Legendary Southfork Ranch sells to North Texas home community builder

Centurion American Development Group plans to build a new neighborhood on part of the Collin County spread made famous by the ‘Dallas’ TV series.

By Steve Brown– October 24, 2022

The North Texas ranch where J.R. hung his hat has changed hands.

Months after putting the property under contract, Farmers Branch-based Centurion American Development Group has acquired Southfork Ranch, the Collin County spread made famous by the Dallas television series that was popular starting in the 1970s.

Although the fictional Ewing clan departed the property decades ago, Southfork has continued to be a tourist draw, with the centerpiece mansion used for events and conferences.

New owner Centurion American — one of the largest home community developers in North Texas — plans to use part of the 241-acre property in the town of Parker for a new neighborhood of custom homes.

“We are looking forward to working with the city of Parker to determine the future of this historic property,” Mehrdad Moayedi, CEO of Centurion American, said in a prepared statement. “Southfork Ranch is one of the most important and beloved parcels of land in the metroplex with more than 400,000 visitors each year, and we’re proud to lead the team bringing it into its next evolution.”

Centurion American’s development plans for Southfork Ranch include “larger residential lots, although the size and number will be determined in conjunction with discussions with the city of Parker.”

The company plans to preserve the landmark house.

Continue reading at The Dallas Morning News.

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