Are there still places in the western parts of these states that aren't outrageously priced (i looked at Boone, NC). We would like to have a house on the crest of a hill/sm. mountain with a view of the valley below or moutains, we want fertile soil, clean water and a place without lots and lots of people but with schools atleast within driving distance and within 15 miles to hospital. I want property with no restrictions and also want to have chickens, etc. eventually. We want to find atleast 20 acres either to build or buy a house that is fairely new. Virginia is an option too. Hubby loves the Parkway! Cost of living in these places is important too, as we are not sure what hubby/I will do yet? If you have some places/towns in mind, i would be grateful if you could PM me or post here - maybe other people would be interested.