Jeremy Lacy


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jeremy joined Anders Ranch Realty to further expand the firm’s geographic scope and coverage.  Jeremy’s professional experience in commercial real estate valuation & finance and his background in wildlife ecology, range management, and forestry, further enhance Anders Ranch Realty’s core competence and focus on larger-scale ranch properties.

Prior to joining the Anders team, Jeremy was with Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Group within their valuation practice from 2003 to 2006 based in Houston.  In 2005, Jeremy began to take an active role in further developing C&W’s valuation and consulting platform in Mexico & Latin America and in mid-2006, he relocated to C&W’s Monterrey, Mexico office on a full-time basis.  Jeremy completed a Master of Science degree in finance at Texas A&M University and the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo, Norway where he was a Mitsui USA scholar.

While with C&W, Jeremy’s expertise focused on providing practical, timely valuation solutions, development consultation, and detailed market analysis for C&W’s institutional-oriented, global clientele. Working extensively throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America, his work centered on investment-grade, income producing properties in the industrial and retail sectors. As a member of C&W’s Residential Development Group and Golf Group specialty practices, Jeremy also focused on resort master planned communities and other large-scale residential developments.

Prior to returning to graduate school, Jeremy utilized his background in wildlife ecology and natural resource management as an independent Land Agent.  Notable projects include procuring right-of-way for Anadarko Petroleum and serving as a project-based consultant for Smith & Smith Forest Management in the northeast and central regions of the state.  As an undergraduate at Texas A&M, he was a co-op student for three years with Wildlife Systems (San Angelo, TX), serving as a wildlife technician and hunting guide in West Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico.  Jeremy also served as an undergraduate research assistant for the multi-year Eastern Wild Turkey reintroduction project in the Post Oak Savannah ecological region of Texas, a joint effort of the Texas A&M department of Wildlife & Fisheries and Texas Parks & Wildlife.

EDUCATION

Texas A&M University / Norwegian School of Management

  • Master of Science, Finance, Minor in Accounting, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Wildlife Ecology, 1996

$355,000  •  34.51 acres
Overview, Location, & Access Hideaway Creek lies in the scenic terrain of northeastern Gillespie County. Charming Fredericksburg (great restaurants, music venues, shopping, hospital, supplies) is an easy 20-minute drive from the property. This tract is a 1-hour & 30-minute drive from both Austin and San Antonio. The property sits within Willow City Ranch, which is a gated subdivision with light restrictions (see details below). Hunting is allowed, the property is Ag-Exempt, and the HOA annual dues are approximately $280.00. Access to the property is provided by a well-maintained granite gravel road. Water Knott Branch Creek Knott Branch creek runs for approximately 1,600’ through the property. Although this is a seasonal creek, the neighboring landowner to the SW has constructed a 1.00 ac pond downstream which provides some evidence that pond construction on the property is viable. Water Well There is a capped water well on the property located near the entrance along WC Ranch Rd. The well was drilled in November of 1997 and has a yield of 10 GPM. Note, a water pipeline would need to be installed to run water to the main portion of the property or a new well could be drilled. There is adequate groundwater in the local area (see enclosed Groundwater Map). Land & Wildlife The tree cover on the property is outstanding with a mix of Post Oak, Cedar Elm, Mesquite, and scattered Live Oak. With deep, loamy soils throughout the property and a minuscule amount of rock, numerous natural openings would be ideal for the addition of seasonal food plots for the deer herd and other wildlife. White-tailed deer and Rio Grande turkey are abundant and Axis deer are known to pass through the property. If you are a bowhunter, it would be difficult to find a better small acreage tract that has the ingredient trees and soils to create your own personal hunting honey hole. The terrain on the property is slowly undulating and the elevation ranges from a low of 1,820’ along the southern portion of the tract to 1,860’ in the middle and northern portions. Power, Fencing, & Roads Power provided by Central Texas Electric Co-op (CTEC) has been extended along the eastern boundary of the property. There are no unsightly power lines running through the middle of the tract. There are no roads or trails through the property providing an opportunity for the new owner to create a trail system to their liking. The property is fenced along the western and northern boundaries and is in good condition. HOA Restrictions The full Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions, & Maintenance Agreements are contained within the listing packet. Highlights include: - No commercial or manufacturing activities, excepting most agricultural activities (no commercial livestock feedlot activities). - No mobile homes or modular homes. - Any residence constructed shall contain a minimum of 1,400 SqFt, exclusive of porches, carports, and garages. - Residences or other permanent structures must be at least 225’ from the centerline of the main access road and at least 150’ from property side boundaries. - Annual HOA dues are approximately $280.00 Property Taxes The subject property is Ag-Exempt, and the owner is currently a part of a grazing lease with other property owners within Willow City Ranch. Pro-rata income from the grazing lease has almost perfectly offset HOA dues and property taxes during their time of ownership. The 2019 Ag-Exempt property taxes were $40.97. Summary This property is an idyllic small acreage tract in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. With beautiful tree cover, deep loamy soils, and abundant wildlife, this is the kind of property that is optimally suited for a new owner to construct a cabin or house to enjoy the property as a weekend hunting retreat or a full-time residence.
