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Old 08-14-2011, 11:12 PM
 
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Hello to all. I'm new here, and looking for some information. Can anyone give me some facts and their opinions about property in Winnie around Dutch Flat Rd., Maggie Ln. and Pequod Rd. I don't know if I could plan to make this my retirement home. What might be a reasonable price to pay for 40 acres no mineral or water rights? Just in case, I'm not looking to start any disagreements. Hopefully I, nor anybody else, will be affended by what you say as long as it's civil and honest. Thank-you so much for your time. S
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Hello to all. I'm new here, and looking for some information. Can anyone give me some facts and their opinions about property in Winnie around Dutch Flat Rd., Maggie Ln. and Pequod Rd. I don't know if I could plan to make this my retirement home. What might be a reasonable price to pay for 40 acres no mineral or water rights? Just in case, I'm not looking to start any disagreements. Hopefully I, nor anybody else, will be affended by what you say as long as it's civil and honest. Thank-you so much for your time. S
There have been other questions about buying 10 or 40 acre lots out in desert.

Winnemucca questions?
Moving to Paradise Valley, Winnemucca, Would like info
Info on Winnemucca Please
Cost of septic & well

and there are more!

The local farmers probably own the water rights, so what are you going to do about water? As I said before, it may cost you more than what you paid for the property to get utilities, water, septic tank, TV, internet etc. on your property.

This is out in the middle of nowhere and there is NOTHING to do out there. Consider living in Winnemucca which has reasonably cheap housing costs and you're near everything. I wouldn't want to spend a winter out there in the middle of nowhere doing nothing.
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Thanks humboldtrat. So that area is poverty flats? I'm not saying it's the best choice, but when you live in an area where there are over a million people, out of the way is sometimes nice. I hope to make a good decision by listening to your and other peoples comments.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Some people on this forum have called it "poverty flats" (and maybe they have never been there). But it's nice high desert that's remote from anything with Winnemucca about 20 miles away. There is a gas station/minimart along the highway. Outside of that, there's nothing there. You might get bored, especially during the winter months. But, if you want it, I say go for it!

Some nice mountains (Santa Rosa Mtns.) to the north with pines and aspens. Great for camping. There are also sand dunes north of Winnemucca where people ride dune buggies.

Here's a house in W. that might cost as much as a 40 acre lot plus adding utilities. 4015 Golden Circle Drive, Winnemucca NV | MLS# C21-2773 - Trulia. It's close to town with shopping, restaurants, casinos, movie theater, etc. Winnemucca isn't all that crowded - maybe 7000 people. Once you leave the city limits, it's all open space.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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Humboldtrat, I was talking to someone from the Recorder's (?) office about that area. He said he heard/knew of 'poverty flats' but didn't say lot was or was not a part of it. Said it's isolated and if I wasn't going to be there full time it would be better if I bring the housing with me and take it when I leave. That could be a problem because I'm on the east coast . I'm not looking to make it my home, at least not right now. In about 10 years I can retire so I will know more then. Any other thoughts/ ideas from you or anyone else are appreciated. Thanks. S
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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It is Poverty Flats, and yes, I have been there, on the way to some very fine country.

It is an alkalai flat, when the wind blows the dust gets everywhere, a friend of mine who lived there had his various electronics fry because the dust got inside the case of his various electronics.

The road to any give parcel may not be usable in the wet season without base rock, tons and tons of base rock.

The land is flat and featureless with no redeeming qualities.

That said, there are great places in Nevada, there are great places around Winnemucca.

Look for land in a canyon or in the hills. A great place to live in U'ville, 40 miles from Winnemucca



Beats the heck out of a barren alkalai flat now doesn't it.

Mark Twain lived here for a while.

What ever you do, visit the land, especially during the winter, you need to see what you are getting.

Here is an interesting piece on fire hazard in Paradise Ranchos (poverty flats) I will highlight the vegetation types, they are typical for Nevada's playas and flats.

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Paradise Ranchos lies in the central part of a north-south oriented valley. Late afternoon winds are predominantly from the south-southwest. Slopes in the area are generally less than eight percent with a south aspect. The fuel hazard in the Paradise Ranchos interface varies from low to moderate. The vegetative fuel load was estimated at three to four tons per acre throughout parts of the community and in the unburned areas north and west of the community. These sites are dominated by big sagebrush, rabbitbrush, greasewood, or fourwing saltbush with a fine fuel component of cheatgrass, annual mustards, and perennial grasses. The fuel load in shadscale dominated sites south and east of the community was estimated at less than one ton per acre and considered a low fuel hazard. Portions the community has small irrigated fields that provide buffer zones around some residential structures.

11.1.6 Worst-Case Wildfire Scenario

The area surrounding Paradise Ranchos has an extensive wildfire history, primarily from dry lightning strikes during summer thunderstorms. The worst-case scenario for the community would occur in a wet year with high annual production of cheatgrass. Under strong wind conditions, a lightning-caused ignition west of the community would rapidly drive a fire across Highway 95 into the shrub-dominated fuels throughout the community. The fire could exceed initial attack resources even if volunteer firefighters were able to respond immediately. The scenario would be worse if multiple fires were ignited during the same storm and mutual aid resources were dispatched to a previous incident.

11.1.7 Ignition Risk Assessment

Paradise Ranchos has a high potential for ignition in the interface areas based on extensive wildfire and ignition history. The primary ignition risk in Paradise Ranchos is lightning, although human caused ignitions are unpredictable and can occur at any time.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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Thank you .highnlite. I appreciate your review.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:16 PM
 
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I've read posts where people ask why 40 or so acres. That you will be out in the middle of nowhere. Well, to me, 15 miles is quite close to be able to have such a large parcel. I'll say the average time for the people that I work with to travel from home to the job is 45 to 60 minutes. Don't get me wrong, I heard what was said about the wet seasons and barren land and alkali and the drinking of large quantities of alcohol. However, if I am only 15 miles from Winnemucca, how bad can it be? I'm not speaking about life or death situations, just everyday life. So that is why IMO so many ask for your responses and disagree with you when you give them. Let me say that I mean no harm or insult when I use the term pov.... flats. One mans feast is another mans famine. In the opening thread I used Street names so the area would/could be known. So if you live on or around those streets; I'ld like your view also. I'll keep my eyes open. Thanks. S
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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property in Winnie around Dutch Flat Rd., Maggie Ln. and Pequod Rd.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:17 AM
 
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Thanks tortoise. I was looiking at google maps buy this is a much better image.
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