N3 cattle ranch; a mere $72 million and it’s yours

Discussion in 'Luxury and Lifestyle' started by dealmaker, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. dealmaker


    The iconic N3 Cattle Company is on the market for the first time in 85 years. This beautiful and expansive California property spans 50,500 acres through four counties, making it the largest land offering in the State of California. Located just south of Livermore, and east of Oakland and San Jose, it is easily accessed from San Francisco, the Peninsula and the East Bay. The Ranch is completely private and uniquely preserved, healthy and wild as it has been for hundreds of years. It is a vital and rare haven of original California landscape and wildlife. The property encompasses 80 square miles of diverse terrains, flora, fauna, and important watersheds and creeks. N3 has been a working cattle ranch for 85 years and offers a rare look at a way of life quickly disappearing. Sprinkled with a dozen rustic cabins, the ranch also hosts one of the most famous, sustainable hunting operations in the state. Its owners are fourth-generation ranchers and are respected members of the ranching community. The ranch is enrolled in the Williamson Act and has no conservation easements.

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  2. That is a huge property.
  3. Incredible
  4. vanzandt


    $1400/acre... that's pretty cheap really. Especially considering where its at. I bet it sells fast.
  5. I think it will too, but time will tell.
  6. vanzandt


    Here's a question I have never gotten a straight answer on. Say you take an aerial photo of a tract of land and you divide it into 1 mile square grids. If that land is flat.... say in Kansas or something... it has 640 acres per square. But what if that square mile is a huge mountain. The surface area is obviously greater than 640 acres.
    I always wondered, what does BLM use when they calculate the acreage. A flat grid looking down, or the actual surface area? If its the actual surface area, at what point does a slope become too steep to not consider it in the total?

    Obviously if you buy a 5 acre plot on the side of a mountain where the slope is gentle, its a 5 acre plot. But what if adjoining that parcel, the slope increases to 60 degrees? Is 43.5K square feet on that slope still considered one acre if you wanted to buy it? At 90 degrees... ie. a cliff... the answer would obviously be no. So where is the line in the sand drawn as to when that 43.5K sqf figure applies? That's why I always wondered if it was just based on an aerial grid superimposed down upon the map as if the land was completely flat.