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Valle De Oro Map

Valle De Oro is Spanish for "valley of gold". Originally named for the golden yellow blooms of wildflowers that still blanket the region during rainy seasons. Some land owners have also enjoyed panning for gold along the river bed as well as on inland properties. The land is teeming with deer, fox, turkey, road runners, owls, pheasant, hawks, cotton tail rabbits, quail, numerous types of song birds, coyotes, beaver, bobcats, and an occasional eagle or two.

Valle De Oro is centrally located in the Texas panhandle, about 25 miles northwest of Amarillo, and about 10 miles southeast of Boys Ranch.


Restrictions: Generally there are no building restrictions other than county codes for wells and septic systems. Owners are free to own and keep horses, build a house of the styling they prefer, or just leave the land untouched.

Access to Canadian River: There are no public roads nor access to the river except at the main highway near Boys Ranch. Owners of land bordering the river of course have ready access. It is considered to be terribly impolite to cross a neighbor's property without first getting permission, but permission is almost always given to those who ask first. Recent changes in riparian land rights provide land owners with the age-long custom of gaining land when the river shifts to a flow away from their land, but that also means the land owner may lose some land if the river changes its course and flows further inland. No known land not currently bordering the river is in any threat of erosion due to river course changes.

Property Values: As with all other real estate, Valle de Oro land values rise and decline according to the economy. A well groomed property might bring as much as double average prices, and of course the riverfront properties will usually fetch a small premium over inland properties. Each property is unique and must be evaluated individually. Current regional land values about fifteen miles south are advertised at roughly $7,000.00 per acre, and properties nearest the city are commonly sold for approximately $10,000.00 per acre.

Land Type: Originally the valley was inhabited by Comanche, later owned by cattlemen, and then sold to a company that dug-up a sizable portion of the area to remove gravel needed for the booming city of Amarillo. Some properties were never touched and are of perfectly natural terrain, but other properties still have small mounds and dug-outs where the gravel company had turned soil. Both types of property are well suited for any desired use, but the properties with mounds will need bull-dozed if the owner prefers flat land. Some buyers enjoy the roughest possible terrains to hike on, and too deer and other animals prefer hollow areas to hide and sleep in. People who enjoy exercise and animals prefer the hilly terrain, and people who just want to run horses or build a house prefer the flatter lands. There is something for just about everyone in Valle De Oro.

People: Most all known permanent residents are good folk who freely express the Texas hospitality that the panhandle was once so well known for.


Valley de Oro Real Estate

Valle De Oro Road

        Roads in the Valle De Oro region are a mixture of paved areas and inner roads of dirt and/or gravel. No two properties are alike in appearance nor accessibility. Telephone lines run to all properties, but city power lines may or may not be close to a property. Typical water well depths run approximately 135 to 180 feet deep depending on the land's elevation, but low lying properties bordering the river can access useful irrigation water at as little as five feet deep.



Valley De Oro Road

        Rainfall in the valley can range from around 15 inches to over 50 inches per year, but expect a typical average of 25 inches or so. Due to the dams in New Mexico releasing a predetermined quantity of water downstream, water flow on Canadian River is mild, rarely becoming a threat of flooding except during the worst of storms. Due to the steady incline of the land, water runs off quickly and rarely presents any danger to the low-lying properties.




Properties For Sale



10.477 deeded acres

SOLD

Valle de Oro land for sale

Valle De Oro land for sale

Valle De Oro land for sale
Road view from the east border.


Property#: u11t12
Contact:
Acres (+-): 10.477
Price: sold
Taxes (+-): $117.15
Power line: no
Borders river: no
Fencing: no (neighbor's partial fencing on east border: all borders are marked)
Well: none (possible live spring)
Septic: no
Other improvements: borders marked; ready for fencing; telephone and city electricity are available

Description:

