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Living on Your Terms

When Jake sits down to his job repairing and supporting the local school district, it’s in a setting many people would recognize – the city office. But when he goes home at the end of the day, he gets to enjoy a level of solitude and scenery enjoyed just by the lucky few: The sweeping panoramas and majestic vistas of the high Western prairie.

“I think about people in traffic in places like Los Angeles, where it takes them hours to go a few miles,” said Jake of his 20-plus minute commute into the city of Casper, Wyoming. “I get this really nice commute. We get to check the wildlife on the way in and the way out – eagles, fox, antelope.”

For people who don’t want to have to compromise between their career and living free, working a regular job and living remotely aren’t mutually exclusive. For Jake and his wife Jennifer, finding the right piece of ranchland provided the perfect balance – the freedom of a completely private, off-the-grid home where they are connected to nature, while still remaining engaged with their community, working full-time jobs and enjoying local culture and activities

Job in town, home on the range

The key to living the best of both worlds is having a reasonable commute, of course – and when you’re choosing a place to live, you get to decide what is reasonable. Fortunately, it is possible to find parcels of land that are within a 30-minute drive of a nearby town or city – a commute no longer (and often shorter) than what people experience in many metropolitan areas.

For Jake and Jennifer, the job opportunities in their nearest town made moving west an easy decision. “We were thinking about waiting until we were retired, but we decided we would look around and see what kind of job opportunities there were, get settled and then retire” says Jake. “His skills turned out to be a good match for the city school district.

Jennifer represents another side of the equation: the work-from home revolution. As a self-employed social worker, much of her work is done remotely on her home computer. Recent surveys show that the percentage of workers who can do at least some of their job from home has increased dramatically as technology has evolved.

Affordable properties with priceless views

Many of these properties offer exceptional value for workers as well. Prices can come in below $1,000 an acre for some areas. If homebuyers are willing to pay a little more per acre, or choose smaller parcels, they can find locations that are closer to their workplace or that are connected to electric and communications utilities.

And the payoff for living on open land is remarkable. “The main thing we enjoy is quiet scenery,” says Jake. “The changing seasons, when the grasses start to grow and the wildflowers come out. And the nights are tremendous out here, the sky is so clear, the Milky Way will reach out and grab you.”

And the payoff for living on open land is remarkable. “The main thing we enjoy is quiet scenery,” says Jake. “The changing seasons, when the grasses start to grow and the wildflowers come out. And the nights are tremendous out here, the sky is so clear, the Milky Way will reach out and grab you.”

On the grid or off: You decide

For working people and families with kids, there may be a desire to have more modern conveniences. Fortunately for them, even land that is well out of town may be served by electric and communication services, allowing them to live in a way no different from what they would experience in a suburb or city neighborhood. These properties may be communities of smaller lots where it’s efficient to run wires, or properties on the perimeter of a ranch that can tap into nearby lines.

Many people also choose to go off grid and still enjoy all the conveniences of life. Jake and Jennifer have a system of solar power, a windmill, batteries, and a backup gas generator to keep their home electrified day and night, all year round. Wireless data and phone service reach them, while others living further from cell towers have installed repeaters to boost signal.

Ranch living is practical living for many working families

Living in a remote home can be good for the soul and the fulfill the dreams of many people. And it doesn’t have to come with tradeoffs in career or lifestyle. In some ways, moving further away can even mean an expanded lifestyle.

“We came from a town of 3,500, and in a lot of ways that was more rural,” even though their previous home was inside the town limits, said Jake. “Part of our choice to be here was Casper is so close and offers so much. Ultimately it’s the best of both worlds.”

Find Your Place

Whatever lifestyle you’re looking for, we can help you find ranchland where you will find it.

Stagecoach Trails
Near Yucca, Arizona
Stagecoach Ranch
Located in northwestern Arizona halfway between Kingman and the California border, Stagecoach Trails at Santa Fe Ranch is a community of about 130,000 acres of land over a large abundant aquifer. With its dry, desert climate, the property is situated at the base of the majestic Hualapai Mountains and features gentle sloping terrain that moves into some foothills and boulder outcroppings. Large parcels of approximately 40 acres are available.
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Kaibab High
Near Williams, Arizona
Stagecoach Ranch
Kaibab High is on the road to Grand Canyon National Park, less than an hour south of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Located just 15 miles from the charming town of Williams, Arizona, Kaibab High offers true country lifestyle with city convenience. The scenic 1-acre parcels offer a private yet affordable retreat where you can enjoy cool, clean mountain air, the scent of juniper pine trees and visits from elk, deer and other wildlife.
(855) 716-5263
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Spring Flower Ranch
Near Williams, Arizona
Stagecoach Ranch
Located 30 miles west of Flagstaff near the town of Williams, Spring Flower Ranch sits near 1,114 miles of Forest Service roads, several parks, campgrounds and six fantastic lakes, making it one of Arizona's best recreation destinations for exploring, hiking, biking, four-wheeling, camping, horseback riding, fishing and boating. Great golfing is also available at Elephant Rocks golf course, considered to be one of Arizona's best and most scenic golf course destinations. Parcels are 2.5 acres or larger, and all have electric and phone service.
(877) 345-0296
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Legend Ranch
Near Kingman, Arizona
Stagecoach Ranch
Legend Ranch in Golden Valley offers the very best of northwest Arizona in a private yet accessible location. Located just west of the city of Kingman, a city known as a major stop on the historic Route 66, Legend Ranch is a short drive from Lake Mohave, home to some of the area’s best fishing, and has easy access to Las Vegas and Phoenix. The area boasts excellent outdoor recreation in the nearby Hualapai and McCracken mountains, in the Lake Havasu area, or on the Colorado River.
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