$1,600,000 • 77 acres
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.
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.
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.
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).