275+- Acres, Rio Medina, Medina County, Texas
275 Acres with 182+- Acres of irrigated farmland and 93+- acres of the most beautifully wooded area, make this an exceptional find.
$1,787,500 FM 471, Rio Medina, Texas
- Acres: 275
- Nearest City: Castroville
- Listing Agent: Garrett Ruple, Broker
- Price Per Acre: $6,500
- County: Medina
- Status: Off Market
This Medina County Farm has paved frontage on F.M. 471, six miles north of historic Castroville, Texas and only 30+ minutes from downtown San Antonio. The property has been farmed for many decades. The excellent soils on the west end of the property are perfect for raising crops, cattle and excellent hunting for white wing dove throughout the property. The unbelievable views from hills, covered with native brush and large live oaks, make the east end of the property a perfect place to build a home. This property is unique. The current owner has a row crop farming operation and, at the time of this writing, was growing corn for harvest. The sale sale includes the irrigation equipment which are supplied water by a diesel powered Edwards Aquifer irrigation well. Water rights associated with the land are included. This and the surrounding original land was divided many decades ago. The division was done at a time when the only source of water was the Medina River. The land was divided in long narrow tracts in order to give all heirs access to the river for watering cattle. Since that time F.M. 471, a state highway, that is the access to this property, has separated the land from the river. The property is approximately 3 miles long and has about 700’ of frontage on F.M. 471. The property does have San Geronimo creek, a dry creek that traverses the property. The town of Rio Medina was named for being between two branches of the Medina River, the community appeared around 1900 with the opening of a saloon. A cotton gin and store opened by the saloon proprietor’s son gave locals a reason to go to “town.”
A post office was granted in 1908 and by 1914 the community was bursting at its seams with a population of fifteen (15).
The property overlooks the Medina River Valley. The Medina Lake Dam project began around the 1915’s just seven miles north of Rio Medina. The lake offers all sorts of water activities and water sports. In those days competition for the saloon’s patrons arrived in 1910 with a second saloon. The saloon in Rio Medina begat a dance hall which was (much) later moved to Greune, Texas where it has become a Texas legend.
In the mid-1920s the town supported a school and teacherage and was the education hub of three separate districts.
The community peaked at the end of the 1920s with 200 residents. It survived the Great Depression and WWII, but by the end of the 1940s, it was reduced to just 100 residents. It was halved again by the early 1990s. It has remained more or less remained at around 50 people through the 2000 census. The 2010 census states the population has grown to a whopping 591 people. This property has the perfect location and has every soil and terrain amenities from real good farmland to rolling oak covered hills with views. The easy access to San Antonio and neighboring Castroville make this a lovely location to own an operating farm. Hunting activities do include whitetail, axis, hogs, morning dove, white wing dove, turkey and varmints.
The improvements include:
- Edwards Aquifer Irrigation Well Approximely 640+- feet deep with 12 3/4"" casing.
- Diesel Engine, Gearhead, Column Pipe, Oil Tubing and Pump.
- Pivot Irrigation Systems now in place
- Metal Building
- Stock Tank
In 1967 the water well was drilled to a depth of 640 feet with 12 3/4” casing down to the total depth by Peerless. The pump was tested by the driller at a production rate of 1,000 gpm when it was drilled and according to the owner the well currently produces approximately 700 gallons per minute. The Edwards Aquifer water is of high quality and doesn’t wear out pumps like other aquifers do. This pump has never been pulled, according to the owner, and has never had any problems. The well is powered by a diesel engine.
Electricity is available at the front access along F.M. 471.
Taxed at an agricultural valuation.
Location / Directions6 Miles north of Castroville via state highway F.M. 471.
Garrett Ruple, Broker
GARRETT RUPLE, BROKER
Ruple Properties, L.L.C.
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