        Rare for the Texas panhandle is a live spring, and the cliffs on this property are the only known land in the Valle de Oro area to have a spring. As of February 2006, a spring is keeping the surrounding soil several feet into the adjoining property soaking wet even though rainfall for the Texas panhandle has been far below normal for several months. A simple process of hammering a pipe into a cliff should produce a similar or better spring on this property. During normal rainfall periods, a spring is expected to be a useful and clean supply of water for watering trees or other needs. Water is the single most important thing needed on all properties, and this property can have it flowing freely from the cliffs.
        The property is about 1320 feet deep (about a quarter of a mile), and is located approximately 1.5 miles east from the highway on Davison Road. About 100 yards further to the east is Gold Road that heads south. About .25 miles further to the east is the railroad crossing. Davison Road is paved for about a quarter mile from the highway, with county-graded dirt and rock the rest of the way. The road is passable year-round.
        The land's southern boundary runs near the lower edges of the smaller caprocks. The land is generally just slightly rolling with a few flat areas. All vegetation appears to be native to the region (no salt cedar seen), and a large quantity of plum thickets line the cliff sides (mighty good eating!). The land slopes towards the road, so there is good drainage and no concern of flooding. The soil is mostly fine sand with thin layers of clay that washes down from the caprock; excellent for gardening. Earthen dams could be constructed to hold rainwater year-round for all irrigation needs. The land is clean, of natural terrain, and appears to have not been abused at all. Viewing the land from the road, it is plenty attractive, and the caprock appears much smaller in the photo taken from the road.
        Several splits exist in the sand stone cliffs, creating excellent sitting areas that are cool in summer and warm in winter. Some of the cliffs have markings left by visitors in the 19th century and perhaps earlier (interesting to history buffs). A clearing on top of the north caprock collects water during rains, but with drainage would make a beautiful spot to build a small weekend cabin. Nowhere else in the panhandle is there known to be buyable land of similar beauty.
        The best water table is probably around 120 to 200 feet deep, and likely of good quality. The presence of bulrush plants shows that shallow water tables exist no deeper than 20 feet. The actual shallow water table is guessed to be approximately 10 feet deep, perhaps less, and the shallow water tables are excellent for trees (no watering needed once trees are established). Nearby properties are not being lived on. Installing a septic system shouldn't present a problem. The nearest electrical lines are about a mile to the west on Davison Road, and about half a mile to the east across the railroad tracks.
        Alternative energy potential is high for this property. The border extends approximately 40 foot beyond the top of the cliffs along the north area where winds are the highest and well suited for wind generators. The Texas panhandle is also well known for plentiful sunlight to power photovoltaic panels (solar panels). The current owner used alternative energy for 100% of all energy needs for over five years on a different property, and the owner has said this property is among the most ideal for anyone wanting 'off the grid'.
        This property is among the most desirable rural land anywhere in the Texas panhandle. The owner needs to sell quickly.



SOLD
House on 36.5 acres (+-)
Bristow, Oklahoma




Property#: britok
Acres (+-): 36.5
Price: sold
Taxes (+-): unknown
Power line: yes
Borders river: no
Fencing: yes
Well: yes, deep well
Septic: yes
Other improvements: Storage buildings, large pond, numerous fruit trees.

Description:

        The land is the site where the old school house sat 70 years ago. Sitting up on top of the hill, the views are pleasant, much of the land is covered in trees, and a sizable pond sits off to one side that holds water year round.
        The 1568 square foot manufactured house is a 1999 Clayton, with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, and front porch. The house is all electric and has central air conditioning.
        The property is currently being lived on and is ready to be moved into.
        Located within about a mile of the small Bristow airport and commercial districts, land values are expected to rise sharply with the new aircraft businesses entering the town. The property is ideal for several uses including country living, retirement, and investing.

Valle De Oro Texas land for sale


Property#: 0015
Contact (phone number or email): sold
Acres (+-): 6
Price: sold
Taxes (+-):
Power line: no
Borders river: yes
Fencing: yes
Well: shallow 5'
Septic: yes
Other improvements: none

Valle De Oro land for sale

Property#: 0018
Contact (phone number or email): sold
Acres (+-): 16
Price: sold
Taxes (+-):
Power line: no
Borders river: no
Fencing: yes
Well: no
Septic: no
Other improvements: none



Valle De Oro land for sale

Property#: 0019
Contact (phone number or email): sold
Acres (+-): 16
Price:
Taxes (+-):
Power line: no
Borders river: no
Fencing: yes
Well: no
Septic: no
Other improvements: none



Valle De Oro land for sale

Property#: 0031
Contact (phone number or email): sold
Acres (+-): 6
Price: sold
Taxes (+-):
Power line: no
Borders river: yes
Fencing: yes
Well: shallow 5'
Septic: no
Other improvements: Land has been cleared of brush and numerous trees have been planted.



Valle De Oro land for sale

Property#: 0030
Contact (phone number or email): sold
Acres (+-): 6
Price: sold
Taxes (+-):
Power line: no
Borders river: yes
Fencing: yes
Well: shallow 5'
Septic: yes
Other improvements: 16'x20' wooden cabin, photovoltaic panels, wind generators, PVC greenhouse, fully self-sufficient, land is cleared, mowed, and has numerous trees planted.



Valle De Oro land for sale

Property#: 0064
Contact (phone number or email): sold
Acres (+-): 15
Price: sold
Taxes (+-):
Power line: yes
Borders river: yes
Fencing: yes
Well: shallow 5'
Septic: yes
Other improvements: none



Property#: 0010
Contact (phone number or email): sold
Acres (+-): 10
Price: sold
Taxes (+-):
Power line: no
Borders river: no
Fencing: no
Well: no
Septic: no
Other improvements: none




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