Seligman, Arizona

This is a real estate website but we also want to tell you a little all about the town and history.

Seligman Arizona had its modern beginnings in 1882 as the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad laid tracks to what is now the town. The railroads were enticed and rewarded for laying track by the US government granting land in a checkerboard land pattern near where the tracks were being laid.

We have written an article discussing the checkerboard land use pattern and what it means to us today. The checker-boarding assures that nearly half of the land in the area is public land managed by The Arizona State Land Trust or the Prescott National Forest.

Seligman was a prosperous town because of the railroads from around the time the railroads arrived until around the 1940′s.

It became prosperous again during the 1950′s as the nation’s first trans-continental highway, Route 66 was built. Seligman is known as the birthplace of Route 66. Cars did not go so fast at that time, so Seligman had quite a number of motels and restaurants to serve the traffic passing through. The town suffered immensely when Interstate Highway 40 was built and bypassed the town. There are two exits from I-40 at Seligman, Exit 121 on the west and Exit 123 on the east. The only prosperity the town knows now is because of the tourist trade.

Seligman Arizona known as the “Birthplace of Route 66,” the first trans-continental highway.

We focus on recreational land, homes, cabins and real estate, mostly 36 acres or more in size. Most of these properties are in the Juniper Mountains west and southwest of Seligman. There are three major developments in the area. These are Juniper Mountain Ranches, Shadow Rock Ranch and Sierra Verde Ranch.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about a “Bug Out Properties” you may find in the area. 

If you have a lot number and want to find it, we made a search page for that. This page will allow you to find the geo-coordinates, section-township-range, lot size and even the survey for that Unit and lot. I have prepared a page that shows all my listings in a list with pictures of each property. Here is an example of the lot search page.

See the list of properties here. 

Once there, if you click on the small picture of each property, you will be taken to a virtual tour for each lot.

The population of Seligman, Arizona is less than 500 people. If you want to be in a larger town in northern Arizona you may want to consider Prescott, Arizona and it’s sister city of Prescott Valley. Together the population of the two cities is around 80,000. Keep in mind that these are premium places to live. If you want to escape from big city life and if you want larger acreage, the Seligman area may be best for you.

Some of the land in the area costs as little as $600/acre.