You have questions—we have answers. What you need to know before relocating to a horse farm in North Texas is our specialty. If you are a seller, check out our wonderful guide to selling a horse farm. If you are a buyer, you can view our ultimate guide to buying a horse farm. This post is aimed primarily at people moving to Northern Texas to live the dream of owning an equestrian property. However, there’s lots of wonderful information for anyone relocating to the region or to any horse farm. It’s the basic, must-have info for anyone interested in horse farms in North Texas.
Where is North Texas?
You may be surprised to find out that North Texas does not mean the northern-most part of the Lone Star State. Actually it centers around the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area (sometimes called the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex). Many people consider North Texas to include the area south of Oklahoma, east of Abilene, west of Paris, and north of Waco. If you actually want to relocate to the northern-most section of Texas, search for the Texas Panhandle!
2. What’s so great about North Texas equine property?
North Texas horse country is the promised land for horses and horse owners. Here we will zone in on five factors that make our region among the best in the world for equestrian life. Northern Texas boasts amazing soil quality, proximity, climate, expertise, and all the amenities that come from having an established, professional-grade equestrian community in every direction for miles and miles.
Our sandy loam soil is perfect for raising horses, training, and competing. Rainfall varies significantly throughout the year, but sandy loam always drains excellently. That means no worries about the slop.
Our warm season (the period of the year when freezing is impossible) is an amazing 249 days. Residents of North Texas are acclimated to the warmth. Sometimes you’ll see Ugg boots as soon as the temperature dips below 70! Mild winters are great for horses and horse owners.
Another—often overlooked—consideration is distance from the Gulf of Mexico. The region surrounding the Dallas-Fort Worth area is far enough from the gulf to remain safe during hurricane season. Talk about avoiding a hurricane-sized headache!
The region surrounding Dallas is close to the DFW International Airport.
World Class Expertise
If you’re in the favorable position of being able to afford the best, North Texas is an excellent choice of residence.
If you knew a little about the region before reading this article, you are probably already aware of the strong sense of community that revolves around the equestrian culture here.
In a place where neighbors are often well-spaced apart, there are often helpful people to assist you with any issues you may have. This is a great asset. Buying equestrian property can be a risky venture, so the help you receive from those around you may make or break your success.
3. How is the market for horse farms in North Texas?
For a full-length, detailed report—complete with visuals and highly up-to-date information—check out the Texas Association of Realtors that breaks down many relevant statistics.The 2017 Texas Small Land Sales Report is a good place to start.
There are two main points in the text. First, the growing Texan population increased demand for small land parcels, especially those close to metropolitan areas. Second, while there are regional differences in real estate statistics, overall the state has a stable and healthy market.
People in the market to buy should know that price per acre depends on three main factors: location, facilities/amenities, and current demand. If many properties are too expensive, then you will have to make (or wait for) changes in these areas.
If you want to study market predictions for the near future, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems publishes monthly reports of market indicators.
4. What kinds of properties can I find in the counties north of Dallas?
The counties of Denton, Collin, Grayson, and Cooke have a lot to offer in terms of excellent properties with impressive facilities. To cut straight to our listings and check out the photo galleries (including drone photoraphy!), virtual tours, and extensive descriptions, go here.
Our properties are often around 50 acres, although they can vary greatly. Some are over a hundred acres. We typically have some undeveloped and “budget” properties, although our bread and butter is big, beautiful properties. Common features include horse barns, workshops, storage, fenced pastures, ponds, etc.
5. Who can help me relocate to North Texas?
We can! If you want the long answer to what makes us stand out from other realtors, then you can read What Makes Us a Better Choice. Here are the bullet points:
Our specialization: We specialize in Acreage Properties around the area including Denton, Collin, Grayson and Cooke Counties. If this describes the kind of property you’re looking for, then we’re the local experts!
Our experience: We have sold over $75 million worth of properties!
Our support: Don’t just take our word for it! 99% of previous clients report that we exceed their expectations at multiple levels.