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Despite what it looks like, no, this gorgeous ranch in Aledo is not a dream. It is totally real, and it is truly amazing. This award-winning ranch in Aledo is just a short drive from D/FW International Airport and sits on 176 acres. It is the ultimate equestrian experience, a world-class training facility for those serious horse people. I mean, this is the Landry Center and Cooper Clinic for horses and it’s gorgeous, too!

Jump to see more photos of this incredible property marketed off of MLS by Williams Trew for $15.9 million.

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Front of Home

Talk about location, y’all! Commuting distance to Dallas, and right by Highway 75 and McKinney, 4445 County Road 208 in Celina is for the working rancher. The property is a modest 7.22 acres, so plenty of room for a few stay-at-home horses without being overwhelming or too much to take care of. Seven acres is still what I like to call “riding lawnmower size.” No tractor required.

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I know we cover a lot of high-end, amazing properties here at SecondShelters.com, but let’s face it: That’s purely window shopping for the vast majority of us. This week, I decided to showcase a darling little property in Princeton. The ranch at 9176 Lakeridge Drive is the type of property I sell all the time.

As horse owners, we spend all of our money on the bottomless pit we call “horse ownership,” and the reality is, for the majority of us a $1 million-plus property just ain’t gonna happen. Situated on 10 acres just east of McKinney, this property is still within commuting distance to Dallas, and is very fairly priced within normal people range at $339,900. It’s on the south end of the peninsula off FM 546, so extremely close to Allen, Wylie, Lavon, etc.

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Welcome to Horse Country

Horse People, looky here! As a specialist in horse property, I’m always being asked to find clients  a “modest home on acreage, set up for horses”. Well, here it is! True horse people care much more about the land than the house, but this one is the rare gem that has both beautiful accommodations for the equines, as well as a stunning updated home for the two-legged loves of your life.

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Front Door

Secluded, quiet, and peaceful, this darling ranch on 26 acres in Parker County is just what the doctor ordered for a weekend getaway from Dallas. Looking more like a Hill Country castle than a West DFW ranch, the stone encased custom home features raw repurposed wood, wraparound porches, a wide open modern floorplan, and plenty of family friendly updates.

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Even though it’s located 75 miles north of Dallas in the North Texas Red River Valley, the charming and private ranch at 423 Butterfield Road in Denison reminds me much more of a Hill Country paradise than a Grayson County compound, but at about half the price you’d expect to pay down south. Amidst a heavily wooded 16 acres behind a gated drive, this celebrity getaway-style retreat is the ultimate in relaxation and privacy.

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