LOCATION: This beautiful ranch is located about 6 miles NW of booming Boerne (box stores, restaurants, services, supplies) at the end of a Class 3 gravel county road, only 2 miles from Interstate Hwy. 10 at Nelson City. The area consists of a combination of ranchette-type subdivisions, and medium to larger recreational ranches. One can find all conveniences and most luxuries in Boerne, and there is a hospital with 24 hour ER.The site is located less than 30 miles from Bass Pro Shop on the north side of San Antonio (international airport, medical center, universities, world class shopping and food), and the enticing Hill Country towns of Kerrville and Fredericksburg are each about a 30 minute drive. Austin is about 1.5 hours east. The location is quiet and peaceful, yet very accessible to the rest of the world with enough proximity to development to allow for excellent future appreciation possibilities. For more info on Kendall County, go to www.co.kendall.tx.us/.ECOREGION: ACR is located in the ecoregion of the Balcones Canyonlands. The Balcones Canyonlands ecoregion forms the southeastern boundary of the Edwards Plateau. The Edwards Plateau was uplifted during the Miocene epoch at the Balcones Fault Zone, separating central Texas from the coastal plain. The Balcones Canyonlands are highly dissected through the erosion and solution of springs, streams, and rivers working both above and below ground; percolation through the porous limestone contributes to the recharge of the Edwards Aquifer. High gradient streams originating from springs in steep-sided canyons supply water for development on the Texas Blackland Prairies at the eastern base of the escarpment. The Balcones Canyonlands supports a number of endemic plants and has a higher representation of deciduous woodland than elsewhere on the Edwards Plateau, with escarpment black cherry, Texas mountain-laurel, madrone, Lacey oak, bigtooth maple, and Carolina basswood. Some relicts of eastern swamp communities, such as baldcypress, American sycamore, and black willow, occur along major streamcourses. It is likely that these trees have persisted as relics of moister, cooler climates following the Pleistocene glacial epoch. Toward the west, the vegetation changes gradually as the climate becomes more arid. Plateau live oak woodland is eventually restricted to north and east facing slopes and floodplains, and dry slopes are covered with open shrublands of juniper, sumac, sotol, acacia, honey mesquite, and ceniza. For more information, visit the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) at www.tpwd.texas.gov.WATER: This ranch contains the headwaters of Allen Creek, a spring-fed drainage that flows above ground in wet years. A stunning, 4 acre lake up to 28’ deep has been created in a setting of unequalled beauty and splendor. The backdrop of steep slopes and big hardwoods is reminiscent of a Rocky Mt. setting, and the blue water is visible from several high points on the ranch. There are several other smaller ponds, and the big one is stocked with bass and forage fish.A small cave spring flows from a mysterious grotto all of the time, and there are several other seeps that hold water much of the time.There are twowater wells on site, one with concrete reservoir, and Glenrose water is found at about 350’, and the Trinity (Cow Creek) is found at around 600’ in this area. For further information on area groundwater, please contact the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District at www.ccgcd.org/.LAND: Dramatic topography and scenery are hallmarks of this awesome offering, which flows down valleys from a peak of 1,875’, to a low point of 1,580’ where Allen Creek departs the ranch. Most of the valleys, and some of the “top country” have been tastefully cleared and planted in grasses, resulting in a manicured look that allows one to easily see the abundant quantity and quality of wildlife found here. This includes whitetail deer, axis deer, turkey and feral hogs. Waterfowl are often observed on the lake and ponds during the winter.Vegetation includes awesome heritage liveoaks, Lacey Oaks, Spanish oaks, cedar elm, cedar and walnut trees. Cover is regarded as “superior” for wildlife habitat and viewing, and a smooth road system allows for excellent penetration of most areas of the ranch. Agarita and persimmon are the primary shrubs, and a good mix of native and introduced grasses, weeds and flowers add to diversity.IMPROVEMENTS: Two rustic but clean cabins will sleep upwards of 12 total, and the compound is graced with a nice outdoor patio, fire pit and cooking areas, overlooking a nice large field at the mouth of the main valley. There are several small outbuildings as well.A superior interior road system has recently been installed, and perimeter fences are fair to good. SUMMARY: If you seek a medium sized, investment-grade recreational ranch with all the trimmings, about 30 minutes from north San Antonio, put ACR on your short list. The combination of secluded yet accessible location, spectacular scenery, top shelf lake and improvements with utility result in a unique and rare offering for the discriminating Hill Country buyer. Thanks for your consideration, and we welcome your inquiries and interest.FINANCIAL/TITLE: Listing price is $9,505/acre, sellers will provide current survey and basic title insurance. The property is located in the prized Boerne ISD, and 2014 wildife-exempt taxes were $649. The information contained herein has been diligently assembled and is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Broker or Seller, express or implied, and is subject to change, prior sale, errors and/or omissions and withdrawal from market. Buyers must verify accuracy of representations on their own, as well as investigate potentially pertinent natural attributes, laws and regulations, and draw their own conclusions regarding the usefulness and value of the property for a given purpose. Viewing appointments scheduled with LANDTX staff only. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – DO NOT TRESPASS.Buyer’s brokers must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of LANDTX, David E. Culver, broker.
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