Jeff Davis County, Texas

$185,000

– Under Contract

15+/- Acres

Location

Located on Limpia Creek, the property is only five miles north of town, fronting on Highway 17 between Fort Davis and Balmorhea, one of the most remarkable scenic drives in the Davis Mountains. It is rare that a small property comes available along both sides of Limpia Creek this close to Fort Davis and its amazing amenities: including Fort Davis National Historic Site, Davis Mountains State Park, and McDonald Observatory.

Description

Entering this Davis Mountains jewel from Highway 17, you have amazing views of area mountains and the Cottonwood Gallery Forest along Limpia Creek that runs through the property. Maya’s Creek Crossing has a new water well, small barn, and dirt tank with several building sites that make this a world apart, yet so close to town. There are several pastures with new fencing that would make this the perfect horse property, ready for a new home and outbuilding with room for nature at its best.

This is a high desert climate where the air is dry, and temperatures are moderate most of the year. July usually begins monsoon season. Short, daily thunderstorms are part of the spectacular views this time of year, creating clear flowing waters along the creek. Winters are usually mild with occasional snows that last only days before the desert sun returns.

Habitat

Maya’s Crossing is dominated by the riparian areas along Limpia Creek shaded with cottonwood and willow trees. On both sides of the creek there are natural open meadows in the uplands with native Chihuahuan Desert plants, including cane bluestem, blue gramma, and sideoats gramma with diverse native forbs and shrubs. Cool nights, warm days and the first of the desert monsoonal rainfalls make the valley a lush green paradise in the spring and throughout the summer.

Wildlife

Wildlife in the Davis Mountains is abundant. Mule deer, white-tail, and smaller animals and bird species such as wild turkey, raccoons, javelina, fox, ringtail cat, blue quail and the unusual Montezuma quail abound. Hummingbirds, migrant songbirds and butterflies fly through the area on semi-annual migrations and are attracted to the extensive native plants along the creek. Native trees, brush and grasses provide excellent habitat for these game and non-game species. Surrounded by nature, one can pursue activities like photography, astronomy, hiking, painting, or meditation by simply walking along the clear waters and banks of Limpia Creek.

Water

Maya’s Creek Crossing has a water well that was drilled and finished out with a pressure pump and connected to electricity. Additionally the largest watershed of the Davis Mountains, Limpia Creek winds through a large portion of Maya’s Crossing.