Pearson Realty

111.42 acs. Wheeler Ridge Maricopa Water Storage District Almonds

$3,040,560

Bakersfield, CA

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Status: For Sale
Acres: 111.42±
Price Per Acre: $27,289


Description

This 111.42± acre opportunity is in the desirable farming area of Mettler, CA. The productive soils are being farmed to three varieties of almonds. Irrigation water is provided by both contract district water and one well. Surrounding agricultural uses include but are not limited to: almonds, table grapes, citrus, blueberries, stone fruit, pistachios, and vegetable crops.


Location

The orchard is located 3.25± miles west of Interstate-5 on the north side of Highway 166. This property is just 5± miles west of Mettler, 14.5± miles south of Bakersfield, and 90.5± miles north of Los Angeles.


Legal

APN: 238-212-38 and 42


Water

The farm is located in and receives contract water from Wheeler Ridge Maricopa Water Storage District (WRMWSD) and has one well. The site has 350AF (3.14± AF/acre) of contract water entitlement at 100% allocation with WRMWSD, and is delivered through meter 9G13. The well was drilled in 2015 and is equipped with a 300HP electric motor with a VFD. The irrigation water is applied through a nicely appointed double line drip system through 3 sand media filters with a centrifugal booster pump. In 2021 the WRMWSD has announced a 46% allocation which amounts to 163AF of water available. Additionally, 133.65AF of 2020 carry over water is available. On behalf of the district the Kern County Tax Collector collects a WRMWSD General Admin and General Project Service Charge of $14/acre on APN: 238-212-42 with the 2020/21 property taxes. The General Admin and General Project Service Charge for APN: 238-212-38 is collected in the contract water cost. Additionally, the property has a domestic well with a submersible pump on site.


Zoning

According to the Kern County website the land is zoned Exclusive Agricultural (A), and is enrolled in the Williamson Act.

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