$4,900,000  •  168.42 acres
OVERVIEW Rancho Mareeba is ruggedly handsome and lies in the scenic, rolling terrain of northern Blanco County in the Texas Hill Country. The crown jewels of this ranch are the commanding views of North Grape Creek and its continuous live water, privacy, an elegant estate home, and excellent location relative to Fredericksburg, Austin, and San Antonio. LOCATION & ACCESS Charming Fredericksburg, TX (great restaurants, music venues, wineries, shopping, hospital, grocery stores, full service 24/7 airport) is a scenic 30-minute drive from the front gate. Austin is a 1 hour 15 min drive via US-281 & US-290 and San Antonio is 1.5 hours away via US-281. The ranch sits in a convenient location between Fredericksburg and Johnson City. WATER North Grape Creek Featuring over 1,590' of both sides of North Grape Creek, typically one of the better perennial streams found in Blanco County. Cold clear water runs from beneath limestone ledges bordering a beautiful deep blue hole full of fish, which the owner says maintains its current depth even during dry hot summer months. Colorful cliffs soar around and above it, and the owners have constructed a zip line for the adventure minded thrill seekers. The North Grape Creek Sub-Watershed North Grape Creek rises one-mile east of TX-16 in central Gillespie County. Intermittent in its upper reaches, the stream follows an easterly course for 26 miles to its mouth on the Pedernales River, northwest of Johnson City in western Blanco County. Rising in the hills of the eastern Edwards Plateau and crossing into the Central Basin, North Grape Creek passes through an area of flat to rolling terrain surfaced by sandy to clayey loams that support grasses, scrub brush, and open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper. Water Well One water well, located near the house, was drilled in February 2009. The well was drilled to a depth of 485’, hitting water at 102’ with a yield of 35 GPM. LAND & WILDLIFE Rancho Mareeba exemplifies what a well-managed, diverse Texas Hill Country ranch should be. A 4.25-acre pasture sits on the west side of North Grape Creek with deep soils and is ideal for creating a wildlife food plot or for growing high-quality hay. The creek bottom is dotted with American Sycamore, Live Oak and Pecan trees. Native grasses, mixed brush, and Live Oaks cover the higher elevations of the property. The owners have carefully groomed areas around the ranch creating a private, park-like feel. The upper-section of the ranch is dominated by two impressive hills that provide beautiful views of the valley and water below. The elevation ranges from a low of 1,200 along the creek up to 1,380 at the north end of the property. Abundant wildlife includes: White-tailed deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hogs, and grey fox. If birding is your hobby, Rancho Mareeba will brighten your day with its many species. The riparian corridor ecosystem of the ranch provides habitat to many species of birds including owls, hawks, ducks, and dove. A heavy mix of native songbirds can also be found due to the distinct habit types on the ranch. Even with the vast landscapes of the Texas Hill Country, it is a challenge to find the ideal property that encompasses all of the criteria most often cited by buyers including convenient access, live flowing water, abundant wildlife, onsite sporting and recreation, private access, proximity to urban conveniences, topographic diversity and gorgeous scenery.   IMPROVEMENTS Architectural Description (written by Mark Canada-the architect) DESIGN PARAMETERS Situated on a sloping ridgeline facing west 60’ above Grape Creek on the owner's 168-acre ranch, the primary design intent of this ranch compound was to take advantage of the Hill Country views. This design goal was complicated by the desire at the same time to shield its views and visibility of the ranch house of its only neighbor. It was decided that the building program would be divided into 3 main elements: The Main Ranch House, the Bunk House and the Garage/Auto Loggia. The Bunk House would primarily be used during visits by the Owner's extended family. The 'U' shaped compound surrounds a landscaped courtyard that is further defined by a stone courtyard wall enclosing and protecting the 4,000 square foot deer-proof garden. GREEN/SUSTAINABLE FEATURES Rancho Mareeba employs Green/Sustainable features to reduce the carbon footprint and it is thought that the project will eventually become carbon neutral. The green/sustainable design and construction features include: 1) Passive Solar Energy Design Techniques 2) Comprehensive Thermal Insulation, Radiant Barrier and Low Air Infiltration Building Skin 3) Landscape and Irrigation planning for Wildlife Habitat status DESIGN SOLUTION The Main Ranch House comprises 3,663 square feet of air-conditioned space. It enjoys the dominant view of the 100-foot Grape Creek cliffs to the south, the creek and distant ranch pasture views to the west and the winding upstream Grape Creek view to the north. The 'styling' of the complex is Contemporary Texas Mediterranean. Characterized by a gently sloped roofline, Mexican terra cotta roof tiles, deep overhangs, ipe' exposed roof rafters and beams, locally harvested stone walls, stucco and steel railings. Rancho Mareeba nestles comfortably into its ridgeline. The Bunk House comprises about 1,926 square