Nelson Land & Cattle Ranch
- County: Jefferson
- Zip: 77720
- Type: Farms, Ranches
- City: Beaumont
- Price: $2,340,000
- Acres: 354
- State/Zip: Texas 77720
- Status: Available
This ranch is a great opportunity to enjoy the country today, with multiple avenues for appreciation possible upon disposition. Jefferson County is in growth mode, driven by expansion in the petrochemical industry. Located minutes from new residential, retail, and medical developments, this property lends itself to numerous ultimate development options. For now, enjoy the more than 30 acres of stocked lakes, excellent dove hunting, turn-key cattle handling infrastructure, and country living close to city amenities.
Investment Aspect Highlights: This is a greenfield opportunity that may be a ranch and recreational place for now, but the exit potential is excellent. The growth in the petrochemical industry continues to fuel growth in Jefferson. This property could become a great lake-based subdivision, but is equally well situated for a petrochemical, industrial, or tank farm site. Proven sand and clay reserves present additional opportunities.
Highlights include: located in an Attainment Area; no pipelines, but very close proximity to a major pipeline corridor; major transmission lines within +1.75 miles, 3-phase distribution under 1.5 miles; City of Beaumont water located under 1 mile away; central location relative to existing plants; regular in shape; minutes from Jack Brooks Regional Airport, retail & dining, The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, and Lamar University. The existing headquarters could easily be converted into a club lodge or community/corporate amenity, and is expandable.
Location: Approximately midway between Beaumont & Port Arthur, paved roads lead all the way to the gate. A signalized intersection with left-turn lane from Hwy. 93 (West Port Arthur Road) is less than 2 miles from the ranch.
Habitat: The ranch is primarily level coastal plains. It is a mix of open prairie and wooded sections with several lakes and ponds. Much of the ranch has been planted in improved pastures but there are still native grasses in parts of the property. Trees include tallow, oaks, pines, willows, magnolias and mulberries.
Soils on the property are a mixture of clay loams on the surface with strong sands and mixed clays beneath the surface.
Wildlife: There are quail and feral hogs on the ranch. Doves are abundant and the ranch has excellent hunting. The four large lakes are all stocked and brimming with largemouth bass and perch.
Improvements: The main structure on the property is a steel building that includes a living quarters and office. This structure is a steel building that is 80x100. Currently 4,300 square feet of the building has been enclosed in a very tasteful office and residence. It is designed so that it can be made into a large office building, residence or lodge. There is plenty of room left for expansion. There is a wrap around porch in the front of the building. The building overlooks the largest lake on the property. There is a large pier on the lake in back of the headquarter building.
In addition, there is a 50x50 enclosed barn with concrete floor and a 100x50 open equipment barn. There is a terrific set of galvanized cattle pens with small office and lab that is set up for animal reproduction work such as artificial insemination and embryo transfer.
The entire pasture has been extensively cross-fenced and designed for ease of cattle movement throughout the property. Each pasture has its own water source.
Water: The multiple lakes on the property make up the ranches most striking features. The property has been mined for sand, clay and top soil creating 4 large lakes and two smaller lakes.
The main lake, Kalibash, which the house overlooks, is over 13 acres in size. Teeming with bass, the lake is clear and deep with a one acre island located in the middle of the lake. The next lake is 9 acres and was specifically loaded with timber to promote the fishing. The third lake is about 5 acres and is beautiful, covered in large pines, oaks and other trees along its shoreline. The back lake is over 4 acres. All of these lakes are stocked and fishing is outstanding. There are two additional ponds that are stocked on the property and several smaller stock ponds.
There are four water wells on the ranch and the groundwater in the area is very good. Johns Gulley runs through the northwest corner of the property and goes south to Hildebrandt Bayou to Taylors Bayou and flows into Sabine Lake and the Gulf of Mexico.
Sand Pit Operation: About a third of the property has been utilized as a source of sand and clay serving various types of applications across East Texas. The source of sand, topsoil and clay served refineries, petrochemical companies, light industrial businesses and various others. The extraction of the various materials allowed the land owner to develop a significant lake system along with generating income for over 20 years. The other two thirds of the ranch has similar opportunities. Extensive samples have been taken and there are proven reserves on the ranch. A buyer can enjoy the vast lake system along with fishing, hunting and all recreational activities and have the ability to generate income through developing the remainder of the material reserves.
Electricity: Available on the ranch.
Minerals: No minerals convey with the sale of the ranch. There is no production.
Price: Asking $2,340,000.
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