Bachelor Pad Ranch
Update: The adjoining 40 acres that completes this quarter section and sits at the corner of the Tecumseh and 120th is also for sale. The two of these properties would give you a full quarter section with a mile of road frontage and multiple building locations outside of the floodplain and flowage easement. A great opportunity for someone looking for land with development potential.
One of the keys to enjoying rural property is location. If it is close to your work or home, you will have more opportunities to use it. If it is close to a vibrant metro, there will be more opportunities to monetize it. Bachelor Pad Ranch is located in an ideal location on the eastern outskirts of Norman, just 10 miles from downtown and campus corner. These 120 acres of woods, hills and hollows is at the southwest corner of Tecumseh Road and 120th street, meaning you have tremendous access to both the north and east sides of the property. This is a unique, naturally beautiful tract that offers you the freedom to pursue many different interests from hunting and recreational activities to being one's forever home on 120 acres of solitude. There are almost no tracts of this size left this close to town-so if you've been looking for a close hunting, recreational or private residential spot, this is the one.
It's virtually all wooded, with some scattered little openings and meadows sprinkled along the base of the ridges. It is loaded with oak trees, which means the food source for wildlife is abundant-especially the deer herd. Speaking of the deer herd, we were blown away by the trail camera footage we got in March of this year! A large bachelor group of bucks uses this property as their core sanctuary area, thus the name Bachelor Pad Ranch. That made it easy to get them on camera and we even caught one making a scrape - almost six months after peak rut. This would be an outstanding tract to manage the wildlife on, and close enough that you could run out and bow hunt after work.
Wet weather creeks can be found on the ranch that hold water except during dry periods, so the wildlife can survive without having to leave; something very rare for its location. The middle and lowest section of the property is in the Lake Thunderbird flowage easement, meaning that no structures whatsoever can be constructed in those areas. However, these are low lying areas that you would likely only use for wildlife purposes anyway. If a pond was desired, the Land Doctors can help you plan out a nice hillside pond that would be out of the flowage easement and still capture and hold plenty of water.
The ranch also has a major water line cut running at an angle through the middle of the property that is loaded with scrapes and rubs-because it is nicely maintained for the pipeline, this corridor would provide great access points to various hunting spots or hiking trails up and down the ridges.
Whatever it is you're looking for, it could just about be done on this piece of ground.
It's easy to imagine a family compound of sorts, with a few individual 20-30 acre individual plots. The dense hardwoods have the ability to kill two birds with one stone; they provide privacy from neighboring plots a give the kids a place to play in peace without the worry of traffic or busy streets. It would be a super convenient oasis from the hectic craziness of modern life. Or it could be developed as a rural entertainment venue or corporate retreat with the buildings constructed on the hills and the lower areas in the flowage easement managed in a parklike setting. Maybe you just want a convenient place to hunt so that you don't have to wait for the weekends or holidays. Whether you are looking for a home, hunting spot or hot development site, please call Colton Coale at 405 615 7645.