A Huge Ranch Near Austin That's Been Owned By One Family For Over A Century Is On The Market.

Texas has LOTS of land for sale as you probably know but its rare that you see something like this: A family owned property with its own lake and so much more!

Let's take you around the Shipp Lake Ranch which just hit the market just south of Smithville, Texas, and 48 miles from Austin.

Shipp Lake Ranch is steeped in history, having been owned by the same family since the early 1900s.

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If you've ever taken Highway 71 on the drive up to Austin, you've passed this lake and probably didn't even realize it. Shipp Lake Ranch has been a working cattle ranch for many years according to its listing on Republic Ranches.

A beautiful 100-acre oxbow lake creates a haven for diverse waterfowl that changes with the seasons as they migrate north and south. This lake spans the length of the 420-acre property with incredible water views from every corner..

There are two small houses on the property and one was renovated in 2018.

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On the east side of the lake, there are mature hardwoods, and a productive 18-acre hay field, while on the west side, there's a mix of open pasture, scattered live oaks, pecan trees, and a mesquite bush.

The entire property can be yours for $11,995,000 so if you got money, or just want to dream about owning your own piece of Texas history (with a short drive to city life in Austin) then take a look inside below.

This Texas Ranch Has Been Family Owned Since The 1900s

The Shipp Lake Ranch just hit the market in Smithville for $11.9 Million. Take a tour around!

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