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Old 06-08-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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Looking to move from OR to Lubbock area, would like 50 to 100 acre for a place to build new home and raise some cattle. Maybe some other areas? Like the temp averages for Lubbock and wife says we gotta be with in 45 minuites of shopping, Docs etc. What say you North Texas?
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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You will be looking at land to the east of Lubbock off the Caprock Esparpment. The land on top of the Caprock is almost all cotton and more expensive. The land off the Caprock is used for ranching and less expensive, but prices are going up some because people are buying land for hunting and weekend getaways more. If you want to be within 45 minutes of Lubbock, you will want to look around Crosby and Garza counties. If you're willing to be a little bit farther, Dickens and Kent counties would be good places also. I think the area is quite pretty, looking like it came out of a classic Western movie. Good luck with your move and hope this helps! (By the way, let us know if you find any good links. My father is looking for land in that area also. )
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Lubbock is much nicer than most people think. The central/university area at least.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:24 PM
 
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I just bought a place on 20 acres in southern Hale County. Hale County is the county directly north of Lubbock County. We are about 26 miles from Plainview and about 40 miles to Lubbock. Lots of grain production here.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I don't think Wolfforth would be the best place for a ranch. It's already a suburb of Lubbock.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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I just hope you know what this area looks like
some parts of it are EXTREMELY desolate--wind is almost non-stop which makes life difficult on various levels and if you are not used to wind (strong wind to most people) it can be very unnerving...

why pick Lubbock from Oregon--they seem very dissimilar in attitude and environmental outlooks...
Lubbock is VERY traditional, conservative, Republican, Christian...
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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Well loves, its like this, Im a traditional, conservative, republican, baptist, christian with a sense of humor- "Why do baptist shun pre-marital sex? Were afraid it will lead to dancing"
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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Well loves, its like this, Im a traditional, conservative, republican, baptist, christian with a sense of humor- "Why do baptist shun pre-marital sex? Were afraid it will lead to dancing"
Haha, as someone who grew up in a Baptist home, you will probably like it here. People here are conservative, but still "live and let live". There is an increasing liberal influence, with the city and Texas Tech growing. As far as the scenery goes, it is flat plains on top of the Caprock and rolling hills, mesas, and canyons off the Caprock. Here are some pictures to give you an idea.
This is what it looks like on top of the Caprock.

http://www.tomjaeschke.com/TexasPanhandle.jpg (broken link)

This is off of the Caprock where all the ranching land is.



PS: The wind is really not that bad. The only time it gets unbearably windy is in the spring. The rest of the year mostly just has a breeze.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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OK, I'll take that parcel nestled in draw at the bottom of the rim rock, build my house and a shop for the tractor, quads and hay storage and sit on the patio summer evenings with the wife and my bird dog and listen to the yotes howling. Man I'm practically there. Bman
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