Epic Erath County ranch hits market for $16M

Luxury home and fun-filled ranch a two-hour drive from Dallas

Burgher-Ray Ranch's David Burgher and Harlan Ray with North Paluxy Ranch
Burgher-Ray Ranch's David Burgher and Harlan Ray with North Paluxy Ranch (Burgher-Ray Ranch Team, Google Maps, Getty)

Live the cowboy life, but make it luxury and less than two hours from Dallas.

A 2,500-acre family ranch in Erath County has hit the market for $16 million, according to a media release. That’s about $6,400 per acre.

The property, which has two private lakes, is called the North Paluxy Ranch. It sits in the Cross Timbers and Prairies Ecological Region and features “incredible views in all directions.” David Burgher and Harlan Ray of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty listed the property.

Located 12 miles north of Stephenville in the northern part of the Texas Hill Country, the ranch has been owned by the same family for multiple generations, according to the release.

The three-bedroom, two-bath main home, situated at the ranch’s highest peak, spans about 2,200 square feet. The ranch has a 3,000 square foot barn/workshop with a two-bedroom apartment attached. There are also livestock pens and a pole barn.

It’s great for riding horses, running around rough-cut and gravel roads on ATVs and hunting and fishing, the release states.

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“The diversity of the habitat throughout the property provides excellent cover for white-tailed deer, turkey and other native wildlife. Excellent fishing can be found on either of the main lakes,” it states.”

The scenic piece of land offers 1.75 miles of frontage on both sides of the North Paluxy River.

The Burgher-Ray Ranch Team listed another Erath County ranch in December. The 1,400-acre Rocking M Ranch a working horse-breeding ranch, was asking $16 million, or about $11,000 per acre.

Ranchland across the United States became a hot commodity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and everything’s bigger in Texas — the state had more than 14 percent of land sales in the United States in 2021.  Land sales in Texas have cooled since then to numbers more similar to 2019, according to the Texas Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.

Quinn Donoghue

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