There are many aspects of a horse property worth knowing about; fencing and cross-fencing, barns, roads, underground septic, drainage, identifying the boundary lines to name a few. Along with the house itself, the property becomes part of the due diligence search during your option period. Remember, in the state of Texas, buyers have the unequivocal right to refuse a property during the option period (forgoing whatever ‘option fee’ was negotiated on the offer contract).
Sierra La Rana properties for sale in Alpine, TX:
Ever been to Marfa, TX? If not, there's a great chance you've heard people ranting and raving about it. Marfa is an international art community with only 2,300 residents, but thousands of tourists travel there per year. 20 miles away from Marfa is Alpine, TX - home to the U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security, there's an FBI headquarters - needless to say, it's one of the safest places on earth. Not to mention absolutely beautiful. Our land and ranch listings in Sierra la Rana have pristine well-tested water, 5,000+ feet of elevation, 6 miles of gravel roads, underground water and electricity run to the front of each property, endless views, the community is gated and equipped with security cameras for entrances and exits, and the property is only 2 miles from downtown Alpine. These land and ranch listings are typically between 10 and 100 acres, suitable for horse enthusiasts, soon to be or current retirees, and individuals seeking a 2nd home.
Sierra la Rana is a working cattle ranch, meaning your property (excluding the 1 acre homestead you build your home on) is ag-exempt and you'll only pay 50 cents per acre in property taxes per year. This ranchette community is one of the darkest places on earth and is a certified International Dark Sky Community drawing astrology enthusiasts. The world famous McDonald Observatory can be seen from the community, it's the preeminent area to be for star gazing.
Out of the roughly 100 ranches we have listed for sale, 55 of them have been bought. About half of the ranchettes were purchased by buyers out of the Dallas Fort Worth region. With Alpine, TX being the law enforcement capital of the world - many of the other half of ranchettes were bought and are owned by defenders of the rule of law. This luxury gated community offers the security and comfort many families and retirees have come to expect.
Silverado on the Brazos:
This horse community is owned by renowned local businessman Jerry Durant. The Silverado on the Brazos ranch community offers world-class horse properties that people truly do come from all over the world to live. This is a full service and inclusive community of horse enthusiasts, boasting over 10 vets living on premises and over 100 vets within 10 miles. The gated community has a complete arena facility and is a long winding trail of high-end ranch properties. Horse enthusiasts living in the community offer boarding, training, grooming or any number of needs for your horses. Silverado on the Brazos is in between Granbury and Weatherford, both cities known for their horses. It’s about 10 minutes by car to Weatherford, 10 minutes to Granbury and 40 minutes to Will Rogers Coliseum just west of downtown Fort Worth. If you’re seeking to buy a horse property in the D/FW and you haven’t toured Silverado on the Brazos, your due diligence has been incomplete.