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Old 10-21-2014, 04:39 PM
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We are looking for at least one acre with water (creek/springs) and utilities (power pole, sanitation) - northern CA, Western NV, southern OR.
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You may want to try zillow and use the map option. Pretty good way to search an area.
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Susanville CA is nice.....look around there.
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This site has some good land.
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We are looking for at least one acre with water (creek/springs) and utilities (power pole, sanitation) - northern CA, Western NV, southern OR.
How familiar are you with each of these general locations?

My advice would be to spend as much time as you can poking into the areas, try to get that gut feel of the area being comfortable.

Expand your list of criteria to help you select the overall best locations for your needs, then narrow your focus.

just my thoughts!
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Probably, if you have the right amount of money you can have that and more.
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Since this is a homesteading site, I have to ask, what do you expect to accomplish on 1 acre? Outlining your goals would allow people to much better advise you in terms of what is appropriate.
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When you say Northern CA, how North are you talking? The Bay Area is referred to as Northern California, but geographically it's almost in the middle.

Based on your other areas of interest, I'm assuming you mean around Gold Country or East of Redding?
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Since this is a homesteading site, I have to ask, what do you expect to accomplish on 1 acre? Outlining your goals would allow people to much better advise you in terms of what is appropriate.
You are so very right. To someone living in an apartment, a townhouse, or just in town on a small lot, one acre may sound like a lot. Unfortunately it is not! It barely affords enough space for a modest home, small garden and small flock of poultry if it is rural enough there are not restrictions against the poultry.

Finances and cost are definitely something one has to contend with, along with the terrain and many other factors to numerous to detail here. Assuming the property has 35-50% trees on it for fire wood, and the climate and soil can reasonably be expected to produce a favorable crop each season ten acres would be the very minimum I would consider for a farmstead, and 20 or more acres would be preferred, with 40 being a most desirable number.

The poster has not checked back, so it is probably a mute point.
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