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Old 10-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Location: Suffolk County, Long Island, NY
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My husband and I are planning on getting off this black hole of an Island by next winter. We have three horses, two big dogs and a very fat cat. We're looking to rent a small farm or buy something really cheap where we can live and enjoy our horses. Hubby needs to continue working since every penny we have made here went into actually living here. He's 57 and is in outside sales, knows equipment having owned his own mechanic/hydraulic business some years ago.
I'm originally from southwestern PA. but grew up on Long Island. I Love farming and the Amish that I knew back home. I like hills, woods, beaches, farms. Not too picky, just want a nice place to enjoy my horses. Jim loves GOLF! He used to instruct not too many years ago.
If anyone can give us some pointers as to what towns or areas to look for work for him and some areas that we can look at to put down roots and find a home with a few acres to rent or buy (I'll check with some realtors). We love Cowboy Mounted Shooting....don't know what the gun laws are like there. We'd love to find a mounted shooting club somewhere there too.
So, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. tks!
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:32 AM
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I am a transplant form LI myself. The only thing of any value that I can offer is that if employment is important and a priority, that might be a deal breaker.

Last edited by toobusytoday; 10-29-2014 at 09:06 PM.. Reason: Cannot post MLS listings
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:51 PM
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It sounds like you need to be south of the "C+D Canal" You'll see this river running left to right on any map around the top "third" of Delaware. It runs across the entire state.

You need to be south of the canal for this type of property unless you are a millionaire.

Towns like Middletown, Odessa, Townsend have options like this, and it will only get cheaper the further south you go.

Smyrna, Georgetown

Delmar is the most southern part of Delaware and I assume acres are relatively cheap.
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