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Hello everyone! I’m currently living with a very generous friend on 100 acres, but I really want to own my own piece of land. Mostly because the farm I’m living on is very into big ag, and doesn’t want to change. It drives me a little crazy sometimes! I’m not picky about location - any us state is fine, maybe even foreign locations if they are easy to move to - as long as the temperature is relatively cool in the summer and there’s lots of water or rain. I have $15,000 I’m willing to put down. I’d like at least 3 acres, but hopefully more. I know it’s a tall order, but fingers crossed!
 
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My advice is to move to an area you'd like to live in, and start making connections. Networking works best in meatspace... I am not a fan, but it works.

Hard to narrow down a prospective locale when your net is cast so wide; what else is important to you?
 
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there is a website called land watch that can be very useful, you can set parameters as to price, size, location, etc. might be a helpful tool
 
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What does relatively cool in the summer mean?  And, of course, that begs the question of how cold in the winter?  What about humidity?  

I used to live in northern MN and would see temps in the 90s.   I now live now southern Illinois and have seen temps approaching 20 below.  

The UP of Michigan has relatively inexpensive property. There are pockets in the mountains of KY with lower priced property.  Of course there are the mountains of the western states.  But I have no idea what their prices are like.
 
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If you look around you can still find it. I used lands of Oklahoma, just go to lands of (which ever state you are interested in) plenty of filters to weed out properties you don't want.
I purchased 10 acres of woods for $12,500, title insurance and survey included. Oak, black walnut, and hickory trees and a wet weather creek. Plenty of rain in eastern Oklahoma but cool summers are hard to find.
 
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Thanks for all the advice, I’m going to try searching for lands of. For me relatively cool means 85 or less, I’m fine with harsh winters. Where I am, most days are 100+ degrees in the summer and I just can’t take it anymore. I have some animals I want to take with me - mini dairy cow, some dairy goats - so it makes it difficult to move to a new location and network.
 
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Check out this jewel.. https://pueblo.craigslist.org/reo/d/rye-60-acres-mini-garden-of-the-gods/7350072443.html
 
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