Our previous installments of this series (Part 1 & Part 2) have been looking at specific things to look for in land or a homestead, but we've also been getting questions about "where?" What is the "best" location? If I determine that I need to move, where should I go?
There are no stock answers to these kinds of questions. Everyone's situation is different, so we would not presume to put forth a "one-size-fits-all" solution. BUT, you do need to make an informed decision. And that's what this next part is all about.
So where do we start?
First things, first. You need to make a list of your personal criteria. What are your goals and dreams in what you want in your homestead. Mountains, valleys, water, sun exposure, secluded, drier, more humid?
In this video you'll find basic info that many of you may be familiar with. But we put it share it with you in the hopes that it will help give you clarity in this important decision.
Delorme State Atlas (affiliate)
Forest Service Maps (affiliate)
Climate & Topography
Here is an overview of the different things you need to take into consideration when looking for a new location.
Population centers. Rural areas. Work options. This video will give you basic info on population density and how that relates to your homestead location.
Have you made your list yet? Be sure to take these points into consideration as you search for your homestead.
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