North Zulch Real Estate
North Zulch is an unincorporated community 28 miles from the Bryan/College Station area and 12 miles from Madisonville in Madison County. North Zulch became an official stop on the Trinity and Brazos Valley railway in 1906 when the train company purchased 100 acres from Will Zulch. Shortly after the land deal closed, surveyors arrived in Zulch to plot out the acreage for individual sale.
Before North Zulch, There Was Zulch
Mr. Julius Zulch, a German immigrant, settled in Madison County in the 1850s and later became a property owner of commercial buildings in Bryan. Mr. Zulch set up a store in Willow Hole, in what was then Grimes County. The post office operated out of his establishment; a convenience for the shop owner who advertised the perks of Willow Hole to his former neighbors in Germany in an attempt to have them move to the new country.
By the 1880s Zulch's plan began to bear fruit with hundreds of Germans arriving in the radius surrounding the post office/general store and created a legacy of real estate in Madison County.
When the railroad line established the route and depot, Zulch morphed into North Zulch. The grocery store Mr. Julius Zulch founded made its way to the new territory. Today, you can find some of the best burgers in East Texas at the North Zulch Grocery.
The Navasota River is six miles west of the town site that provided water for local farmers before irrigation became widespread. Cotton crops led the way to mills and even seed oil mills.
Living in North Zulch
Our youngest residents receive their education in the North Zulch Independent School District. Enrollment is generally around 350 students, including a pre-kindergarten program. We consistently see greater than 90% of students graduate or continue their education in some way each year including GED accreditation.
Home of the Bulldogs, North Zulch ISD Ladies' volleyball won the UIL state championship in the 1A division in 2015. Athletics also include softball, baseball, basketball, cross country track, golf, and tennis.
Along with academics and sports, students have the opportunity to participate in groups like Future Farmers of America. Members of this social and career-focused elective compete in regional contests. The 2016 class claimed the number one spot in the livestock category at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
Beyond Our Borders
Our closest neighboring city is Madisonville, 12 miles east along Highway 190. Madisonville is the county seat of Madison County and has a little over 4,000 people who call it home. If you're a fan of delectable fungi, Madisonville is known as the mushroom capital of Texas. The Texas Mushroom Festival began 15+ years ago, and still going strong. The festival is a way for local businesses to extend their reach, and a spotlight on culinary arts in East Texas
When warm weather hits, we venture over to the Lake Madison Recreational Area. This park is a crowd-pleasing hotspot for residents and visitors of all ages. A few of the amenities include playground equipment, basketball goals, fishing, boating, baseball fields, soccer fields, The Lake Madison Clubhouse and The Pavilion at Lake Madison.
There are Jet Ski races on Lake Madison during the summer, and there is a ski ranch on the lake to show off your ski skills. That's not something you see every day in our part of the state.
The county seat is also home to the Madison County Fairgrounds and Association. During the year, this area plays host to events like the Madison County Rodeo and children-focused competitions including culinary and visual arts.
A spring garden show, hosted by the Keep Madison County Beautiful organization, is one way our Madison County civic groups join together to keep our county clean, and eco-friendly.
Real Estate in North Zulch
Thanks to our agricultural beginnings, real estate in North Zulch is still appealing for those who enjoy wide-open spaces. You'll find custom homes on multiple acres, an ideal setup for a personal or corporate retreat, far away from the distractions of urban sprawl.
North Zulch makes for serene living in the post-career years. We have several neighbors who find North Zulch the perfect place to retire.
Equestrians will discover abundant pastureland, and homes with existing horse barns or stables to keep their animals healthy and happy. Undeveloped land is available for anyone who wants to start with a clean slate and build their dream home surrounded by trees and prairies.
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