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John Raabe:
I recently updated my landkit articles on looking for land http://www.countryplans.com/landkit/index.html. This is a good place to start when looking for land.

I added a great "Best Places" database where you can explore and compare zip codes for things like climate, cost of living, housing prices and appreciation, etc. http://www.bestplaces.net/fybp/. You can also use their survey of priorities and find a ranked list of places to consider for exploration.

Use this forum category for sharing helpful ideas on finding, buying and developing country land. Start a new topic for your own story

pforden:
John,
This looks very helpful. When we found our land a few weeks ago, I made extensive use of a new resource available mainly, I think, for those who'll be moving to rural area. This provides available information on specific soil types for your land, along with a wealth of info. on the possible uses. For example, it tells us that about 1/4 or a bit more of our land is not buildablewithout extensive issues, and the rest should be fine for building. We also know what we can most likely grow there, how much the yield might be expected to be, etc.

http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/

Of course, check with your county ag. extension agent to check this out, and check it out yourself before you buy.

Penny

Amanda_931:

I can actually find my place on it, my neighbor's house.  

And I found it by my street address, even if most of the road names on the map are--take your pick--very old, or just screwed up--not the names that just been superceded by the emergency people.  It wouldn't do to have two Green River Roads--fifteen miles apart but with the same post office.

I've tried a bunch of other photo maps with no luck whatsoever.

natureday:
We are in Carlton, And there are several other places around there that are for sale Here is our cabin.
http://www.fastbrite.com/page8.html

spiralsands:

--- Quote from: pforden on November 13, 2005, 08:38:08 AM ---John,
This looks very helpful. When we found our land a few weeks ago, I made extensive use of a new resource available mainly, I think, for those who'll be moving to rural area. This provides available information on specific soil types for your land, along with a wealth of info. on the possible uses. For example, it tells us that about 1/4 or a bit more of our land is not buildablewithout extensive issues, and the rest should be fine for building. We also know what we can most likely grow there, how much the yield might be expected to be, etc.

http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/

Of course, check with your county ag. extension agent to check this out, and check it out yourself before you buy.

Penny


What a GREAT website that is!! I plugged in my neighbor's address because I haven't built on my 23 acres yet and I was able to get a soil survey on the whole thing including information on ponding, flooding and frost. Thanks alot for that link!

Frances

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