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Welcome to Madrone Ridge, a rare land ownership opportunity in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. Between the City of Ashland and the western skyline is the nearly 2,000 mostly forested acres that make up Madrone Ridge, the largest private landholding adjoining both the city boundary and public forestlands. The property offers all the characteristics of a private rural estate only minutes from the culinary and cultural delights of downtown Ashland. Possessing extensive recreational, natural resource, agricultural and residential development opportunities accessible by over 10 miles of roads, the property has endless possibilities to realize your unique vision. The panoramic vistas in every direction, from the Cascade Range peaks, to the coast range, and the city lights below, are spectacular. The property includes approved homesites, water resources including wells and a pond, electricity, timber, gold and other minerals, unique ecological diversity and abundant wildlife. Come take a tour of Madrone Ridge and let the beauty inspire you! LocationCentrally located on the I-5 corridor between the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest metropolitan areas of Portland and Seattle, Southwestern Oregon is renowned as one of the most desirable places to call home for those seeking adventure, a mild Mediterranean climate, convenience, and refreshing culture. Ashland is one of the top destination towns in Oregon and offers attractions such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, amazing culinary delights, award-winning wines, abundant outdoor recreation, and a rich community that thrives on cultural diversity, the arts, and ecological conservation. The city also boasts the highest real estate values in Southwest Oregon and is forecasted for continued growth and demand. LandAs the largest private land holding that adjoins the city of Ashland, Madrone Ridge encompasses nearly two thousand acres that is rich in diversity with incredible character and natural beauty. Rising from the entrance at 2,400 feet to Ostrich Peak at 4,600 feet, the topography is ideal for premier large tract residential home sites nestled along a series of stunning ridges that capture the intense natural beauty of the region. The sights are nothing short of inspiring, with views of Ashland and the Cascade Mountain Range, including Mount McLoughlin rising in the distance to the east. The land has been well maintained and includes approximately 1,000 acres of recent fuels reduction and forestry management. Over 10 miles of existing roads also provide easy access throughout the nearly 2,000-acre ranch. Additionally, the property includes an irrigation water right for 13.5 acres from a private Agricultural well, and a beautiful pond that serves as a reservoir for irrigation, fishing and fire protection. The pond has historically held both trout and bass. This lower section of the property provides a great opportunity for a small scale farm, vineyard or for equestrian use. Opportunity At a time in history where large tracts of land have become a rarity, a ranch bordering the city limits of a trending destination is an incredible opportunity for the discerning buyer. Ideally positioned for a combination of exclusive residential estate homesites and the conservation and enhancement of natural resources, Madrone Ridge is one of the last Crown Jewels of the region. With the synergy of both outdoor lifestyle opportunities and premium homesites, this could result in the creation of the most exclusive outdoor lifestyle-centric development in Southwestern Oregon. Residential TractsThe development plan was tailored to implement the current owners' objectives for the ranch. The establishment of the 28 legal parcels for possible development purposes provides a new owner the flexibility to create and implement a development plan consistent with the desired use of the subject property. Current zoning provides development potential for a number of homesite parcels ranging from 10 to 160 acres in size. The location of these homesites is just one of the many features that makes this property exclusive. Not only are you just minutes from downtown Ashland, each homesite would also be unique, private, and will have views that words cannot adequately convey. Ashland has consistently had the highest average real estate values in Southwestern Oregon, and all trends point to continued demand. It is estimated that after the homesites are developed, there will still be approximately 1,600 acres of ranch remaining that could be ideal for a wide range of recreational uses, timber investment, conservation projects or as a phenomenal family retreat property. Natural ResourcesThe ranch is rich with diverse topography including the beautiful Ostrich Peak, a very healthy canopy of timber, abundant wildlife, and much more. The ranch transfers with all mineral rights and is also home to the Ashland Mine, a historic gold mine located in Wright's Creek Drainage. Ostrich Peak is a picturesque knob spanning +/- fifteen acres and is located at the highest elevation found on the ranch. This location enjoys incredible views of the city below, Mount McLoughlin, the rim of Crater Lake, and the expansive valleys between. This would make an ideal location for a private off-grid estate or retreat area. The ranch also borders the Ashland Watershed, an important conservation area. Plus, there are over 50,000 acres of public land stretching south to Mount Ashland Ski Resort and the California Border. Once development of the residential homesites is complete, the balance of the property could make an incredible retreat property or conservation project.