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Old 08-24-2017, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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Thanks, I'll look into those areas.

I'm a postal worker and can find work basically anywhere, but it would be much easier and faster for me to transfer to somewhere where I could drive to a town of ~5-10k.

I brought up the thread because I could possible accept a position in Harrison, but I'm also looking into the possibility of other areas in Arkansas or Missouri for the future.
Harrison has a very nice and very large post office for a town of 12K. I live about 50 minutes south of Harrison but it's my town to go to for Wal Mart and other shopping like Home Depot. There are some beautiful areas surrounding Harrison and some gorgeous parts of the Ozarks.
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:50 PM
 
Location: NW Oregon
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I lived in Fayetteville back in 1996, I'm sure it's changed, but I really loved the area. I grew up in Southern California and I fit in without any issues at all. The cost of living was great and the people were very friendly and down to earth. Arkansas is definitely one of my favorite places that I've lived.
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I lived in Fayetteville back in 1996, I'm sure it's changed, but I really loved the area. I grew up in Southern California and I fit in without any issues at all. The cost of living was great and the people were very friendly and down to earth. Arkansas is definitely one of my favorite places that I've lived.
FAyetteville is fantastic, a little more liberal than the rest of AR which is good and bad, depending on your views. The problem for the OP, there is no way you can get the land he is looking for in the price range he is considering. It is still a lot cheaper than Ca for sure. I just got another idea, OP, mentioning Fayetteville by many, you might want to look in these 3 places: Westfork, Farmington or Garfield. At least go on line and see what there is available.
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:06 AM
 
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FAyetteville is fantastic, a little more liberal than the rest of AR which is good and bad, depending on your views. The problem for the OP, there is no way you can get the land he is looking for in the price range he is considering. It is still a lot cheaper than Ca for sure. I just got another idea, OP, mentioning Fayetteville by many, you might want to look in these 3 places: Westfork, Farmington or Garfield. At least go on line and see what there is available.
Thanks for the suggestions, these areas still seem a but more expensive than what I'm going for but it looks like I could possibly make that work.

Here's 17 acres I found in Garfield for $48k, prices like that would be more than doable.

Garfield, Benton County, AR land for sale - 17.24 acres at LandWatch.com

And 27 acres for $80k:

http://m.landwatch.com/arkansas/bent...le/?id=2847072
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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Thanks for the suggestions, these areas still seem a but more expensive than what I'm going for but it looks like I could possibly make that work.

Here's 17 acres I found in Garfield for $48k, prices like that would be more than doable.

Garfield, Benton County, AR land for sale - 17.24 acres at LandWatch.com

And 27 acres for $80k:

Garfield, Benton County, AR land for sale - 27 acres at LandWatch.com
The price of those properties is higher because they offer beautiful views. Those things do play a factor when pricing land. Buying vacant land can come with other added costs you may not be considering such as the cost to clear it, a well can cost $20K or more depending, septic, etc. To stay closer to your budget, you may want to look for homes on acreage. There are some that would fall within your price range in north and north central Arkansas on 20 acres, but you can forget 40 acres with home at that budget.
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:24 PM
 
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The price of those properties is higher because they offer beautiful views. Those things do play a factor when pricing land. Buying vacant land can come with other added costs you may not be considering such as the cost to clear it, a well can cost $20K or more depending, septic, etc. To stay closer to your budget, you may want to look for homes on acreage. There are some that would fall within your price range in north and north central Arkansas on 20 acres, but you can forget 40 acres with home at that budget.
I've considered most of those costs. I'm planning on putting a ~$20,000 manufactured home on the land if I buy raw. That's what I live in now and it's more than I need.

If I could get 20-40 acres for ~$75k that leaves me with $50-75k to dig a well, put in septic, connect electricity, and clear a rough road and building pad.
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Old Today, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, AR
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Some places to consider if you're wanting to stay away from the bigger cities.

Booneville
Paris
Huntsville
Glenwood
Mt Ida


I especially like the area along Hwy 10 south of Mt Magazine.
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