Bordered by 4,500 acres of national forest, Canyon Rim Ranch features 39 home sites on 2,700 acres including portions of the Black Hills’ most scenic and historic canyon. The views of undisturbed wilderness range from canyon overlooks to pristine forest to mountain meadows and wide-open spaces.

CANYON RIM RANCH: VITALS

Best For: Most room to roam, most diverse wildlife population and mildest climate

Acreage: Shared ownership of 2,400-acre private preserve bordered by 4,500-acre national forest

Building Envelope: 5-20 acres

Amenities: No-cost home design, community center with lounge, community horse stalls, Founders’ Cabin picnic shelter, wildlife pond, community roads and sightline preservation

Utilities: Underground electric, phone and rural water

HOA dues: $95/month with annual inflation cap; pays community expenses and property taxes

Pricing: As low as $73,100

CC&Rs: By Red Canyon Company to preserve the land, tranquility and architectural aesthetics