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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - Murphys is convenient to Sacramento, California (the state capitol), making flying in convenient from almost anywhere in the U.S. Just miles away is Big Trees State Park, home to some of the largest sequoia redwoods in the world. In addition, Bear Valley ski area is up Highway 4, and Lake Alpine just a few miles beyond that, offering even more winter activities like snowmobiling and cross country skiing. In the warmer months you can hike, bike, or kayak crystal clear Lake Alpine. Drive a few more miles up Highway 4 to see Ebbetts Pass. Area recreational opportunities also include the Stanislaus National Forest, with 800 miles of rivers and streams that offer camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing... And finally, Yosemite is just 50 miles away. You can make it a day trip!
WINERIES - Murphys is called "The Next Napa" by many who remember that, in the 1970s, Napa looked a lot like Murphys does today: no commercial restaurants or hotels, just local flavor. There are almost 30 wine tasting rooms in the village of Murphys and there is always something to do. "Yelp" ranks Murphys "5 Stars" for its wineries. Also, Ironstone Vineyards (less than 3 miles from this property) hosts summer concerts in their AMPHITHEATRE that have included ZZ Top; Coldplay; The Moody Blues; Crosby, Stills and Nash; Willie Nelson; Lady Antebellum; and too many to continue listing... (more here)
NEIGHBORHOOD ROADS - The Murphys Pines community is growing, with several new homes built in the past few years. The private roads are being converted to asphalt, with the most-used sections being paved first. All of the private roads are maintained by the Falcon Mine Road Association, which is funded by annual voluntary dues from property owners. The scenic 3 mile drive from downtown Murphys to the property takes less than 10 minutes.
This property affords the opportunity to get in "on the ground floor" in an area that is destined to be the next Napa or Carmel of California, only in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This property is one of the few close to Murphys that survived Cal-Fire's strict driveway restrictions, allowing building above with fire protection from below. In short: it's ready for a home place!
Geological survey map of the area (large PDF). NOTE: Contact us to spot the property on the map.