By Chama River, El Vado & Heron Lakes
Rio Arriba County has a more laid back attitude about what you can and can not do with real property in their jurisdiction. The county itself has one zoning designation (“Rural Residential”) and applies it to most all the land including this subdivision. While they do not allow you to live indiscriminately out of your RV, you can park and camp one in the same spot for up to 3 months, which is longer than you’ll find in most parts of New Mexico. Additionally, you can apply for an extension without a building permit and you will most likely be granted it provided you’ve kept the area clean (we’re told this particularly has to do with how you’re disposing of waste).
From the 573, there is a road with a gate which will lead you out to this property. We’re told the gate is open most days until 5PM. Fortunately there are at least four other points of ingress/egress to access the land. It should be noted, however, that a four wheel drive or other off-road capable vehicle will be needed the closer you get to the subject property as the last half mile consists only of dirt roads.
While there is no power source on the property itself, power lines can be found a half mile away in the residential area adjacent to Highway 162.
In rural areas of New Mexico, you need at least 3/4 of an acre to get permits for a well, or septic installation and to build a conventional (meaning, not “off-grid”) home. While these permits can be issued on smaller size lots, it typically comes with additional requirements that can make the process prohibitively expensive. As this lot is slightly larger than the 3/4 acre threshold, you will not have any difficulty getting the requisite permits for building.
|Location||Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|
|Lot Size||0.88 Acres|
|Available Financing||Click Here To Read About Financing Options|
|Legal Description||CHAMA RIVER ESTATES: UNIT 2, BLOCK 12, LOT 12|
|Parcel Number||1 019 170 478 427|
|Power||Solar or Alternative|
|Water||By Well, Catchment System or Holding Tank|
|Conveyance Document||Special Warranty Deed|
|Type of Closing||Notary Close|
|Doc Prep Fee||$150.00|
|Nearby Towns||Taos: 56 miles|
|Santa Fe: 78 miles|
|Farmington: 93 miles|
|Albuquerque: 111 miles|
|Points Of Interest||Heron Lake State Park (Link)|
|El Vado Lake State Park (Link)|
|The Timbers at Chama (Link)|
|Fishtail Ranch (Link)|
|Stone House Lodge (Link)|
|Navajo Dam Marina (Link)|
|Abiquiu Lake Recreation Area (Link)|
|Georgie O’Keefe Museum (Link)|
|Things To Do In Taos (Link)|
|Things To Do In Taos Ski Valley (Link)|
|Things To Do In Sante Fe (Link)|
|County Contact Info||Rio Arriba County Assessor's Office (575) 588-7726|
|Rio Arriba County Planning & Zoning (505) 753-7774||New Mexico Department of Game & Fish|
Disclaimer: While The Hemingway Land Company does extensive research on all our properties prior to listing them, there are always County-specific rules/regulations we will not be aware of. The information provided on this page is, to the best of our knowledge, correct. All prospective buyers, however, are encouraged to contact the county at the links and numbers provided in this table to confirm that whatever plans that buyer has for the property in question are in fact legal, feasible and permitted. Due diligence is the buyer’s responsibility and all sales are final.