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Old 04-13-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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Default Aging hipsters to retire on cheap land!!

... A few of us are looking to propel what little equity us impulse-challenged boomers have into some relatively cheap land in Tennessee roughly two hours or so from Nashville somewhere in the next few years. We prefer going East but it's not a deal breaker. Can anyone tell use where a good buy might be in terms of aesthetics and price? We love the Cumberland Plateau but am not sure if we can afford it. Everyone has about $5,000 (maybe 10) to spend on an acre or two. So, it will likely, and sadly, need to be a fairly impoverished county. Rest of the equity will go to building small cabins. We are a few single, creative types, so if anyone is looking to come along, are "modestly" emotionally stable, have integrity and a sense of humor, please post back. We need some pickers!! We already have a few really good journalists.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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That sounds easily do-able on the Cumberland plateau if you stay away from the developed retirement communities. Why don't you subscribe to some local newspapers to get a feel for real estate prices. Don't pay too much for the land. You'll skew the comps up and local kids won't be able to afford a place of their own.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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2 hours of Nashville might be toughish, if you were going 2.5 hours you should look at the extreme northern counties in East/Mid TN. Along the KY border. Probably cheapest land in TN.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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Check out Clay and Pickett counties. You might be able to make it to Nashville in a couple of hours, but you can almost certainly find inexpensive land. Those are both very depressed counties economically, but they also happen to be absolutely beautiful.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in TN
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This sounds very interesting. I'm not a boomer (missed it by two years) and am not really looking to relocate, but I was wondering...what is a 'picker'? Like, a fruit picker? Or is this code for something nefarious? If so, then I'm quite sure we are all listening. But you'll have to be a little less mysterious because, and I speak only for myself, you might be talking to people who are somewhat, shall we say, obtuse.

Good luck with your project. Are you going to build cabins on your land and make a sort of 'aging hipster' commune?
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Check out The Farm and it's Hippie Museum. A good place to find the information you need for this type of endeavor.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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When I read 'picker' I assumed musician.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga
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... A few of us are looking to propel what little equity us impulse-challenged boomers have into some relatively cheap land in Tennessee roughly two hours or so from Nashville somewhere in the next few years. We prefer going East but it's not a deal breaker. Can anyone tell use where a good buy might be in terms of aesthetics and price? We love the Cumberland Plateau but am not sure if we can afford it. Everyone has about $5,000 (maybe 10) to spend on an acre or two. So, it will likely, and sadly, need to be a fairly impoverished county. Rest of the equity will go to building small cabins. We are a few single, creative types, so if anyone is looking to come along, are "modestly" emotionally stable, have integrity and a sense of humor, please post back. We need some pickers!! We already have a few really good journalists.
Yes.There are many great places on the Cumberland Plateau. The amounts you have will work in some pretty good areas. I know the area very well. Would enjoy hearing a liitle more in what you are expecting though. Sounds pretty cool !
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga
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Default South East Tenn maybe?

Yes there are many places on the Cumberland. I would be interested though to know more of what you have in mind.One area might fit what you are looking for ? Drop me a note and lets see. I love the area. Lots of hang gliders artist and horse people retiring that way. Post me back if you want to know more. Sounds pretty cool.
Outdoorguy
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Pickett county Tn.
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Don't move in next to me,I do a lot of target shooting. And sometimes I invite all my rowdy friends over,and then we bring out the BIG Guns.
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