We believe this property provides an excellent short to long-term investment in an area that has all of the conveniences of an urban development but located in a private and rural like setting. This is one of the most beautiful and spectacular areas of Arizona and has enormous potential for future growth and development.
This property is located in Cochise County (named after the famous Apache chief) in the Southeastern Corner of the State of Arizona. This region is increasingly being utilized by the urban populations of Phoenix and Tucson as a pleasant retreat from the hot summer temperatures and an escape from chaotic urban life. Arizona's growth rate is among the highest in the nation. Census reports show the state grew by nearly 1.5 million residents from 1990, when it had more than 3.6 million residents, to more than 5.1 million in 2000. 7.3 million residents are expected by 2010. In the last three decades Cochise County's population has grown by 90 percent. For investment reasons the property is located about 96 miles from Tucson and 209 miles from Phoenix (the largest growing metropolitan area in the county for a few years running).
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Land ownership opportunities of this quality in the west are rare. Only 42 percent of Cochise County land is available for private ownership. The balance is owned by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the State of Arizona. As a property owner in this area you can declare your independence from metropolitan chaos and escape to a quiet, secluded, enriched life for you and your family for generations to come.
Cochise County is benefiting from the growth rate and is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing rural counties in the state. Located in the southeast corner of the state it has a year-round temperate climate and large tracts of vacant land still available.
The economy of Cochise County in recent years has traditionally been based on ranching, farming and the military base of Ft. Huachuca. It is now expanding also into retirement, technical/industry and tourism based communities. The largest employer of the county is Ft. Huachuca an active army based located outside of Sierra Vista. Ft. Huachuca is an average of an hour's commute from most areas of the Sulphur Springs Valley.
The time to invest in this area is now, properties have come up on the market but they are starting to go fast as both individuals and investors realize the potential of this area. There are numerous opportunities to buy small and large parcels of land that are already re-zoned or can be re-zoned for future development of both business and/or homes. The population is increasing rapidly as people are moving away from the large cities, traffic congestion and crime to the more rural communities. It takes about the same amount of time to drive from Cochise County to Tucson as it does to drive across Tucson.
Cochise County has a lower property taxation rate than most Arizona counties and the county seat is located in Bisbee, Arizona. The county consists of two main "valleys", the San Pedro Valley and the Sulphur Springs Valley. The San Pedro Valley is the fastest growing of the two areas. The largest city is Sierra Vista which is growing at fast rate with new businesses and people moving in constantly. The areas outside of the city limits are expanding at an astonishing rate along with the soaring land values, the next largest town is Bisbee and then Benson. The Sulphur Springs Valley is just now coming into it's own with the largest towns being Willcox at the north end of the valley and Douglas which is located by the border of Mexico. Pearce-Sunsites is the next largest community with a steady influx of people and small businesses moving into the area. Sunsites has the only 18-hole golf course in the area and has a high base of retirees. The outlying rural areas have a lot of working families that own their own small businesses or work in the outlying communities of Willcox, Benson, Sierra Vista, Ft. Huachuca and even Tucson as it is an easy commute to reach the metropolitan areas of the large towns via the I-10 corridor.
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I-10 and the Union Pacific Railroad travel across the top of the county providing excellent road and rail transportation for export of products made in the area. These transportation hubs also extend down to the Mexico border, the railroad line from Benson to Douglas has been recently re-done to provide more movement of rail freight. State Highway 191 runs from I-10 to Douglas, AZ with a highway connecting to Bisbee. State Highway 92 runs from I-10 to Sierra Vista/Ft. Huachuca and then on to Bisbee. These main highways meet and make a large U from the interstate which interconnects all these areas.