Northrup Pipe Creek Ranch is a rare opportunity to own a large Texas Hill Country ranch with true year around live water, unique features of nature and privacy all within 35 minutes from San Antonio. This 5000 +/- acre property has been owned by one family for over 80 years and is rich with history. The Northrup Pipe Creek Ranch is uniquely located in the geographic transition area between the rugged Hill Country and the Medina River valley. Ranching and nature come together here, with areas of wildlife habitat and multiple creeks and springs, combined with agricultural areas defined by improved pastures and fallow fields. The ranch name comes from the year around spring fed Pipe Creek and the Family who has owned and operated the ranch since the early 1930â€™s.
Located 6 miles west of Boerne, and 25 miles northwest of San Antonio, the Northrup Pipe Creek Ranch is easily accessed from Boerne Stage Air Field Jet port or the Kerrville City Municipal Jet port. Barely 10 miles from Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World, the ranch is only 35 minutes from San Antonio or 1.5 hours from Austin. This is the perfect combination of hill country charm with convenient fine dining, shopping, medical and grocery.
This extraordinary property includes paved access off of State HWY 16 and is bounded on three sides by over 6,000 acres of privately owned large ranches. Pipe Creek Ranch is also located adjacent to an additional three thousand acres of permanently protected State Wilderness Area known as the 3Kâ€™s, which provides protected vistas and ensures future privacy to the entire eastern boundary of the ranch.
Elevation, Topography, Soils and Foliage:
Northrup Pipe Creek Ranch is located on the southern escarpment of the Texas Hill Country, where the hills rise out of the Medina River Valley in dramatic fashion. The main valley is flanked on both sides by 1100-1900 foot plus ridges. Starting with sloping elevation and culminating steeply at the ridge, the ridge roads have spectacular views of the property, the Medina River Valley and the 3Ks State Nature Area. There are more than 800 vertical feet of topography change within the property.
The majority of the soils are comprised of various Eckrant rock with mixed clays throughout.
The rich variety of native forest and shrubs that envelop these hills provide habitat for a wide diversity of songbirds, game and many types of native flora and fauna.