8701 W. Hwy 29
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Ranch, Acreage, Recreational Land, Hunting Land, Cattle Ranch
In the heart of the Texas Hill Country, along the edge of the Highland Lakes sits the magnificent Reed Ranch. The beauty of this area has captured the hearts of all who have passed through it. Straddling the Llano Uplift, the ranch provides vantage points for unmatched, panoramic views of the Colorado River Valley. This ranch traverses from lush creek bottom land to spectacular granite hilltops. For the past 60 years, the Reed Family and it’s estate, have been diligent stewards of this 2,381.68 acre ranch.
Water: The City of Burnet main water supply line traverses the property and houses a lift station. This supply line also provides water to the ranch. Spring Creek meanders through the property. With limestone bottoms and scenic bluffs, the creek drains into Inks Lake. In addition, there are two unnamed creeks and multiple drainages throughout the ranch are seeping and running water as a result of continued cedar clearing and improving weather patterns. The ranch gets an average of 28”-30” of rain per year.
Utilities: Pedernales Electric Coop. Private Septic systems. City of Burnet municipal water.
Wildlife: This ranch has an abundance of native wildlife and up to the 2017 season, had been leased to hunters. Large trees throughout allow for turkey roosting sites. Wildlife includes whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, dove and varmints, and Aoudad.
Easements: Details on easements found on the property are contained in the Schedule B. of the Title Commitment, and can be viewed at the link below.
Topography: This property has tremendous elevation changes, with heights ranging from 900 feet in the west to 1,352 feet in the east. The property has a variety of lush creek bottoms and rugged granite hilltops with outstanding views. Spring Creek offers prime arrowhead hunting, and interesting mineral rocks are commonly found throughout the property.
Vegetation: This ranch has and abundance of trees throughout, including Post Oak, Live Oak, Pecan, Black Cherry, Cedar Elm, Hackberry, Sycamore, Spanish Oak, Walnut, and Mesquite. Good native grasses and brush give wildlife excellent cover. Consistent with this part of the state, the ranch also has cedar, algerita, prickly pear, persimmon and much more.
Minerals: Minerals are negotiable, seller believes that the mineral estate is intact. No production and no leasing present.
Soils: The soils on the ranch consist of mostly Keese - Rock association, a gravely clay based soil, including associations of Eckrant, Voca and Hensley. The gently sloping hills feature these thin soils over hard layers of resistant granite, the underlying layers of which are often exposed to form escarpments that produce the scenic topography typical for the area.
Taxes: $14,072. (2017) The ranch is taxed with an agricultural 1-D-1 valuation.
Location: This property is located 6 miles west of Burnet. Burnet is the County Seat, and features many excellent restaurants, shopping, hotels, and the Seton Medical Center. Burnet also has a municipal airport with a paved 4,200-foot runway with instrument approaches, fuel farm and an FBO. The ranch is also just 60 miles northwest of Austin, 90 miles north of San Antonio and 12 miles east of Llano. This property fronts both State Hwy. 29 and Inks Lake State Park.
Range and Carrying Capacity: The Reed Ranch is located on the Western edge of the Edwards Plateau and Eastern occurrence of the Llano Uplift. It has consistently been a very productive ranch with mostly native grassland species of gramma grasses, curly mesquite, and thick big bluestem. Per the county ag extension agent, average carrying capacity county wide is one animal unit per 14 acres on native pasture.
Improvements: Only significant improvements are an equipment barn and livestock working pens.
Price: $6,300. per acre, or $15,000,000. Seller will provide their existing survey (dated 2017). Highland Lakes Tile Company has completed a title commitment for the ranch and will provide the owners title policy. The law offices of Hutto and Lucksinger, will act as the closing agent. Contact Texas Ranch Brokers LLC for seller’s contract form and conditions.
NOTE: Per new survey shows 2381.68 Appraisal District showing 2357.23.
All properties are shown by appointment with Texas Ranch Brokers LLC. Buyer's Broker(s) must be identified on first contact and must accompany client or customer on first showing to participate in compensation.
Texas Ranch Brokers LLC
313 South Main St
Burnet, Texas, 78611.