Looking For Land - Which State?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Brokor, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Alright, here goes. I could easily find a spot in my home state of Pennsylvania...but, I do not want to pay through the nose for it either. Now, none of this is official yet -but, I want a chunk of paradise, and I will need to buy it in the next 8 months.

    What I am looking for:

    Acreage - No less than 4 acres, no more than 40 acres.
    Price - No higher than $15,000 - I would like to stay under $10,000.
    Placement - It must be wooded, somewhat flat to build on, but can have mountains, and as far from population as possible...electric and phone service not required.
    Additional Info - Doesn't have to be perked or have well or septic. It must, however be zoned residential and not commercial.

    States I am looking at thus far - Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire.

    *I will be updating this thread as I locate properties and post the results here. Any help is appreciated, and perhaps this will help others as well.*
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

  3. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    Not a bad area, not too far from my location, one thing to keep in mind that area is in the Lake Superior snow belt so plan on lots of snow in the winter, but as long as you are prepared for that not a problem
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Wisc is out, lousy gun laws. MI is in, but not the lower peninsula, the UP is fine with Major snow. Think WVa, if hills are no problem (but paper mill stench and mining wastes might be.) Ohio still has some nice areas in the eastern hills, but getting pricey. This from my own recent search.
  5. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    I'd suggest "Rawles on retreats" for information as to the best places to find a retreat.
  6. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    true but we got fish fry's beer,cheese and da' packers...
    Winter weather would make 100% collapse survival difficult,unless you had a large wood lot to gather fuel from,(imho)but water is plentiful.Jobs are a little tough, paper is a very international industry...and mill jobs are regarded like packer season tickets.
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    go west
  8. Jonas Parker

    Jonas Parker Hooligan

    Deep East Texas. Good gun laws, long growing season, lots of trees and game, good fishing (if you like catfish), and land is about the right price. PM me if you decide to come on down and look around...
  9. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I lived in San Antonio for about six months and I hated the weather. but, if you tell me that your area is much nicer, I have to be honest -Texas is my first choice...it's just been the dry, empty desert area I visited in San Antonio that made me despise the area. Other than that, I loved the place though.

    I will keep looking. All of your suggestions have been helpful, folks. Looks like Texas is at the top of the list for now.
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Corpus Christi area?
  11. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    You might consider Southeastern Oklahoma. Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Live and let live folks who mind thier own business. Some very remote areas and the land is cheap, sometimes no more than $100-$150 an acre.
    Loads of wild game and the gun laws are actually less restrictive than even Texas.
    Also rated one of the top 5 areas for long term survivability in many different surveys.
  12. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    hell, we ignore those
    remember MI is having some real financial issues, what happens in the lower part carries through to the UP; I think soon the UP will just be part of WI :D

    The other issue about both is not the snow, it's the cold, we just had a month of well below zero, things don't work well when it's well below zero just makes getting by harder
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Yeah, and I forgot the no-see-ums in summer -- [beer]

    The man did say cheap and remote. Da Yoop fits da bill, eh? (Dunno why he's worried about zoned residential --)
  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    There must be a better way to look for land...the internet searches suck SO MUCH.
  15. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    About all the internet can do for you is narrow it down a bit. There is no substitute for sighting a prospect on site. I made appointments with RE agents in the search areas, and in two cases hired them to look around as my agent after I cruised the area on my own. Bear in mind (as I"m sure you do) that RE photos are taken at the best possible angle for showing. I've seen a couple shots that showed beautiful scenery that turned out to be very narrow views between industrial acreage and junk yards with a sewage treatment plant behind. You gotta go there.
  16. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I am impatient and I have A.D.D. -it's a wonder that I can drive at all.

    We shall see...I will have some free time when I get back to the states. I will probably just hit up the coast of E Texas first, and see if there are even any trees and stuff... ;)
  17. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I would look at Texas, and E. OK. like Minuteman said. Some deals can be found if you look hard enough. This pic was taken about five miles from our ranch in the hill country, and about 80 miles north west of San Antonio.
    view from the curve.
  18. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    MM, you know of some land that cheap, let me know.
  19. WestPointMAG

    WestPointMAG Monkey++

    I think you should research which of the states you named have the highest number of undiscovered caves in it, then pick that one.
  20. OzarkSaints

    OzarkSaints Monkey++

    ummm, not to be a smart-ass.....but how do you go about finding out how many un-discovered caves are in a state/area since they haven't been discovered yet?

    I would seriously love to find a piece of property that has a cave on it, so if you know something I don't, please let me in on the knowledge....seriously!
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