Ranches for Sale: CALIFORNIA

The single largest agriculture and crop producer in the United States with ideal soil and moisture conditions and a year-round growing season, California continues to see a rise in farmland values for many tree crops, agricultural and production land. Ranch Marketing Associates has unsurpassed industry leadership, offering quality California ranchland, vineyards, farmland, agricultural land, ranches, cropland, and an assortment of West Coast luxury estates for sale. William R. Long is licensed in the State of California – #01096823

  • Horse Ranches

    California horse ranches come in all sizes and types from horse racing ranches to cutting horse ranches. Whether you are looking for a ranch that will allow to ride your horse down the beach or up in the mountains, California horse ranches can meet your needs. Contact an RMA Associate to find that perfect horse ranch and start enjoying riding in the California sun.

  • Farms and Ranches

    California farming and ranching is still big business. California farms produce numerous crops from avocados and citrus fruits to nut and grapes while California ranches raise cattle and horses. If you are looking to get into agriculture, there are a wide variety of opportunities with California farms and ranches.

  • Cattle Ranches

    Northern California offers some of the best cattle ranches in the nation. California has 38 million acres in range and pastureland, about half owned by the federal government. When looking for a California cattle ranch to buy, consult a professional at Ranch Marketing Associates to ensure you understand any federal grazing permits that may be conveyed with the purchase.

Please see the below assortment of quality California ranches, farmland, and investment properties for sale:

Hollister Ranch
  • California
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Gaviota

Hollister Ranch

In a crowded landscape of gated communities, there exists Hollister Ranch, an unparalleled lifestyle experience with a convergence of surf, ranch and recreation lifestyles. Situated along a pristine stretch of private coastline, this enormously private enclave is a hidden gem to a select group of (knowing) homeowners who enjoy vigorously active passions.  A Hollister Ranch owner enjoys abundant sea life, wildlife and natural landscape, a rarity in the crowded landscapes of the California coastline.

113 TOTAL ACRES$17,800,000
Great Oaks Vineyard and Ranch
  • California
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Ynez

Great Oaks Vineyard and Ranch

For those looking for a home in California, it is rare that one can find all the amenities such as equestrian amenities, vineyard, stuning vews and luxury amenities in one of the most sought after areas on the West Coast. California is one of the most luxuriious and recreational loations in the country and Great Oaks Vineyards offers all the luxuries without the sacrifices. Call Ann Abernethy for other great California estate homes.

65 TOTAL ACRES$12,500,000
SLR Farm
  • California
  • San Diego County
  • Bonsall

SLR Farm

This sophisticated horse property and farmland offers country living within easy driving distance of big-city amenities. The farmland consists of a alfalfa fields, pastures, citrus and avocado groves and many improvements, including a charming Spanish-style home with several apartment units, a main residence, office, indoor tennis pavilion and 40 acres with a beautiful pond, irrigated alfalfa pasture and orchard. Enjoy magnificent vistas, privacy and beauty in pristine condition.

190 TOTAL ACRES$9,950,000
Lava Lakes Ranch
  • California
  • Siskiyou County
  • Montague

Lava Lakes Ranch

Famous actor Steven Seagal's Lava lake Ranch lies in northern Cailifornia in the Shasta Valley.  The ranch is comprised of 5,329 acres with 7 lakes, large home, guest homes, barns, and corrals. Lava Lakes is an operating cattle ranch and serves as a nature preserve  to numerous species of wildlife. In close proximity to Mt. Shasta, there is easy access to skiing, hiking, camping and many other outdoor activities. 

5,329 TOTAL ACRES$7,900,000
Coastal Country Retreat
  • California
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Montecito

Coastal Country Retreat

With a coveted Park Lane address, this timeless and exquisitely updated English Tudor revival is a 3.3-acre wonderland unto itself. Expansive and picturesque, this inimitable estate takes the best of classic English architecture, and pairs it with the modern luxuries of Montecito, nestled in one of the California’s most private and exclusive neighborhoods.

