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Old 06-24-2019, 09:20 AM
 
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On a road trip checking out theses cites and surrounding areas.
We are from Maryland sick of the traffic, the liberal politics, too many people etc.
Looking for slower pace of life, land space, and friendly folk any advise on places for us to check out would be appreciated. So far we have seen some beautiful place and folks have been so nice, but what area is our best choice? My husband is a skilled carpenters finding work should be ok.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:34 PM
 
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Are you looking for vacant land or with house? What sort of price range?

Sure you can handle winter or still considering?

How important is mountain access?
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:52 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Have you visited these places in the summer and winter? How conservative are you? Wyoming is definitely one of the most conservative states in the country and still might be a culture shock.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:06 PM
 
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We are looking for land to build on. We have not seen a lot of houses with land available in our travels. We are looking for 20 to 40 acres would like to keep the amount under $60,000. Husband lived in upstate New York for a while. I lived in Minnesota as well. So cold we are used too.
Mountains not so important for us. So pretty to look at thou!
We are enjoying the conservative attitude we have experienced here so far.
Husband is enjoying wearing his Make America great again hat around town and the comments he is getting.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:34 PM
 
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We are looking for land to build on. We have not seen a lot of houses with land available in our travels. We are looking for 20 to 40 acres would like to keep the amount under $60,000. Husband lived in upstate New York for a while. I lived in Minnesota as well. So cold we are used too.
Mountains not so important for us. So pretty to look at thou!
We are enjoying the conservative attitude we have experienced here so far.
Husband is enjoying wearing his Make America great again hat around town and the comments he is getting.
One thing you have to think about in Wyoming, that you don't have to think about in most places east of the Mississippi, is water availability in rural areas. In Minnesota, for instance, there is a town every ten miles, with farms or homes filling the gaps between them. Why? Because you can punch a fifty foot deep hole in the ground in most places and have plenty of relatively good water. In Wyoming, you're going to have to go much deeper, and still maybe not have water, I believe many (most?) municipal wells go down at least 300'. Look at a map and see towns and cities in Wyoming, most all are located on or near rivers of one kind or another - that's not an accident. That's one reason the state is so sparsely populated. Forty acres in Wyoming is like a small residential lot in Maryland, probably not enough to feed a couple of horses or cows with (I'm guessing here, someone like Stealth Rabbit can provide much better land : livestock ratios).

They take water rights seriously out there, I don't believe you can even collect rainwater from your own roof (not sure how they police that). Bottom line, don't take the realtor's word for it that a particular piece of property will have a productive well, DD is the rule.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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just quick searches , couldn't find anything close to your price range....most were double
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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This is probably too late for your trip timing, but here is 40 acres for $30k but with no real address listing or and no known-for-sure actual pix. The listing DOES have an aerial map location, and I went to the Natrona County GIS site and indeed there are some 40 acre parcels right where the realtor's aerial map shows it, with some nearby houses, one of which looks pretty large.
https://www.era.com/property/000-No-...featured-photo



I'd do a lot of due-diligance with that price. Could be some real trash land, downwind from the landfill, chock full of expansive soils to prevent a stable foundation (that is a common issue near Casper), or have some wetlands. (That last part can be mapped through the US Fish & Wildlife Service Wetlands Mapper.) So be cautious; that is cheap land for the West.



Here is an aerial view of that site:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ca...4d-106.3251749



Be ready for some of the highest winter winds in the whole continent in the areas you list!
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:48 AM
 
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We are looking for land to build on. We have not seen a lot of houses with land available in our travels. We are looking for 20 to 40 acres would like to keep the amount under $60,000. Husband lived in upstate New York for a while. I lived in Minnesota as well. So cold we are used too.
Mountains not so important for us. So pretty to look at thou!
We are enjoying the conservative attitude we have experienced here so far.
Husband is enjoying wearing his Make America great again hat around town and the comments he is getting.

Most land along Wyo southern border with Colo is scrub. Plants and trees are minimal in size b/c of lack of water-except in the NF.


Cold and snow isn't as much of a problem as is the wind.

Unless there's a particular reason to be down that way - like VA or Military, I see no reason to consider it. Look up towards Crook County for less expensive land.

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Old 06-30-2019, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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Most land along Wyo southern border with Colo is scrub. Plants and trees are minimal in size b/c of lack of water-except in the NF.


Cold and snow isn't as much of a problem as is the wind.

Unless there's a particular reason to be down that way - like VA or Military, I see no reason to consider it. Look up towards Crook County for less expensive land.
Weston County has less building restriction then Crook …
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Old 06-30-2019, 04:12 PM
 
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Weston County has less building restriction then Crook …

This is true. But Weston land is more expensive..
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