Location: In the heart of the South Texas Plains, straddling both Jim Hogg and Starr counties, and just outside the historic community of Santa Elena. Access is quick and dust free with paved road frontage along State Farm Road 755. McAllen Internation Airport is just one hour away, the coastal communities of Corpus Christi and South Padre Island are two hours, and San Antonio is three hours to the north. 

Improvements: The nicely maintained ranch improvements are usable and practical without being overbuilt. Surrounded by oak trees on a hilltop overlooking the ranch is a 3,000+/- square foot ranch home. The tasteful three-bedroom, three-bathroom house has a loft, custom fireplace, saltillo tile floors, updated kitchen, metal roof, and wrap around porch. Comfortable without being overbearing, the wood exterior blends right into the natural landscape. The entire perimeter is high fenced with one cross high fence dividing the ranch almost in half. The ranch is extremely well watered with six wells, one being an irrigation well with accompanying pivot irrigation system, as well as several surface ponds and troughs. There is also a hay / implement barn and storage building. Besides the impressive, gated entrance and improved road that leads all the way to the home, there are miles of ranch roads that traverse the entire property. 

Property: The wild brush country landscape is home to a native deer herd that has been very lightly hunted and properly managed, as well as a healthy population of bobwhite quail and turkey. Blue quail have been seen in the past but the drought has recently reduced their numbers. The outstanding abundance and variety of high protein plant species coupled with varying densities throughout the ranch create a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. Everything from semi open savannah type grasslands to dense drainage areas dotted with food plots, senderos, and habitat edges, along with ponds and troughs make for a perfect combination hunting and livestock ranch. The irrigation well is an invaluable asset for growing massive food plots, raising hay, or building and filling surface lakes. One of the most beautiful features of the ranch is the abundant scattering of the native, Mexican Olive (Anacahuita) trees throughout. The prolific white flowers that cover the landscape throughout most of the year are spectacular. 

Summary: The Santa Elena Ranch is a rare offering in today’s market. The 2,122 acres (subject to new survey) of sprawling South Texas brush landscape combined with modest and practical improvements, high fence, paved frontage, and irrigation well create a product that is ready for a new owner to begin enjoying immediately. International airline service is only one hour from the gate, in McAllen, and one can quickly be fishing the gulf coast waters of Port Mansfield or Baffin Bay, just 80 miles away. The perfect ranch for hunting, livestock production, and making memories with family and friends, come see Santa Elena Ranch today.

Price : $5,995,000…SOLD!