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Ranches in the Next Generation

The history of ranching in the American West is a long and colorful one, beginning with the Homestead Act and the migration of future ranchers for a promised 160 acres of public land per person. Most ranches were handed down from generation to generation, especially with the instability of other industries like mining and logging. These ranches established a foundation from which the American prosperity of the 20th century could flourish. With urbanization, however, many families are shifting to the city and selling off their land to a new generation of ranchers looking to invest in the West. Who is the next generation ranch owner? You are.

Transforming Ranch Land

Currently, more than 50% of ranches in the western United States will likely change ownership in the next decade. At the same time, the West is the fastest growing region in the country! The result is a transformation of ranch land from historically active ranches to a mix of residential, commercial and industrial properties, including many mountain getaways. According to a study by Oregon State University, University of Colorado and University of Otago in New Zealand, the new generation of ranch owners includes approximately 26% traditional ranchers and 40% newcomers who will be putting the land to new use. This includes a mix of developers, investors and even part-time ranchers who aren’t reliant on the ranch land for a livelihood.

Benefits of Land Ownership

Why should you join the ranks of these daring individuals? First and foremost, property ownership brings a unique and powerful set of advantages. These include:

  1. The pride and peace of mind that comes with land ownership
  2. The potential income of ranching, farming, gardening and other practices
  3. The long-term value and enjoyment of the living land
  4. The legacy of land that you can give to family and friends

More than anything, there is only so much land in the world. Why not invest in some of the most beautiful and enchanting property in the United States, if not the world?

Three States of Ranching

Achieving your dream of owning and enjoying land has never been so easy. Not only is the West growing at roughly twice the rate of the rest of the country, but the natural landscape is an especially beautiful one. Consider these three central states for investing in ranchland. 

  1. Arizona, the Grand Canyon State, offers an incredible variety of scenic and colorful landscapes, from the striking southwestern deserts to cool, green mountains in the northeast. No matter where you are, though, you're always under the wide open blue of sunny skies.
  2. Wyoming, the Cowboy State, has a long history of ranching, but is also a top state for public safety, raising families, retiring, and for tax friendly legislation. Add a diverse and gorgeous countryside, as well as rich natural resources, and land here becomes a reliable investment.
  3. New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, provides an array of mild climates and fantastic topographies. As such, it is a state driven by recreation, alongside a strong slate of energy research that will drive it into the future. 

Wherever you choose to invest, becoming a member of the new ranching generation will mean calling the enchanting Western states home, for at least part of the year. It also means making an investment in your own and your family’s future and present – something that the ranchers of old and homesteaders alike would understand. Contact the Brooks Companies today to take a look at the land available to you; with over 40 years of experience in ranch developments, we look forward to helping you find your place in the West.

A Hobby Farm - It's Not Just an Investment, It's an Adventure

Your purchase of ranch land can mean the cultivation of a “hobby” farm and a host of other more personal benefits. Here are a few of the more noteworthy ones.

A Selection of Pristine Western Ranches for Sale

There’s nothing like private ownership when it comes to property.  This is why the western ranches for sale in Wyoming, New Mexico and Arizona are being picked up quickly by both young investors and retired buyers. The ability to build your own ranch on surveyed land is as attractive as ever, now that real estate is back en vogue since the housing crisis has been resolved.

The Benefits of Buying Land in Wyoming

Buying land is like owning a piece of the future. The Brooks Companies are real estate developers that have been enabling people to secure their piece of America for over five decades. This established land development company has ranch parcels available in New Mexico, Arizona, and Wyoming. No matter which stage in life you are in, you can reap the rewards of buying land. Contact a friendly Brooks Companies representative  to learn more about this opportunity. 

New Mexico Ranches for Sale are Quite the Draw

New Mexico ranches for sale are being picked up quickly, as investors are apprised of the great deals. You can use the prodigious acreage for a wide range of purposes, such as establishing a dream home for yourself and your children. For more information, contact The Brooks Companies; you could be in the American outback sooner than you think.

Spring Flower Ranch May be Your Next Stop in AZ

If there's one thing that really makes Arizona ranch land living entirely different and a great change from the typical home development choice, it has to do with the wide open spaces available and a type of living that is far closer to natural land and environment than any other housing choice can offer.

Back to Basics: Living On Wyoming Ranch Land

 If you like the idea of living closer to nature, consider buying Wyoming ranch land. Young couples looking for a beautiful place to raise your family or you older folks hoping to find your ideal retirement spot, will want to take the time to investigate the incredible beauty of Wyoming. Even if you are only looking for a sound investment, you should check out this ranch land opportunity.

Land Investments for Ranch Living

Have you  dreamed of owning your own property, far away from urban living and the hectic pace of modern life? Or, perhaps you're a young entrepreneur seeking land investments because of the tremendous appeal they have to disenchanted urban dwellers? In either case, these opportunities exist in the Great American West. There literally couldn't be a better time to purchase than the present. The Brooks Companies can offer you prime ranch land investments in various sizes, which include some of the most breath-taking western vistas in America.

Fast Facts about Route 66 and Tourism in Williams, Arizona

Located just outside of Flagstaff, Williams, Arizona is one of the most beautiful gems in the western landscape. Located right beside the most famed highway in the world, the history of Route 66 and the beautiful scenery in the area continues to attract tourists and road purists from around the world.

5 Best Cattle Breeds to Raise in Wyoming

Ranching is an integral part of Wyoming agriculture. Raising cattle is the backbone of the agricultural industry in the state. Raising a quality herd can create tidy profits that you can use to build and grow your ranch.  The following are four breeds that will fatten your wallet if you take the time to fatten up your herd before taking them to the sale barn.

7 Reasons you want to move to the Cities in Wyoming

Wyoming remains one of the least populated states in America. It is no longer the state where everything is out there in the middle of nowhere. More and more Americans are making the cities in Wyoming their home. Here are some reasons why you should consider joining the band wagon.


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