Christie Orchard, Oregon
Property Types: Farms, Waterfront, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Welcome to Christie Orchard, located in the beautiful and temperate Rogue Valley of southwestern Oregon. This farm is situated on the world-renowned Rogue River which provides incredible water resources, natural beauty and great recreational opportunities. Currently in pear production, Christie Orchard is one of the most productive properties of it’s kind in the region with a combination of sought after Rogue River water rights, and highly productive loam soils.
Located in the beautiful and temperate Rogue Valley of southwestern Oregon, Christie Orchard is situated on +/-176 gross acres with eight tax lots. The farm enjoys 3,000 feet of frontage along the Rogue River, and includes its own boat ramp, campsite, and trail along the river. Whitehorse Park adjoins the property on the west side and provides access to an additional 5,000 feet of river frontage for recreation.
The property has in excess of 138.40 acres of water rights from the Rogue River. Irrigation water is delivered by buried mainline and solid set over tree sprinklers, which are supported by two pump stations and a total of nine Cornell pumps. All of the water is pulled directly from the Rogue River, and there are multiple three-phase power drops.
The property has high quality loam soils with +/-129 acres of Class II sandy loams (+/- 75% of the property) and +/-15 acres of Class II Evans loam soils (+/- 9% of the property). The orchard is currently planted with two varieties of pears, including comice and bosc, which produced just over 1,000 tons of production in 2019. This property also has vast potential to be transitioned to row crops or other agricultural ventures with the combination of Class II soils and available water. There are also 19.95 acres at the southernmost part of the property listed in Josephine County’s aggregate inventory.
The location is exceptional being just 7 miles to the conveniences of Grants Pass, and 30 miles to the Rogue Valley International Airport. At 900 feet above sea level, the climate is highly sought after with four distinct seasons including a mild winter and a long growing season.
Southern Oregon is known for its stunning natural beauty, abundant water, developing wine industry, and niche agricultural opportunities, all with a rich small-town culture. The main homesite is secured by a single-wide manufactured home that was built in 1977. A second homesite may also be available due to overall acreage.
With a combination of river frontage, efficient shape, amazing location, level topography, overall size, high quality Class II soils, and available water rights, this offering is one of the most attractive properties in the region. Properties such as this are rarely offered on the open market - and this property is ready for the new owners to start or expand their agribusiness, enjoy the rural lifestyle, or acquire a land holding along the river! The owner of this property would be interested in leasing the property back for a period of time at a mutually agreeable rate and term (call for details).