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Old 12-11-2007, 10:56 PM
 
Location: central Illinois
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Anyone have ideas on where to buy land from 5 to 40 acres that would be under 3000/ac. We love the Gatlinburg area, but know it is way to expensive to buy land there. We are retired and want to move to TN. from IL. someday with our horses. We are spending a week in Gatlinburg next month and want to spend time looking at property. Thanks
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Well, I will be honest, I read your post and thought "can't do it" but then I looked, I was wrong. Some of these are just over 3k an acre but they are flat enough for horses. Hope this gives you an idea of land available, but you will still need to research the towns because what good will it be to find the land if you don't like the area?

http://homes.realtor.com/search/list...nt=3685#Detail

http://homes.realtor.com/realestate/...57-1089390618/

http://homes.realtor.com/realestate/...27-1082899166/

http://homes.realtor.com/search/list...nt=3685#Detail

http://homes.realtor.com/search/list...nt=3685#Detail

http://homes.realtor.com/realestate/...45-1076229650/

http://homes.realtor.com/realestate/...45-1091295249/

http://homes.realtor.com/search/list...nt=3685#Detail

http://homes.realtor.com/search/list...nt=3685#Detail

Hope that helps start your research efforts.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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MB great links! You've got me shopping now lol
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Here's another site that's great. You can narrow your search or expand it as you see fit. I'd start just looking at TN, the entire state. Put in the min acreage you'd take and the max money you'd spend and go from there. That's how I found the property we're going to look at tomorrow!

ruralpropertyfinder.com

Good luck!
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: central Illinois
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Thanks mbmouse and mrs1885 ! I checked out the listings from homes.realtor.com and some of them we will look at when we get there. I will look thru the ruralpropertyfinder site in the next couple of days too. Thanks again
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:48 AM
 
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I reccomend Grainger County, the undiscovered gem of East Tennessee. Still very rural, but offers alot of scenic beauty.
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I noticed several of MBMouse's results were in Del Rio (Cocke Co) and the surrounding areas of Greene County. That area is very, very rural, so you might really be able to find what you're looking for. Look for areas down the Newport Hwy and go deep-driving (sorta like deep-sea-diving only you keep driving and driving and driving ) off roads off the Asheville Hwy in Greene. You might find something you like!
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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I'm one of those Floridians invading Tennessee and I purchased 25 acres in south Greene county last April. Paid about 4800 an acre. Land is surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest. A lot of the "cheap land" is vertical, also some land will not accept a septic system. I had a friend who ran into that problem. I'm looking foreward to living there in a few years. Can't wait
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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I reccomend Grainger County, the undiscovered gem of East Tennessee. Still very rural, but offers alot of scenic beauty.
...and some fabulous tomatoes, right Hik?
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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...and some fabulous tomatoes, right Hik?
Best there is!

Did you get a chance to try one?
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