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Old 10-29-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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Come February I want to purchase some land at least 5 acres and up to no max. Trying to keep it under 50k total. I am interested in Eastern Tn,Eastern Ky,SW Va,and Southern/SW West Virginia. Can anyone help me or tell me best states or areas to look for land at in these states/areas? I want just flat/hilly but not overly mountainous land,rural,secluded etc,wife would like something with maybe a small cabin or just a building we could sleep in if need be until we could build something bigger and better...have found a few. Something with low taxes,off the beaten path etc.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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Anyone?
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:35 AM
 
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I'd look into NE Tennessee, particularly the Johnson City/ Kingsport/ Bristol area. There are lots of small, quiet, rural towns in that region. At the same time, the places noted are small cities so there are schools, some employment, hospitals, stores, etc. within a reasonable distance to the rural areas.

TN has no state income tax, property taxes are low. However, there is a steep sales tax on things. Since the area bumps up up to the VA state line, many people live in TN but do some of their shopping in VA to save on tax.

The area is also very attractive with four mild seasons. No hurricanes, no blizzards, next to no tornadoes, no earthquakes, no forest fires, etc. Land ranges from more level farming areas to foothills of the mountains. You could probably find 5 undeveloped acres for your price.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:38 AM
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Come February I want to purchase some land at least 5 acres and up to no max. Trying to keep it under 50k total. I am interested in Eastern Tn,Eastern Ky,SW Va,and Southern/SW West Virginia. Can anyone help me or tell me best states or areas to look for land at in these states/areas? I want just flat/hilly but not overly mountainous land,rural,secluded etc,wife would like something with maybe a small cabin or just a building we could sleep in if need be until we could build something bigger and better...have found a few. Something with low taxes,off the beaten path etc.
You might want to check out McCaysville, Georgia too.

http://www.city-data.com/city/McCaysville-Georgia.html
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions! I will look into both.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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I'd look into NE Tennessee, particularly the Johnson City/ Kingsport/ Bristol area. There are lots of small, quiet, rural towns in that region. At the same time, the places noted are small cities so there are schools, some employment, hospitals, stores, etc. within a reasonable distance to the rural areas.

TN has no state income tax, property taxes are low. However, there is a steep sales tax on things. Since the area bumps up up to the VA state line, many people live in TN but do some of their shopping in VA to save on tax.

The area is also very attractive with four mild seasons. No hurricanes, no blizzards, next to no tornadoes, no earthquakes, no forest fires, etc. Land ranges from more level farming areas to foothills of the mountains. You could probably find 5 undeveloped acres for your price.
I agree and would focus more on proximity to Johnson City as it offers more services and better appreciation value in my opinion.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:39 AM
 
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Is Elizabethton a good town? Seems really close to JC but not right in the city.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:14 AM
 
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Is Elizabethton a good town? Seems really close to JC but not right in the city.
It's a great little town with a lot of history/preservation and a nice downtown area.
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