Just 15 minutes from downtown Austin, the Yates Ranch is ready for you to build your dream estate compound or family/corporate retreat in a protected and peaceful setting. The ranch is centrally located just southwest of downtown Austin on Bear Creek, fronting on northbound side of Highway 45 where it turns into South MoPac. The Veloway, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, dining, entertainment and medical care are just minutes away.
One or two parcels in the heart of and the only remaining undeveloped portion of the original Circle
C Ranch. Build your large residential compound(s) with all the amenities in one or tuck your home
away from other outbuildings, guesthouses caretaker quarters or working ranch facilities. Choose
from wooded ridgelines with protected views spanning to the horizon, or a calm wide pastoral
setting hidden beneath the oak trees, the choice is yours.
Enjoy a sense of privacy unmatched in the Texas Hill County this close to Austin. The ranch is
bordered with City of Austin Water Quality Protection Lands (Urban Wildlands). These lands
provide a protected view shed of green trees, grass, and rolling hills to the horizon. The ranch is on a
wide plateau falling southeast to Bear Creek with topography ranging from 800 feet to 950 feet.
Grasslands, Oak Juniper woodlands and Cedar Elm deep bottoms provide a diversity of wildlife.
The minimal improvements include two Tiny House type dwellings. “The Futuro House ” is a
fiberglass structure resembling a 1960’s flying saucer, and the “Dome”, another fiberglass home with
a large deck overlooks thousands of acres of protected City of Austin Conservation Lands. A new
asphalt driveway provides a sense of arrival and winds beautifully through the property leading to
your choice of building sites. There is a 2 bay garage with an automotive lift, Tesla charging station
and additional workspace located near the Dome. Additional improvements include:
• Three portable storage buildings
• Several strategically located cattle troughs
• Centrally located cattle trap and pens
• Four Automatic gates along paved roads
• City of Austin Water tap and Wastewater tap
• Miles of water and wastewater lines installed
• One water well and two more permitted under the terms of the conservation easement
• Three 5,000 gallon water reservoirs
The City of Austin holds a Conservation Easement on the entire ranch. It was carefully negotiated
by the current owner and allows the ranch to be divided into two properties with substantial
improvements allowed on each parcel. Water and Wastewater lines are buried in place to provide
City Water and Wastewater if desired. The recently repaved one-mile drive and extensive ranch road
system provide a sense of arrival and access to all of the property including Bear Creek. The Ranch
has an active Agricultural Valuation Classification.
The ranch has two existing water wells that serve the existing improvements as well as Livestock and
Wildlife troughs. Two additional wells are permitted. Water and Wastewater pipelines are in place on
the ranch and are available for immediate use for additional improvements. The property encompasses both sides of a short section of Bear Creek that, for several generations, has been used as a watering and swimming hole.