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Rolling Hills Ranch
Rolling Hills Ranch is a beautiful 217+/- acre ranch offering the owner a turnkey recreational ranch in a very desirable area of East Texas, surrounded by large ranches. The property has incredible rolling terrain, a live creek, stock tank, a productive scenic lake, large oak trees, planted pines and a multitude of recreational opportunities.
Location: Rolling Hills Ranch is conveniently located approximately 5 miles north of Hallsville, Texas, 11 miles northeast of Longview, Texas, and 150 miles east of Dallas, Texas with access provided by Sam Hall Road.
Improvements: Overlooking the 10+ acre lake is a well-finished shop/house with all of the modern amenities. The house is graced with 5,000 SF of living space, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and provides the new owner with a great opportunity for a primary residence or weekend home.As you enter the home you're greeted with tile flooring, granite countertops, GE appliances and a wood burning stove in the open kitchen/family room. The oversized bedrooms each have their own bath and walk in closets. The master bedroom and bath boast tremendous space with a large walk-in shower, jacuzzi tub, and a huge double walk-in closet. Upstairs hosts a sprawling game room, two guest bedrooms and a full bathroom. The shop's 1,400 SF is outfitted with convenient electrical outlets, water, 3 electric rollup doors, and a bathroom of its own. Outside the shop, you'll find a concrete RV space complete with water, electricity, and septic. One main storage barn is currently being used to store feed and supplies, and a set of working pens compliments the livestock management aspects of the ranch. The interior fencing is in good condition and setup well for moving livestock across the property.
Trees, grass, forbs: The ranch's fertile, sandy loam soils foster Coastal Bermuda as well as desirable native grasses which are beneficial for both livestock and wildlife. Tree cover consists of a variety of oaks, river birch, sycamore, elm, hickory, dogwood and both native and planted pine. Much of the planted pine is ready to be thinned and provides the new owner with immediate income producing acreage. Native forbs and browse are also plentiful and provide abundant habitat for wildlife.
Water: The property's water features provide ample water for wildlife and livestock as well as an abundance of recreational opportunities. They include a stock pond, a 10+/- Acre spring fed lake, a live creek along with several wet weather creeks and drainages.
Topography: Rolling to flat upland terrain with over 120 feet of elevation change provide a scenic view of the countryside within the interior of the ranch, while maintaining privacy from the surrounding properties.
Wildlife and fisheries: The ranch boasts an abundance of deer and waterfowl as well as other wildlife species for recreational enjoyment. Several nice bucks have been taken on the property over the years with sound deer management as a top priority allowing bucks to grow to 4 1/2 years old and beyond. Food plots can be found across the property as well as several feeders and mineral blocks to supplement their native food sources. Excellent fishing opportunities abound in a scenic lake centrally located on the property. The lake is stocked with F 1 Florida Bass, which is a cross between a pure Northern Bass and a pure Florida Bass. This species tends to be an aggressive, but much more cooperative fish and are found to be very opportunistic when it comes to feeding. These F1 Bass can also tolerate a much colder climate than their purebred Florida counterparts and are found to be a great fit in this part of Texas. Along with the bass are found an array of panfish including Copper-nose Bream as well as catfish.
Livestock production: This ranch will support approximately 20 AU's and possibly more depending on range quality and care. As this isn't your typical cattle producing property, it will support a small number and the interior fencing has been designed to rotate the livestock across the majority of the property always having access to fresh water.
Minerals: No minerals convey.
Easements: There is one easement for an electric highline.
Utilities: Electricity is provided by Upshur Rural Electric and water by Gum Springs Water Supply. The ranch is located in the heart of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer offering an opportunity for a deep water well if so desired.
Property Taxes: The majority ofRolling Hills Ranchcurrently carries an Agriculture Exemption. Ask Broker for details.
Schools: Hallsville Independent School District
Price: $1,149,000 ($5,270/acre)