If you’re like many people, your dream of farm ownership is just a few months away – but you have to find the perfect location first. Here’s what you need to know abut how far from town you should look for a farm, and how to figure out what’s right for you.
How Far From Town Should You Look for a Farm?
Not all farms are “isolated.” There are plenty of great, working farms that are very close to local amenities – including grocery stores, restaurants and schools (and for some people, schools are the most important factor in deciding location).
However, the farther away you get from local amenities, the lower the land prices tend to get. The price you pay for that comes by way of your commute. If you’re still working in town, your children attend school in town or you just don’t want to drive a significant distance to go pick up groceries, you may struggle with living farther out.
So how far is too far?
It’s up to your tolerance for living farther from town. If you don’t need to work, shop, dine or drive children to school, it may not be a big deal – and you may be comfortable living 30 miles or more from the nearest town. However, you may have different priorities, and in that case, you may end up paying more for your property.
The best solution: Talk to a Lake City REALTOR® about your options. Let your agent know how much land you want and see what’s available. You may find that after making the drive to see a few properties, the distance is better (or worse) than you thought.
Are You Buying a Home or Land for Sale in Lake City?
If you’re moving to Lake City, we can help you find the perfect place to live. Call us at 386-243-0124 to tell us what you want from your home and we will begin searching right away.
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