One of a kind ranch for sale in Blanco County, Texas
Live water ranch for sale near Austin
An incredible opportunity to buy a one of a kind Texas Hill Country live water ranch centrally located close to Austin, Fredericksburg, San Antonio, and Marble Falls, within minutes to the intersection of Hwy 281 and Hwy 290. Only 15 minutes to Dripping Springs!
Enjoy the diverse topography with terrific views and explore the spectacular 5,600 feet of highly sought-after spring-fed Miller Creek, one of the strongest creeks in the Hill Country. With two dams on the property, the crystal clear creek meanders through the ranch at varying water depths and provides unequaled opportunities for recreational water activities. It's unheard of to find that much creek frontage on 135 acres anywhere! View the centuries-old legacy oak trees and wildlife free roaming the ranch, including the white tail, axis, turkey, and small game, and it's also perfect for horses or grazing domestic animals with a 30-plus acre Tifton field.
Gateway to the Texas Hill Country wineries
Sit back and gaze at the views from nearly every room in the 5,700 square foot recently renovated home, or kick back in the awesome outdoor living area with an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and seating for dozens of friends and family to enjoy tremendous views overlooking the live water creek. There's also a huge masonry barn with stalls that includes an additional upstairs room. Access is easy, and it's a paved road all the way to the front door. This ranch can be a great primary residence with all the amenities or a recreational getaway for the family like none other. The ranch also has the wildlife ag exemption providing for low property taxes. If you are looking for the best, this ranch for sale in Texas has it all!
Size: Approximately 135 acres.
Location: Centrally located near the intersection of Hwy 281 and Hwy 290 West, and only 16 miles to Dripping Springs, 30 miles to the Hill Country Galleria in Austin, 30 miles to Oak Hill in Austin, 6 miles to Johnson City, 7 miles to Blanco, 40 miles to San Antonio, 30 miles to Marble Falls, 40 miles to San Marcos, and 35 miles to Fredericksburg. The ranch is secluded and very private, with hills that surround the ranch. The area nearby is known for the development of Hill Country wineries.
Topography: A diverse topography consisting of hills with great hilltop views along with large grassy coastal valleys with rich soil. The good soil in the valleys between the hills and their size is a rare find in the Hill Country. The entire ranch can be walked because the elevation grades are gradual.
Access: Access to the ranch is from Miller Creek Loop Road, a paved county road.
Surface Water: There is approximately 5,600 feet of one of the strongest creeks in the area. The crystal clear creek meanders through the ranch with several turns and various water depths and provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy canoeing and kayaking. There is a secondary creek fed by springs that feeds into the main creek.
Improvements: The main house is a two-story with approximately 5,700 square feet, and it has recently been remodeled with a new finish out and an added new master bedroom, bath and living area, and sitting area complete with a fireplace in the master. It has a walk-out balcony overlooking the main creek and waterfall. There are 1,400 feet in porches and balconies. There is a large 100% masonry barn and stalls with a built-in office or living space on the second floor. The ranch is fenced, and there is cross fencing on the valley pastures.
Trees: There is an abundant and diverse tree population on the ranch. There are several varieties of oak trees. Many larger live oaks appear to be 400-500 years old. There are also elms, sycamores, walnuts, and others.
Property Taxes: The ranch has the ag wildlife exemption, which provides low property taxes. The taxes on the land itself are nominal. The taxes on the improvements like the house are taxed at the value of the house plus the acre it rests on at the normal county rate. Low property taxes on ranch investments is one of the popular attractions to land because of the low carrying cost.
Wildlife: There are plenty of deer, both whitetail and axis, that roam the ranch. There are also large groups of turkeys and other small game and bird populations.
Uses: The ranch is a superb recreational ranch that can be utilized as a ranch for entertaining and outdoor fun. The live water provides numerous opportunities for water activities. The size and topography of the ranch provide a great place for using ATV's. If someone enjoys hunting, hiking, biking, or just enjoying the birds, animals, and nature, this ranch has it all. The ranch can produce income through various ranching activities and farming activities as well. Those activities, if selected, can be handled by an outside rancher or farmer, or the ranch can be operated under a wildlife exemption to be used and kept in more of a natural habitat for existing wildlife.
Sales Price: The current owner has owned the ranch for quite a long time and has enjoyed it immensely. It's a difficult decision for the owner to sell the ranch, but they have made the decision to entertain an offer. This is a one-of-a-kind, very private ranch with more live water per acre than any other ranch on the market. Come explore the possibilities of this ranch, and you'll agree that you've never seen anything as beautiful as this very unique property.
More Info: For more information about this property and many other waterfront properties for sale in Texas, please call us at 210-422-1489.