Utah Mini Ranches

Posted - Sep. 24, 2001 at 9:34 a.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

There’s no doubt the beauty of Utah combined with its ideal living conditions makes it a prime destination for people from all over the country. It’s what attracted Joe and Joan Steed to move all the way from Memphis, Tennessee.

The couple relocated to Duchesne three years ago, looking for a place to retire. They had been attracted to Utah and the lifestyle here ever since they came on a ski trip in the ‘80s. But soon after arriving, they discovered a new opportunity to develop ground located in one of the area’s most scenic spots. The land, located just east of Duchesne off of Highway 40, was the right size for hosting 200 hundred two-and-a-half acre tracts that will be made into a private retirement community or weekend retreat.

The Steeds knew just what to do. After all, developing, subdividing, building and selling developments had been their business since the 1970s.

Now, for the past three years, the Steeds have worked on preparing the land. They call their development Utah Mini Ranches after the area’s rustic nature and for the fact that they’re targeting retired adults looking for a retreat.

Utah Mini Ranches offers beautiful views of the Blue Mountains, the Uintas, Ashley Mountain, Tabby Mountain and the Wasatch Range. There is also the beauty of the surrounding desert terrain with large pinions and juniper trees as well as the desert plants.

The Steeds don’t just plan to sell subdivided lots in their Utah Mini Ranches. They are promoting homes and a community. They’re offering a house and land package for just under $50,000, which is incredible considering that an average home along the Wasatch Front costs more than twice that. The package includes a two-and-a-half acre lot and two-bedroom home. The Steeds feel that the lot packages available will sell out quickly due to interested buyers flying in from as far away as New York and Chicago.

Well, I can hardly wait to see the Utah Mini Ranches as it is developed. And I wish the best for the Steeds as they offer people a slice of rural Utah and a place to retire at a reasonable cost. Interested buyers can call 435-738-6000.

For Zions Bank, I’m Fred Ball. I’m speaking on business.

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