We are also a 3 hour drive to anywhere.(South, North, East or West) We have one traffic light, and 7,000 people in the whole county but for some reason the Real Estate is still high. Even the sage brush and Juniper trees bring a good price. Without moving to Texas (which I have never even been close to) I would love that place.Land here is ridiculously cheap....because there is nothing within a 2 1/2-3 hr drive.
Do they still have the trade days at Buffalo Gap?Lol, As the crow flies that place is about 25 miles from where I live.
Right now you could probably offer a lot less and have them take the offer. I know of a place that is near the Brazos that has two barns one with an attached shop, a bunkhouse, pipe corrals and a big house on about seven acres that is listed for about the same money as that but the realtor has told at least one person that a offer of $50,000 or so would probably be accepted.
The Clyde area is not the desert wasteland that movies show when they say Texas. It gets about 25 inches of rain a year, Some of the past years have been a bit iffy on that, though the past couple have been surplus years. You can grow just about anything you want, if you can keep enough water on it.
Clyde is about 15 minutes from Abilene, which is a small city of about 115,000 that has two Lowes, one home depot, two walmarts, a tractor supply and several other local feed stores.
Cost of living is fairly low (which is good, since most of the wages are too.)
There are three private universities, one jr college, and a techincal college.
It has a fair local NPR station.
If you are Christian, then you are sure to find a church you like, we have all flavors, and several different choices of certain flavors. If you are not Christian, they are no longer burning witches, but you'll get preached at, and your bumper stickers might get scratched off. (Which is true, even if I meant it as a joke.)
Most people are really friendly, and there are still more people than not that will wave at least a little while driving down the road.
If you like Texas music, there is a decent station for that, at least on Friday and Saturday nights, and we are starting to get some pretty big names (at least on the Texas music scene) in town now. If you like rock music, then San Angelo and Dallas are just a few hours away.
Abilene has a several decent museums, a zoo that is getting better, an ice skating rink in the winter, both an indoor and outdoor gun range, several golf courses, several decent lakes within an hour's drive. The hunting is pretty good, but it can be hard to afford a lease. The nearest public hunting land is in San Angelo. Chuck Yeager used to come every year to dove hunt, the members of ZZ Top own/owned a quail lease near here, Ted Nugent has a cabin down near Brownwood.
Summers a little warm, Winter is pretty mild if you can keep out of the wind. I think it was 65 here yesterday, got down to about 43 last night.
Anyway, that is the quick course on the Abilene area. There are a couple of other HT people that live near here, though I've only met one of them in person, and they are great people as well.
Me too. Then I realized that this thread was started in November of 2008 -- now that I think about it, this was started before the last Presidential election!I've tried the link several times & keep getting a "page not found" message.