Location: 9B Ranch is located just 3 miles north of Gilmer, Texas on Antelope Rd. The ranch is also conveniently located only 19 miles from Longview, 32 miles from Tyler, and 125 miles east of Dallas.
Overview: 9B Ranch is a very diverse and productive 482+/- acre property located in a desirable area in central Upshur County. The property consists of large rolling hills, scattered mature timber, a spring-fed creek, an 18+ ac lake, several other small lakes and ponds, planted loblolly pine, and productive pastures. Surrounded by other rural properties and only 6 miles from Gilmer Municipal Airport, this property is nestled in a convenient, yet quiet part of Upshur County.
Improvements: 9B Ranch features a custom cabin tucked away amongst stately oak trees overlooking an incredible 18+ acre lake. Nearly 1,000' of white rocked road winds its way to the house, which has over 2,000 SF living, sleeps 4 comfortably, covered porches, and plenty of room for entertaining guests and family.
Along with the main cabin, there are the following improvements:
- 1,800 SF Shop with covered parking
- 1,600 SF living quarters in shop that sleeps 8 comfortably
- 2,540 SF Barn
- 3 gated entrances along Antelope Rd.
- 1 Gated entrance along Bear Rd.
- Ranch is fenced and cross-fenced
- Two water wells, one of which is currently in service
Trees, grass, forbs: This area of Upshur County boasts sandy loam soils which are productive for both hay production and prolific timber stands. This property features approximately 245+/- acres of improved and native pastures. The grasses are predominately common and coastal Bermuda as well as some Bahia and native grasses as well. The vast majority of the property's landscape drains well making access convenient from all entrances. The ranch also features ~58 acres of mature planted loblolly pine, which was planted in 2008 and has been thinned once since. An additional ~25 acres of loblolly pine was planted in 2017 and spaced generously (~45' wide rows) to encourage a mixed-use with grazing. Groves of large mature white oaks, pin oaks, and red oak trees can be found on scattered throughout the ranch. Other tree cover consists of black gum, sweetgum, river birch, hickory, elm, willow, and some pine. Found within the stands of mature timber scattered across the farm are native forbs and browse that is highly attractive to deer and other wildlife. Bald Cypress around the ponds and lakes, burr oaks, maples, red oaks, and fruit trees have been planted by the owners for added aesthetics and enjoyment.
Water: The centerpiece of the property is the spring-fed ~18.6 ac lake. The rest of the ranch is well-watered featuring ponds 2.84, 2.2, 0.80, 0.70 acres in size, a wetland that ranges from 3 to 5 acres in size as well as two small cattle tanks. This property is also located well within the Carrizo Wilcox aquifer and the Queen City aquifer making additional drinking/irrigation water very accessible from an additional well if so desired.
Topography: The highest point on the ranch can be found on the NE and W sides at 360'+ providing some incredible views, and eventually slopes down to just below 280' above sea level towards the south side of the ranch. The majority of the property is rolling to sloped terrain with a little bit of floodplain along the southern boundary.
Wildlife and fisheries: 9B Ranch is settled in a scenic, quiet part of the county where wildlife abounds. Deer, hogs, and doves can be seen regularly as well as waterfowl on the lake and wetlands. There are several areas across the ranch that are set up well for further development of food plots and hunting areas, especially on the southern and western portions of the property. The main lake is stocked with largemouth bass, crappie, coppernose bluegill, and various baitfish. The 2.8-ac pond is stocked similarly to the main lake. The 2.2-ac pond is stocked with catfish, bluegill, and crappie. The other ponds across the ranch are also stocked with bass and bluegill and have been supplemented with baitfish as well.
Easements: To our knowledge: Two easements for Mid-Coast Pipeline (nat. gas), one easement for XTO Energy, and two electric service lines cross the property as well.
Minerals: No minerals owned by Seller.
Utilities: URECC provides electricity and water is provided from the deep well located on the property.
Property Taxes: 9B Ranch carries an agricultural exemption. ~$2,800 in 2021.
Schools: Gilmer ISD
Price: 3,777,000.00 ($7,614.35/acre)
Stephen Schwartz - Agent
BROKER & 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.