U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Rural and Small Town Living
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-15-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: paris,tn.
33 posts, read 58,567 times
Reputation: 32

Advertisements

if you like a slower pace,friendly people and extremly affordable living try cwtar.com or jay athar.com. they are great websites with lots of info
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-17-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Heart of the San Joaquin
350 posts, read 1,022,701 times
Reputation: 324
I like all of the above links, but I also look on zillow.com. You can type in city, state and it will give you a map and list of almost everything in that area. Fun. You can also get a satellite pic of your house.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Lead/Deadwood, SD
948 posts, read 2,395,368 times
Reputation: 855
Search Page (http://www.nbhrealtor.com/SearchPage.aspx?type=Residential - broken link)

This is a link to the Northern Black Hills MLS public listings page.
The whole area is quite rural, once you put in your minimum acreage fields
I suspect you will find some beautiful areas. Also if you don't need a bunch of land for horses, you may not need much land to find privacy if the property happens to border forest service.
If the area looks at all interesting, I would be happy to provide additional info on the neighboring communities.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-02-2009, 01:23 PM
 
8,082 posts, read 11,890,220 times
Reputation: 10781
I read somewhere once that 75% of the population lives within 100 miles of the coast. Not sure how exact that is but I'd say the interior the state the more land there is. Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
18,288 posts, read 20,808,084 times
Reputation: 41092
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giesela View Post
I read somewhere once that 75% of the population lives within 100 miles of the coast. Not sure how exact that is but I'd say the interior the state the more land there is. Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota.....
Trust me there is no ocean front property in Indiana either. I heard today in CA they were bulldozing down new homes to try to sell the land bare.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2009, 12:50 PM
 
5 posts, read 27,996 times
Reputation: 17
landwatch.com is a good site.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-01-2009, 10:20 PM
 
4,777 posts, read 6,227,521 times
Reputation: 9731
Agrisearch.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-04-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, Nebraska
137 posts, read 557,313 times
Reputation: 192
We found our slice of Nebraska heaven on line and with luck. We used the above resources mentioned and to be sure, they are the "market leaders" when it comes to online listings. To find even more on line resources, you have to dig.

One other idea not mentioned is going to individual town web sites, then go to their real estate/business pages... if they have one. Most real estate offices you will discover have a web site with their listings. The down side to this method is that you have a lot of research... the result for us was the perfect place to call home.

That's how we found our 5 acres. I doubt you will think there is a single best place to look online after you start really digging.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: NOVA
4,521 posts, read 5,332,415 times
Reputation: 1938
Default decent search link

Here is a good farm/land search website. Once it pulls up, click 'map' and select the state and the search requirements.

Land for Sale
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2009, 11:49 AM
 
1,297 posts, read 3,157,444 times
Reputation: 1506
I think the best land are ones that are not even listed anywhere. I know my Uncle is selling his farm and today he mentioned that he intends to sell it simply by word of mouth just because he doesn't want the brokerage fees and all that.

If you go to Maine and visit Maine Farmland Trust or some of the other sites that sell existing, working farmland, you'll get a list of over-priced, hard scrabble farms that are in poor shape for the amount of money they are asking. The better farms though...the ones that are still working...tend not to be advertised, and because they are working, have the better soils and logistics for making farming somewhat profitable.

Of course its tough to just go up and ask a farmer if he is selling his place. Last year a group of Amish came up to me and asked if I would sell the farm and I pretty near pounded him into the pavement. My God it was like a mob hit or something with a bunch of bonnets and whiskers stepping out of a van to ask me if I would sell this place. It was flattering to think I could retire at 35 years old, but then what would I do...sit around and talk about what I used to own? I should buy my Uncle's farm, and I will probably kick myself 20 years from now for not buying it, but he wants a bit too much for it. It's is a nice place though...
Attached Thumbnails
Best place to find country homes or rural real estate?-jeffs_farm.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Rural and Small Town Living
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:22 PM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top