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$1,067,545  •  92.83 acres
Located on ±92 acres in the heart of Texas' "other Hill Country," Davis Ranch offers country-size elbow room with easy access to small town charm and big city amenities. Davis Ranch, situated near the small community of Cistern in Fayette County and held in the same family for more than six decades, fronts Texas Highway 95. For those seeking small town charm, Smithville, the location for the now-classic movie "Hope Floats" is just about 13 miles away. History lovers will be smitten by nearby Gonzales, the birthplace of the "Come and Take It Flag" during the War for Texas Independence from Mexico. Lockhart, officially known as "the Barbecue Capital of Texas" is close enough that you can't even work up a good appetite on the ride over. If a dose of big city lights is in order, Austin (± 60 miles), San Antonio (±90 miles) or Houston (±120 miles) is—by Texas standards—just a quick drive away. Majestic live oaks stand sentinel over the ranch's front section where the native brush has been selectively cleared to encourage native grass to grow. The remainder of the ranch boasts untouched wildlife habitat, including scattered post oaks and mesquites that can be sculpted to meet the new owners' vision. The elevation starts low and gradually rises, creating an ideal home site with an enviable view. Electricity and other utilities are readily accessible. According to the sellers, they own 100 percent of the mineral interest; they will convey a percentage of the mineral interest, subject to negotiation. A pond, at the front and another at the back, provide water for livestock and wildlife. Neither pond, in the family's collective memory, has ever gone completely dry. Several years ago, the ponds were cleaned and deepened. Now they are primed for stocking with bass, catfish, perch or other species that will add an angling option to the land's outdoor recreational opportunities. While the ranch has been used primarily for livestock, white-tailed deer and feral hogs call Davis Ranch home. Although the ranch hasn't been formally managed for wildlife, a family friend harvested a large 11-point buck in 2020. The traditional barbed wire fences are in good condition. A vintage, but non-functional windmill serves as reminder of an earlier, simpler time. For those looking for elbow room and accessibility, Davis Ranch offers a blank canvas of opportunity. To see the potential of Davis Ranch for yourself, contact Conner W. Hood, with Hood Real Estate Inc. at (830) 928-2317. Listed at $11,500/acre.