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Old 07-27-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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Say I want a house on at least 10 acres somewhere far away from the rat race of city life. What's the best place in California to do this? Where would you live if you wanted a peaceful, rural life?
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Anywhere in the Sierra Nevada foothills - Nevada, El Dorado, Placer, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, or Mariposa counties.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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Say I want a house on at least 10 acres somewhere far away from the rat race of city life. What's the best place in California to do this?
Siskiyou County or Modoc County

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Where would you live if you wanted a peaceful, rural life?
Tasmania or Costa Rica
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Off the 150 between Ojai and Santa Paula in Ventura County is nice.

As far as the best place to own land, If I owned 10 acres allready, Malibu, Montecito, Santa Barbara on the beach.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Say I want a house on at least 10 acres somewhere far away from the rat race of city life. What's the best place in California to do this? Where would you live if you wanted a peaceful, rural life?
Right where I do now.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Best place to own acerage in California?
Santa Barbara, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel....
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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Right where I do now.
Does Mountain Ranch have parcels with utilities such as electricity, water and gas? I would assume the homes are all on septic tanks?
Do you have much snow?
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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How rural, how much do you want to spend, and how far away? Northern CA has some very remote areas, very beautiful and very far from city life.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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Yup, many different choices, depends on what exactly you want. How much do you want to spend and how far away? What kind of locale do you want - forest, mountains, steppe, desert? California is big and diverse and your acreage can look very differently depending on where you are exactly.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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I'm into trees, rolling hills, clean air, and, ideally, water of some kind, whether it's a creek, a lake, or the Pacific Ocean. Actually, just this past week I explored a lot of the small towns along highway 49 in the Sierra Nevada foothills. It was nice, but I'd like to get more ideas and explore new areas further.

This is mostly speculative. I'm in college right now and I have no money at all, so I don't plan to move to any of these areas anytime soon. I just want to get ideas!
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