Updated 1/15/18; Originally published 2/25/16
Get out your ATVs, drones, sunscreen, and boots. We’re going to go look at Fort Hood, TX farms and ranches! All the most expensive ones!
I have defined a farm and ranch as anything with at least 10 acres. That’s a pretty broad definition, but a property like that should be large enough for some horses and livestock. We’re looking at Bell, Coryell, and Lampasas Counties.
The Fort Hood area has historically been dominated by cotton. Most of Killeen is built on what once was cotton fields. Fort Hood is on the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country (Copperas Cove in particular starts to get that “Hill Country” flavor and terrains). The area is also ideal for grazing in Texas’s traditional Cowboy country, and cattle ranches are still abundant.
The most expensive property to sell on the MLS went for $2.9M in Lampasas in 2017, an immense home on about 400 acres. The median sales price of homes with at least 10 acres in 2017 was $322,000, most with just three bedrooms, and a swift 75 days between listing and closing.
Some properties are in Killeen or the Temple/Belton area, but most are to the west, around Lampasas and Burnet, or to the north by Gatesville.