Yucca Estates and Cedar Hills

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Two of the oldest subdivisions in Bayfield are the Yucca Estates and Cedar Hills neighborhoods, which are my 5th rated communities. It is home to Bayfield middle and high schools. The elementary School is 7 minutes away. These communities are located north of Hwy 160 and south of Dove Ranch, my top rated community. If you are looking to get the most for your money, you should consider these neighborhoods or the downtown area. Homes in these areas sold in the $300,000 to $500,000 range during 2021/22, with an average price of $386,600, there is a section with modular and manufactured homes that sell in a lower range, those were not considered in my evaluation. Most homes were built between 1975 and 1995 and vary in style, size and condition.

Five reasons you’ll love living in the Cedar Hills/Yucca Estates area:

  • It’s near the Pine River and open space
  • It’s conveniently located in town
  • Homes are very affordable, some have views of the Pine River Valley
  • Bayfield middle and high schools are located in the community.
  • Friendly people and peaceful surroundings
Attributes Comments Rating 1-10
Quality of Roads All paved – community roads are in average condition 8
Distance to Downtown 7 minutes 7
Snow Levels Moderate to low 8
Yard / Lot Size Most homes are on normal residential lots, some homes are on large lots 6
Proximity to Schools Bayfield Middle School is in neighborhood. High school is 4 minutes away, Elementary School is 7 minutes away. 8
Proximity to neighbors About 90% of the lots are standard sized residential lots, the remaining 10% are on larger than normal lots 8
Road / Other Noise The area is quiet 9
Proximity to poorly maintained homes Some homes are well maintained, however most are marginally maintained. There is an adjacent area with poorly maintained manufactured homes. 3
Views Most homes do not have views, some homes have average views 2
Age of area homes Most were built from 1975 to 1995 4
Architectural Requirements None – This is a negative in this community because of the age of the homes 4
Value for Your Money You get the most home for your money in these subdivisions 9
Appreciation Potential Moderate – There will always be good demand from entry level buyers. 8
Area Landscaping Some homes have well maintained landscaping, most have average to poor. 2
Nearby Recreation Vallecito Lake is about 20 minutes away, along with hiking trails and public lands. Parks are about 6 minutes away. 3
Average Ratings 5.93