A more than 70-year-old pecan plantation in Granbury southwest of Fort Worth is up for grabs.
At one time, the Hood County property was the largest pecan grove in the state.
Now more than 1,500 acres in the Brazos River spread are being offered to residential developers who could fit hundreds of houses on the land.
"The Anthony family is now ready to pass the torch on to the next developer, which they hope might continue to be a family-based operation such as themselves," according to a news release from real estate broker Icon Global Group.
"We have listed the entire developable property for sale with Icon Global Group and we look forward to ushering in new ownership and transition," Jim Anthony said in a statement. "Perhaps there is another developer or like-minded family like ours that would like to take on and continue what we have nurtured to this point in time."
Pecan Plantation is about 38 miles from downtown Fort Worth.
The pecan groves being put up for sale can be developed into 1,165 residential lots, according to Icon Global Group's Bernard Uechtritz.
"I have had some interesting opportunities in my career, but representing the Anthony family and this property will be a highlight," Uechtritz said. "This is a life's work of cohesion and collaboration as a family and a Texas business legacy that is unmatched.
"They are handing over generations of made memories for thousands who have made Pecan Plantation a home and lifestyle like no other, and there is more blue sky to come."
Icon Global, an affiliate of Dallas-based Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International, is a top broker of rural properties and ranches in Texas and nationwide.
1/3More than 1,500 acres of pecan groves are for sale.(Icon Global,)
2/3The Pecan Plantation community includes a country club.(Icon Global)
3/3The Pecan Plantation community includes an equestrian center.(Icon Global)
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