. The property is about 2.5 miles up Portal Rd., on the left.