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 $9,797
Foreclosed
$6,325

Beautiful Acre of Land in the Rolling Hills of Northern California
  • Property # 8356
  • Size 1.02 Acres
  • County Siskiyou
  • State California
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A property in a beautiful area of northern California, about 10 minutes from the town of Hornbrook. This 1+ acre of land is mostly flat, with a slight upward slope from Fir Drive that runs along the east side. There …

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Original Price $7,497
Foreclosed
$2,876

Steep Property Overlooking Wooded Canyon, Near California Coast
  • Property # 7884
  • Size 0.32 Acres
  • County Humboldt
  • State California
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Committed investors only! Due to it’s slope, this land will certainly take a lot of time and effort to transform into your dream property. You’ll notice that the land descends about 20 feet from the front to the middle of …

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Original Price $9,497
Foreclosed
$4,617

2+ Acre Rural Getaway 20 Minutes South of Barstow
  • Property # 7730
  • Size 2.50 Acres
  • County San Bernardino
  • State California
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This 2.5 acre parcel is located on a poor quality dirt road which runs diagonally through the property. You may need to get permission from the surrounding landowners to use this road, since it also runs through several other properties …

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Original Price $24,997
Foreclosed
$11,634

1+ Acre California Retreat Less than Five Miles from Lake Los Angeles
  • Property # 3491
  • Size 1.61 Acres
  • County Los Angeles
  • State California
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This property is located on Ave. K-8, less than 5 miles from Lake Los Angeles. This is part of the Antelope Valley, an area where numerous movies and TV series have been filed for decades. This is a high quality …

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Original Price $5,897
Foreclosed
$4,446

Flat land on the edge of Cabazon, half hour from Palm Springs
  • Property # 8349
  • Size 0.16 Acres
  • County Riverside
  • State California
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This property is on the edge of a nice neighborhood full of houses, although there is plenty of empty land around this property. There are large power lines across the street, and regular power lines along the street behind the …

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Original Price $12,697
Foreclosed
$8,256

Lot on Paved Road less than 2 miles from West shore of Salton Sea
  • Property # 6759
  • Size 0.22 Acres
  • County Imperial
  • State California
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This nearly Quarter acre property is in a great location. It’s located on Desert Drive, a paved road in the north part of Salton City with a number of other houses in the area. You are commuting (or vacation) distance …

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Original Price $5,697
Foreclosed
$3,156

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 $22,997
Foreclosed
$17,682

Ten big acres near California City with access 200 feet away
  • Property # 7071
  • Size 10.0 Acres
  • County Kern
  • State California
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This large 10 acre parcel is midway between California City and Randsburg. The Red Rock Canyon and El Paso Mountains Wilderness are a short distance to the northwest. The starry night skies are beautiful here, so it is great country …

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Original Price $11,497
Foreclosed
$7,835

Parcel of Land in Salton City
  • Property # 7432
  • Size 0.226 Acres
  • County Imperial
  • State California
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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. The resort getaway …

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Original Price $24,897
Foreclosed
$12,782

2.5 Acre California Recreational Land About 660 feet from closest road
  • Property # 3602
  • Size 2.65 Acres
  • County Los Angeles
  • State California
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This is an Agricultural zoned property which is probably best used for recreation at the moment since it is about 665 feet from the closest existing road. Once the road is put in, you will have many more options. Right …

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Original Price $28,997
Foreclosed
$15,770

Private Rural Escape Near Lockhart
  • Property # 6249
  • Size 20.00 Acres
  • County San Bernardino
  • State California
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A large 20 acre property set in a private location a little over half an hour from the small farming town of Lockhart. The road to this property is not well maintained. You will have plenty of privacy out here …

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