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Old 10-20-2013, 12:37 AM
 
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I am looking for a town where I can move to and buy 10 acres to build my house on for cheap, I want a town at least 2 hours away from the nearest safeway or walmart, or any of those big chain stores. I just want a town with a nice small town feel that is remote.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:05 AM
 
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WalMart is like a cancer but there are a few areas left without one anywhere nearby. The least remote (about two hours away) where there's actually a decent town appears to be Glasgow, Montana.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:31 AM
 
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When I lived in Vermont, those places existed. Maine too . . . Looooong cold and dark winters though
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Most remote? I see Northern Alaska in your future.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Try Drummond Island, Michigan, or Washington Island, Wisconsin. They are permanently inhabited year-round towns that you can only get to by ferry, with a normal cost of living, not ritzy like Nantucket or the San Juans.

Northern Michigan counties do not plow all their back roads, and thousands of people live in modern houses on roads that they have to walk or snowmobile into in winter, parking their car where the plow turns around.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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I am looking for a town where I can move to and buy 10 acres to build my house on for cheap, I want a town at least 2 hours away from the nearest safeway or walmart, or any of those big chain stores. I just want a town with a nice small town feel that is remote.
Any preference to weather, seasons or areas of the US?

Building cheap rules out a lot of area in the northeast and along the east coast, also CA on the west coast. That leaves the areas in the midwest, south and southwest for the most part.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Stehekin, Washington. It's not connected to the road system and is only accessible be a VERY long hike in, OR by a VERY long (passenger-only) ferry ride up Lake Chelan from Chelan, Washington. Or by small plane / sea plane or private boat, I suppose.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:22 AM
 
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I don't know if the land is cheap, but the Sandhills of Nebraska might be a good place to look at. Look at a town like Valentine or Ainsworth Nebraska. I think the nearest Wal Marts are at least two hours away and it's remote and mostly cattle ranches
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Salmon, ID
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Terramaria
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Eureka, NV- Elko is the closest Walmart (two hours away). The small town (more of a village since its unincorprated) features an historic opera house and hotel.

Eureka, Nevada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ely, NV is a little bigger but even further away from a Walmart compared to Eureka (almost 3 hours to the ones at Elko and Cedar City, UT).
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