The Quiet Hills Ranch is in the Sonoran Desert, approximately 40 miles northwest of the Phoenix Metro Area. This beautiful desert property is comprised of long ridges with desert washes between them, sloping from northeast to southwest. There are numerous cactus species, including saguaro and cholla cactus along with scattered mesquites and palo verde trees. Presently there are no structures on this scenic ranch even though it is very much in the path of development.
The Quiet Hills Ranch is in the Sonoran Desert. The property has saguaro, prickly pear, and cholla cactus. There are mesquites and palo verde trees on the property. Annual grasses and weeds cover the ground during the wet seasons. There is an irrigation well on the ranch that was used many years ago to irrigate a grass meadow on the ranch. While it hasn’t been used for years, and its current condition is unknown, there is a certified water permit to irrigate up to 14 acres.
The Quiet Hills Ranch is a beautiful tract of desert land with easy access afforded by a short paved easement that connects the ranch to nearby U.S. Highway 60. The property is well located seven miles south of Wickenburg, Arizona, the Team Roping Capitol of the West. There are ten major roping arenas within 15 minutes of the property. Wickenburg is a small town with a population of 7,715. It is 40 minutes north of Sun City and 40 minutes northwest of Interstate 17 and the Carefree Highway. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company plant is under construction on I-17 and Carefree Highway, which will employ 4,000 new workers. Approximately 25 minutes south in the Wittmann area, the BNSF Railroad is constructing a new rail unloading facility and 30 million square feet of industrial warehouse development on 4,000 acres. The Loop 303 Freeway is about 15 minutes further down U.S. Highway 60, which is a connector to Interstate 17 and Interstate 10 and is the location of warehouses and manufacturing sites. The future value of Quiet Hills Ranch will be enhanced by the influx of workers looking for an easy commute to the nearby job sites.
The property is located seven miles south of Wickenburg, Arizona, the Team Roping Capitol of the West. There are ten major roping arenas within 15 minutes of the property. Wickenburg is a small town with a population of 7,715. It is 40 minutes north of Sun City and 40 minutes northwest of the intersection of Interstate 17 and the Carefree Highway, and one hour north of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
The average annual rainfall at Wickenburg, Arizona, is 12.15 inches. Of that total rainfall, 6.06 inches comes during the months of November through March. In July, August, and September 4.72 inches of raninfall occur. Wickenburg experiences an average of 63 days from November through May of temperatures that fall below 32º. There are 70 days on average when the temperature is 100º or higher during the months of May through September.
This property has been in the R.V. Percy family since 1969, a 5th generation Arizona landowner. Early generations of the Percy family settled in the Long Valley, Arizona area north of Strawberry during the 1870s as cattle ranchers. The current owners’ grandparents were Arizona full-time cattle ranchers for many years and relocated to the Wickenburg property in the late 1960s. Cattle ranching continued as they developed a unique water system (refer to property water rights) to irrigate desert land in one of the valleys on the property.
The younger generation grew up riding horses and herding cattle on both the Skull Valley and Wickenburg ranches. Surrounded by BLM land, the Wickenburg Quiet Hills Ranch is covered with beautiful saguaro cactus, ocotillo, and numerous other cacti species. The Percy family realized that the rolling hills and valleys with a lot of water make for a beautiful setting and great sunsets.
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
The ranch is 376.3± deeded acres and is surrounded on three sides by BLM Land.
The Quiet Hills Ranch can be developed into a horse or livestock ranch utilizing the 14 acres of irrigation Grandfathered Groundwater Rights for pasture. The acreage within Quiet Hills Ranch can be developed into other residential and/or horse properties under the current zoning of one residential unit on one acre.
John Wildin of Hall & Hall is working in cooperation with the Arizona listing agent, Jim Webb, of Hebbard & Webb Inc.
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Maricopa County zoning is RU-43. RU-43 is a rural zoning district that requires one acre per dwelling unit. The maximum lot coverage shall be 25 percent of the lot area.
There are no improvements except the existing well, and access over the paved Quiet Hills Drive.
There is an irrigation well on the property. The well is in the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Registration #55-626366. The well was drilled in 1968 to a depth of 470 feet and was cased with a six inch steel casing. The well site was served with Arizona Public Service electric power, which has been disconnected for many years. The well has not been in use since the 1980s. The condition is unknown. It is located in the Phoenix Active Management Area and has a Certificate of Grandfathered Groundwater Right #58-106282.003 for 59.78-acre-feet annually to irrigate 14 acres.
The property is Maricopa County Assessor’s Parcel #503-07-002 and 503-07-011B. The 2021 real estate taxes were $13,121.26.
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