I think it's fair to say that people get too bogged down and busy living their lives in Lawton, most forget that Oklahoma is a rural powerhouse of a state. Whether it be our cotton production here in the Southwest, the incredible contribution of grains like wheat and soybeans, or the humble and traditional cattle Oklahoma should be known for. If you weren't aware, Oklahoma still operates one of the largest cattle economies in the world across the small towns and in the famous OKC Stockyards smack dab in the middle of the second largest city in the USA. Oklahoma is a ranching state. As such, while most ranches are passed along down the family lineage, once in a while one will come up for sale to the public and the prices are usually staggering.

On a ranch is where you'll find the most expensive home listing in the entire state this week. The A-Cross Ranch is a sprawling 8500 acre real working ranch that has hit the real estate market and made a big splash sporting a $15million price tag. So what will a hundred and fifty thousand hundred dollar bills get you? Along with the usual barns, pens, stables, fencing, water troughs, corrals, and over 13 square miles of some incredibly beautiful Oklahoma land. Add in not one, but four nice homes on the ranch used by not only the owners, but also the employees, and that $15million starts to look like a thrifty bargain. Here's a little taste of what that kind of coin buys North of Elk City.

Ira Y Smith with Smith & Co via Realtor.com
Ira Y Smith with Smith & Co via Realtor.com
Ira Y Smith with Smith & Co via Realtor.com
Ira Y Smith with Smith & Co via Realtor.com
Ira Y Smith with Smith & Co via Realtor.com
Ira Y Smith with Smith & Co via Realtor.com
Ira Y Smith with Smith & Co via Realtor.com
Ira Y Smith with Smith & Co via Realtor.com
Ira Y Smith with Smith & Co via Realtor.com
Ira Y Smith with Smith & Co via Realtor.com
Ira Y Smith with Smith & Co via Realtor.com

Like I said, this is just a taste of what is being offered on the real estate market. If you'd like to see more of the inner workings, including the two other big houses and the bunkhouse, click here to check it out at Realtor.com

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