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Old 08-10-2016, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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What is your budget? A friend is looking for a house with a couple acres and it will cost over 250K. A hobby farm will be more. I've seen working farms start at 600k and that is far from the city.
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Old 08-10-2016, 07:41 AM
 
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Great idea to use Google street view to provide proof. It would be my dream to have that little piece of property in the second link.
That second street view is in LaFayette and isn't far from I-81 either.
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:53 PM
 
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NYC does to the north and west.
Baltimore to the north and west.
DC to the south and east
Philly to the east and west.
Baltimore to the east as well, actually more so than the north and west. There are these little rural areas right on the bay starting 5 miles from the city line and going up to the Bird River.
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Virtually every big city in a forested region is surrounded by forested land. This applies to NYC, Boston, Philly, DC, etc.
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:13 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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This area is just 8 miles from the heart of downtown Louisville KY in Indiana.


https://www.google.com/maps/@38.2556...!7i3328!8i1664
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Old 08-10-2016, 03:13 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh has wooded, hilly, and isolated rural patches in the city itself. But it's usually next to a built-up dense neighborhood with steep streets with a similar rural feel, despite being in the city limits. Many cities, large and small, have that kind of setting throughout the region surrounding Pittsburgh (southwestern PA, eastern OH, northern WV).


If you want to flatter area, then areas outside of Columbus, OH might fit your bill. It turns rural south of the city toward PICK A WAY County and east toward Fairfield and Licking counties. PICK A WAY is pretty flat, but Fairfield and Licking have some hills in portions of their counties and it's not as steep and hilly as further east in WV and western PA. (Sorry, PICK A WAY is censored, but it's obviously lower case....lol)
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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Pennsylvania is a superb choice. Some of the best around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:30 AM
 
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Columbus oh comes to mind. Also charlotte nc
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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In some of the New York City suburban counties, you can find areas that are heavily forested with large properties that make the areas look semi-rural and even rural.

Parts of Westchester County (Towns of South Salem, Bedford, Pound Ridge, etc.), much of north central and northeastern Nassau County, northwestern Passaic County, quite a few areas in Morris County, Fairfield County, Somerset County, and parts of Bergen County. And Suffolk, Orange, Sussex, and I believe Warren and Hunterdon counties all contain extensive amounts of farmland.

Now most of this is more then half an hour away but this is New York City we are talking about. It is kind of amazing that you can basically live in what looks like the country and still be in easy striking distance of one of the greatest cities on the planet.

The Incorporated Village of Old Brookville - Long Island, NY (pictures from the Village of Old Brookville, Nassau County)
That reminds me of Medford, New Jersey. There are farms, horses, and plenty of trees.
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Columbus oh comes to mind. Also charlotte nc
Columbus is actually more surrounded by farms and open space rather than forests. Charlotte, however, is definitely surrounded by forests.
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