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Old 02-16-2008, 11:23 PM
 
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Southwestern OK goes for 1000-1500 per acre, dependent upon the wildlife. A house in the 150 -300,000 range would go for millions in CA. 1 million in OK would buy a house with lots of acreage, water and livestock. If you worked it, the livestock would pay the mortgage.

Our winters only last three months and we only have a couple of nasty ice storms, otherwise, it was close to 70 last week and I was running around in a t-shirt. I scraped ice today, in a sweat-shirt and it warmed up.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:01 AM
 
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I think Wyoming has some of the cheapest land. Of course, you have to have drinking water delivered, and the towns aren't all that close to the land, but nothing is perfect.

First thing I did when I started looking was check the locations of nuclear power plants. Would be a really nasty surprise to find out the hard way your perfect place is downwind from a radioactive OOPS. Then check for chemical oopses, you wouldn't want yourself living too close to a Love Canal, either. Go from there. And if it's a rural place with it's own well, make sure it's tested and potable, and make sure the plumbing and septic systems have been checked recently. It's not a happy surprise to find yourself with a septic tank way overdue for pumping, or pipes eaten away by minerals, or that the 'septic system' is a settling lagoon. Those really suck.

Just a few things to think about.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Central Maryland
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I would go for TN, KY, WV, OH, maybe something like Cumberland, MD .....
Cumberland is one of the coldest places in MD. It would be just about as cold as PA; colder than some parts of it
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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Cumberland is one of the coldest places in MD. It would be just about as cold as PA; colder than some parts of it
Yuppers- same with parts of WV near the panhandle- spectacular scenery in mtns, but higher elevations have significant snow accumulation.

Check out USDA growing zones for a real indication of the weather. Southern part of WV is zone 5- much milder winters. Warmest part of WV is near Huntington, the outskirts of huntington have larger secluded properties that are still close enough to civilization to keep you in latte every now and again.
Once you know the areas that work for you, check out landandfarm.com for prices.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:56 AM
 
Location: usa in tn
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I am from Tennessee and we seem to be having a lot of people grabbing land here from along the coastal lines. Our winters are not too cold for very long, about 3 months, not much snow at least in Western Tennessee, Spring and Summer almost run together, with the warmest months being July and August and have know to reach into October. Do any of you own land in Tennessee?
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:41 AM
 
Location: bumcrack Nebraska
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First thing I did when I started looking was check the locations of nuclear power plants. Would be a really nasty surprise to find out the hard way your perfect place is downwind from a radioactive OOPS.
As someone who is moving near a nuclear power plant for hubby's job, I have to say there is no toxic cloud from those plants. They release no radioactivity to the atmosphere. The last nuclear accident in the US occurred 29 years ago and no radioactivity was released. In fact, radiation readings near TMI were higher in the aftermath of Chernobyl than the TMI incident. There are many nice small towns near plants. Sorry about the rant. I just really believe in nuclear power.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: central oregon coast
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Talking Where?!!

KevK,where in Kansas are you talking about?I lived there for years and never heard of free land?
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:03 AM
 
Location: central oregon coast
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Cost of Living 3rd Quarter 2007 This is from the Missouri Department of Economic Development-they update it quarterly,it is GREAT.The current 10 state for best cost of living overall are TN,SD,TX,OK,MO,KS,MS,NE,AR,ID.They have it broken down per category in each of the 50 states-one of the criteria being cost of housing.I hope I did this right,I am computer illiterate
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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KevK,where in Kansas are you talking about?I lived there for years and never heard of free land?
Probably more in Western Kansas. There are some Nebraska towns doing the same things, Kennesaw, Central City, Fullterton and Elwood to name a few.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Probably more in Western Kansas. There are some Nebraska towns doing the same things, Kennesaw, Central City, Fullterton and Elwood to name a few.
Argonia, Kansas is one place I know of where free land is being offered. 45 minutes southwest of Wichita.
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