feet and contains a lounge, 3 bunkrooms and 3 baths. The 3 elements of the complex, {The Ranch House, The Bunk House and the Garage,} are separated by 2 Loggias. The Bunk Loggia is designed for outdoor living and features a fireplace, sloped wood ceiling and an outdoor shower. It has views of both the Garden Courtyard and the creek views to the north. The Auto Loggia serves as a carport and owner's entrance, as well as a second outdoor living area, also adjacent to the garden courtyard. The Creek Terrace is the primary and largest of the outdoor living areas besides the courtyard garden. It reaches in an arc towards Grape Creek and has a commanding 180-degree view of the ranch views below. There is a Summer Kitchen and outdoor dining area within the Creek Terrace. TEXAS HILL COUNTRY VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE Texas is blessed with a rich cultural architectural heritage. German, Czech, Spanish and early Texas pioneer influences can be seen in contemporary residential architectural design today. With the design of Rancho Mareeba, we relied primarily upon Spanish vernacular building styles along with incorporating passive solar energy techniques to give us a distinctive aesthetic. Texas limestone was harvested from the creek bed, as well as recycled from the necessary excavation, and reused as a veneer for the walls, pavement for the walkways and retaining walls. Harvested large limestone shelf rock was used as a work counter for the potting station in the garden and the outdoor Summer Kitchen at the Creek Terrace. THE GREAT ROOM Rancho Mareeba features one open space that contains the Living Area, Dining Area and Kitchen. This open plan concept allows all three spaces, arguably the primary spaces of the house, to all benefit from the spectacular views of the cliffs, pasture and creek. A stone and stucco 2-sided fireplace helps to divide the spaces and give each its own identity. The two sidewalls are built from the site's stone. The 3 arched glass windows are 12'-6" tall and are shaded by deep overhangs and a trellis, which extends 12' towards the west onto the Creek Terrace. The sloped ceilings are capped with a clerestory 24' above the floor. Cut limestone floors finish the space and give it an allure of rustic elegance. THE ARCHITECT'S ROLE It was thought, while designing and building this project, that the architect's input could not improve this beautiful property, only work with it and make it more hospitable on which to live. While taking inspiration from his forbearers, and employing ancient knowledge of the sun and wind, the architect hopes to gently nestle an aesthetic structure along the beautiful ridgeline from which its inhabitants can enjoy nature's God given views. Building with care and craft so that the results survive a hundred years may be the most green/sustainable feature that we as architects can employ. It is hoped that the Owner's great, great, great grandchildren will be enjoying the same ranch views, breezy loggias and interior perspectives through arched stone openings in 100 years that are being built today. A responsible stewardship of this land, by Owner, Architect and General Contractor through the use of green/sustainable building techniques, should guarantee use of this structure with minimal negative impact upon our environment. VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE Texas is blessed with a rich cultural architectural heritage. German, Czech, Spanish and early Texas pioneer influences can be seen in contemporary residential architectural design today. With the design of Rancho Mareeba, we relied primarily upon Spanish vernacular building styles along with incorporating passive solar energy techniques to give us a distinctive aesthetic. -Mark Canada FINANCIAL / TITLE RANCHO MAREEBA, as described herein (168.42 ac), is offered at $4,900,000 Cash or at Terms acceptable solely at the discretion of the Seller. The conditions of sale are as follows: 1. Offers to purchase or letters of intent must be in writing and accompanied by 1.00% of the purchase price to the escrow account at Guardian Title Co. of Blanco, TX. 2. All Prospective Buyers must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Seller, absolute financial capability to purchase the Ranch prior to scheduling an inspection of the Ranch. 3. The Seller will provide and pay for a standard owner’s title insurance policy. Title to the real property will be conveyed by a general or special warranty deed. 4. The Seller will provide a new survey. 5. Mineral rights which the Seller owns will be conveyed to the Buyer at Closing. 6. The 2019 ag-exempt property taxes were $21,731.23. This entire Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice and approval of purchase by the Seller. Information regarding land classifications and acreages are intended only as general guidelines and have been obtained from sources deemed reliable; however, accuracy is not warranted or guaranteed by the Seller or Anders Ranch Realty. Prospective Buyers should verify all information to their sole and complete satisfaction. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DO NOT TRESPASS. Buyers brokers/agents must be identified on first contact and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allocated full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at the sole discretion of Anders Ranch Realty.
