Crystal Pond East
The Land Doctors sell ranches of all sizes. Typically, larger ranches offer much more diversity than smaller ones just because of their size. In addition, it always seems like the really pretty places are a long way from the nearest town. That's what makes Crystal Pond Ranch so exciting to us. Rarely do we see a property of this size with such diversity and natural beauty in such close proximity to a small city. This 60-acre ranch is located on the west side of Ada, OK, 80 miles from OKC and 160 miles from DFW. The ranch has a convenient location in many different ways. The property's south boundary adjoins the city limits, is only about a mile from Latta Schools and downtown Ada is only 1.5 miles away. Plus, in corporate history of the Land Doctors we've never been able to say that one of our ranches was across the road from a 9-hole golf course, but now we can.
But there is more to like about this property than just the location. One would assume that something so close to town would be noisy. Not this place. Once you are on the property, it is very quiet and peaceful. We think that the roll of the land is part of the reason why. The frontage road for the property is a small, paved county road that doesn't have much traffic on it. A nice 60 ft tall ridge runs along its east boundary, and we think that it shields the land from road noise. The thick growth of trees on this ridge also acts as a buffer. So, what can you do on this conveniently located and peaceful property?
The first thing you will likely notice is the beautiful 1.8 acre pond. The pond has a rock base and the owners think that it is spring fed because the level never seems to vary. Its clear waters are home to a great bass fishery and would make an ideal swimming hole for the kids. Alternatively, you can just sit and watch it all from a small swing that sits beneath the shade trees near the pond dam. If you had rather walk shallow creeks and hunt for arrowheads, then you can walk the stretch of Big Sandy Creek that runs along the north edge of the property or the 1/2 mile of a small unnamed creek that runs north into Big Sandy. If you like climbing around in the rocks, there is a nice boulder outcrop along the small creek. Then again, you might want to try your hand at managing the native pecan trees in the creek bottom or run some cattle and horses. Its not hard to see does on the property and we have seen one good buck walking along Big Sandy Creek. We will put out trail cameras, but at this point, we don't think it will be hard to document the deer population.
If you want to try your hand at improving the property, the topography is perfect to create a 10-acre lake with the addition of a 390 ft dam. According to our hydrology calculations, this location would capture 915 acres of runoff and has clay loam soils readily available for dam construction. An old house at the southeast corner of the property needs to be removed, but otherwise, the property is very clean. If you are really ambitious, then you could use the beautiful natural features of this property to develop an idyllic neighborhood of small ranchettes.
If you are looking for an affordable sized property where you can farm, ranch, hunt, fish, play, develop and/or build your dream home in a peaceful setting right next to town, then look no further than Crystal Pond East. Please call Sean Childress at 580 320 5791 or email him at Sean@LandDoctors.com.