Farm Land for Sale in California

Our farmland for sale throughout California includes large plots, expansive parcels, small, casual hobby farming plots with accompanying home and organic farms and agricultural structures. Scroll down to browse exclusive farms for sale in San Diego. We represent the sale of farmland by individuals as well as larger, industrial types of properties. When searching for farmland for sale in California, it’s important to consider the accompanying infrastructure and accommodations – for instance, irrigated farmland for sale will require a price premium compared to undeveloped or abandoned farmland for sale. Here’s what to look for in farms for sale in California.

San Diego Farms for Sale

There’s an estimated 2 million farms in existence throughout the United States. According to the San Diego Farm Bureau, San Diego is the 19th largest farm economy by county in the nation with more small farms that any other county. More than 5000 farmers live in the San Diego county tending to a quarter of a million acres – feeding in to the 5th largest industry in the county. Avocado farms, orchards and vineyards are particularly popular in San Diego county locations like Fallbrook, Julian and Ramona. Here’s a graphic compliments of SD FarmBureau.

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Tips for Buying Farmland in California

California has one of the highest farm real estate values in the United States (see chart from USDA below). This makes the cost of buying farmland in California very high initially. This figure alone, however, does not necessarily indicate the true cost of farmland affordability. According to the 2017 National Young Farmer Survey, 75% of young farmers (age 35 and younger), are first-generation farmers. The vast majority of these (80%+), operate farms smaller than 100 acres and about half operate farms of 10 acres or less. In California, only 27% of these survey respondents own the land they farm on making it difficult to make long term investment and practice beneficial long-term ecosystem management practices. While multigenerational farmers are in decline, there are many financial, social and professional benefits to working a farm with family.

Land and Farm Real Estate Values by State

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  1. Determine a realistic budget you’ll need to support yourself and your farm. Think about how you will generate income on your farm and how long it will take before that stream begins producing. Map out a timeline.
  2. Research the areas that support the type of farming you’d like to to and make sure that the land there supports it. Also look to neighboring communities and local resources for support.
  3. Have an open mind about different farmland options to buy and the timetable for when you can make a purchase. You may be able to find farmland for lease in California to build you business while you save to buy farmland or lease-to-own farmland.
  4. Work with a brokerage that provides agricultural loans. They can help you find eligible land, identify existing farm land for sale and help you get approved with competitive rates/quotes from several different lender.

 

Investing in Farmland For Sale

If you are looking for agri land for sale beyond San Diego County, let us know and we would be happy to help you find farmland for sale in northern California and other regions in the state. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts are grown in California. The potential for agricultural development in California is well known and parcels of varied size, location and development are constantly entering the real estate market. Following the prolonged  drought (over 7 years) in California, farmland property values were on the decline and abandoned farms were available for sale. Abundant precipitation and cooler temperatures since 2017 has helped end the drought. We expect agricultural properties that depend on water to appreciate in value as a response to this recent rainfall. We know Farmland land for sale, let us help you find your next farm.

Fun on the Farm in Julian, CA

  • Active Listing For Sale
    Rural Retreat

    Warner Springs, 92086

    $650,000

    39+/- acres of scenic, private residential ranch land tucked away on the Northeastern margin of the private neighborhood of...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft2010
    • Lot Size38.94 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Historic I.B. William’s Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070

    $889,500

    I.B. William’s Ranch, a historic homestead, conveniently located along the gateway to the quaint town of Julian in the...

    • Bed3
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft1118
    • Lot Size13.81 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Dynamic Mesa Grande Ranch

    Mesa Grande, 92070

    $2,395,000

    Dynamic Mesa Grande Ranch Located high atop historic Mesa Grande, one of the regions most coveted locales, lies this...

    • Bed2
    • Baths2
    • RRC#200001736
    • Sq Ft1600
    • Lot Size80 Acres
  • Sold
    Twin Oaks Ranch

    Twin Oaks, 93518

    $645,000

    Centrally located in a rural foothill community of the beautiful Tehachapi-Sierra Mountain range sits a private and peaceful country...

    • Bed5
    • Baths4
    • Sq Ft2632
    • Lot Size40 Acres
  • Sold
    Historic Rancho Jamul

    Jamul, 91935

    $5,988,000

    Historic Rancho Jamul, established in the mid-19th century, the headquarters for a once sprawling cattle ranch and equine operation...

