June 21st, 2018 at 11:00 am


A rare opportunity to own a pristine, 5,393-acre Northern California ranch property for $16 million is being offered by Susan K. Sanford with our Beverly Hills office.

Nance Canyon Ranch is a spectacular Butte County ranchland comprised of gradually sloping grasslands, majestic oak woodlands, seasonal streams, and dramatic canyon ridgelines with breathtaking vistas.

“This magnificent AG-40-zoned ranch has been historically leased for winter cattle grazing,” Susan said. “As a gateway to the charming town of Chico, it is surrounded by a variety of property types including residential, retail, recreational, and industrial. Wildlife abounds within incredible rock formations, oaks, and pastures.

“It offers wonderful privacy, rolling meadows, oak woodlands, and sweeping views against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, all within easy reach of Sacramento International Airport and the San Francisco Bay Area. Potential developments include industrial and agriculture. The possibilities are endless.”


Offered in its entirety, or four sub-components

Located in an unincorporated area southeast of Chico, Nance Canyon Ranch is comprised of 25 separate assessor’s parcels totaling 5,393 acres. The ranch is being offered in its entirety or as four sub-components:

Chico, a three-hour drive to the Bay Area, is home to California State University, Chico; massive Bidwell Park with woodland trails, a golf course, and an observatory; Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, the former home of local pioneers John and Annie Bidwell; kids-oriented Gateway Science Museum; and the National Yo-Yo Museum, with its gigantic wooden yo-yo.

An area of natural beauty

Butte County is a region of natural beauty with nearly unlimited opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. The county is committed to protecting and enhancing agriculture and open spaces that make the region a beautiful place to live, work, and retire.

Additional descriptions, images, and drone videos are available on the property website. Showings by appointment can be made by contacting Susan K. Sanford by phone or email.

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