$1,200,000  •  25 acres
LOCATION Mesa Valley Ranch is located along the west line of Mesa Rd., 12.1 miles southwest of charming Fredericksburg (great restaurants, music venues, shopping, hospital, supplies) and 15.5 miles northwest of Kerrville. The property sits 68.1 miles southwest of Horseshoe Bay, 76.1 miles northwest of San Antonio, and 89.3 miles west of Austin. LAND Mesa Valley Ranch is a picturesque, homestead-style property with about 9-ac of pasture and 16-ac of lightly wooded area with scattered mature Post oaks and other native tree varieties. The topography is slightly rolling with elevations ranging from 1,780’ to 1,840’±. The soils on the property are deep, silty clay and loam with virtually no rock (soil reports Texas A&M AgriLife Extension are available upon request). White-tailed deer and other native wildlife are abundant. The property is perimeter low fenced on the east, west, & south boundaries and high-fenced on the north boundary. All fences are in good condition. WATER The property is serviced by one (1) water well that yields 23 GPM and was drilled in 1994. There are two (2) ponds on the property, one near the northeast corner and one near the southwest corner. The northeast corner pond will fill up in times of heavy rainfall and does need to be re-sealed. The southwest corner pond is spring-fed and has the potential to be a sustainable, attractive water feature.   IMPROVEMENTS History Character, history, and uniqueness define this modern farmhouse style home. Originally constructed in the 1940s with an abundance of detailed woodwork representative of that era, the heart of this home was moved on-site in 1996 from San Antonio. In January 1997, master custom homebuilder Lynn Roy Ransleben began a multi-year project of adding on and modernizing the house, while maintaining the detailed craftsmanship of the original home. In this process, key elements of a different historic home built in 1896 by Karl F. Ransleben, were deconstructed and reclaimed for incorporation into this gorgeous modern farmhouse. From the 1896 home, reclaimed beadboard that had been meticulously taken down piece-by-piece was reconstructed on the lower portion of the walls & ceilings in the living room and kitchen. Lightly sanded to smooth nail holes but retaining the base layers of paint, this decorative and structurally sound beadboard carries forward the history and stories of Mr. Ransleben. Other key components from the 1896 home include: old growth long leaf pine flooring reconstructed in the living room, the front door made from long leaf red pine creating a classic, elegant front entrance; and reclaimed long leaf pine trim reconstructed in the kitchen. Key components of the original 1940s home were retained and include: wood floors in the study, middle bedroom, and connected bathroom; wood back door leading from the kitchen onto the back patio; reclaimed swinging door now used between the kitchen and utility room; double French doors with unique crystal door knobs and clamshell hinges for exterior access from the study; and waterfall siding on the exterior of the home. Modern components added include: new double paned, argon gas filled Marvin windows; two (2) new Trane HVAC systems, one for upstairs and one for downstairs (installed April 2019, 14 SEER); metal roof installed with large-diameter screws; well-lit crawl space in the attic and underneath the home; limestone exterior and cedar trim; and wiring for surround sound with Bose audio in the kitchen, front and back porches, and master bathroom. As it sits today, the house encompasses approximately 2,860 SqFt.   Living Room, Kitchen, & Dining Area The living room, kitchen, and dining area are arranged as an open floor plan. The living room features a wood burning stove and provides access to the wrap-around front porch via the front door or a side set of double French doors. The kitchen and dining area sit in the middle, with an attractive island that houses cabinetry and a full-sized sink separating the living room, kitchen, and dining area. Moving into the kitchen, the stovetop is also housed in a separate island. There is a spacious utility room attached to the kitchen that houses a full-sized washer/dryer set, chest deep freezer, utility sink, and a built-in ironing board. From the master bathroom, there is a laundry chute to feeds into the utility room. Bedrooms The home has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Downstairs, the primary bedroom features a full bathroom and the middle bedroom & study share and are connected by a full bathroom. Unique floor cubby-holes are found in the middle bedroom closet for additional storage. The upstairs master bedroom is spacious and features a cozy sitting area and a window seat. There is also a covered balcony connected to the sitting area that looks out over the panoramic countryside and is the perfect spot to enjoy amazing sunsets. The master bathroom is sizable with a large walk-in shower and detached clawfoot bathtub. A large walk-in closet is accessed from the bathroom. There is also an additional closet with keypad access off the sitting area and a separate cedar-lined closet off the stairs leading to the master bedroom. The attic space is accessed from this closet and provides additional storage. Landscaping The home features a beautiful, maintained lawn of St. Augustine grass dotted with a variety of mature trees that include Live oaks, Post oaks, Spanish oaks, black cherry, and Cedar elm. There are also scattered flowering bushes that include