18.58 acres in Gillespie County, Texas
- County: Gillespie
- Address: 294 Ropes End Trail
- Zip: 78624
- Type: Farms, Horse Property, Recreational Property
- City: Fredericksburg
- Price: $855,000
- Acres: 19
- State/Zip: Texas 78624
- Status: Contract Pending
Wunderschon Ort (Beautiful Place), is a beautiful live water, pristine acreage for sale in Gillespie County. Only 3.5 miles from Downtown Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. The original founders knew this was someplace special when they planted roots here in 1846. Behind the elegant shops and fine dining, you can feel the authentic German soul and see reminders of their heritage in the historic buildings along Main Street, the German cuisine at local restaurants and the welcoming spirit of its people. Come. Live. Explore.
LOCATION: This gated entrance property lies in Gillespie County about 3.5 miles Southwest of Downtown Fredericksburg, Texas with road frontage along Upper Live Oak Road, a paved Gillespie County Road. The property is just a short drive from the Gillespie County Airport (T82), where private aircraft are welcome, and which boasts a 5,000-foot lighted runway with 24-hour fuel service and FBO service available. Also, Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course and the Gillespie County Fairgrounds are only one mile away. Hill Country Memorial Hospital is located 2.5 miles from the property. Numerous vineyards, breweries and wine tasting businesses are within 20 minutes of the property.
TERRAIN: The property has a rolling terrain with elevations ranging from a high of just over 1700 feet above msl on the southwest boundary to a low of about 1650 feet above msl on the north boundary along Live Oak Creek. On the high point on the property, the ground is level which provides for easy access to several possible homesites on top with great views along the creek bottom for your Forever Home or Weekend Retreat. (See maps)
VEGETATION: The property features large mature hardwoods, including Black Walnut, Pecan, native persimmon and ancient Live Oaks that lie just above Live Oak Creek. There are some cedar and mesquite in the sandy loam flat on the east side of the property. Native grasses include little bluestem, black grama, side oats grama, and curly mesquite grass. There is also some improved lovegrass in areas that was overseeded on the acreage in years past.
WATER: Live Oak Creek is a live water creek that runs year-round through the property. Live Oak creek rises one-mile northwest of Weinheimer Road in central Gillespie County and runs southeast for fifteen miles to its mouth on the Pedernales River, a mile south of Lady Bird Johnson Park. The water well on Wunderschon Ort was drilled in 2012 and lies in the Hill Country portion of the Trinity water strata. The depth of the well is 60 foot from the surface. This well has been recorded to produce approximately 30 gallons per minute.
SOIL: The Pedernales series of soils consists of very deep, well drained soils that formed in loamy and clayey, calcareous slope alluvium over residuum, lying in the sandy loam flats above Live Oak Creek, with Boerne and Oakalla sloping soils in the creek bottom. Most experts suggest loamy soil as the best type of soil for grape growing. A crumbly mix of sand, silt, and clay when blended with other soils in the right amounts offers the ideal soil type for grape growing, making approximately one-third of this property excellent vineyard potential.
IMPROVEMENTS: The property is currently partially fenced on the north boundary along Upper Live Oak Road and fully fenced along the south boundary. The west boundary line and the north boundary along the creek is not fenced. There is a strong water well and a newer septic tank installed on the property.
ROADS: The primary entrance to this tract is right off of Upper Live Oak Road. All interior roads were recently upgraded with new culverts installed.
UTILITIES: CTEC Electric is the electrical provider in the area, as well as high speed internet. Cell service is good in the area with all or most of the major providers located in Fredericksburg.
WILDLIFE: Wildlife in the area include whitetail deer, axis deer, grey fox, raccoon, opossum, squirrel, coyote, rabbit, skunk, dove, turkey, and a few bobwhite quail. There are numerous fish species and aquatic wildlife in the creek area.
TAXES: 2020 taxes were $65.39. For 2021 the property is taxed at Wildlife Exemption (Songbird) taxation. To continue Ag Use or Wildlife taxation, the new property buyers will need to apply with Gillespie County.
MINERALS: Seller will convey what they own. There is no mineral or oil and gas lease in effect.
EASEMENTS: There is an access easement on the property for neighbors living past the western boundary.
NOTE: The above information has been deemed correct, but is not guaranteed and is subject to changes, corrections, and/or withdrawal from the market without prior notice. The Owner and Broker make no representations, warranties or disclosures as to the property except as to title. The property is "as is, where is" with all faults and without warranty, representation or guaranty, express or implied, as to the condition or fitness of the property.
SHOWINGS: Gated entrance with access code. Do Not Trespass. Please allow 48-hour notice for showings.
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