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Trophy ranch in Austin outskirts hits market for $36 million

The massive ranch hit the market on Tuesday. (West and Swope Ranches)

A massive expanse of land on the northern outskirts of Austin has hit the market, offering local wildlife, central proximity and 1,469 acres to sprawl out on.

The Pecan Ranch, located between Georgetown and Killeen in Williamson County, hit the market on Tuesday for a cool $25,000 per acre or $36.72 million, according to a report from Mansion Global. It is the largest parcel to go on the market in the area in recent years.

The nearly 1,500-acre ranch is located far north in Jarrell. (MapRight)

The listing is zoned for agricultural use and has “long-term investment potential” as it is “ideal for a large master-planned community.” The ranch has remained in the same family for decades, allowing it to flourish with flora and fauna—you’ll find whitetail deer, coyotes, wild hogs, turkey, bobcats, wintering waterfowl, creeks that run through and plenty of mature oak trees.

There are several bodies of water running through the ranch. (West and Swope Ranches)

The large swath of land is growing increasingly rare in and around booming Austin—according to the Austin Economic Development Corporation, Williamson County is the 12th fastest growing county in the nation.

Yet, the “diverse and magnificent” ranch is still secluded—the listing says the ranch sits 45 minutes from downtown, 25 minutes from Georgetown or Temple and 10 minutes away from I-35.

“With the national influx of companies such as Tesla and Samsung moving to the north and east outskirts of Austin, the surrounding counties have experienced tremendous growth,” West and Swope Ranches partner Louie Swope said in a statement.

The listing is held by San Antonio-based West and Swope Ranches.


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