Kick Back & Relax in Rio Rico Estates. The American Southwest is Calling – Landopia

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Property Summary

This 1.26 acre picturesque lot in Rio Rico is located in Santa Cruz County, Arizona just north of the border of Mexico. Situated near both Sonoita Creek and the Santa Cruz River, the town is Santa Cruz County’s second-largest community with Nogales, the county seat, being the largest.

The area used to be part of a large land grant from the King of Spain, and now offers a range of lifestyle options from luxury living to rural ranchettes. It’s a popular locale because of the amazing natural landscape that includes rugged mountains and a colorful Sonoran desert. Hike, golf, go birding, enjoy the wildlife, or just relax.

Rio Rico is a summer destination for many that reside in the big cities of Tucson and Phoenix, as well as being home to year round residents. With its proximity to the Mexican border, the Tex-mex cuisine can’t be beat. If it’s art you’re after, be sure to pick up some turquoise (the state gemstone), or enjoy the Patagonia Fall Festival – a local celebration of music and the arts – or the nearby Tubac Festival of the Arts.

There are a number of state parks and historical sites to explore like Tumacacori National Historical Park. Birding is a popular pastime in the area and it’s also home to Paton Center for Hummingbirds. You can even book a jeep tour to get the lay of the local land and go exploring, or take on a bigger adventure and head west about 500 miles to hit the Pacific Ocean near San Diego, California.

While you plan your dream house, you can call an RV home on the property temporarily (check with the local zoning for permits and length of time). Just note that mobile homes and manufactured homes are not allowed as permanent structures to call home. Get ready to call Rio Rico home. Locking in this property is just a phone call away!

  • Learn about the history of the area at the Rio Rico History Museum
  • Birding tours
  • Tumacacori National Historical Park 13 miles
  • Paton Center for Hummingbirds 22 miles
  • Patagonia Lake State Park 18 miles
  • Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory 34 miles
  • Arizona Horseback Experience
  • Walmart, Home Depot, mall shopping and other big box stores conveniently located in Nogales just a few miles away
  • Tucson International Airport 56 miles
  • Coronado National Forest 126 miles
  • Phoenix 172 miles away
  • 400 miles to the north rim of the Grand Canyon

Property Details

SubdivisionRio Rico Estates Unit No. 8
Street AddressN/A, Via Espina, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
CityRio Rico
CountySanta Cruz County
Size1.26 Acres
Legal DescriptionLot 10 Block 152 Unit 8, RIO RICO ESTATES according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3 Page 2 of the Public Records of Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
Google Maps
Lat/Long CoordinatesNW: 31.432933, -110.981675
NE: 31.432620, -110.981113
SW: 31.431921, -110.981725
SE: 31.432314, -110.982125

Additional Coordinates:

North: 31.432933, -110.981675
East: 31.432620, -110.981113
South: 31.431921, -110.981725
West: 31.432314, -110.982125
Elevation3,654 feet
Annual TaxesApprox. $215.00 per year
ZoningR2 (Residential) - RV is allowed with a Temporary Use Permit during construction with an active building permit. Mobile Home and Manufactured Homes are not allowed.The minimum lot size for a single-family dwelling unit shall be 18,000 square feet.Stick/site built small houses are allowed. Residential units manufactured off-site are not allowed.For Rio Rico Estates Subdivision the minimum size of all single-family dwellings (exclusive of carports, breezeways and open patios and porches) and including any garages, utility rooms, and roofed, screened patios of a maximum of 200 square feet shall be 1,200 square feet. Faring or Animals are not allowed in this lot as it is an undersized lot.
AccessProperty can be accessed Via Espina.
SewerSewer is by Septic.
WaterWater is nearby. Would be a well, water haul and holding tank or other similar option
UtilitiesThere are power posts along Via Espina. Phone by cellular, satellite TV/Internet/Phone

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