HELP looking for nice wooded land

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Txcopperhead, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Txcopperhead

    Txcopperhead Future Homesteader

    Nov 22, 2005
    North Central Texas
    I'm looking for land 10-75 acres of wooded land in the great north west IE montana,idaho,wy, maybe in colorado Were not too wealthy so looking not to pay any thing over 15-60 thousand. Thanks in advance

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  2. sisterpine

    sisterpine Goshen Farm Supporter

    May 9, 2004
    Zone 8a, AZ
    i think you can still find some land for those prices near where i live...between butte, anaconda, deer lodge in southwest montana. just stay away from the yuppy areas of missoula great falls helena etc!

  3. goatlady

    goatlady Well-Known Member Supporter

    May 31, 2002
    No. Cent. AR
    and make SURE at those prices you can get WATER.
  4. ThreeJane

    ThreeJane Me Love Your Face

    Nov 5, 2004
    North Idaho
    YOu can get land at those prices up north, but water is always an issue. Look carefully at mineral rights and mining claims too. If you can get a plat, it'll show who owns what around for mining companies (at least in this neck of the woods). HECLA isn't all that careful about not contaminating people's water supplies...
  5. Bresias

    Bresias Restless User

    Aug 30, 2005
    What do you want to do with the land? That will help you narrow your choices.

    We spent all last year looking at Montana and Idaho, and watched the prices go up and up while we looked. They will only get higher as time goes by.

    I can speak to the north central Idaho area directly west of Sisterpine. We moved here this summer, and there are a few pieces of land in your price range, if you consider the upper end of your price range, and the lower end of your acreage range.

    We looked for land in W Montana, and saw some pretty decent prices there, esp around Drummond and Superior. This whole Idaho/Montana area is still fairly low, for the time being anyway, because it is not that farmable (short growing season), long winters/lots of snow, and about seventy miles (or more)from any sort of chain store (Walmart, Safeway, etc) on windy twisty roads shared with aggressive logging trucks. Having a 4x4 will ease your mind.

    Just beware of land that used to be mined for minerals/ore because of the arsenic in the water. Rather common with less expensive properties in Idaho.

    There is land near Orofino, ID going for around $1000 an acre in the "Pardee Tramway" area along highway 12. This land is pretty much on the side of a rocky hill along the Clearwater River. Great view property, but I have no idea, except for the price, if there is any water, or a decent place to put a house.

    Average acres go for $2000 to $4000 if you stay far enough out in the country.