Homesteading in Kansas

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

homesteading in kansas

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) : $2,050


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: Weather is great for what we like to do.  Largely rural areas, with nearby cities, make access to needed items ideal. Lots of like-minded people.

Cons: Property and income taxes seem high, but I’m not sure how they compare to other areas.  We live in an area where larger pieces of agricultural land are increasingly scarce.  Local laws are becoming less friendly toward small farms/homesteads.

A, 34 acres



3 thoughts on “Homesteading in Kansas

  • July 26, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Pros: western Kansas $1000-$1500 an acre (2015), lots of land with small towns surrounded by small farms to large farms, lots of farm related jobs and people to network with. Most people do some sort of homesteading but it’s called living. Being able to stand outside at night and have so few lights the stars at are amazing. The open plains are breath taking.

    Cons: weather is extremes,you’ll have temps to 115F in some summers, with blizzards some winters. It’s all there. If you plan on livestock like hogs have experience or try to learn all you can from someone who has done it for a long time. Also smaller cities like Garden City, Hays, Liberal are expensive to fly out of and you’ll have to drive to Denver or Wichita which is 5 hours for us to get somewhere big for cheap tickets or major medical. Vehicle registration is pricey. If you like trees….kiss them good buy. Western Kansas has few.

    • January 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      Yes there are areas that have no building codes. We are in rural southeast Kansas.


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