The New Year Creek Ranch is a spectacular live water ranch located just north of Chappell Hill in one of the county’s most sought-after areas and in proximity to Houston and Austin. This ranch is a fantastic opportunity for a long-term investor, an end user wanting the convenience of the location, or a developer. In addition to over 0.75 miles of free-flowing New Year Creek, the ranch offers extensive pasturelands, wonderful woodlands, rolling terrain, and spring-fed ponds, allowing for extensive agricultural, equestrian, and recreational opportunities.
The New Year Creek Ranch is about 3 miles from the charming community of Chappell Hill, 10 miles from Brenham (where grocery, medical, and home improvement options are available), about 60 miles from Houston, and only 98 miles to Austin. The ranch has extensive frontage on FM 1155 (~4,550’) and South Meyersville and North Meyersville Roads (over two miles).
The varied yet pastoral terrain, rangelands, and wildlife habitat of the New Year Creek Ranch have welcomed many different uses over the years, from cattle grazing to recreational hunting to periodically hosting a “fox hunt” on horseback with foxhounds. With over 100 feet of elevation changes across the ranch, the rolling terrain includes four distinct drainages and incredible trees, including live oaks, water oaks, post oaks, pecans, and elms. Multiple hilltops offer tremendous 360-degree views that are truly breathtaking. Only about 172± acres, generally along New Year Creek, are located in the FEMA floodplain.
The ranch enjoys populations of wildlife, including great white-tailed deer numbers, a few quail, dove, and some limited waterfowl, as well as feral hogs and predators.
The ranch is watered by the 0.75± miles of live water New Year Creek, numerous stock ponds (several being spring fed), two water wells servicing the home and headquarters area, and some distribution to troughs. The ranch is situated over the Gulf Coast Aquifer with plentiful and relatively shallow (100’ – 150’) groundwater.
Currently, the ranch is leased to an area grazer who runs cattle on New Year Creek Ranch. The owner also keeps a small Wagyu herd and some horses on the ranch.
The ranch is improved with a unique multi-story hilltop home with commanding views of the ranch and surrounding countryside. The headquarters area where the home sits also includes an enclosed barn, a shed, and other necessary infrastructure for ranching operations.
The ranch has electrical service at the headquarters and on numerous other portions of the ranch.