8900 Wimberly Cove (also referred to as "Barton Canyon Ranch") is an absolutely gorgeous, recreational "live water" ranch property situated on 82+/-acres in one of the most beautiful areas in Austin and central Texas. The ranch sits at the base...
8900 Wimberly Cove (also referred to as "Barton Canyon Ranch") is an absolutely gorgeous, recreational "live water" ranch property situated on 82+/-acres in one of the most beautiful areas in Austin and central Texas. The ranch sits at the base of Crystal Mountain bordered by over a mile of spring fed Barton Creek. Even more unique is it's 15 minute proximity to downtown Austin and The University of Texas and 30 minutes west of Austin's International Airport (ABIA) and the new F1 racing track."Your backyard is basically a high-end resort & spa with great restaurants, 3 championship golf courses & excellent tennis facilities" says GaryIn addition to the breathtaking views and over one mile of Barton Creek, activities includes fishing, swimming, kayaking, miles of hiking, biking & horse riding trails or the chance to simply appreciate nature and the abundant wildlife that this special property offers. The diverse and spectacular terrain of the ranch spans from native grass pastures along the creek to the heavily treed hills, scenic canyons and massive boulders carved by thousands of years of water flow to distant and panoramic views from some of the higher points on the property. This habitat supports a variety of wildlife including white tail deer, Red-Tailed Hawks, Owls, Humming Birds and other migrant and native birds. Barton Creek is a tributary that feeds the Colorado River as it flows through the Texas Hill Country. The property has a private gate which is all easily accessible from the well established neighborhood of Barton Creek and specifically the section called Wimbery Lane. The neighborhood is known for its world class Golf and Tennis facilities, Omni Resort & Spa with award winning restaurants, resort conference center and highly rated hotel facilities.This creek actually passes through some of the more scenic areas in Greater Austin and forms a greenbelt that is the habitat for many indigenous species of flora and fauna, including at least seven endangered species of plants.The creek begins in northern Hays County and flows 40 miles (64 km) east through Austin to Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake), where it merges with the Colorado River. The creek falls into the fissure of the Edwards Aquifer in southwest Austin and reemerges at Barton Springs. During rainy seasons, upper Barton Creek hosts water recreation including kayaking, tubing, fishing and swimming. The Lower Barton Creek Greenbelt features these water sports year-round with swimming in Barton Springs Pool, and kayaking and canoeing in the creek fed with the discharge from the springs.Steeped in history. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Barton Creek wasbelieved to host Tonkawa and Comanche Indian camps.The creek is named for William Barton, who built a house near Barton Springs in 1837. The springs quickly became a popular resort, and its swimming hole was replaced with a pool some time during the 1930s.While Barton Canyon Ranch ranch is rugged and wild, The Capitol Of Texas and the thriving city of Austin surround this very private and scenic ranch but you would never know it when on thisproperty. The Sellers have been careful and thoughtful stewards of this property over the years. Preserving the natural beauty of the landscape by careful pruning or clearing fallen trees, keeping undergrowth down and shredding appropriately helps keep this land pristine and healthy while maintaining the integrity of the habitat.Rich in area amenities, the ranch presents a unique investment opportunity for the discerning buyer seeking a spectacular recreational property near the heart of Austin, Texas. The property may be divided into 8 estate sized lots each with views, beautiful hardwood trees, creek frontage and gorgeous building sites. Austin utilities are at the property including city water, sewer and electricity for future development.
Resort, Water View, Waterfront
Country Club / Clubhouse / Resort, Country Club Community
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