oleander, crepe myrtle, wisteria, and butterfly bush. On the west side of the house, the lawn is tiered with massive rocks brought in from western Gillespie County. The lawn, landscaping, and flower beds are watered via a twelve (12) zone irrigation system. Porches, Patio, & Sidewalks Spacious, covered wrap-around concrete porches, accented with stained cedar posts and railings, surround the front part of the house. Off the back door sits a shady patio with an outdoor shower and offset bench seats supported by trimmed cedar posts with custom steel bases. The offset bench seating was constructed as such to maximize patio space. Concrete sidewalks are found on all sides of the home and connect to the adjacent workshop. Workshop Adjacent to the main house, there is an 1,800 SqFt Quonset Hut-style metal workshop constructed in 1996. Sitting on a concrete pad, the main area of the workshop which is heated, provides ample room for tractor or other equipment storage. Inside and at the far end of the building, a bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom were constructed. The owners have historically utilized the bedroom as an office and the kitchen as a butcher shop and used both as living quarters during the construction of the main house. Other Improvements Off the back patio, the owner constructed a quaint smokehouse, which is currently being used as storage. There is also a rustic “car shed” that sits adjacent to the workshop. Roads & Entry The property is accessed via an attractive entry off Mesa Rd., which is a paved private road (easement) with an all-weather entry road leading to the main compound. There are no other improved roads on the interior of the property.
$860,000  •  40 acres
OVERVIEW Post Oak Ridge lies in the quiet, scenic terrain of central Gillespie County, 6.2 miles west northwest of Fredericksburg along the west side of Loudon Rd. The defining feature of this ranch is Live Oak Creek, which runs for 1,425’ or 0.27 miles west-east and forms the northern boundary of the property. True live water on a tract this size so close to Fredericksburg is indeed rare. The property is characterized by a series of rising tiers dotted with mature Post oak and Live oak, offering multiple, private building sites overlooking Live Oak Creek. There is an additional 37±-acres available that sits adjacent to this property to the north. LOCATION & ACCESS Charming Fredericksburg (great restaurants, music venues, shopping, hospital, supplies) is an easy 10-minute drive from the property. Central Austin is a 1-hour, 50-minute drive via US-290 and San Antonio is 1-hour, 30-minute drive via US-87 and I-10. The property has 1,050’ or 0.20 miles of frontage along the west line of Loudon Rd. WATER Live Oak Creek Live Oak Creek, which eventually flows into the Pedernales River, runs for approximately 1,425’ or 0.27 miles west-east and forms the northern boundary of the property. With live, clear flowing water and towering mature trees along the banks, this is a very unique offering in such close proximity to Fredericksburg. Windmill Water Well There is a windmill water well on the property that is currently not in service. According to the landowner, the well was on the ranch when the family purchased the land in 1970 and was historically a strong producing source of water. It is reasonable to assume that the galvanized windmill that sits over the well head could be serviced and the well could be brought back into production. Groundwater is strong in the area (see area well data map enclosed within this package). LAND & WILDLIFE The property is characterized by a series of undulating tiers rising up from Loudon Rd. providing many options for potential homesites. From any of these tiers, there are excellent views to the north overlooking the creek. Mature Post oak and Live oak trees dominate the landscape in a rolling, savannah-like setting. Along the west boundary, the landowner has left an 8±-ac buffer consisting of scattered Live oak, mature cedar, and other native tree varieties. This buffer is a preferred bedding area for the local herd of white-tailed deer and also serves as a sanctuary for other native wildlife. The elevation ranges from a low of 1,752’ along the creek to 1,826’ along the elevated tiers. The landowners are conservation-minded and have been excellent land stewards throughout their ownership. With only light grazing and hunting pressure, the property hosts robust numbers of White-tailed deer, Rio Grande turkey, and Mourning dove. Axis deer do travel through the property on occasion. IMPROVEMENTS Power, Ranch Roads, & Fencing Power provided by Central Texas Electric Co-op (CTEC) extends through the property near the west boundary. Access throughout the property is good and is provided by a series of typical ranch roads. The west boundary of the 40±-ac is low fenced and is in good condition. Big Bird Trail, a private road used for access to the neighboring 166-ac property, runs along the north side of the south boundary. The road is lightly used as the owner to that property is not a resident of the local area. SUMMARY Post Oak Ridge is a scenic, private live water property with outstanding views of the Texas Hill Country that has been impeccably managed. With its natural beauty, mature tree cover, varied topography, and nearby location relative to Fredericksburg, this property offers an authentic Hill Country land experience that anyone would enjoy. There is an additional 37±-acres available that sits adjacent to this property to the north.
