- Property Name:473 Acres Circle 7 Ranch
- Live Water:No
473 Acres CIRCLE 7 RANCH
Taylor County, Tuscola, Texas
Now for sale, the 473 +/- acre 'Circle 7 Ranch' is one of the most unique and incredible ranches in this area of Texas, and in many ways feels more like the Hill Country than the Big Country. The property is an ideal mix of topography, elevation changes, both hilltops and bottom land, with some of the best assorted tree cover weve ever seen. An abundance of live oaks, post oaks and red oaks, with some junipers mixed in, provide beauty and aesthetic value as well as great wildlife cover. This area is rapidly becoming a hot commodity, with Tuscola/Jim Ned ISD growing quickly along with its proximity to Abilene, and touring the ranch its hard to believe youre in the Abilene area. The owners have done an extraordinary job of working with the NRCS to selectively clear cedar and promote high quality native grasses, which have been planted and are flourishing. Whitetail, turkey, dove, quail, and pigs are thriving on the ranch and the diversity in habitat enables recreational pursuits of many kinds. The views are incredible and plentiful, long and grandiose, as multiple high hilltops enable you to see over the property and as far as Winters to the South. Property is in the sought-after Jim Ned School District, 35 minutes from the Abilene mall, shopping and just about anything else you would want, as well as about 40 min from Abilene Regional airport. 20 minutes to Tuscola (Jim Ned Schools) and 20 min to Winters.
Improvements: The owners built a spectacular 3 bed 2 bath log cabin on top of one of the high points, which faces South to catch summer breezes and has amazing views. The 32x12 great room has a 25-foot Douglas Fir cathedral ceiling and Douglas Fir ceiling joints as well as window and door bucks. Kitchen has brand-new appliances, including built-in gas stove/oven, dishwasher and farm sink with disposal and wrap around bar. Other features include Douglas Fir pergola in front and behind, tankless water heater, pecs water system with manifold, underground electricity and more. Additionally, there is a 25x32 metal barn with awning and its own electric well set at about 90 ft, as well as septic, electric and propane. The property has also been sought after as a wedding venue, and wedding hill has electric (200 amp box) as well as a good solar well. The actual ceremony site is made up of boulders strategically placed in an amphitheater fashion and provides a rugged, scenic, one-of-a-kind venue. There are multiple locations on the property that have access to electricity and water. Low perimeter fencing with cross fencing one side has high fence posts and could be finished out easily.
Terrain: The terrain is rolling with good tree cover provided by an abundance of live, red, post, and scrub oaks as well as cedar and elm trees. Owners have done an incredible job of clearing cedar while leaving an abundance of desirable tree cover and sanctuary areas for wildlife. Elevation changes are up to 130 feet and provide breathtaking views. Native grasses are prolific and even in the heat of the summer are knee high in most areas, which is resulting in outstanding quail habitat. Includes a 20-acre wheat field just plowed for Fall planting season.
Water: The property is well watered, with a nice stock tank and the potential for several more. There are 4 good water wells, two of which are solar, and the other three have electric submersibles. All of the wells are less than 250 feet deep, and one tested at 40gpm. One of the solar wells is set up to be able to pump into the stock tank. There are several draws that provide the opportunity for additional water features and test drilling showed some good clay. Numerous springs are rumored to have existed on the draws, before cedar moved into the area in the last half century but and the NRCS believes they will flow again with additional clearing.
Wildlife: Whitetail, Turkey, Dove, Quail, Ducks, Bobcats, and Pigs have all been harvested over the years, although the property has mostly only been hunted by the family during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and has not been leased out.
Access: The ranch has over 8900 ft of frontage on an all-weather private road, which provides great access with seclusion and privacy as well. Traffic is low and private road is typically only used by other land owners.
Minerals: None. Surface sale only. There is not current production or lease on the property.
Taxes: Ag Exempt
Broker Note: Sellers may consider dividing.
Location: Property is in the sought-after Jim Ned School District, 35 minutes from the Abilene mall, shopping and just about anything else you would want, as well as about 40 min from Abilene Regional airport. 20 minutes to Tuscola (Jim Ned Schools) and 20 min to Winters.