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Old 09-17-2017, 08:51 AM
 
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^ Actually, what I just explained above was the counties attempt to make it easier to get a unrestricted permit.

Up until 2015 it was hunting and target only.

No thanks.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:40 PM
 
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^ Actually, what I just explained above was the counties attempt to make it easier to get a unrestricted permit.

Up until 2015 it was hunting and target only.

No thanks.
Perhaps the way to go is a more rural county near a bigger city like say parts of Schoharie, Fulton and Montgomery counties.
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:32 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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If you are doing this as a way to cope with the winter, then I very much recommend looking into having a greenhouse. I have friends with a parcel up in the Catskills and the greenhouse makes a huge difference in going through the winter and the last couple decades have seen new designs and materials that have made them fairly resilient and inexpensive.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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If you want to be in the Albany area yet find a nice chunk of affordable land with a house, I'd recommend Greene or Schoharie Counties. Both are an easy drive to Albany. If you do choose Greene County, look at whether the property is IN our OUT of the NYC Watershed, as that can have an effect on what you can and can't do, septic systems, etc. There are incentives to be IN the watershed (subsidies if your septic fails, etc), so it's worth asking the realtor the question. Winters are tough, but not as bad as the higher elevations of Ulster and Delaware County (I'm on the Ulster/Delaware border in the village of Fleischmanns). Best of luck!
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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If you want to be in the Albany area yet find a nice chunk of affordable land with a house, I'd recommend Greene or Schoharie Counties. Both are an easy drive to Albany. If you do choose Greene County, look at whether the property is IN our OUT of the NYC Watershed, as that can have an effect on what you can and can't do, septic systems, etc. There are incentives to be IN the watershed (subsidies if your septic fails, etc), so it's worth asking the realtor the question. Winters are tough, but not as bad as the higher elevations of Ulster and Delaware County (I'm on the Ulster/Delaware border in the village of Fleischmanns). Best of luck!
Good advice! Thanks, Barney!
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Southern VT
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Consider SW Vermont as well. It's a quick 40 min drive to Troy from the Bennington area.
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:39 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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What I'd really like is about ten acres for a small hobby-type farm (gardens, some chickens, maybe a cow or goats). This would just be for our family and would possibly keep me outdoors enough so that my SAD wouldn't act up too badly. I know my great uncle had a small farm in Saratoga county years and years and years ago. Is anybody doing this sort of thing up there these days? And, if so, where would be the best place for it in, say, a 50 mile radius of Albany?
OP, did you ever find your perfect home?

We've been having this EXACT conversation in our house for the last several years. I grew up on a farm just like this is Upstate NY. and I still have a lot of family there and would like to be closer to them. We are at a point now where a move is possible (we're in NC) and what you've described is our dream. We have our eye on a couple of properties, but we need to find gainful employment in the area first. That's been the hardest piece.

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