Massive NorCal property spanning 50k acres hits market

The property, owned by N3 Cattle Company, is said to be the largest piece of land for sale in California

The landscape surrounding N3 Cattle Ranch Company’s main home
The landscape surrounding N3 Cattle Ranch Company’s main home

A massive ranch property in Northern California has hit the market for $74 million, making the the Mountain of Beverly Hills’ 157 acres still on the market look like a putting green.

But unlike that development site, this 50,500-acre property is an active working ranch owned by N3 Cattle Company, according to the Wall Street Journal. It spans four counties and about 40 miles east of Oakland, and is home to 1,500 cows and 200 miles of private roads and trails, according to the report.

Listing agent Todd Renfrew of California Outdoor Properties claims it’s the largest piece of land for sale in California.

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It dwarfs even the 12,000-acre Tejon Ranch where the 19,000-home Centennial master-planned community is in the works.

The main compound on the N3 property has a four-bedroom home and there are four cabins for workers.

The terrain includes canyons, woodlands, meadows, and watersheds. Its highest point reaches 4,000 feet. Hunting cabins are spread throughout the ranch.
The property has been owned by the Naftzger family for 85 years and is being sold by two sisters, Sandra Naftgzger and Natalie Naftzger Davis, who have operated N3 Cattle Company for the last two decades.

Their grandparents purchased the first parcels for the ranch in the 1930s and 1940s, but the family has been actively ranching across California, Arizona, and Oregon since the late 1800s. Their father expanded the ranch in the 1980s. The sisters told the Journal they’re ready to move on. [WSJ] Dennis Lynch