If your dream is to live in the midst some of the most beautiful countryside in Texas, Jack County in North Texas offers country living and spectacular scenery. The convenient location has proximity to the larger cities in the county, and plenty of open spaces with beautiful homes, ranches, and farmland. The region has a colorful ranching and frontier history, scenic vistas, wooded areas, and creeks that meander through many of the properties.
If you’re looking for homes or land for sale, real estate is plentiful throughout the county and the area has a lot to offer. Jacksboro is the largest town in the county and is situated close enough to the larger cities to be convenient for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The county has a lot of benefits for anyone seeking a country lifestyle. The sub-tropical climate is mild and dry. Much of the 962 square miles is forest area along the water. Oak, pecan, mesquite, elm, walnut and cottonwood trees dot the landscape.
If you want a country lifestyle and travel frequently, DFW International Airport is just over 79 miles from Jacksboro, and in proximity to Wichita Falls and Fort Worth, making the airport easily accessible. Transportation options to and from the airport are available if you prefer not to drive, and include limo service and shared rides.
Since Jack County has a smaller population than many counties in Texas, it has a lower student population, with fewer than 1,000 students enrolled in the public schools. The Jacksboro Independent School District includes:
- Jacksboro Elementary
- Jacksboro Learning Center
- Jacksboro Middle
- Jacksboro High School
- Jacksboro Learning Center
In a school district with such a low student-teacher ratio, students get more individual attention. The two additional school districts in the county are Bryson ISD and Perrin-Whitt ISD. The schools offer an array of programs and extra-curricular activities for students.
Ranches and homes for sale are plentiful, and the cost of living is lower than in some counties. Homes for sale include country estates and lakefront properties, with small acreage or large properties with more than 100 acres of land. Recreational ranches and equine property offer spectacular scenery and hundreds of acres for working with cutting horses, riding, and exploring the countryside.
Living in the midst of rodeo country on an equine property is ideal for ranching, training cutting horses and preparing for rodeo competitions, and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle that North Texas offers. The real estate market has an abundance of wooded properties with lakes and streams that are ideal for fishing or hunting. Prime land for sale is perfect for building new homes on a lakefront or rustic lodges the green, rolling hills.
The county is immersed in western culture, which is evident in the historic attractions and local events. Fort Richardson Historic State Park offer more than 400 acres of biking, hiking, and equestrian trails, perfect for anyone who wants to live in quarter horse country. Deer hunting is one of the biggest seasonal activities, and many of the larger, wooded properties have an abundance of wildlife.
If you love spending time outdoors, there are a lot of activities. Fort Richardson State Park is the ideal spot for swimming, fishing, and hiking. The park is a beautiful location for a family picnic, and an equestrian trail is available for daytime use. The horse trail is 10 miles long and runs along Fort Richardson and Lost Creek. Events include the Jack County Museum Holiday Historical Dinner that benefits the museum, the TNT Fest at Lake Jacksboro, and the annual Pioneer Day at the museum.