$740,000  •  37 acres
OVERVIEW Live Oak Ridge lies in the quiet, scenic terrain of central Gillespie County, 6.2 miles west northwest of Fredericksburg along the west side of Loudon Rd. The defining feature of this ranch is Live Oak Creek, which runs for 1,425’ or 0.27 miles west-east and forms the southern boundary of the property. True live water on a tract this size so close to Fredericksburg is indeed rare. The property also features 11±-acres of open pasture, surrounded by elevated ground with scattered Live oaks that overlook the field and Live Oak Creek. There is an additional 40±-acres available that sits adjacent to this property to the south. LOCATION & ACCESS Charming Fredericksburg (great restaurants, music venues, shopping, hospital, supplies) is an easy 10-minute drive from the property. Central Austin is a 1-hour, 50-minute drive via US-290 and San Antonio is 1-hour, 30-minute drive via US-87 and I-10. The property has 2,075’ or 0.39 miles of frontage along the west line of Loudon Rd. WATER Live Oak Creek Live Oak Creek, which eventually flows into the Pedernales River, runs for approximately 1,425’ or 0.27 miles west-east and forms the southern boundary of the property. With live, clear flowing water and towering mature trees along the banks, this is a very unique offering in such close proximity to Fredericksburg. LAND & WILDLIFE This property features an 11±-ac open pasture, which is surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped ridge dotted with Live oak. With deeper soils, the pasture on this part of the property would be well-suited for horses, other livestock, or cultivation. Scenic views to the west and north are excellent. The elevation ranges from a low of 1,752’ along the creek to 1,815’ along the ridges. The landowners are conservation-minded and have been excellent land stewards throughout their ownership. With only light grazing and hunting pressure, the property hosts robust numbers of White-tailed deer, Rio Grande turkey, and Mourning dove. Axis deer do travel through the property on occasion. IMPROVEMENTS Power, Ranch Roads, & Fencing Power provided by Central Texas Electric Co-op (CTEC) has been extended into the property near the south boundary. Access throughout the property is good and is provided by a series of typical ranch roads. The west and north boundaries are low fenced and are in good condition. SUMMARY Live Oak Ridge is a scenic, private live water property with outstanding views of the Texas Hill Country that has been impeccably managed. With its natural beauty, mature tree cover, varied topography, and nearby location relative to Fredericksburg, this property offers an authentic Hill Country land experience that anyone would enjoy. There is an additional 40±-acres available that sits adjacent to this property to the south.
$1,600,000  •  77 acres
OVERVIEW Oak Ridge Ranch lies in the quiet, scenic terrain of central Gillespie County, 6.2 miles west northwest of Fredericksburg along the west side of Loudon Rd. The defining feature of this ranch is Live Oak Creek, which runs for 1,425’ or 0.27 miles west-east through the middle of the property. True live water on a tract this size so close to Fredericksburg is indeed rare. There are 40±-acres on the south side of the creek and 37±-acres on the north side. The land south of the creek is characterized by a series of tiers dotted with mature Post oak and Live oak, offering multiple, private building sites overlooking Live Oak Creek. On the north side of the creek, the property includes 11±-acres of open pasture, surrounded by elevated ground with scattered Live oaks that overlook the field and Live Oak Creek. The property is being offered whole or in divided parcels of 40±-acres (Tract 1) and 37±-acres (Tract 2). LOCATION & ACCESS Charming Fredericksburg (great restaurants, music venues, shopping, hospital, supplies) is an easy 10-minute drive from the property. Central Austin is a 1-hour, 50-minute drive via US-290 and San Antonio is 1-hour, 30-minute drive via US-87 and I-10. The property has 3,125’ or 0.59 miles of frontage along the west line of Loudon Rd. The 40±-acres on the south side of Live Oak Creek (Tract 1) has 1,050’ or 0.20 miles of frontage and the 37±-acres on the north side of Live Oak Creek (Tract 2) has 2,075’ or 0.39 miles of frontage. WATER Live Oak Creek Live Oak Creek, which eventually flows into the Pedernales River, runs for approximately 1,425’ or 0.27 miles west-east through the middle of the property. With live, clear flowing water and towering mature trees on both sides, this creek offers an opportunity to impound small or large pools of water in a picturesque, private setting. True live water in such close proximity to Fredericksburg makes this a very unique offering. Windmill Water Well There is a windmill water well on the property that is currently not in service. According to the landowner, the well was on the ranch when the family purchased the land in 1970 and was historically a strong producing source of water. It is reasonable to assume that the galvanized windmill that sits over the