It’s 1980, the year that saw the introductions of both Rubik’s Cube and the Pac-Man video game, the devastating eruption of Mount St. Helen’s, and the sweeping victory of the nation’s first actor-president, Ronald Reagan. Yet pretty much wherever you went, people of all ages had one burning question on their minds: Who shot J.R. Ewing?
That’s right, we’re talking about “Dallas.” And while people tuned in in droves for the “shooting” episode in March, the fall episode that revealed the shooter’s identity remains the second most-viewed telecast in the U.S. - ever. (Spoiler alert: In case you missed it, it was his sister-in-law who pulled the trigger.)
The Appeal of Ranches in Texas
The name of the series might have been “Dallas,” but most of the action took place on the Ewing ranch well outside of the city limits. The mystique of the Texas ranch lifestyle was pervasive during the 1980s, and it made a lasting impression - so much so that the series was revived in 2012. And today, the draw of Texas ranch “barons” and the ranch lifestyle in general remain strong.
What is it about Texas land that’s so attractive? A lot of it strikes at the very heart of American history and the American ideal - lots of land and the freedom to live life to its fullest. From a young age, we’re taught about the Old West, pioneer settlers, and the people who pushed the nation’s westward boundaries, claiming some of that rich land for themselves along the way. The lure of the cowboy and the “open range” are so important and ingrained in American culture, they’ve been immortalized in a song that’s familiar even to today’s tech-immersed generation, “Home on the Range.”
Land for Sale in Texas: Own Your Own Piece of the Dream
Of course, not all Texas ranches are as expansive - or famous - as the vast Ewing estate. And that’s a good thing, because that means no matter what type of ranch property you’re looking for, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find it. After all, there’s a lot of land for sale in Texas. Working with a real estate company that specializes in Texas ranches for sale means it’s a lot easier to find the place of your dreams, whether it’s a full-scale cattle operation, a place to graze your horses or a wide-open space to roam or raise your kids.
At The Texas Land Man, we’ve earned a reputation as the premier Texas ranch experts - and for good reason. Our inventory of properties is big and it’s changing every day. That means that whether you’re looking for a few acres or a few thousand, developed or undeveloped, we can help you locate your ideal ranch. Plus, we’re known for our deep dedication to our clients’ needs and our commitment to personal attention, every step of the way.
If Texas ranches are part of your dream lifestyle, start your journey today. Give The Texas Land Man a call at 830-755-5205 or use our online form to get in touch, and let us help you find your own piece of paradise, right here in Texas.