Homesteading in Georgia

Homesteading in Georgia – here is a summary of some of the important considerations for starting off your homestead journey in this state.

homesteading in georgia

Climate  – Click on the city/town links for more ‘local’ data

Geography – general geographic information

Geology  – geologic information (what rocks do we find)

Legal/Tax considerations

Building codes

Agricultural statistics

Home schooling

Average land price per acre (2013) : $3,300


Homesteader Comments

Read below what real homesteaders in this state think the pros and cons for living and homesteading here.  Add your own in the comments!

Pros: We have a pretty long growing season, fishing is great, and the hunting is generally good. Most places in Georgia still have a small town feel and people (outside the Atlanta perimeter) are really friendly, but don’t necessarily want to be in your business. Also, we have had very few instances of parents getting into trouble for letting their kids play outside with minimal supervision.

Cons: The laws regarding homesteading/farming are very strict. You have to be careful of your zoning, make sure the neighbors aren’t going to complain and make sure your property reaches the minimum acreage for livestock  (3 acres), and remember that you can not sell dressed meat without a USDA inspected facility and a license, even for pet food.

Amber, 5 acres



5 thoughts on “Homesteading in Georgia

  • March 19, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    i have been living in fl. since 1986, approx 11 of those years on a sail that my 3 sons have left the nest quite some time back. i have been considering making a change , back to being a lander, i was boarn in s.c on the ga. stateline, my dad and aunt still live there, and after a visit resently i realized just how my father and aunt have aged even though they insist thier ok, i feel i need to be closer to them. but not under foot, so i would really like to homestead a parcel of property near them. i use to raise my vegtables and do a bit of canning, and am realizing how much i miss it, i know homesteading will be a lot of work but i think i can do it. i am currently disabled due to a botched blood tranfusion but i can still squeeze out enough energy ,it just has to be on my time and terms,which an employer could hardly let me lay down for a power nap hence deemed disabled. the little i get on dissability dosnt go far and hardly feeds me once the usual bills are paid, so i would consider it a blessing if you could help guide me through the homesteading adventure of aquiring a piece of land first of all.

  • July 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    just looking into possibility of homesteading verses buying property for gardening

    • July 13, 2016 at 8:24 am

      It is really about what you do with your land….and it can be a fine line between the two.

  • September 8, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Iam disabled and would like a place to homestead any suggestions I can’t take area with lots of snow but I love the fall and winter is ther anywhere in the North Carolina mountains

  • May 28, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Would like to know more about homesteading . In Ga. is the best state to homestead in?


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