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Desert Captain

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Posted: 08/29/20 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have enjoyed living in the high Sonoran desert just north of Tucson fo the last 15 years. The camping in Arizona is nothing short of awesome and we often spend our summers in the mountains beating the heat. This year has set records almost daily for high temps and little to no rainfall {the Monsoon has been a no show... Grrr}. We live in a nice senior community but have to keep our Class C, cargo trailer and Rzr SXS at a nearby commercial storage facility.

I always longed to find some property where I could house my toys on site and enjoy a higher elevation in a smaller community. Yesterday I made that happen:

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After researching at least 100 properties and finding virtually all of them already subject to pending offers {the real estate market for mountain property has gone off the chart since the Covid crisis} I found this gem and managed to out bid another offer and still get a smoking great deal and we will close escrow in 3 weeks.

Our new home is in Payson, a small town of 15,000 people located almost exactly at the geographic center of Arizona {76 miles north of Phoenix/Mesa} at 5,000'. The property is .57 of an acre and the smallish {1,407 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bath} house comes with two garages, a two car attached and a free standing 18' X 30" unit in back that is amply screams "Man Cave!"

The Coach and trailer are too tall for interior storage but with two separate driveways I have plenty of room to park them both with the Rzr, my truck and motorcycle residing in the new Man Cave and my brides car in the attached garage. Payson sits at the base of the Mogollon Rim and is about halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff.

The property is nicely treed with huge pines some over 70' as well as, Oak, Juniper, Spruce and Manzanitas. A seasonal stream flows through the front yard and yet we are just a mile or so from what passes for "Downtown" Payson.

Here is a shot of my future Man Cave:

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The back right hand corner of the Gazebo will be the new site of our Jacuzzi with the BBQ and bar to follow:

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We are both so excited and can't believe our good fortune in being able to make this happen. Lots of work to be done to complete our relocation but looking forward to the challenges given the rewards that are sure to follow. Woo Hoo!

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Posted: 08/29/20 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Awesome it's a great looking place.


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Posted: 08/29/20 09:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The house and grounds look fabulous!


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Nice. Thanks for sharing. [emoticon]

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Looks good. Congrats on the house and property. It nice to have room for the toys at home. I'm blessed with that bought my house with 70 acers 30 years ago. Only problem I keep building storage buildings and buying more toys! LOL


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50+ days straight of 110*+ heat over there.....Great you're getting out now. I have no clue how you guys survive there.
Oh...and what "Global Warming"? LOL.

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That's awesome


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rk911

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congrats. we usually are thru payson at least once a year. looks like a really nice town.


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jdc1 wrote:

50+ days straight of 110*+ heat over there.....Great you're getting out now. I have no clue how you guys survive there.


Oh...and what "Global Warming"? LOL.


They actually got up to 93 yesterday in Payson but it was 110 almost all the way home through Mesa, Florence and back to SaddleBrooke. Researching the annual weather in Payson they average 23" of snow spread over 7 events a winter and then it melts quickly. Most of the year is Chamber of Commerce perfect. Can't wait!

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It's always good to see someone realize a dream. Congratulations, may it serve you even better than you imagine for decades to come.





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