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Old Yesterday, 09:20 AM
 
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I'm retired military and am looking to buy or Owner Finance a remote acreage.

Something smallish and don't mind drilling a well/ pumping water. I do want to farm an acre or three, no big winds of run for your life type, don't want to look at neighbors and I love big trees and moving water (spring fed lake, creek/ stream/ river, etc.

Lots of junk land on craig's list.

The areas I've considered looking at are Datil, Tukarosa Ruidoso, El Morro, and Silver City. Any other Suggestions? (Extreme climates/terrain are not an issue I've lived in Flagstaff and Phoenix and Maine and Wyoming (flag and Wyoming are why I hate wind now

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Old Yesterday, 12:35 PM
 
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The area along highway 180 between Reserve and Silver City is nice. And Silver City would meet all your medical/shopping/whatever needs. You might also want to look at the area south of Quemado.



El Morro is nice too. Be aware there is a heavy Mormon presence in Ramah. Sometimes they are welcoming, sometimes they are not. This sounds weird, but be aware they are Navajos and Zunis around there that walk through the woods (as they do over in Vanderwagen).



I have been through Datil a few times. I do not remember a thing about it.


Tularosa. Dry, dusty, and windy.



Ruidoso. Nice. I remember they had lots of wild turkeys in the area.


How about Questa north of Taos?
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Old Yesterday, 06:44 PM
 
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I do want to farm an acre or three, no big winds of run for your life type, don't want to look at neighbors and I love big trees and moving water (spring fed lake, creek/ stream/ river, etc.

Idyllic lands that meet all your criteria will come with a high price tag! You'd be better off looking where there is a greater likelihood of finding such a property - like lands in the NW or NE parts of the country. Or any of myriad places where nature is more predictable than in the desert southwest.


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Old Today, 07:56 AM
 
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Questa looks like New England in the desert!
That is a great place but I like open spaces, the deserts/high deserts, big skies, etc.
I'm a Buddhist and in generally get along with the Mormons . But yeah a big settlement of Mormons can 'homogenize' a place in no time flat. Quemado looks good. Thanks for the thoughtful reply

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