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.
Climate – Click on the city/town links for more ‘local’ data
Geography – general geographic information
Geology – geologic information (what rocks do we find)
Average land price per acre (2013) : $3,300
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