Hall Ranch - Guadalupe County, Luling, TX

A beautiful 225± acre tract of historical property that runs from the spring fed San Marcos River, on its northern border, to an access corridor, adjacent to I-10, to the south. The property is located approximately 1.2 miles from the center of Luling, Texas, and is situated in an explosive growth corridor, easily accessible from San Antonio (45 miles), Austin (50 miles) and Houston (145 miles). The property, both historically and presently, is a working cattle ranch, owned by the same family for more than 150 years.

Topography, Rangeland & Habitat

The topography has a wonderful roll to it, going from a high point of 420ft down to 350ft, near the river. The crown jewel of the Hall Ranch is the 1200+/- ft of San Marcos River frontage. This unspoiled spring-fed river is perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking/canoeing or simply a family picnic, under the canopy of towering trees lining the river.

The rangeland has been strategically cleared with nice open areas spotted with mesquite, oak and pecan trees. Along the creeks and riverbeds, there are dense woods with towering elms, oaks, cottonwoods and abundant pecan trees. There are roughly 100 acres of floodplain on the ranch, providing rich soils for improved grasses and productive crops. Two separate fields have been planted in Tifton-85 bermudagrass. The smaller, upper 16-acre tract, is utilized for grazing, with the lower 23-acre tract producing 50-100 round bales of hay, yearly. The soils throughout the property range from sandy clay to fine sandy loam, providing excellent conditions for native and improved grasses, along with other crops.

The habitat consists of a strategic mix of open areas and dense woods, creating excellent conditions for wildlife which include turkey, deer, hog and dove. The dove hunting is very good, deer are plentiful, and healthy numbers of turkey are consistently seen.


Electricity is available at the three-sided metal barn (approx. 1,100 sq/ft), and also services the Wilcox Well. Perimeter fencing is fair and there is some cross fencing.


In addition to the River frontage, three wet-weather creeks traverse the property, with one containing a nice pool created by a neighbors crossing. These creeks provide natural corridors for game to travel and are excellent areas to hunt and explore in the hardwoods surrounding them.


Owners believe 100% of the Mineral Estate is in-tact and owned. Any mineral interest conveyed is subject to a separate negotiated price.

Area History

The current owners are the great, great, granddaughters of John Socrates Darling, a noted frontiersman, who fought at the Battles of Bexar and San Jacinto, was a Capitan in the Texas Rangers and the sheriff of Bastrop County.

Luling Economic Outlook

As noted, this area is experiencing incredible growth as reported in a recent Austin Business Journal article, “Leaders in Luling can’t think little any longer”. That’s because the city of roughly 5,500 is in an area primed for development in a fast-growing region between Austin and San Antonio. It’s in a transportation corridor that’s adjacent to highways with direct routes to both airports and shipping ports. Most importantly it has land, partnerships with surrounding economic development groups, and a pro-growth mindset among public officials.

Investment Opportunity

This property is an excellent investment for those hoping to shelter funds against future inflation, while at the same time enjoying the use and benefits of this unique property, as its value appreciates with the expected growth and development of the surrounding area.


The property is co-listed with Michael E. Grimes. Mr. Grimes is a licensed Texas Attorney and Broker (Broker #199094), and the husband of an owner.

Hall Ranch

Guadalupe County, Luling, TX

225± Acres