The Parallel Ranch
  • Sold

$ 874,950

A recreational and agricultural property conveniently located in northern Gonzales County just a few minutes from Waelder and an hour from Austin and San Antonio. This 90-acre property has some great Live Oaks and Post Oaks, 2 ponds, a wet-weather creek, a barn, county water and electricity in two locations, and two separate entrances off CR 451. Affordably priced in an area that has seen a lot of appreciation in the last year.

496 County Road 451, Waelder, TX 78959
4 miles to Waelder, 23 miles to Smithville, 35 miles to Bastrop, 36 miles to Lockhart, 70 miles to Austin, 80 miles to San Antonio, 120 miles to Houston, and 60 miles to Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

A wet-weather creek traverses the entire property from north to south which creates a scenic closed canopy woodland comprised of Oaks and Cedar Elms. The creek is an unnamed tributary to Copperas Creek and holds sections of water for long periods of time. Two ponds approximately 1/3 acre each provide year-round water and are ready to fish. Outside the woodland are three pastures, two of which have been cleared, root plowed and re-seeded, the other was left to regrow and create more cover for the wildlife. The land has a gentle slope starting in the NW corner proceeding to the road frontage with 50 feet of elevation change. The topography change on the property allows for multiple building sites with privacy. Trees observed on the property include Live Oak, Post Oak, Cedar Elm, American Elm, Mesquite, and Hackberry. The midstory is comprised of Winged Elm, Green Briar, Texas Croton, Frostweed, Wolly Croton, Ragweed, Broomweed. Grasses include Tifton 85, Coastal Bermuda, KR Bluestem, Silver Bluestem, and Texas Wintergrass.

There is a 40 ft. x 80 ft. wooden frame barn with metal siding and roofing. Electricity runs down the eastern boundary and then underground about 400 feet to the barn. Fayette WSC has two water meters on the property and is piped to the barn. Behind the barn is set of cattle pens. The road from the gate to the barn is improved with gravel and a culvert across the creek providing all-weather access. There is perimeter fencing in fair to good shape comprised of 5-strand barbwire and net-wire fencing. Internal cross-fencing creates 3 separate pastures for livestock rotation.

Sellers own a portion of the mineral estate and may convey a portion subject to negotiation. No current leases or production.

The property is qualified for the Agricultural Valuation via livestock grazing. Annual taxes are estimated at less than $600.

Basic necessities can be found a few minutes away in Waelder. All other needs of the new owner can be found 30-40 minutes away in Smithville, Bastrop, or Lockhart.

***Buyer Agents must make first contact and be present at all showings to participate in 50% commission split. If this condition is not met, Buyer Agent split is at sole discretion of Grand Land Company.

Basic Facts

Property ID: 5107 Status: Type: Post Updated: 2023-03-27 14:54:35
Area: 90 acres Lot size: 90 acres Minerals: Negotiable Property Use: Homestead, Hunting, Investment, Recreation, Livestock / Grazing
County: Gonzales Access: CR Gravel Utilities: Electricity On Site, Water On Site


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Listing Packet: Listing-Packet-1.pdf
  • Properties Qty: 87
  • Company: Broker

John grew up in Victoria, TX and was involved in multiple cow-calf operations in that area as well as Bryan-College Station, TX while attending Texas A&M. He earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. John has over 25 years experience in commercial sales and rural property services, and he is the Broker of Record for Grand Land Company. (TREC #655090). John is an active member of the RealtorsĀ® Land Institute, has earned the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant designation, and has been recognized as a part of the 2022 APEX Producers Club by RLI. John serves on the Executive Board of the Coastal Conservation Association of Texas (CCA) and is a member of the Williamson County A&M Club. John is also actively involved in the management of several hunting operations in South Texas. He and his family are are avid outdoor enthusiasts spending most of their free time hunting, fishing, and hiking in the great outdoors. His passion for the outdoors combined with his depth of experience with all types of rural properties brings authenticity to every transaction.

This style property is located in is currently and has been listed on Grand Land Company. This property is listed at $ 874,950. It has bedrooms, bathrooms, and is 90 acres. The property was built in year.