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Bear Creek Ranch

2701 Bear Creek Road, Aledo , Texas 76008 - Parker County
$41,248,800 2062.44 Acres
Property ID 4432480

Description

A rare opportunity exists to own all or a portion of the Bear Creek Ranch in Aledo, Texas! This stunning native prairie ranch lies in the shadow of downtown Fort Worth. The opportunities are endless and as an investment it is unparalleled.

. 2153 Acres

. Views of Fort Worth skyline

. 15 Approximately 2 miles of paved Bear Creek Road

. 4200 feet of Bear Creek

. Dramatic topography offering scenic vistas

. 7 water wells

. 8 stock tanks

. Mineral, water and wind rights

. Pristine native prairie, exceptional condition

. Amidst growing development

HISTORY

Founded in 1994 by the late Roger Dixon, the Dixon Water Foundation promotes healthy watersheds and sequestration of carbon through regenerativeland management, to ensure that present and future generations of Texans have the water resources they need. They own and operate several working cattle ranchesMimms Unit and the Alamito Creek Preserve in West Texas and Leo, Pittman and Bear Creek Units in North Texas. These ranches demonstrate environmentally and economically sound ways to manage rangeland. They partner with local researchers to monitor how the environment responds to the Dixon Water Foundation stewardship. The ranches also host educational programs, serving as outdoor classrooms for landowners, students, and others interested in sustainable ranch and natural resource management.

The foundation has been honored with the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award, a Lone Star Land Steward Award and a Texas Environmental Excellence Award for Agriculture.

LOCATION

Bear Creek Ranch is within 15 minutes of Fort Worth, Aledo and Weatherford making this location superb for future development. Major development is taking place along the I-20 corridor between Fort Worth and Weatherford and Maravillas is a new residential development near the ranch with frontage along Bear Creek Road. This location is within 10 minutes of the Chisolm Trail Parkway. A PORTION OF THIS RANCH IS IN THE CITY OF FORT WORTH'S ETJ AND IS SUBJECT TO THE CITY'S ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.

WATER

Bear Creek Ranch has great natural water resources with 7 water wells, 8 stock tanks, 4200 feet of Bear Creek and several seasonal creeks. Bear Creek is usually a running creek except in times of drought. The creek has crystal clear water flowing over a limestone base. The average annual rainfall for this region is 30-35 inches.

TOPOGRAPHY

The underlying limestone soil characteristics of this area create some dramatic rocky outcroppings, bluffs and points on Bear Creek. The elevations range from a lower 950 feet to 1063 feet offering long vistas of the stunning native prairies and surrounding countryside.

IMPROVEMENTS

Bear Creek Ranch is fenced and cross-fenced with all fencing and gates being in excellent condition. There are two metal barns, one which is the livestock barn with adjacent pens and the other metal barn that has been utilized as the educational center. This barn sits on one of the dramatic hilltops and has living quarters with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living area as well as a screened porch area, double doors and storage areas.

MINERALS

All of the minerals are intact and had been leased by Devon. The Dixon Foundation owns 75% of the mineral estate. Devon leases have expired and Devon cleaned up all the well sites and reworked the roads. There are existing gas lines and gas line easements on the ranch as well as several gathering areas but the ranch is extremely clean.

VISION

Bear Creek Ranch is definitely suited for a premier mixed use development due to location. As a real estate broker with a heart toward conservation I could also see this ranch being sold in several large private parcels ("The Prairies") or being developed as a conservation development.

Directions

From Aledo, take FM 5 to Savage Rd, turn right, to Bear Creek Rd, take a left and go several miles to the signs on the right. From Fort Worth take Hwy 377 to Kelly Rd, turn right, then take next left on Bear Creek Road, approximately 4 miles, see signs on left. From Weatherford take Hwy 171 to Bear Creek Road, turn left, approximately 8 miles to signs on right.

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