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Oil and business Tycoon T. Boone Pickens’ gigantic Texas Panhandle ranch featuring mansions, a golf course and airport could be yours.
The storied Mesa Vista ranch recently hit the market for $170 million, according to a nationwide real-estate site and the Lubbock-based listing agent.
The ranch, often listed as one of America’s most interesting homes, was showcased last week by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, which offered more details about the property.
Located 85 miles northeast of Amarillo, the vast property known as the Mesa Vista Ranch features a 6,000-square-foot family home, 12,000-square-foot lake house, a 33,000-square-foot lodge, a chapel, pub, vet lab, airplane runway and hangar, golf course, tennis courts and the Oklahoma white-frame home where Pickens grew up, according Globe-News and Avalanche-Journal archives.
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With everything on the ranch so carefully thought out, even the airport has a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment above the hangar for pilots, according to a news release and details shared through Monte Lyons of Hall & Hall in Lubbock - the listing agent for this property.
In 2017, the Ranch was up for sale at $250 million. The 64,672-acre ranch is back on the market, with the price reduced to $170 million.
Pickens, an Oklahoma native who was raised in Amarillo, amassed his fortune via a concept he figured out as a paperboy, according to archives. He expanded his paper route from 28 customers to 158 customers by buying out other delivery boys’ routes. It was the same proven theory he used to grow his oil and natural gas business that in time brought him a net worth of $950 million.
Pickens, who died in 2019 at the age of 91, spent years making his Texas ranch into one of the world's most valuable properties.
This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Got $170 million? T. Boone Pickens' Mesa Vista Ranch up for sale again