Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Famous 62-acre Gold Mine Property For Sale

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is well known for connecting buyers to sellers for many of Arizona’s most gorgeous, custom properties with all of the trappings of comfort. But every-once-in-a-while a property comes around that has those trappings yet manages to be so incredibly unique at the same time.

Enter the property at 11000 E Forest 483 Road in Cave Creek, known as the Rackensack Mine property. It is currently listed for $5,750,000 with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Preston Westmoreland and Barbara Miller, who are representing the extraordinary property. So how is this property so unique?

For starters, at 400 feet from the Scottsdale city limits, it has one of the closest helipads to Scottsdale. No need to fight rush hour traffic with this property. You can simply helicopter back and forth without opening your car door. Watch this video and see for yourself.

That’s just the start, living near this gold mine property. The Rackensack Mine property is, true to its name, situated on land that has a gold mine which thousands of people have paid money to tour. Take the speed tour of the mine yourself here.

Those are just the more idiosyncratic features of this amazing property, however; in essence, it is the ultimate safe haven secluded refuge. Constructed on a cliff, the property is surrounded by the Tonto National Forest, 360-degree panoramic views and 14 potential sites for additional buildings. At 62 acres, to call it expansive would be an understatement. The property currently includes two structures; a two-room guest house and a fitness studio with a patio and bubbling hot spa, and plenty of room to still build your dream house.

Finally, if you’ve ever found yourself lamenting the heat during the summer, this is the property for you. Situated at 4,500 feet, you will almost certainly find it to be wonderfully temperate in the summer and might even find some snow in the winter.

Listing Agent Preston Westmoreland has represented numerous Arizona gold mines throughout his 30-year-real estate-career but this one, he says makes you feel like you are on top of the world.

“I love to explore the desert and have been in over 100 mines over the years and this is one of the most fun mine trips I’ve ever taken, especially with the level tunnels, very exciting,” said Preston Westmoreland, listing agent for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s amazing to me, looking from the top of the mountain, how much you can do in a remote off-grid location and talk about a safe haven, even though you’re looking right at the northern boundary of Scottsdale, you’re surrounded by the national forest with gated access.”

Between a corporate retreat, a wilderness B&B, a center for eco-tourism, or just your own dream home, the options for this land are endless. You can check out the full listing of this truly unique property here.

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April 2022