Willow Creek Ranch is a beautiful rural community located 35 miles east of Kingman Arizona in Mohave County and is easy to access off I-40. The community was once a large working ranch for many years. The original 24,000 acre ranch was split up into about 320 parcels consisting of 36 acres or more.
Willow Creek Ranch lies halfway between Kingman and Seligman Arizona. It is both on the North and South side if Interstate 40. The elevation for the ranch runs from about 500-6000 feet creating a nice mile year round climate. It is cooler than Kingman in the winter and the summer.
The zoning for this ranch is one house per 36 acres. This minimum acreage size ensures that you have plenty of elbow room between you and your neighbors. This is an area where self reliance and the can do spirit are necessary. You are on your own as your closest neighbor could be a mile or more away.
PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
The Willow Creek Property Owners Association maintains the roads within the ranch and assesses and collects annual dues from each property owner for this service. Association membership is mandatory and runs with the property ownership. The 2019 Annual Association dues are $125 per parcel.
Spring Valley Ranches is a great hideaway…a special place to build your dream cabin, or just enjoy the good feeling of land ownership and investment in a beautiful area.
Wildlife abounds on the ranch. Deer, elk, antelope, fox, coyote, bobcats, red tail hawks, raccoons, desert tortoise and an occasional migrating mountain lion can be seen in this pristine area. There are also cows that meander through that are part of the X-Bar One Ranch located to the north of the Ranch.
Willow Creek Ranch is a perfect place for horse riding, atv riding adventure, bird watching, exploring or simply enjoying nature. Many property owners in the ranch have horses and enjoy and outdoor lifestyle.
Electric Many parcels have electrical service (provided by Mohave Electric Co-op) and telephone service (provided by Frontier Telecommunications). All parcels are suitable for alternative power systems such as solar and wind energy, many homes are off grid here. Cell phones work great at the ranch from nearby cell towers and Wifi is available for your home. With a new cell tower at I-40 and Willow Creek Ranch Road you do have good cell service here at most of the parcels. Internet can be provided via a hotspot off your cell phone or through Hughes Net or other dish type internet providers.
Propane gas (LP) delivery is provided by several companies in the Kingman area, such as Northern Energy, Graves Propane, or Ferrell Gas.
Water is provided by your own private well, hauling in your own water, or delivery by a private delivery company. Many good wells have been drilled throughout the ranch that provide adequate water for household uses as well as gardens and trees.
There are a lot of Junipers in the area and this is how many Willow Creek Ranch home owners heat their home. I am amazed at the efficiency of some of the wood burning stoves and if you build your home right you would have no problem heating your entire house off of a wood burning stove alone. I have seen it done!
The mild high desert climate at Willow Creek Ranches averages in the mid 80’s in the summer and cool conditions that are well above freezing in the winter. The weather here is very similar to Kingman, Arizona, except that temperatures are consistently about 5 degrees cooler. Because Willow Creek Ranches is located in the Peacock Mountain Range, and at a higher elevation, that ranges from 4,000 – 5,200 feet we have more precipitation than Kingman and some of it in the form of snow in the winter time months is typical.
All of the parcels were professionally surveyed and staked, making clear identification of parcel corners easy. The roads are built to county standards and are maintained by the county leading into the ranch and by the POA within the ranch. All parcels have full physical and legal access by dedicated public or county roads.
Arizona is an open range state. This means that cattle pretty much graze where ever they prefer, and where desert feed is abundant. It also means you must fence the cattle out of your property if you don’t want them wandering through. Fencing must be suitable for this purpose. We have found that cattle are social animals and like to be around people. For that reason they are attracted to structures and road right-of-ways.
Land Prices for 36 acre parcels typically run 29,000 dollars to 65,000 for parcels close to I-40 with easy access and power.
Owner Carry Terms: Buying a vacant lot is a solid real estate investment. There is an increasing demand from nature minded people to live in places like this and we feel it should be available to everyone. For that reason you can carry on many of the properties. 30% down is typical and the owners usually carry a note for 5 years at 6% interest. The payment is made to a account servicing department through an independent title company so your investment and payment is secure.
C.C. & R’s (COVENANTS)
Land usage within Willow Creek Ranches is governed by sensible C.C.&R’s (Covenants) which help protect your real estate investment. The basic rules are as follows:
1. Houses must be at least 1,000 sq. ft., site built or manufactured. Manufactured houses must be 5 years or newer from date of manufacture to date of placement on your parcel.
2. Parcels can have no split parcel being smaller than 5 acres.
3. No commercial use of parcels is allowed. Parcels are to be used for single family residential use, limited recreation use, and non-commercial ranch and farming activities.
4. Septic systems must be installed prior to or in conjunction with the construction of a house.
5. No burning or burying of trash or rubbish on a parcel.
Give us a call, we like selling land in Willow Creek Ranch and have helped many home owners and land owners in selling their ranch property here. We also represent buyers in purchasing land or homes in this special area and are very familiar with it.