3.3 TOTAL ACRES$7,250,000
2 Long Ridge Trail: Santa Lucia Preserve
  • California
  • Monterey County
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea

2 Long Ridge Trail: Santa Lucia Preserve

Welcome to the Santa Lucia Preserve where you can share a devotion to the land and enjoy a less accelerated pace. Explore a 20,000-acre private community set just above Carmel-by-the-Sea with 18,000-acres preserved in permanent open space, supporting a community of just 300 families. A vibrant lifestyle flourishes with the abundant services, state of the art connectivity and security that make living easy for everyone. Explore 100 miles of private trails, lodging and dining in the 1920’s Hacienda, an organic community garden, sports & recreation center, equestrian center, an 18 acre lake for fishing and paddling as well as a championship Tom Fazio designed course and all that goes with Top 100 golf.

23 TOTAL ACRES$5,295,000
6 Via Vaquera: Santa Lucia Preserve
  • California
  • Monterey County
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea

6 Via Vaquera: Santa Lucia Preserve

Where a pristine, 19th century California landscape is assured of remaining that way forever. Where a fast disappearing way of life is nurtured and reinterpreted for the 21st century. Welcome to the Santa Lucia Preserve where you can share a devotion to the land and enjoy a less accelerated pace with state of the art connectivity. Explore a 20,000-acre private community set just above Carmel-by-the-Sea with 18,000-acres preserved in permanent open space, supporting a community of just 300 families.

4 TOTAL ACRES$4,650,000
59 Rancho San Carlos Road: Santa Lucia Preserve
  • California
  • Monterey County
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea

59 Rancho San Carlos Road: Santa Lucia Preserve

Welcome to the Santa Lucia Preserve where you can share a devotion to the land and enjoy a less accelerated pace. Explore a 20,000-acre private community set just above Carmel-by-the-Sea with 18,000-acres preserved in permanent open space, supporting a community of just 300 families. A vibrant lifestyle flourishes with the abundant services, state of the art connectivity and security that make living easy for everyone. Explore 100 miles of private trails, lodging and dining in the 1920’s Hacienda, an organic community garden, sports & recreation center, equestrian center, an 18 acre lake for fishing and paddling as well as a championship Tom Fazio designed course and all that goes with Top 100 golf.

39 TOTAL ACRES$4,250,000
Old West Ranch
  • California
  • San Diego County
  • Ramona

Old West Ranch

Situated in the Ramona Valley of California, Old West Ranch offers a lifestyle and locale rarely found.  Conveniently located in one of San Diego County’s most coveted equestrian communities and wine producing areas, the property has significant potential in an ideal country setting.  Opportunities abound for equestrian activities and grape growing on the ranch and enjoy the added benefit of adjoining the Cleveland National Forest where you can further expand your outdoor pursuits.

334 TOTAL ACRES$2,900,000
Trails End Ranch: A Parcel of Old West Ranch
  • California
  • San Diego County
  • Ramona

Trails End Ranch: A Parcel of Old West Ranch

Bordered on its southern and eastern boundaries by the Cleveland National Forest, this special property offers endless potential, privacy and convenience.  A canvas of over 100 acres just waiting for that special vision.  Enjoy the opportunities this ranch presents as well as the nearly half a million acres of the adjoining National Forest.

101 TOTAL ACRES$895,000
Buckskin Ranch: A Parcel of Old West Ranch
  • California
  • San Diego County
  • Ramona

Buckskin Ranch: A Parcel of Old West Ranch

A ranch with views in every direction, including of the nearby Cleveland National Forest, this stunning property has significant potential as an equestrian or vineyard estate.  With approximately 108 acres of beautiful-native habitat, the ranch offers several building sites and paved access.

108 TOTAL ACRES$849,000
Palomino Ranch: A Parcel of Old West Ranch
  • California
  • San Diego County
  • Ramona

Palomino Ranch: A Parcel of Old West Ranch

Located in Ramona, California, known for its ideal climate and agricultural properties, yet only 30 to 40 minutes to Downtown San Diego. The Ramona Valley Vineyard Association is comprised of over 100 vineyards and more than 30 wineries, which have made Ramona a player in the highly competitive viticulture industry. Ideally situated to capture the sunrises over the mountains of the Cleveland National Forest, and benefitting from idea weather, this ranch has substantial potential for agriculture and viticulture ventures. With six existing water wells, the property is well positioned for a vineyard estate.

