County Road 208, Voca, Texas, 76825
This ruggedly handsome ranch is located in Southeast McCulloch County near Voca, Texas; only 15 minutes from Brady, Texas Good restaurants, banks, airports, medical facilities, and grocery stores are readily availaband 30 minutes from Llano, Texas, both prized Hill Country destinations. Far enough away from the big-city sprawl but still within easy driving distance of city amenities. All in the area known as "The Heart of Texas". Just off of State Highway 71 on CR 208, twelve miles southeast of Brady in Southeastern McCulloch County with County maintained road access.
Long Valley Ranch is 232+/- acres of outstanding Texas Hill Country property with a prime mixture of native grasslands, heavy hardwoods and large mature oak trees. With hilltop elevations of 1,750 feet on the north end of the ranch, you can enjoy outstanding views of the San Saba River Valley to the southeast. The ranch is bordered by large ranches on the north and west boundaries. Maintained county road borders south and a majority of the east boundaries.
There are numerous building sites and a diverse terrain with significant of elevation changes across the ranch. There are approximately 75 acres of higher elevation perfectly suited for wildlife habitat resting and bedding areas. Approximately 157 acres of fertile sandy loam bottom land perfect for crops, food plots, vineyards and excellent wildlife habitat as well. The original farmhouse, built in 1887, is still used as a hunting cabin and a 3/2.5 modular home is currently used by the owner's family on weekends and holidays. There is also a new walk in game cooler at the hunting cabin.
Long Valley Ranch has a good Hickory Sands water well (305 feet, 10 GPM) located in the center of the ranch that provides water to the entire ranch. There is a natural runoff waterway that runs through the center of the ranch from the higher elevations that could potentially provide very nice water features with minimal management.
This ranch is truly a sportsman’s paradise with outstanding deer, turkey, dove and quail populations. A blank slate to make it your weekend getaway, personal residence or hunting operation. With property as diverse as this, you can be assured that wildlife is prolific. Plenty of freedom and privacy here. You will have a hard time finding a better get-away place than this one. Good income opportunity here as well. Native grass fields are excellent for cattle grazing and are the perfect sandy loam soil type for vineyard development. Call to schedule an appointment today!
The first settlers, who arrived in the area during the late 1850s and early 1860s, experienced occasional attacks by Indians. A post office was established in 1878; John and W. C. Deans named it Voca, for Avoca, Arkansas. By the mid-1880s Voca reported 120 residents, served by a school, a Methodist church, a gristmill, a cotton gin, and two general stores. A bridge was built across the San Saba River near Voca in 1910. Its population was reported as 100 from the mid-1890s until the mid-1960s, when it fell to fifty. Voca reported fifty-six residents in 1990. The population remained unchanged in 2000.