well head could be serviced and the well could be brought back into production. Groundwater is strong in the area (see area well data map enclosed within this package). LAND & WILDLIFE On the 40±-acres along the south side of Live Oak Creek, the land rises up into a series of undulating tiers from Loudon Rd. providing many options for potential homesites. From any of these tiers, there are excellent views to the north overlooking the creek. Mature Post oak and Live oak trees dominate the landscape in a rolling, savannah-like setting. Along the west boundary, the landowner has left an 8±-ac buffer consisting of scattered Live oak, mature cedar, and other native tree varieties. This buffer is a preferred bedding area for the local herd of white-tailed deer and also serves as a sanctuary for other native wildlife. The 37±-acres of land on the north side of Live Oak Creek features an 11±-ac open pasture, which is surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped ridge dotted with Live oak. With deeper soils, the pasture on this part of the property would be well-suited for horses, other livestock, or cultivation. Scenic views to the west and north are excellent. The elevation ranges from a low of 1,752’ along the creek to 1,826’on the south side and 1,815 on the north side. The landowners are conservation-minded and have been excellent land stewards throughout their ownership. With only light grazing and hunting pressure, the property hosts robust numbers of White-tailed deer, Rio Grande turkey, and Mourning dove. Axis deer do travel through the property on occasion. IMPROVEMENTS Power, Ranch Roads, & Fencing Power provided by Central Texas Electric Co-op (CTEC) extends through the 40±-acre portion of the property near the west boundary and extends across the creek into the 37±-ac section. Access throughout the property is good and is provided by a series of typical ranch roads. The west boundary of the 40±-ac is low fenced and is in good condition. The west and north boundaries of the 37±-ac are also low fenced and are in good condition. Big Bird Trail, a private road used for access to the neighboring 166-ac property, runs along the north side of the south boundary of the 40±-ac. The road is lightly used as the owner to that property is not a resident of the local area. SUMMARY Oak Ridge Ranch is a scenic, private live water property with outstanding views of the Texas Hill Country that has been impeccably managed. With its natural beauty, mature tree cover, varied topography, and nearby location relative to Fredericksburg, this property offers an authentic Hill Country land experience that anyone would enjoy. The property is being offered whole or in divided parcels of 40±-acres (Tract 1) and 37±-acres (Tract 2).
$2,492,505  •  134.73 acres
OVERVIEW Canyon Creek Ranch lies in the scenic, rolling terrain of central Gillespie County, 6.3 miles northwest of Fredericksburg along the west side of US-87. Lightly hunted and grazed over the past 26 years, this property exemplifies what a well-managed, diverse Texas Hill Country ranch should be. Abundant wildlife includes White-tailed deer, Axis deer, Sika deer, Rio Grande turkey, and Mourning dove. The crown jewel of this property is an unnamed creek with live flowing water and a hard, limestone bottom, running for approximately 3,160’ or 0.57 miles east-west through the southern section of the property, set in a beautiful wooded bottom. Canyon Creek Ranch is bounded on the north, west, and south by a 577-ac properly managed, conservation-oriented ranch. LOCATION & ACCESS Charming Fredericksburg (great restaurants, music venues, shopping, hospital, supplies) is an easy 10-minute drive from the property gate. Central Austin is a 1-hour, 50-minute drive via US-87 and US-290 and San Antonio is 1-hour, 30-minute drive via US-87 and I-10. The property has 4,025’ or 0.76 miles of frontage along the west line of US-87 with two (2) TxDOT permitted entrances. WATER Creeks An unnamed creek which eventually flows into Barons Creek, runs for approximately 3,160’ or 0.57 miles east-west through the southern section of the property. With live flowing water, a hard, limestone bottom, and towering cliffs along the south side, this creek offers an opportunity to impound small or large pools of water in a picturesque creek bottom setting, dotted with native Pecan, Live oak, Spanish oak, and a diverse variety of other native tree species. True live water in such close proximity to Fredericksburg makes this a very unique offering. There is also a seasonal, secondary drainage that flows north-south into the primary creek that runs for approximately 2,385’ or 0.45 miles. This drainage offers further opportunity to develop water for aesthetic beauty, wildlife, and/or livestock. Windmill Water Well There is an old water well on the property, but it has not been in service during the current ownership. There is a galvanized windmill that sits over the well head in average condition. Groundwater is strong in the area (see area well data map enclosed within this package) and it is reasonable that the