Hi all, I'm not sure that this is the right place for this and I apologize if it isn't. I've been lurking here for years, but haven't really had much to contribute. I work in Cincinnati and really like the area. I'm outgrowing the city and my backyard garden isn't enough for me. I've dreamed of having a small farm for most of my life and want to start to get things rolling. I'm looking for land 10+ acres would be the ideal in Northern Kentucky within an hour of the city (45-50 miles). I would prefer good land over a good house (fixer uppers are OK by me). I've done some looking on the web and I've only found trophy properties, which is out of my price range. My ideal would be about $3.5k or less per acre plus the cost of a small three bedroom fixer upper. A garage or pole barn is also desired. Maybe one of you knows of a property that isn't listed by a big company. I appreciate the help and if I can find what I'm looking for, I'll do my best to share my projects here. Thanks folks.
I'm from the Cincinnati area and have settled in Indiana. In my search near Indianapolis at one point I was finding some 10 acre properties with a small house in the middle of nowhere for 120 k or less. With that on mind I would look towards Harrison and other areas west of cincy, even to good ol batesville which is 45 min from downtown Cincinnati. I don't know much about Kentucky but getting outside the 275 loop , maybe eastward as well, could show some more affordable prices. I think the 71 and 75 corridors north and south of cincy tend to be where the suburbs are and the land is pegged for housing markets even if its empty. Just a guesstimate. I know eastern Ohio is beautiful and affordable as well. Past east gate mall on 32 or along the river off 50 or 52 - some of the more inspiring views that way.
Hey Scott, I don't have an answer for you, but rather a question. My wife and boys are relocating form California to the Louisville are, a little east of St Matthews area, as of this post. This is where we are looking as my wife will be transferring to a position near there. Is there a lot of permaculture interest in the area? I have seen so little, but am interested in finding people in the area to talk with about the local growing climates, crops that do well, weather etc... I am new to permaculture, but not so new to gardening in general. Would love any info you could send my way
Location: Southern Indiana zone 5b
posted 7 years ago
Who is Scott?
I don't know much about Louisville other than it is the most liberal in the state and is closely tied with agriculture and commerce. It is a nice city that we thought of living in ourselves. It would not surprise me to see a decent community of permie people there, and I know there is a solid group in Cincinnati, only 90 minutes away.
We found a great property along the I-75 corridor in Scott County. We're looking to meet other local permies in the area too. We have 10 acres - some pasture some woods- can't wait to do more than plan!
I was born and raised in Louisville. Yes, it's quite liberal for Kentucky standards. But I lived in Oceanside, California for a time. Louisville isn't that liberal. Still, I grew tired of people whom I help pay their salaries telling me how I should run my own household. Now I live in Oldham County on 13 arces. Even the cops are more polite here.
Location: Southern Indiana zone 5b
posted 6 years ago
Creighton Samuiels wrote:I was born and raised in Louisville. Yes, it's quite liberal for Kentucky standards. But I lived in Oceanside, California for a time. Louisville isn't that liberal. Still, I grew tired of people whom I help pay their salaries telling me how I should run my own household. Now I live in Oldham County on 13 arces. Even the cops are more polite here.
Ha, yes, most liberal for Kentucky is context driven
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