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Old 03-21-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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If I had my requirements for an area here they are:

1) CHEAP land prices and plenty of inexpensive industrial facilities Prefer falling real estate market.

2) Few regulations as to land use/zoning

3) Access to inexpensive energy sources

4) High speed internet access

6) Efficient transportation of goods

7) Abundant fresh water


These places existed in the past but what about today? Anything else is a disadvantage in the global market.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:04 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Where did such a place exist in the past?
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:05 AM
 
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Default It is all over some parts of Ohio

SE Ohio counties. Go up in the eastern part, especially places like Caroll, Jefferson counties. Stay south of Columbiana County. Take a run on those counties all the way down the river to Portmouth.

Some of those counties have little or no zoning in the boonies, some have zero permits for building / rehab type work. Some minor plans, statement for new work if a structure. There is a entire band of Counties to look at in the areas south of Columbus.

Problem with some places you can get into boonies without good major roads to get in / out to the bigger places. Trick is always start with the County seat, figure it out first, work your way out.

If your power company is an older coal burning with paid off plant your energy can be very cheap.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:29 AM
 
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lol sounds like Key Largo isn't the place for you, rick.

When I read those things, I'm thinking North Alabama & North Mississippi, maybe southern Indiana, Ohio. Maybe parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas, as well.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:22 PM
 
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Central New York/Eastern Finger Lakes has everything one of those except 2 & 3.

Gov. Spitzer is currently working on fixing problem #3.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:27 PM
 
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Default ideal area to live - it exists

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If I had my requirements for an area here they are:
1) CHEAP land prices and plenty of inexpensive industrial facilities Prefer falling real estate market.
2) Few regulations as to land use/zoning
3) Access to inexpensive energy sources
4) High speed internet access
6) Efficient transportation of goods
7) Abundant fresh water
These places existed in the past but what about today? Anything else is a disadvantage in the global market.
The short answer is yes - such places do exist today. North East Indiana is one of them. In particular I'd look at areas near Angola or Kendalville, and focusing your search even more to the best potential areas to live life I'd look at land right on one of the very large glacier formed lakes such as "Big Long Lake", "Big Turkey Lake", "Hamilton Lake", or Jimmerson, James, and Crooked Lake. Glacier-lake living is nice -- you can water ski, enjoy waterfront views, sunsets/sunrises and leisure boating/fishing without paying an arm and a leg.

In NE Indiana you have very moderate weather (short winters, wonderful weather most of the year), very low cost of living, cheap real estate, and friendly locals. If you're anywhere within 40 min drive of Angola or Kendalville you will be in vicinity of a Super Wal-mart and other retail/industrial centers as well. Roads, zoning, utilities - all would meet what you mentioned as well. You can get wireless broadband service any of these areas as well.

Lastly, if you live on one of these lakes, your property will go up in value; but right now it is still very reasonable to buy (unlike US oceanfront property). There's still lots of land to buy, relaxed zoning regulations, and small but expanding towns in these vicinities as well.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Living off the grid in New Mexico or Arizona. That might be a possible fit.
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