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Rancho Espirito - Burleson County, Independence, TX


Location, location, location. When purchasing real estate, buyers are always looking for the best neighborhood. Rancho Espirito is the epitome of the old adage as it is located in one of the most sought-after areas around College Station. Multiple ranches on County Road 434 are well over 1,500 acres and have been owned by the same families for generations. This ranch is uniquely located on a ridge overlooking the Brazos river bottom with College Station lying just on the other side. College Station and Kyle Field are clearly visible from several locations throughout the ranch, including a perfect spot for a future home site.  With over 2 miles of paved road frontage it is also has the potential to be an investment vehicle that would provide for multiple smaller ranches in the future.


The ranch is located in Burleson county, only 22 miles from College Station and just over 90 miles from downtown Houston. The ranch has just under 2 miles of paved road frontage.


Rancho Espirito is located in the diverse Post Oak Savannah region of Texas, with huge post oak trees dominating the forest but also include live oaks, water oaks, juniper, elm and various other trees.  About 85% of the ranch is in thick timbers and heavy underbrush making for excellent wildlife habitat.  The ranch has excellent topography with over 100’ of elevation changes and includes several hilltops with breathtaking views of the Brazos River Valley and College Station. The ranch has unique features such as deep canyons that have been carved out of the hillsides making extremely interesting terrain.  The areas that have been cleared are thick with native grasses on sandy loam soils and the ranch is not grazed (the ranch is under Wildlife 1D1 exemption).  


The ranch has a nice barndominium that is perfect for a weekend retreat. A portion of the ranch is high fenced with the remainder of the property is perimeter fenced with five strand barb wire. Lakes and ponds have been added to the property and all are stocked with largemouth bass and copper nose bluegill.  Underground power has been placed at a perfect location to build a home with a water well nearby on the highest hill on the ranch to take advantage of the views of Kyle Field.  There is a nice set of cattle pens on the ranch.  


For the buyer looking to build large water features, this is the ranch. The ranch has 5 bodies of water ranging from over three acres to just under an acre. The terrain lends itself to further development of additional ponds and lakes. The neighbor across CR 434 has added nearly 30 ponds to their ranch.  There are 2 water wells located on the ranch with one at the current home and another located at a building site.


The ranch has an excellent White-tailed Deer population and of course has good hog hunting as well as good dove hunting coming from the agriculture fields just below ranch in the river bottom.  The place is also loaded with turkey as an added bonus.  With all the water resources, the duck hunting is great during the winter migration, and the lakes are all stocked with Large Mouth Bass and Copper-nose Bluegill and has an outstanding fishery.  


The current owners do not own any minerals.  The ranch does have designated drill sites that are located along the boundary to ensure that any new home built does not have to worry about future locations of well sites in the event it is drilled.  There is one old operating pad on the ranch but according to owners it is currently close to being plugged.

Rancho Espirito

Burleson County, Independence, TX

276 Acres

Property Sold
Jul 3rd, 2018
$2,194,200 (Asking Price)