New Thomas Mountain Ranch community ideal for equestrians, hikers

Welcome to Thomas Mountain Ranch where you can still explore the high country's natural beauty, experience peace and tranquility, view the open sky and have room to dream.  Jodi Thomas photo
Welcome to Thomas Mountain Ranch where you can still explore the high country’s natural beauty, experience peace and tranquility, view the open sky and have room to dream. Jodi Thomas photo

People seeking to escape the city for a home in the country where they can have space, breathe fresh air, room to think in quiet, ride horses or hike for miles with unfettered views, will find new a home in Thomas Mountain Ranch ideal.

TMR is a 265 acre uniquely designed development with the home-owning community in mind. Each homeowner’s needs will dictate the development of the dream.  Jodi Thomas photo
TMR is a 265 acre uniquely designed development with the home-owning community in mind. Each homeowner’s needs will dictate the development of the dream. Jodi Thomas photo

Thomas Mountain Ranch is located at the base of Thomas Mountain in Anza. It remains a bit of untouched nature in Southern California where the heart can still dare to dream. Yet, it is not far from unique shopping and dining experiences that can be found in neighboring areas like Temecula’s Wine country and Palm Desert or the rustic mountain community of Idyllwild.

Special thought has gone into TRM from its first conception. The 265-acre parcel of land that is now TMR has an interesting past. The new housing community is the dream child of Greg Burnet and Cindy Barker nestled upon land once set aside by the U.S. Government for a railroad that never came through the area. The area has a special history since it is close to the headway to Bautista Canyon. The Valley was once known as the Cahuilla Plain/Valley until the 1900’s, and named after the local tribe, meets the edge of the TMR development. It is a part of the once popular mission trail from Sonora, Mexico, to Alta (Northern California) California’s Monterey beach. The trail was known only to the native population until the mid-1700’s when it was explored and made famous by Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. When the area received its first Post Office in 1926 the valley was renamed in Anza’s honor.

The natural fora and fauna is kept in tack as much as possible during the construction process and home placement is done with privacy in mind.  When needed plants will be planted from TMR's native plant nursery after construction. With all this attention to detail no two homes are alike.  Jodi Thomas photo
The natural fora and fauna is kept in tack as much as possible during the construction process and home placement is done with privacy in mind. When needed plants will be planted from TMR’s native plant nursery after construction. With all this attention to detail no two homes are alike. Jodi Thomas photo

Unlike today’s ‘Deed of Trust’ held by landowners, the Thomas Mountain Ranch acreage was marked Land Patent #110, signed and executed by the U.S. President at that time. It has had only two owners since the acreage was granted title on March 17, 1871 by an Act of the United States Congress; a railroad company and the TMR group.

When Burnet and Barker purchased the 265 acre parcel the rail company owners before that never bothered to develop it, and as a result, it maintained its wild natural beauty. TMR boasts a wealth of unique and diverse native flora and fauna that the TMR group has gone to great lengths to preserve. With this in mind, TMR was created as a low density 46 home development. It is planned with homes clustered on a part of the 265 acres leaving a jointly owned open area for recreation. Its 2 to 4-acre home sites with 2,000 plus square foot Mission style house plans, are arranged for the best use of the land’s topography and the preservation of native foliage. This is what the TMR developers say is to insure a pride of ownership.

After choosing one of the 46 lot sites and a master plan for their mission style home, the homeowner will watch as their home is custom built to the best use of the lot upon which it will rest.  Home plans boast special amenities and give special detail to bring in outdoor light and ample views bringing the outside into each home.   TMR photo
After choosing one of the 46 lot sites and a master plan for their mission style home, the homeowner will watch as their home is custom built to the best use of the lot upon which it will rest. Home plans boast special amenities and give special detail to bring in outdoor light and ample views bringing the outside into each home. TMR photo

Homes are also arranged on their lots to create a feeling of privacy. Many sites boast beautiful views of the valley and surrounding mountains. If a visitor comes at dusk, sits on a hill, they will experience the quiet of the day and watch the spectacular Anza sunset. After dark a clear, starry sky will appear above. At TMR no two places are exactly alike yet each has a high standard of style with a great attention to detail.

TMG developers, with an eye toward land preservation, have established a nursery with almost 10,000 native plants that residents can plant to reestablish the native species. The dream is to create a low-maintenance park- like setting with a low water use. Each home site also allows for a second unit that could include vineyards, horses, barns, additional garages or whatever the new owner desires.

There are developed common use areas for the TMR community. They include covered patios, tennis courts and a planned equestrian arena with trails available on the remaining open acreage for horseback riding, hiking or other recreational uses.

TMR's Common Ground areas shared by the homeowners offers a tennis court, a covered patio, log cabin and barn area which is attractive and tranquil and well manicure and planted with native species plus a small vineyard and restroom facilities.  Jodi Thomas photo
TMR’s Common Ground areas shared by the homeowners offers a tennis court, a covered patio, log cabin and barn area which is attractive and tranquil and well manicure and planted with native species plus a small vineyard and restroom facilities. Jodi Thomas photo

 

TMR’s tennis courts offer stunning views. Jodi Thomas photo
TMR’s tennis courts offer stunning views. Jodi Thomas photo

 

Just down the road TMR has planned an equestrian center.  TMR photo
Just down the road TMR has planned an equestrian center. TMR photo

 

On the ranch you will experience stunning sunsets, memorable starry nights, wildflowers, and wonderful panoramic views. Jodi Thomas photo
On the ranch you will experience stunning sunsets, memorable starry nights, wildflowers, and wonderful panoramic views. Jodi Thomas photo

 

Most of the 285-acre parcel is set aside for the TMR community and is shared open space were you can hike ride horses and have fun exploring the many possibilities and wonderful panoramic views from hill tops.  TMR photo
Most of the 285-acre parcel is set aside for the TMR community and is shared open space were you can hike ride horses and have fun exploring the many possibilities and wonderful panoramic views from hill tops. TMR photo

 

Come and experience the dream says Cindy Barker. Jodi Thomas photo
Come and experience the dream says Cindy Barker. Jodi Thomas photo

 

Making your dream at TMR a reality is the Barnette Group are (from left) Jorge Rodriguiez, James Gove, George Wanket, Greg Burnett, Robert Burnett, Susan Wanket, Cindy Barker and Lino Lopez. TMR photo
Making your dream at TMR a reality is the Barnette Group are (from left) Jorge Rodriguiez, James Gove, George Wanket, Greg Burnett, Robert Burnett, Susan Wanket, Cindy Barker and Lino Lopez. TMR photo

One Response to "New Thomas Mountain Ranch community ideal for equestrians, hikers"

  1. UncleJuneBug   December 15, 2015 at 8:33 am

    So these are spec homes for the wealthy or retirees.
    Anza is in an area known as an hubzone, an area marked as “economically depressed.”
    How many of these homes are considered affordable for the local Anza residents?
    Will this be a gated community?

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