Indian Hills Ranch
Price: $6,400,170 ($3500 price per acre)
Size: 1,828+/- Acres
County: Brown County , Texas
Location: Located approximately 12 miles northwest of Comanche, Texas, 2.5 hours southwest of Dallas, 2 hours southwest of Fort Worth, and 1.25 hours southeast of Abilene. Property is located near the Brown County line between the smaller towns of May, Sidney, and Blanket not too far northeast of Lake Brownwood. Physical Address: 1350 CR 175, Sidney, TX 76474.
Access & Road Frontage: The main entrance is on County Road 175 with approximately 4000’ of all-weather caliche road frontage. A high game fence along CR 175 gives the ranch more privacy and security with mature live oaks on either side of the property’s entrance. There is an additional 3250’ of County Road 177 frontage with an entrance to the northwestern portion of the property. A third access point can be found at a 90 degree turn on County Road 175.
Terrain: The Hog Mountain Range, is a large expanse of mountainous country found in eastern Brown County and extends east into Comanche County in only one location, Indian Hills Ranch. The leg of this mountain range that protrudes into the southwest portion of the property noticeably influences the landscape and has created 3 mountains which the owners have dubbed “rattlesnake mountain”, “long mountain”, and “star mountain”. Another lone mountain range is found on the north portion of the property and is covered in red oaks, live oaks, and shin oaks with very little cedar and a lot of flat ground on top for easy travel along the scenic ridgelines. These unique geologic features are marked by boulders, outcropping, overhangs, lookout points, and “Indian caves”. In the valley between these two impressive mountain systems lies Patridge Creek, a seasonal creek that meanders through the ranch for over 2 miles. The riparian areas that buffer this desirable water feature are heavily wooded and offer deeper soils allowing for several wildlife food plots. There is 357 feet of elevation change found on the property with a high elevation of 1937’ above sea level and a low elevation of 1580’
Tree Cover & Vegetation: Red oaks are incredibly abundant and mature live oaks are plentiful as well. There is a great mix of other trees including pecan, post oak, shin oak, elm, hackberry, cedar, mesquite, bumelia, redbud, blackhaw, persimmons, sumac, and cedar elm. Wildlife habitat is prime with 75% of the ranch being heavily to moderately wooded. Browse species include elbowbush, skunkbush, greenbrier, catclaw mimosa, agarita and wild plum.
Wildlife & Hunting: Whitetail Deer, Rio Grande turkey, feral hogs, varmint, dove, and ducks provide many hunting opportunities. Mountain lion tracks were recently seen as well. The ranch is in the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP)- Harvest Option. In conjunction with TPWD recommendations, owner’s management efforts have produced at least one buck scoring in the 170” B&C class. There is an equally impressive turkey population with several roosting locations along Patridge Creek. Blinds and feeders are found throughout the property with 5 protein feeders and 9 corn feeders. The buck: doe ratio is believed to be 1 buck: 3-4 does.
Pastureland & Cattle: 25% of the landscape is more open land productive for grazing cattle. All grasses are native and include little bluestem, sideoats grama, and other beneficial native grasses. The property is lightly grazed with no more than 35+/- head of cattle on the ranch. Pastures are well managed and never overgrazed. There are 4 pastures on the northern ½ of the ranch and 1 large pasture on the southern ½ of the ranch. Fencing is in excellent to fair condition and will turn cattle.
Cultivation: There are six (6) wildlife food plots being actively farmed. The food plots are not fenced and the size of plots ranges from 1.5 to 11+/- acres. Oats are typically planted in the fall to attract wildlife.
Water: Patridge Creek is the primary water feature and runs a majority of the year. There are also 2 deep stock tanks, 5 smaller stock tanks, 4 water wells, and a 20+/- acre potential lake site. One of the larger stock tanks is stocked with baitfish and catfish with Mediterranean blue water. The other larger tank was recently constructed and is another great source of water for wildlife and cattle.
Home: A ~2,880 SF 5 bedroom/2 bath two-story ranch house was built in the 1960s and is located in a perfect setting. The home easily sleeps 12 people, has a two-car garage, metal roof (5+/- years old) and is all electric. There is a wood burning fireplace in the living room and the HVAC was recently serviced. The home is very functional and in good condition. It also has a spacious yard surrounded by a pipe fence and mature trees.
Other Improvements: A metal ~1,800 SF 4-bay shop with rollup doors on a concrete slab is located just up the hill from the main house. Across from this building is a ~1,550 SF rustic barn/hangout area with a lot of character. Attached and behind this barn is a game cleaning station and walk-in cooler/ freezer. These improvements are not overdone and just right for post-hunt get togethers.
Road System: Roads provide superb access to all parts of the ranch. There is a main north road and south road with a network of interconnected pasture roads and trails that provide excellent travel throughout the property with 5 passable creek crossings. There are a couple places on the ranch where caliche can be utilized to repair and further improve roads when needed.
Neighbors: There are several large neighbors surrounding the property. The neighbor to the south is believed to be approximately 3800+/- acres with another neighbor on the west side of the property being 1700+/- acres. Indian Hills is an all low-fenced ranch with the exception of the County Road 175 frontage on the east entrance road.
Easements: There are no pipeline easements, roadway easements, major transmission lines or any other detrimental easements impacting the ranch. Some wind development can be found in Comanche County with wind turbines being approximately 4 miles to the south and having a very minimal impact.
Minerals: No oil & gas production or leases. Mineral interests vary on different parts of the ranch and all owned minerals will convey. Buyer is responsible for independent investigations to determine exact mineral ownership. Owner makes no warranties, guarantees, or representations regarding the minerals.
Utilities: Electrical utility service is provided by Comanche County Electric Cooperative. Water to the improvements is provided by a water well. Direct TV provides television service and wireless internet is provided by Hughes Net. Home is on a septic system.
History: Indian Hills Ranch is located in an area deep seeded in history. This area was home to a variety of native Americans dating back 10,000 years. In more recent times this was known as Comanche Indian territory. On Star Mountain there are some old carvings from the early 1900s on a scenic lookout point.
Personal Property: Some furnishings and equipment could be included or negotiated outside the sale of the real estate as part of a turn-key sale.
Taxes: Property is Agriculturally Exempt and property taxes are estimated to be approximately $9,200 for 2019.
Brokers: Brokers & agents representing Buyers must be present at all showings to participate in the real estate commission.
Comments: Indian Hills Ranch is one of the most scenic ranches you will find anywhere. It is an incredible recreational hunting property while having strong native pastureland for grazing cattle. All you hear on the ranch is nature; no highway noise or city lights. There are few ranches with all the unique attributes this high-quality property has to offer. This is a ranch you truly have to see to fully appreciate.
Price: $3500 per acre ($6,400,170)
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