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Hot property: In Palo Pinto, Texas, a famous ranch for horses, cows and wedding vows

Less than two hours from Dallas, a whole other world awaits. New on briggsfreeman.com, 597 McMurrey Ranch Road in Palo Pinto is one of the legendary ones, host to cowboy gatherings, team ropings, weddings and more. What stories could you add to its rich story? Expert agents Harlan Ray and David Burgher can make that happen. Called the North Rio Vista Ranch, the property is filled with history. Approximately 1.75 hours west of Dallas, 1.5 hours northwest of Fort Worth and about 5 miles north of Palo Pinto, the 209-acre ranch features some of the most pristine land in the area, with a gentle roll that provides breathtaking views of the surrounding Brazos River Valley. A strict land-management plan has been put in place by the current owners to clear brush and maintain the integrity of the pastures, for good wild-game and livestock management. Surface water on the property is exceptionally good, too, with two large bodies of water just east of the main barn. This area of Palo Pinto is known for a diverse vegetation that provides excellent forage and habitat for wildlife, as well as great grazing land for cattle and livestock. Structures on the ranch include a three-bedroom ranch house, a manufactured home and an equipment barn with an attached shop. There is an impressive, 45,000-square-foot covered arena with a roping pen and a two-story, fully enclosed announcer’s box with HVAC. The arena also features an automatic cattle chute, metal roping boxes, a return alley, a teardown chute and holding pens for horses and cattle. The arena is well-lit and features a professional sound system and a large fan over the starting area. It is well-suited to host a variety of rodeo and roping events. A main barn, at 13,000 square feet of floor area, features a quonset-style roof and a new bathhouse, with sinks, showers and toilets. Additional improvements on the ranch include additional barns, storage buildings, a carport and a dog kennel. North Rio Vista Ranch, at 597 McMurrey Ranch Road in Palo Pinto, Texas, is represented by Harlan Ray and David Burgher for $2,500,000.

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