Bret Polk

Bret Polk was raised on a working ranch along the Bosque River just North of Hico, Texas. He developed a passion for hunting, fishing, and the natural beauty of this part of Central Texas, at a young age. Something he shares with his wife and three children today. In 1999, Bret graduated from Tarleton State University with a B.S. in turfgrass management and was hired by Rough Creek Lodge and Resort as superintendent of resort grounds and a couple years later as assistant superintendent at Lake Fork’s acclaimed championship golf course, The Links at Land’s End. Each of these positions allowed him unique opportunities and invaluable experience working on property development and enhancement projects. With a growing family and intent of raising his children on the family ranch near Hico, he returned in 2002 where he went to work for a land surveying company. After six years working in the land surveying industry, Bret started his own firm in 2008. He has had the pleasure of assisting clients with their land acquisitions and sales surveying farm and ranch property throughout Central Texas, including Bosque, Hamilton, Erath, Comanche, Mills, Lampasas, Coryell, Hill, and Somervell counties. He currently owns and operates Polk Land Surveying, specializing in farm and ranch boundary and topographic surveys. He has also worked with numerous land owners on private lake construction projects and the NRCS on flood control structure rehabilitation projects. In 2012, Bret received his Texas Real Estate License and joined the Hortenstine Ranch Company team. Bret uses his vast knowledge from surveying, land management, and land development to assist clients who desire to sell or purchase ranches for sale in Texas, more specifically in the Central Texas area.
$1,776,500  •  323 acres
 A rare find in this area these days, Treaty Oaks Ranch is a great recreational property with tremendous development potential. The property is heavily wooded with excellent topography, big views, hills, valleys, seasonal creeks meandering through, abundant wildlife, prime wildlife habitat, Brazos River frontage, and close proximity to historic Granbury and Glen Rose. The area is home to great restaurants, shopping, numerous golf courses, community events, Lake Granbury, and Squaw Creek Reservoir. Some engineering and utilities are already in place for those interested in developing the land, and with three separate points of access found in the northeast, northwest, and southwest parts of the property, the ranch could easily be sub-divided.Location: The ranch is located in a desirable area 10+/- miles south of Granbury, Texas, along the banks of the Brazos River near the west entrance to Pecan Plantation. Approximately 1 hour southwest of Ft. Worth and 1-1/2 hours southwest of Dallas.Directions: From Ft. Worth take US-377 south to Granbury and the intersection of TX-144. Go south on TX-144 toward Glen Rose, for 5.2 miles to an intersection with the Mambrino Highway. Turn left and proceed 4.5 miles along the Mambrino Highway to the gated ranch entrance on the right. From Dallas take US-67 south to Glen Rose and the intersection of TX-144. Go north on TX-144 toward Granbury, for 8.4 miles to an intersection with the Mambrino Highway. Turn right and proceed 4.5 miles along the Mambrino Highway to the gated ranch entrance on the right.Terrain: Ranging in elevations from 620+/- feet along the bank of the Brazos River to 775+/- feetatop a plateau on the north portion of the property, Treaty Oaks provides approximately 155 feet of scenic rolling elevation change. Large live oaks are scattered throughout the ranch along with the "Treaty Oaks " a massive oak mott thought to have once been the site of a treaty signing between settlers and area Indian tribes. Additional tree cover consists of elm, red oak, cottonwood, hackberry, maple, mesquite, and cedar. Brush species such as cedar elm, redbud, bumelia, sumac, elbowbush, American beautyberry, and greenbriar provide seclusion and browse for wildlife.Wildlife & Hunting: A refuge for wildlife, Treaty Oaks is home to whitetail deer, turkey, hog, varmint, song birds, and more. The ranch hunts big and could easily accommodate 5-6 hunters with numerous ideal locations for establishing wildlife food plots and setting up additional blinds and feeders.Water: The property has approximately 1/10 of a mile of high banked Brazos River frontage along the southeast part of the ranch. Three seasonal creeks also meander through the ranch. The largest of these creeks is rock bottomed with high bluffs and is a significant waterway during wet conditions. There is also a nice 1.25+/- acre fishing pond. Underground water is generally easy to obtain in this area and the ranch has one existing water well in the southwest portion of the property.Easements: Multiple electric transmission line and pipeline easements cross the ranch.Minerals: There is production on the property with one operating well site. No minerals are being offered with the sale, however, the owner would consider providing a surface waiver on the remainder of the ranch.Rock Quarry: A small portion of the ranch was once utilized as a rock quarry and continues to have income potential.Electricity: United Cooperative Services provides electrical service to the ranch.School District: Granbury Independent School DistrictTaxes: Property is ag-exempt and annual property taxes are believed to be around $2,800 per year.Additional Acreage: An additional 42+/- acres could be made available and joins the Treaty Oaks Ranch if more acreage is desired.Contact:Bret Polk, Agent, 254-965-0349 mobileBroker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC

Bret Polk
10711 Preston Road, Suite 240
Dallas, TX 75230

Mobile: 254-965-0349
Office: 4692224076