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Old 02-23-2018, 06:08 PM
 
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Only unorganized boroughs don't have property taxes. Both areas you mentioned are in boroughs and will have property taxes.

You'll have to define inexpensive for land. Mat-su borough is the fastest growing area in Alaska with over 100k residents, and it's right outside of Anchorage, so as a general rule there's not really any inexpensive quality pieces of acreage that's not way out in the boondocks. But inexpensive means different things to different people.....

Many parcels that are closer to town have covenants that sometimes include the amount and type of livestock you can have on the property, if any. Something to look out for when looking for land.

If you can't find what your looking for in mat-su or Haines, I'd also look into the Kenai peninsula and parts of the interior if I was looking for land.

Good luck.

I should have clarified that; I'm looking for a mostly undeveloped piece of land without a building or at least no dwellings, unless they are not connected to the grid in any way... I meant 'inexpensive' relative to the market value of the area... Definitely don't want covenants or building codes. Wow I didn't realize there was that many people in the Mat-su valley, thanks for the info traveler...
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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Anyone having success growing tomatoes/peppers without keeping them in a greenhouse all season?


I have heard conflicting reports that fruit doesn't grow there very well... What is the real story? What grows and what doesn't?
Haines area you typically just don't get enough heat for tomatoes and most fruits. Cherries and raspberries do very well around there, you could probably grow some varieties of apples too.

Your larger market would be found in Juneau. I know that some of the Farragut farm produce makes it there.

Good luck!
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:30 AM
 
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I thought the screen name looked familiar.

For those who believe America is Babylon...
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:25 AM
 
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Sounds like another Alaska reality show in the making ... lol
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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I thought the screen name looked familiar.

For those who believe America is Babylon...
Oh Jeez. I'm cryin' now.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Well, at least this time he didn't go all "Babylon" (whatever that means) on us in his initial questions.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:55 PM
 
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I cried laughing when I read the last two pages. G with her wine box is priceless.
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:55 AM
 
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I thought the screen name looked familiar.

For those who believe America is Babylon...
Met,

Kinda funny that you brought this up-given that during the last go round we had, you suggested that I 'keep my religious beliefs out of this forum, and just stick to the topic at hand'.... Seems a bit hypocritical that you would do exactly what you suggested that I not do...To the rest of you who have given me information, thanks a bunch!

And to you Met, thanks for bringing to a halt what was becoming a very informative thread, not only for me, but for other people who are considering AK for a new residence... Also-to those who may be deterred by some of Met's posts on what is possible or not possible to do in AK, disregard them. He doesn't know what he is talking about. In previous conversations with him, he has shown to have a lack of knowledge and experience with both farming and working with animals. As well as, his comments have been contradictory to what I have been hearing from other people who live up there. I think he desires to make it appear hard or impossible to live an agrarian lifestyle in AK simply because he doesn't want people moving to AK. Whatever the motivation, I wouldn't put much stock in his perspective-he seems to have gotten it mostly from his own failures, rather than from what is being experienced/accomplished by others up there...

TC
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Met is just telling you the truth. It's to bad you can't handle it! Farming in Alaska is a no go. Sure there are a few small farms that are successful, but they are the exception not the rule.
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:37 PM
 
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Yawn. The last time you came babbling around here, you were on about "living off the land" rather than starting an agricultural enterprise. The latter is more doable, but nonetheless, I stand by what I said -- if you want to "live off the land" in Alaska, you're better off picking berries and hunting and fishing than growing spinach. A guy with some sense could probably make something of himself farming if he had the right location and circumstances, but I doubt you're that guy. Thanks for coming around here, though; I needed the laugh I got from your last thread.

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