    • Bed13
    • Baths12
    • RRC#598-050-14-00
    • Lot Size120 Acres
  • Sold
    Quiet Oaks Country Retreat

    Julian, 92036

    $1,100,000

    Seller will entertain offers in the value range of $975,000 to $1,100,000. Enjoy country living with AMAZING PANORAMIC VIEWS...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • RRC#292-120-65-00
    • Sq Ft2400
    • Lot Size11.4 Acres
  • Sold
    Running Oak Ranch

    Julian, 92036

    $1,149,000

    Running Oak Ranch Running Oak Ranch located in the heart of San Diego County’s apple, wine, and gold country...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • RRC#NDP2111081
    • Sq Ft3947
    • Lot Size5 Acres
  • Active Listing Pending
    Oak Ridge Stock Farm

    Julian, 92036

    $6,999,000

    Oak Ridge Stock Farm Located in the heart of Southern California’s pristine San Diego County Mountains, sits the 621+...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1800
    • Lot Size621 Acres
  • Sold
    206+/- ACRE CLASSIC COUNTRY RANCH

    Julian, 92036

    $3,750,000

    206+/- ACRE CLASSIC COUNTRY RANCH In the heart of Southern California’s pristine mountains, centered between the Cuyamaca Mountain Range...

    • Bed7
    • Baths8
    • RRC#NDP2108666
    • Sq Ft4227
    • Lot Size206 +/- Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Picturesque 145+/- Acre Rare Subdivision Opportunity

    Ramona, 92065

    $2,999,000

    Picturesque 115+/- Acre Rare Ranch Opportunity 5 lot subdivision totaling 145+/- acres  of beautiful rolling meadows studded with varietals...

    • Bed3
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft1000
    • Lot Size145 Acres
  • Sold
    Panoramic Trail Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070

    $1,390,000

    Panoramic Trail Ranch Ideally situated on 40+/- breathtaking pastoral and wooded acres in the private, gated Panorama Trail neighborhood...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1845
    • Lot Size40.70 Acres
  • Sold
    San Diego County Recreational Paradise

    Mount Laguna, 91948

    $299,000

    San Diego County Recreational Paradise Rare opportunity to own pristine, expansive mountainous land in the San Diego backcountry community...

      Lot Size166 Acres
  • Sold
    25 +/- Acre Exceptional Agricultural Opportunity

    Julian, 92036

    $359,000

    25 +/- Acre Exceptional Agricultural Opportunity In the beautiful agricultural center of Julian, CA lies a rare offering of...

      Lot Size25 Acres
  • Sold
    177 +/- Acre Pristine Ranch Paradise

    Ramona, 92065

    $1,649,000

    177 +/- Acre Pristine Ranch Paradise ~ Seller Accepting Backup Offers ~ In the lush agricultural heart of the...

      Lot Size177 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Double R Ranch
    Scenic Multipurpose Residential Retreat

    Warner Springs, 92086

    $1,995,000

    Scenic Multipurpose Ranching Retreat 142+/- acres of scenic, private residential ranch land tucked away on the Northeastern margin of...

    • Bed5
    • Baths5
    • Sq Ft3500
    • Lot Size142.10 Acres
  • Sold
    Southern California Valley View Vineyard & Estate

    Valley Center, 92082

    $2,995,000

    Southern California Valley View Vineyard & Estate Come enjoy the country lifestyle at this stunning Valley View Vineyard Estate...

    • Bed4
    • Baths2.5
    • Sq Ft2436
    • Lot Size93.52 Acres
  • Sold
    Private Retreat in Hoskings Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070

    $2,100,000

    Magnificent Private Retreat in Hoskings Ranch; History and Style Unite in a 4,500 esf Custom Ranch Home on 46...

    • Baths3.5
    • Sq Ft4500
    • Lot Size46 Acres
  • Sold
    160 Acre Mesa Grande Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070

    $1,995,000

    160 Acre Mesa Grande Ranch An incredible opportunity awaits at this 160-acre ranch property, located in the heart of...

    • RRC#190045266
    • Sq Ft1990
    • Lot Size160 Acres
  • Sold
    Mesa Grande Hilltop Estate

    Santa Ysabel, 92070

    $1,999,000

    A rare opportunity awaits at this remarkable hilltop home situated on 98.09 acres with extraordinary 360- degree panoramic views. ...

    • Bed2
    • Baths2
    • RRC#200001737
    • Sq Ft1861
    • Lot Size98.09 Acres
  • Sold
    Ranching Investment Opportunity

    Sutter Creek, 95685

    $1,400,000

    Amador County Ranching & Agricultural Investment Opportunity Ideal investment opportunity awaits at this rare 146.97 acre former vineyard &...

    • BathsN/A
    • Sq FtN/A
    • Lot Size146.97 Acres
  • Sold
    9.47 Acres Beautiful Ramona View

    Ramona, 92065

    $150,000

    Parcel #23: 9.47 Acres Beautiful Ramona View MOTIVATED SELLER!!! Price Reduced! Sitting on 9.46 acres in sunny Ramona, this...

    • BedN/A
    • BathsN/A
    • Sq FtN/A
    • Lot Size9.47 Acres

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