Here’s an opportunity to build your future home on a large chunk of California High Desert in Lucerne Valley, CA. Five acres is a big parcel of land and I find that even when people buy a piece of land bigger than that they tend to only develop about 5 acres. And this one is nicely placed and close to power, phone and internet. This is a well water area, but in this whole area the water table is between 200 and 250 feet, making well drilling quite do-able. If you look around especially in the video aerial views, you’ll see a lot of neighbors with well treed parcels. Of course, this is a septic and propane tank area.
This property is on a well maintained county road as you can see from the pictures. It’s just off of Hwy 18 and that puts this parcel close to Southern Californias playground – Big Bear Lake. You’re less than a half hour scenic drive to Big Bear on a route that never has traffic and is one of the routes that people take if the other major routes are snowed down. The Pine Trees and Lake is close enough to make it easy to shoot up there at a moments notice for fishing or a meal out. You’ll also pass by a major ORV / camping area on the way. And you’re just an hour from Joshua Tree National Park and 3 hours to Vegas.
Still, you’re a close 8 minutes to downtown Lucerne where you’ll find your Super Market, hardware store, post office, sheriffs office and a variety of restaurants. And you’re under a half hour to Apple Valley and St. Mary’s Hospital and a broader variety of services. There are, of course, a number of schools and churches in this area as well.
This property measures 624 x 333 feet. That gives this parcel 4 and 3/4 acres. The northwest corner of the property is rounded to accommodate the road. Between the rounded corner and the portion taken off the 5 acre parcel by the county road the plat map shows this parcel as 4.33 acres. On a typical 5 acre parcel instead of two county roads there are easements on the property for public access and utilities an as consequence although the parcel still reads as 5 acres it is in fact reduced by the easements. This parcel, I would submit, is essentially a five acre parcel equivalent.
In short, this location provides the Big Acreage (at a low, low cost) for a residential opportunity that still puts you close to the things you need and want. Here you’ll find the solitude and freedom as well as clean air and absence of congestion that perhaps you lack in your current location. In fact, the parcel is so big you’ll have room for your own recreational opportunities: maybe your own ORV track or horse corral or whatever it is you have in mind. And the evenings provide starry, starry skies and in the days the view goes on forever.
A portion of the parcel, from an aerial view, looks like water might run through it seasonally, but this isn’t a realistic concern. If you look at aerial views these same ‘drainage’ routes run through the valley and often right through developed areas. You can see from the roads that intersect these ‘flows’ that the roads show absolutely no indication of water flow across them and the berms along the road are well intact. There are catchments and diversions up closer to the hills that make ‘drainage flows’ simply historic. FEMA does NOT list this as a flood risk area.
APN is 0450-133-44