Own land in California, the Golden State

Let the state motto “Eureka … I have found it!” be your guide to seeking out great land for sale in California. California is the third largest state in the US and contains a huge variety of land and climates, from deserts to oceans to tall forests. Considering the large variety, it is no surprise that land for sale in California is just as diverse. At Landcentral.com we have large acreage for sale in the deserts of Eastern California as well as smaller lots for sale in the green northern forests and plains, and many other types of property in between these two extremes.

Although it is home to four of the top-20 most populous cities in America, most vacant land for sale in California will be in more rural areas. This is particularly true if you are looking for a bargain. Cheap property in California can be found in the desert of Kern and San Bernardino Counties, among the trees of the Modoc National Forest or in the foothills of the Shasta-Cascade Mountains, and tucked away in many other unexpected places.

It is easy to find land for sale in California that fits any desire. Are you looking to get away from it all and experience the stark beauty and warm air of the desert? If you haven’t spent time in the deserts of the southwest you might think of them as empty places, but actually they are full of interesting plants, such as the unique, twisting Joshua Trees, fascinating rock formations and wildlife. Not to mention the draw of desert cities like Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs which offer refreshing day spas and a sizzling nightlife.

This part of California is also one of the fastest-growing areas of the state. Los Angeles is here of course, but look beyond Los Angeles to land for sale around Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario. This area, known as the Inland Empire, is growing but there is so much open space here that of all the land for sale in California, this is some of the cheapest.

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Is the desert not for you? Then journey north and you will find the farms, vineyards and striking landmarks of central California. This area contains thriving cities such as San Francisco, as well as striking natural wonders in the Yosemite, King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

You might not have been able to strike in rich in the original California gold rush, but the new gold rush is for lots for sale in California, particularly in this friendly area. Don’t miss out on the annual celebrations and historic museums in this part of California, but save time for outdoor fun such as fishing, rafting and kayaking.

Keep heading north and the rich farmland will give way to majestic forests. Northern California is a paradise of trees, majestic mountains and rocky coastlines. This part of California is home to Lake Tahoe and Mount Shasta, both containing world-famous ski resorts for winter fun and hiking, exploring and local festivals to enjoy during the summer. Don’t miss the Avenue of Giants, a 32-mile roadway lined with soaring coast redwoods. It is one of the best drives in the world, rivaled by the winding road along the rocky coast near Shelter Cove. Those who are looking for smaller lots for sale in California often turn to the north, which offers plenty of trees, four distinct seasons and year-round fun.

When you are considering land for sale in California, check out the many different sizes, terrains, climates and activities available from our California properties. We’re sure you’ll find something to make you yell: “Eureka … I have found it!”

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Original Price $6,497
Foreclosed
$3,934

  • Property # 6755
  • Size 1.09 Acres
  • County Modoc
  • State California
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“You have arrived when you reach the California Pines subdivision, southwest of Alturas in northern California. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will be very happy to find camping, fishing, boating and hiking among the quiet pine trees. Surrounded …

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Original Price $6,497
Foreclosed
$3,934

  • Property # 6755
  • Size 1.09 Acres
  • County Modoc
  • State California
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Overview

“You have arrived when you reach the California Pines subdivision, southwest of Alturas in northern California. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will be very happy to find camping, fishing, boating and hiking among the quiet pine trees. Surrounded …

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Original Price $6,497
Foreclosed
$3,934

  • Property # 6755
  • Size 1.09 Acres
  • County Modoc
  • State California
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Overview

“You have arrived when you reach the California Pines subdivision, southwest of Alturas in northern California. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will be very happy to find camping, fishing, boating and hiking among the quiet pine trees. Surrounded …

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Original Price $4,997
Foreclosed
$2,345

Nearly one acre in Outdoor Adventure Paradise
  • Property # 8084
  • Size 0.91 Acres
  • County Modoc
  • State California
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Overview

This property can be found in California Pines, a rural community for people who love outdoor activities. There is camping, fishing, boating and hiking to be found very close to this property. This property is great for recreation and an …

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Original Price $5,697
Foreclosed
$2,356

1 Acre Near Lush Woods and Soaring Mountains of Northern California
  • Property # 7996
  • Size 1.003 Acres
  • County Modoc
  • State California
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This tree-covered property is located near the end of Winchester Road, a dirt road in the California Pines subdivision. This area offers four distinct seasons and lots of outdoor opportunities. This piece of land slopes downward from the road and …

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Original Price $12,497
Foreclosed
$4,521

7.5 Acre Escape with Rare potential for Outdoor Fun
  • Property # 6407
  • Size 7.50 Acres
  • County Imperial
  • State California
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This large acreage property is located about 4 miles from Bombay Beach, near the Salton Sea. Besides the opportunity for bird watching and for fishing, the Salton Sea and its immediate vicinity offer recreational opportunities including boating, camping, off-roading, hiking, …

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Original Price $7,697
Foreclosed
$5,886

Nice lot near the Banning-Idyllwild Panoramic Highway.
  • Property # 6789
  • Size 0.20 Acres
  • County Riverside
  • State California
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This lot is in the San Jacinto mountains north of Idyllwild. Surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, this lot is between Palm Springs and Hemet. The Banning-Idyllwild Panoramic Highway is just to the west of the property. There are …

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Original Price $19,997
Foreclosed
$12,765

Ten Acres of Land Less than 13 Miles from Barstow
  • Property # 6331
  • Size 10 Acres
  • County San Bernardino
  • State California
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Overview

This property is located in rural California, with no close neighbors. A dirt road runs diagonally through the rolling terrain. It is only a 30 minute drive to the city of Barstow. Once a small mining center and railroad town …

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Original Price $34,997
Foreclosed
$19,989

20+ Acre Hideout about 20 Minutes from Barstow
  • Property # 6285
  • Size 21.39 Acres
  • County San Bernardino
  • State California
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This triangular shaped property is located in southern California about half an hour from Barstow. There are large power lines just to the West of the property, and a dirt road runs through the center of the parcel. There are …

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Original Price $11,997
Foreclosed
$7,239

Salton City Escape, One Hour from Palm Springs
  • Property # 7310
  • Size 0.18 Acres
  • County Imperial
  • State California
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Overview

Take a look at this property located in Salton City near the west shore of the Salton Sea. California’s largest lake was once a celebrity getaway and is now a center for bird watching, fishing and golf. This property is …

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Original Price $9,897
$4,697

Quarter Acre Escape Only an Hour from Palm Springs
  • Property # 8009
  • Size 0.229 Acres
  • County Imperial
  • State California
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Overview

On the edge of Salton City, a community with just over 3000 people on the edge of the Salton Sea, lies this nice-looking quarter-acre piece of land. Bird-watching, boating and fishing are popular in this area, and the gigantic Ocotillo …

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