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Old 02-22-2012, 08:23 PM
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We would be moving from central NJ, and are trying to find a perfect place for us. I also posted in PA (hubby wants to check out PA) and NC, and we actually were in TN to look around there because of a job offer, but we decided not to accept the job.

We are trying to do as much research as we can before scheduling a visit, but are not sure quite where to start looking in VA.....We want to take some recommendations, do our research on the areas & then come down & visit to check out the area.

Are there any nice farming / horse farms around any areas that are known for their farms/horse farms/crop farming, etc?

We are not looking for an area that only has one farm every few miles, but instead are looking to be in an area where you drive & drive & see all farmlands, after farmland, after farmland.

Hubby is a trucker, so we would check out jobs after doing some research on the area.

Is cost of living less expensive than in NJ?

a) 5-10 acres (more if we can afford it), cute house with barn. Priced within $250k or less.
b) In a rural/farming community. We won't be living off the land, and will only have a small farmette for our horses/farm animals on our property, with a small garden of corn, etc,
c) Would like to be surrounded by miles & miles of nothing but farms.
d) small quiet area/town
e) within a 25-30 minute drive to stores
f) nice, clean, safe place to raise family (no children yet)
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:26 PM
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Basically if you throw out Northern VA, Charlottesville, Richmond and Williamsburg areas of Virginia then the rest can meet your needs. Any areas left you can find what you need and they are all cheaper than Central NJ. In general, the further south or west you go the cheaper.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:37 AM
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Check out Virginia Equestrian.com
Look at the classifieds and green pages.
There are horse farms all over the state.

You may also want to visit the website for the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:50 AM
Location: Northern VA
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Check out Loudoun County (Leesburg, Lovettsville) areas in Northern VA also..
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:20 AM
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Originally Posted by irisheyes13 View Post
Check out Loudoun County (Leesburg, Lovettsville) areas in Northern VA also..
They would get better value for their money elsewhere. Proximity to DC and Dulles corridor makes land prices higher than other parts of the commonwealth. Lowest prices are generally found West of the Blue Ridge and South of the James River.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:55 AM
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Thanks everyone! We have a lot of work cut out for us to check out the areas, which I'm looking forward to!
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