well could be re-worked and brought back into production. LAND & WILDLIFE The habitat in the upper and middle portions of the property consists of an undulating Live Oak Savannah, interspersed with Blackjack Oak, Elm, Texas Persimmon, Shinnery oak, and numerous natural openings. From these areas of the ranch there are a multitude of potential homesites with tremendous views to the south and west. The topography stair-steps down to the south towards the creek with numerous Live oak covered shelves that overlook the creek bottom. With deeper soils, the open portions of these shelves are ideal spots for wildlife food plots. The gorgeous creek bottom which runs parallel the primary creek is a bowhunter’s dream, with many varieties of towering mature trees. The elevation ranges from a low of 1,930’ along the primary creek to 2,075’ at the northern end of the ranch. This conservation-minded landowner has only lightly hunted and grazed this property since purchasing it in 1993. As a result, the property hosts robust numbers of White-tailed deer, Axis deer, Sika deer, Rio Grande turkey, and Mourning dove. IMPROVEMENTS Power, Ranch Roads, & Fencing Power provided by Central Texas Electric Co-op (CTEC) extends across a portion of the property along the northern end of the tract. Access throughout the property is good and is provided by a series of typical ranch roads. The boundary along US-87 is low fenced and in good condition. The west and south boundaries are not presently fenced. There is also an old, rustic livestock shed with pens that adds to the character of the property. This area of Gillespie county has been affected by oak wilt and the landowner has pushed and piled many of the affected trees. Once burning is permitted by the county, the landowner will burn, smooth, and re-seed those areas. SUMMARY Canyon Creek Ranch is a scenic, well-managed ranch with an incredibly diverse ecosystem, an abundance of natural water, and outstanding views of the Texas Hill Country. With its natural beauty, varied topography, mix of habitat types, and nearby location relative to Fredericksburg, this property offers an authentic Hill Country land experience that anyone would enjoy.
$1,250,000  •  50.45 acres
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Shooting Star Ranch is a gorgeous acreage property located just north of Fredericksburg. Mature Post oaks are found throughout the property and a 14-ac improved pasture sits adjacent to the main compound. The main home is 2,700 SqFt with 3 BR/2.5 BA, great room, family room, spacious kitchen, and a large wood decked front porch. There is a detached 6-car garage with 5 open stalls on the back for equipment storage. There is also a 170-yr old cabin constructed of hand-hewn logs that was previously utilized as a B&B. In addition, there are 2 loafing sheds for horses and a detached pole barn. HOME FEATURES The main home is a 3-BR, 2.5 BA Limestone ranch home and has a metal roof, drive-through carport, and large wood decked front porch. The master bedroom has two walk-in closets, an attached screened-in porch, and is serviced by a separate hot water heater. The master and guest bathrooms were updated in 2019. The kitchen is an open concept with stainless appliances and a large granite island. The great room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams and a large stone fireplace. The guest house is a 170 yr-old cabin constructed of hand-hewn logs that was moved onto the property from Tennessee. The cabin has a cozy sitting room with a large stone fireplace, a kitchenette, and the bedroom loft will accommodate a California king-sized bed. The cabin was operated as a successful Bed & Breakfast for many years by the landowner and offers the opportunity to generate income. There is also a 1,560 SqFt 6-car garage detached from the main home on the property. LAND FEATURES This property features 14 acres of improved pasture that sits adjacent to the main compound that is separately fenced. With deep, sandy loam soils there are beautiful mature Post oaks and other native trees found throughout the ranch providing excellent shade cover. This property offers outstanding Hill Country views and there is an abundance of white-tailed deer and other native wildlife. HORSE FACILITY FEATURES The property is perimeter low fenced and in good condition. There are 3 existing water wells yielding 29 GPM (main well), 7 GPM (capped), and 2 GPM (windmill). There is also irrigation PVC pipe in-place that extends into the 14-ac improved pasture. Additionally, there is a 0.20 ac stock pond that can be supplemented by the windmill well. The ranch has 2 loafing sheds for horses with attached pens and a squeeze chute for working livestock. There is also a detached shed that could be used for tack or hay storage. A 1,440 SqFt pole barn sits on the property and could be used for equipment storage or could be modified to accommodate numerous stalls.
Anders Ranch Realty

Jeremy Lacy
5431 US-290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Mobile: 830-225-0595
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