Gary Short, Director of Real Estate Sales

Since arriving at Cordillera Ranch nearly three months ago, I’ve been struck by many things. From the natural beauty of the rolling terrain to the genuine kindness of Club members and staff, nothing feels forced. Friendships, golf, even the homes almost seem to have sprouted from the Earth. Everything seems to have evolved naturally and I suppose there’s a reason Cordillera has resonated with so many folks. 

We’ve been planning some new property releases, so I’ve spent a good bit of time wandering around the property since I got here. Most of my walks have been dedicated to learning as much as I can about those new areas, but as I’ve walked through Hawk Canyon and down by the Guadalupe River in The Springs, or even through the Club, I’ve had a chance to think about what Cordillera Ranch really is and why folks have chosen to call it home. Perhaps if I asked 10 homeowners why they bought in Cordillera, 

I would get 10 different reasons. Maybe it was the great golf, the various outdoors-related activities, the warm and friendly service at the Club, or maybe it’s simply a place where friends and family would want to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company. They’re all very sincere reasons rooted in one commonality — TIME. 

The Club knows how to take the stress of planning and executing a dinner off members’ shoulders. Outdoor pursuits are set-up and taken care of, so you don’t have to do anything other than show up and enjoy. Preferred Builders know how to guide you seamlessly and efficiently through the design and building process. It’s all been thought-out and designed in a way so you can enjoy those dinners, so you can have fun on the river, or so you can be in that home sooner and easier to enjoy it with loved ones. 

The most treasured resources we have today don’t revolve around material things or money, it’s time. Either consciously or subconsciously, people have chosen to be here because Cordillera is able to provide them more time to do the things they want to do. Whether that means more time to spend with friends and family, or to simply make up for time lost during years of hard work, Cordillera Ranch has figured out a way to defy the odds and create more of that elusive commodity. 

I wanted to take a minute to close with one thing—I never had the opportunity to meet Barry Denton as so many of you did, but after hearing a few stories and fond memories, I wish I had. I know he is missed, and I am grateful for the groundwork he left for all of us. From members, to builders, and of course the folks he shared an office with at The Visitor’s Center, it’s clear that he was well-respected and loved at Cordillera Ranch. I look forward to creating our own stories with you all and honoring his memory along the way.


Gary Short
Director of Real Estate Sales
Cordillera Ranch

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