Blue Ranch is a breathtaking property ideal for a family hunting / grazing ranch and/or investment as a potential future development 45 minutes from Austin. This amazing 1,150 acre ranch consists of rolling coastal fields, fertile alluvial bottoms with exceptional hardwood forests along with superior elevation perfect for viewing central Texas sunsets. There are 2 creeks running through the ranch, one of which is the live Middle Yegua Creek. This creek runs through the ranch for two miles. There are large grassy meadows consisting of native grasses such as little bluestem, hooded windmill and many others along with spectacular seasonal wildflowers. The perimeters of the meadows are surrounded with hardwood forests that are loaded with massive oak, elm and hundreds of mature pecans. It is the forests and water of East Texas, the bucolic rolling hills of Central Texas and the vistas of the Hill Country all in one water rich ranch.
The ranch is located on FM 696E approximately 15 miles east of Hwy 290 east between Blue and Lexington. From central Austin the ranch is 49 miles, College Station 60 miles and Houston 134 miles. Elgin is 16 miles and consists of many restaurants, grocery stores and major retailers which includes the fabled Southside Market and BBQ and Myers Smokehouse. Even closer is Snow’s BBQ in Lexington (Texas Monthly’s top rated BBQ restaurant several years running).
This large central Texas ranch has a wonderful diversity of terrain. Portions of the property are classic bottomland along Yegua Creek including huge oaks and pecans towering over rich alluvial soils with mixed pasture and heavier brush. The other portion of the ranch has significant relief as the property climbs above the creek bottom. Oaks, cedars and elms dominate this portion of the ranch which has sandy soils and beautiful vistas overlooking the countryside. Whitetail deer, hogs, turkey, dove and duck along with the local predators can be seen throughout this ranch. The Blue Ranch is an ideal property for the avid hunter, outdoorsman or conservationist looking for an outdoor paradise!
The ranch is completely fenced with a beautiful new cedar post six wire perimeter fence and a new front cedar on CR 696. The landowners have brought in material and built an excellent road system throughout the ranch. There are complete perimeter roads along with numerous interior roads throughout the wooded areas and meadows. Selective clearing has been done throughout the ranch to create a great mix of open prairie and forests.
According to experts in the field, this is the ultimate water property. The Middle Yegua and Two Mile Branch creeks run through the property. The Middle Yegua is a perennial creek with catfish, perch and bass and hosts plenty of ducks. There is one nice small pond on the property and several areas that would be excellent locations to put in huge lakes. There are two artesian wells on the property and several traditional water wells towards the front of the property. This property lies over the Carrizo-Wilcox complex of aquifers, including the massively prolific and rechargeable Simsboro Aquifer. The groundwater on this ranch is inexhaustible and from a variety of aquifers. Whether it be for export, commercial use, agriculture, a golf course, or just wildlife and keeping large lakes full, it is uniquely valuable.
This property has good road frontage on hwy 696 and several access points to county roads. Next door is a development of over 2,000 acres of mostly 15 to 30 acre home tracts with very nice homes on it. With the completion of the toll road, the drive from the front gate to the State Capitol can be legally made in 45 minutes. There is certainly no property this size within an hour of Austin with the incredible variety of terrain and assets.
The owners will convey executive rights and some of the minerals with the sale.
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