Heartland Ranch Equestrian Estate
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Heartland Ranch is nestled in the Canelo Hills at the base of the Huachuca Mountains, in an area commonly referred to as Lyle Canyon. This is a beautiful region of southern Arizona often linked to the adjoining towns of Sonoita and Elgin. Ranging in elevation from just under 5,000’, to 5,400’+, the region is known as the Madrean Oak Grasslands. Historically run as ranchland, with cattle ranching still a major local industry, the Canelo/Sonoita/Elgin area has also developed into one of Arizona’s prime wine producing locations. The local vineyards are active and draw tourists for wine tasting tours and festivals throughout the year. The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds is set in Sonoita and has an active calendar which includes the county fair; a PRCA rodeo; live and simulcast horse racing on the weekend of the Kentucky Derby; the annual Quarter Horse show; and other festivals, activities, and equine events throughout the year. This area is also on the migratory path of many species of birds and is well-known and popular with the birding enthusiasts.
With the edge of Tucson located approximately 40 miles to the northeast of the main intersection of Highways 82 and 83, the Sonoita/Elgin area has drawn retired professionals and commuters to the community seeking the relaxed, rural lifestyle not available in the city. Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona and offers easy access to major medical services, the University of Arizona, Tucson International Airport, museums, Davis-Monthan Airbase, shopping, and a variety of entertainment and restaurant options. Heartland Ranch lies approximately 30 minutes from the intersection of Highways 82 and 83, and is also conveniently located for access to the West Gate of Fort Huachuca. Local residents have the ability to apply for permitted access through Fort Huachuca to Sierra Vista, making general shopping and medical care approximately 30 minutes away. The property is located just 10 miles from Parker Canyon Lake, a 130-acre lake offering fishing, camping, hiking, and boating opportunities.
Southeastern Arizona is a region steeped in history and western lore – from the famous shootout between the Earps and Cowboys at the OK Corral in Tombstone; to the conflicts with the Apaches, including Cochise and Geronimo, which flowed into the surrounding mountain ranges; to the documented travels of Father Kino as he made his way across the southwest. The area is also rich with natural wonders, including Cochise Stronghold; Texas Canyon; multiple mountain ranges; and Kartchner Caverns, a spectacular living cave.
With a mild climate, the area offers year-round opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities including horseback riding, hiking, bicycle riding, motorcycling, and more. The average high temperature in the area reaches the low 90’s in June, with mornings in the 60’s. The average low temperature drops to the low 30’s in January, but the afternoons warm to the 50’s and low 60’s. With its proximity to the Huachuca Mountains and Canelo Hills, the average rainfall at Heartland Ranch is historically around 17 inches a year, with most of the moisture coming during the monsoon season, typically lasting from early July to mid-September. Morning clouds build to beautiful cooling afternoon/evening storms.
The lower level features the 1,700+ s.f. fully finished walk-out basement. This level includes a the large 4th bedroom, bathroom with shower, workout/flex room, large laundry/craft/hobby room and a 19x27 Multi-Purpose Room with kitchenette. The MPR currently serves as a studio apartment, but is configured for easy conversion to an oversized 2-car garage, if so desired. A 512 s.f. pool house, with a SwimEx Swimspa, is attached to the lower level open air porch. The room is enclosed with multiple French doors that can be opened to let the summer breezes flow through and allows easy access to the outdoor kitchen under the covered porch and terraced, beautifully landscaped patio. This home was designed for comfortable family living and relaxed, stylish entertaining.
Horse Facilities and Acreage
The acreage is perimeter fenced and cross-fenced into various sizes of pastures and paddocks covered with healthy stands of native grasses. Pastures near the barn are connected by fenced runs making it easy for one person to transfer animals from one area to another. The parcel adjoins open state and federal land allowing for miles of beautiful horseback riding and hiking opportunities.
The acreage is divided into four separate parcels with wells on each.
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