Buffalo Gap Homes for Sale - Buffalo Gap Real Estate
Just south of Abilene on Farm-to-Market Road 89, Buffalo Gap, Texas is a community unlike any other. Though small and humble, the town boasts numerous advantages over similarly-sized places in Texas including easy access to bustling Abilene, a strong sense of history as exemplified by the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, and ample recreational and enrichment opportunities thanks to an excellent school district and a picturesque prairie setting.
Its proximity to Abilene, which continues to grow thanks to its higher-education institutions and Dyess Air Force Base's employment opportunities, has increased the value of Buffalo Gap real estate tremendously in recent years. The area remains a steal, however, with plenty of Buffalo Gap homes on land just outside the downtown area selling for a fraction of the cost of a typical Texas home--up to 50 percent less in some cases! The town and its environs are sure to welcome more families in the coming years as folks learn about what the area has to offer.
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Folks looking at Buffalo Gap homes for sale often stop at the one-of-a-kind Buffalo Gap Historic Village, an accurate representation of West Texas life around the turn of the 20th century. This outdoor museum attracts thousands of visitors a year from as far away as Dallas and San Antonio with preserved tools and artifacts as well as faithful reproductions of a log cabin, schoolhouse, post office and bank. Many families who have purchased Buffalo Gap real estate over the years first heard of the town courtesy of the Historic Village, liking it so much after their first visit that they decided to return later to settle!
Owing to its location along the old Buffalo Gap Highway and Great Western Cattle Trail, the town's history goes farther back than many other communities in the area. The Highway was first laid out in 1774, with many original Buffalo Gap homes springing up alongside it soon afterwards. Although it was the county seat during Taylor County's early years, Abilene's growth quickly made it a better fit and the county's administrative offices were moved there in the late 19th century. Despite this setback, speculators continued to build Buffalo Gap homes for sale, stopping only during the worst days of the Depression.
The area does share one thing in common with many other Texas communities: a love of the Dallas Cowboys. When the team did well in the 1990's, the town renamed its streets temporarily and the entire community turns out to support their football heroes in pursuit of a Super Bowl Victory.
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Today, Buffalo Gap is more than just a bedroom community for Abilene. Buffalo Gap real estate owners send their children to the award-winning Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District, which has earned a prestigious "Recognized" award from the Texas Education Agency, in nearby Tuscola. The downtown area boasts several quality restaurants as well as other assorted shops to serve the out-of-towners visiting the Historic Village. Unlike in some other tourist-friendly towns, lifelong owners of Buffalo Gap homes enjoy good relations with the visitors. Call Rhonda Hatchett at 325-829-7007 when you are ready to find your next piece of Buffalo Gap Real Estate, Abilene homes, Tuscola real estate, or homes in the surrounding area. In the meantime, browse through the MLS and the featured listings to see what properties are out there.