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Old 08-08-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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I would suppose that there are cities that have neighborhoods outside of town a bit with large property sizes, woodlands, and a farmy feel. Reason being someday I would like to have a hobby farm, yet still be within a half an hour of the city.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:56 PM
 
Location: New York City
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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.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Charlotte, N.C.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Seattle has a lot of rural areas particularly near snohomish
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sn...!4d-122.098183

enumclaw,
https://www.google.com/maps/place/En...4d-121.9915009

and the Islands and peninsulas on the other side of the sound are also pretty rural.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Va...!4d-122.459836

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ba...4d-122.5212479

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cl...4d-122.3556805
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:30 PM
 
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Lots of pine forested acreage with big lots on the northwest through northeast side of Houston. On the south side is coastal grassland and swamps and a lot of lot large lots in rural areas. You can live "in the country" but be very close to a huge city. The risk is that the city is moving out in every direction and can overtake the rural areas quickly.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Pittsburgh
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:55 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Los Angeles

Surrounded on 3 sides by National Forests. The 4th side is the Pacific Ocean.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Rochester and Syracuse, drive 30 minutes in any direction from those cities and your likely to be in farm country.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:58 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.
Within half an hour?? I'm skeptical. Most of the close-in suburbs are either very deleveloped or insanely expensive. Same goes for the LA suggestion.

I'd look at smaller cities like Nashville, Louisville and St. Louis. You really can drive 30 minutes in normal traffic and be out in the country.
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:15 PM
 
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Anywhere outside the congested NE corridor or desert towns. Most in the Midwest and South.
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