69 TOTAL ACRES$749,000
Wrangler Ranch: A Parcel of Old West Ranch
  • California
  • San Diego County
  • Ramona

Wrangler Ranch: A Parcel of Old West Ranch

With magnificent views of the Cleveland National Forest, gentle topography and several private building sites, this ranch has potential as an equestrian estate or viticulture operation.  At an ideal size of approximately 55 acres, the ranch will provide ample opportunity for the owner to create their dream agricultural estate.

55 TOTAL ACRES$595,000

CALIFORNIA RECREATION

California is probably the only place on earth where you can surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon. As such, California recreation offers an unrivaled setting for recreation and adventure. Simply put, California is the perfect playground for nearly every recreational opportunity imaginable year-round. From hunting to fishing, surfing to snowboarding, climbing, camping, rafting, off roading, and biking; California consists of endless recreational opportunities.

California is a fisherman’s paradise. Start off with fishing for monster bass in the lakes along the San Joaquin River. Whether you prefer coastal fishing for salmon, seabass, yellowtail, and lingcod, or deep-sea fishing for sailfish or bluefin tuna, or you’d rather take your fly rod and explore a top trout fishery in the Sacramento River, or steelhead on the Smith River, California has a place for you to get a line wet.

California is home to numerous state beaches, national parks, wilderness areas, and recreational areas. Carlsbad State Beach located in northern San Diego County, CA is a great place to go surfing or just enjoy a day at the beach with the family. You’ll find Yosemite National Park, located high in the Sierra Nevada mountain range where you can take advantage of several drive-in campsites, like the White Wolf Campground, nestled in a wildflower filled meadow ringed by towering lodgepole pine trees at 8,000 feet. Try white water rafting on the Kings River that flows between the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests in the Kings Canyon National Park if you’re looking for a thrill. The Sierras are also home to California’s ski resorts. In the shadow of the ski slopes you’ll find the crystal clear blue waters of the world famous Lake Tahoe. Skim across Lake Tahoe on a kayak and have a picnic lunch on Fannette Island.

If you’re hungry for some off-road adventure, California is the place for you. As home of the Rubicon Trail and the Glamis Sand Dunes, California has plenty of places to go off roading in a jeep, dirt bike, or sand rail, or ATV. The Rubicon Trail is an extremely rocky and difficult trail that traverses the mountains just west of Lake Tahoe. The Glamis Dunes are located just off Interstate 8 on the border with Arizona. This sandbox offers approximately 100,000 acres of dunes to explore.

With so much land encompassing such diverse geography, the only thing that limits your recreational options in California is your imagination. Go for an early morning sail on Lake Shasta, followed by an afternoon round of golf and an evening fishing the rivers of the High Sierra. It’s doesn’t matter if you purchase a farm or ranch for sale in southern California or northern California, on the coast or inland, your days in California are easily filled with fun recreational activities and stunning views.

Exploring Opportunities to Purchase California Ranches for Sale

Living in California offers a blend of advantages rarely found in other states, suggesting anyone considering purchasing one of the fine California ranches for sale can easily find a rare combination of livability and financial potential. Because the land differs significantly from the northern portions of the state to the southern areas, exploring all the options available before buying is strongly recommended by real estate professionals. Of course, there are many factors to look at, but there are a few that must always be considered when looking at land for sale.

How Will the Land Be Used?

Buyers will quickly discover the ranches for sale in northern California don't always provide the same opportunities as farmland for sale in arears farther south in California. That's not really a negative, as ranch owners have different dreams and goals than buyers who are interested in purchasing an orchard, focusing on the production of fruits and vegetables. Again, professionals marketing lands throughout the state work closely with potential buyers to ensure the property in question will actually provide the opportunities a specific buyer is seeking.

