The Longley Ranch

1294 Drummond Road, Abilene, TX, USA


The Longley Ranch is a rare find in Taylor County, where one can escape the city but be in close proximity to all the city has to offer. Just a few miles outside of Abilene, the Longley Ranch is 560± acres that have it all.

The property is conveniently located between Abilene and Merkel, situated perfectly in a quiet area. There are numerous stock tanks that supply ample water for wildlife and livestock. This property has nice elevation changes with draws running throughout the ranch and several mesas with exquisite views. The brush cover is mainly mesquite and cedar and is not too heavy, and there are several areas of clearing as well.

The ranch has a custom-built home with an adjacent workshop. The home is a four bedroom, and two-and-a-half bathroom with a nice fireplace in the living room as well as the master bedroom. There is also a wood-burning stove in the kitchen.

We encourage you to visit this unique and special property. Call today to schedule your private showing and come take a look!

Location: Located in Taylor County, approximately 14 miles southwest of Abilene, near View and Caps on Drummond Road. 10 miles southeast of Merkel and 10 miles northwest of Buffalo Gap.

Acreage: The property consists of approximately 566± acres. Historically the ranch was used for cattle grazing, hunting and some cultivation. The property has a good mix of brush and open areas across the varied topography. Several stock tanks and ponds provide water for a variety of wildlife. In the past, there have been both deer and waterfowl hunting leases. The majority of the property is fully fenced with some cross-fencing as well.

Topography: The topography on the ranch is diverse, with numerous ridges and mesas which provide mile-long views of the big country. Traveling on the ranch, you’ll experience 90 feet of elevation changes throughout. The rolling topography creates various draws which have been utilized for the various tanks and ponds located on the ranch.

Rainfall/Elevation: Taylor County’s average rainfall is approximately 26 inches annually. The highest elevation point is 1930 feet; the lowest is 1840.

Cover: The cover consists of a healthy mix of thick brush as well as open areas of cultivation. The main brush specie is mesquite and cedar, with hackberry, ephedra, sumacs, lotebush, various cacti, and grass species covering the rolling acreage. Over the years, the seller has focused on brush management efforts to reduce the cedar and mesquite density throughout the pasture.

Fences: The perimeter fencing is established to maintain livestock, along with cross-fencing throughout the ranch. The majority of the boundary is fully fenced, with a couple of areas having newly constructed boundary fences along with additional new sections planned.

Utilities: Electricity is available to the property and across the property. The house and shop are fully electric; the house is also on View Caps water and septic. There are several pipelines across the ranch some are active, and some are inactive.

Water:The house is serviced by View Caps Water Co-op. During periods of average rainfall, there is ample water across the ranch held in the 13 ponds/tanks.

Hunting: There is an abundance of wildlife on the ranch. Numerous opportunities for hunting across the ranch, including white-tail deer, feral hogs, Rio Grande turkeys, and various waterfowl, along with dove, coyotes, bobcats, and various other varmints. The ranch has historically been leased for both deer and waterfowl hunting.

Residence and Improvements:  The home is a custom-built ranch-style house from 2002 with square feet featuring a brick exterior and composition roof. The home has been beautifully maintained, featuring-stained concrete floors and neutral paint colors. It is a four-bedroom and two-and-a-half-bathroom home with a well-laid-out floor plan making it perfect for entertaining and host guests. It also features an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining area, and a large living space with a wood-burning fireplace. The master bedroom hosts the second wood-burning fireplace, as well as an ensuite bathroom with large walk-in closets. In the hall with the other two bedrooms, you will find the half bathroom along with a full jack-n-jill bathroom shared by the two bedrooms. There is lots of natural lighting and a full utility area with a sink as well as a two-car garage and a storage area as well.

Minerals: The sellers believe they own one-quarter of the total mineral rights and may convey half of their ownership with an acceptable offer.

Price: The property is priced at $3,975.27 per acre for a total price of $2,250,000.00


The information contained herein is believed to be true and correct. However, Ekdahl Nelson Real Estate does not give any warranty for its accuracy. It is the buyer or buyer’s agent responsibility to verify all information. Please be advised that Ekdahl Nelson Real Estate represents the seller in this transaction.

Buyer’s agent must be identified on first contact & must accompany buying prospect on all showings to be allowed full participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at the sole discretion of Ekdahl Nelson Real Estate. No trespassing. Seller’s agent must be present for showings.


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