The indelible spirit of the visionary, frontier-tough, and independent rancher is embedded in the soil of properties like these. With access to power in the area, a paved highway, and no restrictions to hold you back, you have all the tools to carve out whatever life you choose. This piece of land reaffirms the meaning behind the “Land of the Free”!
PROPERTY: This 7 acre square-shaped piece offers 491 feet on paved School House Rd outside Gordon, Texas. Run some animals, grow a little food — don’t confine yourself to any preconceived notions about what this land can do for you, because there are NO RESTRICTIONS! It lies just about 15 minutes from the small triplet towns of Strawn, Mingus, and Gordon, 20 minutes from “The Great Lake of Texas,” and 80 minutes (inside the Goldilocks Zone — not to close, not too far away) from the massive Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. There are no structures on site, so you can build your micro-ranch exactly how you always dreamt it.
CHEAPEST MICRO-RANCH PROPERTY IN PALO PINTO COUNTY (5-10 ACRES)!
You’re in luck if you love small towns (and who doesn’t?) because you’ll find three of them lying just about 5 minutes apart from each other along the Hwy 108/193 east-west corridor, and about 15 minutes due south of this property. Strawn . . . Mingus . . . Gordon . . . take your pick! Strawn offers a typical small-town mix of goods and services, like a Post Office, market, a few restaurants, and a Dollar General. You’ll find similar options in Mingus and Gordon. Hunters flock from hundreds of miles around to visit the Greystone Castle Sporting Club in Mingus, a 5-star rated and 6,000 acre hunting ranch and resort offering some of the best trophy hunting and fishing in the United States.
Nestled in the foothills of the Palo Pinto Mountains is the beautiful Possum Kingdom Lake (aka “The Great Lake of Texas”), which is only a 20 minute drive north from here. This Texas gem nestled in rolling hills, boasts more than 18,000 acres of clear water and magnificent cliffs. One of the state’s best kept secrets hosts several first-class restaurants, resorts, marinas and some of the finest golf courses in Texas. Cycling and hiking opportunities also abound.
The Palo Pinto Mountains State Park is the newest state park in Texas and located just a half hour to the southwest. One of the great features of the park is Palo Pinto Creek, which runs along the northern edge of the park, and while it can be a raging torrent at times, it is a very scenic creek, with some good pools along it, good for swimming or fishing. Tucker Lake is the centerpiece, a 90-acre blue expanse that serves as the water supply for the park’s gateway city of Strawn.
Palo Pinto Creek Reservoir is a 2400-acre, 50-foot deep lake about a half hour away to the southeast and it provides solid fishing opportunities, featuring largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie.
The famous art culture of west Texas is clearly evident in the city of Breckenridge, which is only a half hour away to the west and it’s also where you’ll find the nearest Walmart and other big box stores. Breckenridge is known as the Mural Capital of Texas and is home to the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center. Hubbard Creek Lake is a huge natural attraction and probably the best fishing lake in this area. When the reservoir is full, it is known for excellent white crappie and white bass. It’s also a popular choice for largemouth bass anglers, especially tournament anglers. Catfishing is often underrated: the lake supports good populations of catfish, especially blue catfish.
As you can tell, this property is closely surrounded by beautiful parks, lakes, and game in each direction, making this a perfect homesite for any west Texas sports and outdoorsman.
Small Ranch Homesite For Sale in Palo Pinto County, Texas
If you’re ready for big city excitement, the DFW metroplex is 80 minutes away and offers every type of dining, shopping, and entertainment that you could ever want. Fort Worth is the first of the two cities you’d encounter on your journey from the west, and in only a few days, you can enjoy an enormous range of experiences, including art, animals, fashion and family fun. See priceless masterpieces in the world-famous Fort Worth Cultural District, home to five internationally recognized museums in a beautiful park-like setting. Explore the true American West in the Stockyards National Historic District, home to the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive, a year-round rodeo and the world’s largest honky-tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas. Shop and dine downtown in the charming 35-block Sundance Square. See a Broadway show at Bass Performance Hall, which was voted one of the Top 10 opera houses in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Stroll through the Museum of Living Art at the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo. Visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, known as the Money Factory, one of only two facilities in the USA where paper money is printed and the only place in the USA producing the $100 bill. Experience life in the fast lane at Texas Motor Speedway, home to the world’s largest HD video board, Big Hoss. Fort Worth is conveniently located about 20 miles from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and just 20 minutes from AT&T Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play football, and Globe Life Park in Arlington, home to Texas Rangers baseball.
