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Reeves County, Texas

Reeves County features rolling plains broken by many draws, the Pecos River, Balmorhea Lake, Lake Toyah, and Red Bluff Reservoir with chocolate loam, clay, sandy and mountain wash soils. Local economy consists of oil and gas, agriculture, tourism, food processing, government services and gravel production.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1M
Lowest Price $350K
Highest Price $1.5M
Total Listings 7
Avg. Days On Market 8
Avg. Price/SQFT $10.1K

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Where is Reeves County, Texas?

  • Reeves County, Texas borders Eddy County, New Mexico, Culberson County, Texas, Loving County, Texas, Jeff Davis County, Texas, Pecos County, Texas, and Ward County, Texas. Reeves County comprises the Pecos micropolitan statistical area.

  • Reeves County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,783. Its county seat and most populous city is Pecos.

  • Reeves County is on Interstate Highway 20 in the Trans-Pecos  region of West Texas with the northern edge of its irregular shape touching New Mexico. On the northeast it borders the Pecos River, which separates it from Loving and Ward counties. It is bounded on the southeast by Pecos County, on the southwest by Jeff Davis County, and on the west by Culberson County. Pecos, the county seat, is seventy-four miles southwest of Odessa.

Things to do in Reeves county

  • The Civilian Conservation Corps built Balmorhea State Park in the 1930s. Nearly 80 years later, people are still cooling off at our park. Swim, scuba or skin dive, camp, geocache, study nature and bird watch. Explore our restored cienegas (desert wetlands), home to endangered fish and other wildlife. The park has picnic sites, an outdoor sports area and a playground.

  •  Reeves County is noted for its West of the Pecos Museum at Pecos and for Balmorhea State Recreation Area and Lake. The county celebrates a Rodeo Week, June Fest, Golden Girl of the West Pageant, Night in Old Pecos, and an 1800s Parade at Pecos in June; a Fourth of July Parade, Old Fiddlers Contest, and West of the Pecos Rodeo at Pecos in July; a Frijole Cookoff at Balmorhea and cantaloupe festival in August; and Fall Fair Festival at Pecos in October.

Farming and Ranching in Reeves county 

  •  Vegetation consists of sparse grasses, scrub brush, creosotebush, cacti, oak, juniper, and mesquite, which provides the area's only timber. Natural resources include gypsum, limestone, salt, oil, gas, and volcanic ash. Other minerals include brine, sand, gravel, and recovered sulphur.
  • The average annual temperature is 64° F. The growing season extends 226 days. Rainfall, which averages ten inches per year, runs into several intermittent lakes in the west central area of the county. These shallow playas fill with water after downpours, but shrink and sometimes disappear through evaporation between rains. Toyah Lake is the largest playa in the county, with walls formed by cliffs of ten to forty feet in height. The entire county is drained by the Pecos River.
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