Carol Ochs wrote:Thanks for your reply and tips/links, Devin! Much appreciated!
What I want to grow food-wise is just for personal use...not for resale, so I don't need a LOT of space.
And funny you mention Willamette Valley...that area has caught my eye.
Any comparisons between OR and WA, pros, cons?
John Devitt wrote:Carol,
There are currently a lot of nice 5+ acre sites for sale. I am actually looking for something different in the area as well. How about a 6 acre property bisected by a road (not well traveled) with 160' of salt water tide flats for $99K? Undeveloped lots can go for 30-50K for 5 acres.
PM me if you would like and I would be willing to give you my contact information. It would be easier to give you the good and the over a phone conversation.
Nicole Alderman wrote:
Here's a link to the Puget Sound Landslide Slope Stability Map: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/landslides/maps/maps.html
And, here's a bunch of Kitsap County Maps: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/landslides/maps/maps.html.
We have in my county a "Erosional Surficial Geology Map" which goes into detail about the type of foundational geology of given piece of land and how likely it is that it will shake rattle and roll away during an earthquake. Hopefully they have such maps in the county you end up looking at (it was a pain trying to find the one for my county, but hopefully having the search term will get you there).
I hope that helps!
Megh Marie wrote:Hi Carol-
I spent a year in Coupeville on Whidbey Island, and I would recommend it. It is part of the rain shadow, so gets around half the amount of rain as seattle.
Donald Kenning wrote:Hi;
I think it is like a "sand vault" kinda thing. If you are on the canal or living on one of the creeks or rivers that feed the south part of the canal, they may insist on this type. The expense is shipping in the sand and the back hoe and stuff. And, of course, Belfair has that sewer system now, if you go there.
But Potlach to the Dosewallups river water shed (Brinnon) puts you on the east side of the canal (sea in the front door, Olympics out the back). But most of the towns that have anything are Brinnon in the North and Shelton (12 miles beyond Potlach) in the South. And of course, Belfair and Union on the "hook".