Call Scott directly at if you have any questions or would like to discuss making an offer. There’s lots more info – including viewing instructions – below, so make sure to keep reading!
SIZE: 7.04 acres
POSTAL LOCATION: next to 2699 School House Rd, Gordon, TX 76453
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 7.040 AB 1218 TR 7-3 WILSON BATES G#11218-00-00070-003-00-0
GPS COORDINATES (center of lot):
DIMENSIONS (approximate – lot not surveyed): from NW corner moving clockwise, 491 ft x 792 ft x 322 ft x 26 ft x 84 ft x 95 ft x 264 ft x 375 ft
ELEVATION: 1184 Ft
ACCESS: approximately 491 feet of direct access along School House Rd, a paved road
WASTEWATER: septic would be necessary for wastewater management
WATER: well would be necessary for water
POWER: not yet connected, but power is available thru Texas-New Mexico Power
TAXES: $9.22 in 2020
ZONING: none – do what you want with your land!
Homes and accompanying outbuildings such as garages, workshops, barns permitted
No size/height restriction on homes/structures on the lot
No setback requirements
No time limit to build – leave the lot as-is for as long as you want or need.
RVs, Campers, Mobile Homes, Cabins, “Shouses”, tiny-houses all permitted.
Animals, livestock, etc. permitted.
No HOA or CC+R’s
Or, simply leave it as-is and enjoy being surrounded by nature!
NEAREST CITIES: Strawn < Breckenridge < Fort Worth
NEAREST AIRPORTS: Dallas-FtWorth International Airport (100 miles), Mineral Wells Regional Airport (27 miles)
VIEWING THE PROPERTY
You can go view the property at your convenience – owner does not need to accompany. Please call/text us to let us know you’re heading out, so we can ensure we have our phone on us in case you need help or have any questions. We’d appreciate a couple hours notice if possible. In case you lose cell phone service, it may be helpful to print off as many helpful documents as you can before you head out there.
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And “Save” to download the directions so they’ll still work if you lose cell service.
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WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend a FREE app called BaseMap, which uses your phone’s GPS system to show you property boundary lines, and allow you to walk them in real-time. You can follow THIS LINK to see the center of the lot on BaseMap (you’ll need to have the app to open the link). Make sure to save it as an Offline Map (by hitting the big green ‘+’ button on the map, then hit ‘Go Offline’) before you head out so that you can use the app even if you lose cell service. This is by far the best method to follow the boundary lines of the property. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.
MAKE AN OFFER
Call Scott directly atif you’d like to discuss an offer.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: We are investors, and are selling this lot For-Sale-By-Owner. You do not need to submit your offer through a real estate agent, and in our experience we close transactions more quickly and easily by having our dedicated transaction coordinator work directly with the Title Company and Buyers. We will also both save money on commission/fees by cutting out agents as the middle men. However, if you feel strongly about working with a Realtor, then you’re welcome to have them contact us on your behalf.
OWNER FINANCING: We do not offer owner-financing but you could get a loan through a bank or another lender and we’d be happy to coordinate with them.
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WHY ARE YOU SELLING IT SO CHEAP? We are often asked why our properties are priced below market value, and the answer is really simple: we choose to sell to you at wholesale prices. We are investors who purchase properties at a large volume and discounted rates, and we strongly believe in passing this discount on to our buyers.
DISCLAIMER: We attempt to provide detailed, accurate and up-to-date information in our listings, in order to help our buyers to the best of our ability. However, it ultimately remains the buyer’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence and double check any details that are of significant importance to you including acreage, utilities, build-ability, and approved/allowable use-age for the property. We are happy to help however we can.
The information within this listing is posted by a private or third-party seller and we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information enclosed. We encourage to always verify ownership and property details listed. As a precaution, due diligence in any real estate transaction is encouraged and closing through a verified title company is advised. To the maximum extent permitted by law we do not accept any responsibility to any person for the accuracy of the information herein.