Historic Granbury: Last of the JO Ranch

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 Tx Broker 0304050

UP for AUCTION: This is it folks, the last of the JO Ranch. 

Approximately 4.3 acres overlooking Scenic View Estates and Lake Granbury. Bidding starts at $75,000.00

Hill top views less than 100 yds from the lake.


  • Tree topped bluff overlooking surrounding area and lake
  • 4.3 acres with pond, trees, over 50 feet of elevation
  • Next to another 7 plus acres of undeveloped land
  • Old horse barn and corral
  • Power and water utilities are available
  • Dramatic building sites for either a single level or a split level home built into the hillside
  • Can be subdivided
  • Close in to Granbury
  • Across the road from the Dinosaur Trail cabins
  • Eligible for solar energy program for new construction.

This property is the last of the Johnny Osborn ranch.  His ranch used to stretch from the edge of the Brazos River (now at the bottom of the lake) up to this property. It was also my home during my highschool years.

2510 Scenic View Ct., Granbury, TX 76148

Located approximately 4 miles south of Granbury on hiway 144, across the bridge from the marina.

Offered by Michael Michaud, Owner/broker.


Hill view

View of adjoining undeveloped property

Street view

Street view looking up at the bluff.

View from the bluff

View from the edge of the bluff looking down at the street.


If built to suit, the property can be included in solar energy program for new construction.

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Posted by

Mick Michaud,

Managing broker,

United Country Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC
Texas license # 0304050

The Lifestyle you want, the place to live it.

Comments (5)

Don Eichler
Eichler Properties - Granbury, TX

Mike, That is a good property you have for sale.  My wife and I built the Dinosaur Trail Cabins so we know the property.  We sold the Dinosaur Trail Cabins in 2004 when we moved to Kerrville.

Don Eichler-Broker

Kerrville Texas

Nov 17, 2008 11:29 AM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Thanks, I think so.  You and I had spoken on a couple of occassions about your property several years ago. 

I sold the house and 1/2 acre last February.  I was keeping the land for a (near) zero energy townhome development, with the homes sitting on the ridge overlooking the lake, marina and other properties.  The view up there is great. 

I had thought about approaching the Brazos River Authority to allow me to tunnel under the Scenic View Road and connect my "pond" to the lake and provide a private boat dock.  Way too much cost to do that, although it would be awesome.

Then put up a private gated entry off of Scenic View Ct. and a privacy wall around the property.  It would be an absolutely incredible private residence.  Of course, all the things I'd like to do would run about $3-4MM. 

The townhomes would be a lot less.  I may still do it, I'm wading through paperwork for permitting, etc.  It is in the Water Quality District, so to do anything over two homes on that property requires approval/review.

How's the folk music festivals down your way?  I hear they are great.

Nice to hear from you.

Nov 17, 2008 11:43 AM
Jeff and Lisa Sellers
The Sellers Realty Lubbock,TX - Lubbock, TX

Surprised you are not asking more for it.  Great Property.  My grandparents lived in Granbury and Cleburne and I used to be in FWorth.  I just got a listing referral in Lubbock from a Granbury broker.  I'll keep this property in mind.  Please keep us in mind with your clients coming to or leaving Lubbock. Thanks!

Nov 18, 2008 08:19 AM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

As townhome sites, its worth about $200-240K.  As is, w/o platting about $120K.  If I get a winning bid, then great.  If not, no problem.

Nov 18, 2008 12:16 PM
Don Eichler
Eichler Properties - Granbury, TX

Mike, Good to hear back from you, yes we did talk real estate a few years ago.  The music festivals are still going and growing strong.  People come from all over the world for the big one.  We miss Granbury but love it down here.

Don Eichler-Kerrville

Nov 18, 2008 01:31 PM

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