Delta County is known as one of the most productive farming regions in Western Colorado. The area is known for its great farmland--productive soils, long growing seasons, good irrigation water, and long sunny days. This 36.5-acre parcel sits on the Cory Bench near Austin and Orchard City, Colorado. The Cory Bench is known for good farming, excellent views, and close proximity to towns and services. It is one of the preferred locations in Delta County.
This property has a strong history of good farm production. With 36.5 shares of Orchard City Irrigation District water (OCID), there is normally enough water for a good crop of pinto beans, onions, corn, or alfalfa. It would also be a good candidate for hemp production. The seller can add 5 shares of Marcott Park Reservoir water as well.
This property is well served by utilities, with a large water storage tank on the hill just to the north, domestic water lines adjacent to the property, 3-phase power, high-speed fiber-optic internet, and natural gas. The buyer seeking to build a home or shop building would have no difficulty hooking up.
The market for country homes in this area is very strong. It could potentially be subdivided into lots between 1 acre and 5 acres in size and would require subdivision review by Delta County. There are other small ranchettes nearby that sell easily when they come on the market.
This property has all kinds of recreation in easy proximity. The Gunnison River, with its Gold Medal fly-fishing, is only a mile or two away. Local hunting for deer, elk, and waterfowl is excellent, with all kinds of National Forest access. It is a 2-hour drive to Telluride and 2.5 hours to Aspen and Crested Butte, but only half an hour or so to Powderhorn Ski Area. The nearby Grand Mesa has 300 lakes and world-class snowmobiling.
This property is centrally located and only 10 minutes to Delta, which has an award-winning small hospital and a Super Walmart. It's an easy 40-minute drive to Montrose Airport and perhaps 50 minutes to Grand Junction Regional Airport, and both have direct flights to Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and even Newark during the ski season. Grand Junction is home to Colorado Mesa University and all manner of entertainment and sports.