Water Sources are Always Important

Access to water is crucial for all buyers shopping for ranch land for sale in California. Of course, cattle and horse ranches need reliable access to water, but their needs are not the same as those planning to grow crops on the land purchased. Discuss your proposed uses with professionals to ensure the available water sources will be sufficient to meet your needs. Interestingly, technology is really helping with the water issues the region has been experiencing, producing solutions to minimize potential threats to farmers and ranchers in the area.

What Improvements are In Place?

California ranches for sale vary in the number and type of improvements to the land. When evaluating potential ranches or farms, look carefully at the structures in place to determine if they are going to fit your specific needs. However, it's also important to realize many buildings can be re-purposed to serve new needs at far lower costs than building new structures.

While everyone is concerned with residences, other structures are important to enhance the viability of farming and ranching operations. Protective structures keep livestock safe during any type of inclement weather, meaning those structures in relatively good condition always add value to an existing ranch or farm property. If a potential farm or ranch buyer has unique needs, determine before purchasing if those structures can easily be built on the property.

Is Access to Supplies and Other Needs Available?

All serious farming and ranching operations require feed, seed, fertilizers, and other supplied to stay in business. It's always a good idea to visit surrounding communities to ensure those vital supplies are readily available. Preferably, there will be more than one source in the event one supplier experiences difficulties acquiring the needed commodities.

Cost is Always a Factor

Everyone has budgets to adhere to when buying a farm or ranchland in California. Most buyers expect to receive a return on that investment, so financial concerns should be carefully looked at when purchasing any property, but especially farms or ranchland that are expected to produce a profit. If available, examine profit and loss statements from current land owners to get an idea of the property's history. Naturally, there are often ways to enhance the efficiencies of a current operation but discuss the current conditions with a financial adviser before committing to a property.

Even during relatively difficult times, purchasing a farm or ranch is a generally a sound investment if the pros and cons are carefully explored first. That's often where real estate experts specializing in those types of properties and other financial advisers should be consulted. By carefully appraising the existing operation and developing a solid business plan covering proposed improvements, buying a farm or ranch in California has a real chance of attaining the investment goals.

4 Reasons Why You Won't Regret Your Move to California

For more than 150 years, people have been moving across the country to various counties across the state California. Millions of people aren't doing this simply because the Beach Boys might've sung about it a few times. There are plenty of reasons why the Golden State is great for just about anyone and plenty of property for sale to meet your needs.

Ranches for Sale in California

Agriculture

California is one of the best states in the country in terms of agricultural production. In terms of value, the top three exports are dairy, wine, and almonds, but there are plenty more -- approximately 66 total -- crops that this Agriculture-friendly state produces and exports around the country. If you're thinking about moving out west, settling down on California farmland might be one of your best decisions yet. You can find California farmland for sale throughout the state. Once you settle on the property of your dreams, you can begin your career as an agricultural production farmer. Talk to an experienced real estate agent about farms for sale in California to see if there is any specific California farmland that looks appealing for you and your family.

Weather

It's hard not to talk about the weather when giving reasons why California is so great. It's different in certain parts of the state, some being much hotter than others, but the weather is truly great wherever you go. You just can't beat it. In San Diego, for instance, the weather is internationally regarded as some of the best weather in the world. San Diego is lucky enough to have sunny skies and near 80-degree temperatures just about every single day. No matter what time of year, San Fran's weather remains at a constant 65 to 70 degrees. That's perfect -- not too hot, not too cold -- just perfect.

Amazing Culture

From the top of the state to the bottom, you will enjoy some of the greatest restaurants, street meat, and locally grown food in the entire country. There are some amazing places to sit down and have a meal, as well as see some amazing musical performances that you simply just can't see anywhere else in the world.

Innovations

You don't have to live in Silicon Valley to enjoy all the creative inventions that come out of that tech hub. Being that close to the tech capital of the world is great for tech lovers, because you'll be able to test out and get a glimpse of all the new revolutionary inventions before anyone else.