Homesteading in New York

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

homesteading in new york

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) : $2,700


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:None available

Cons: None available




4 thoughts on “Homesteading in New York

  • July 26, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Pros: NY is beautiful and diverse land wise. You can go from mountains to rolling hills to valleys, meadows and seaside.

    Cons: high taxes, over regulated gun control, ridiculous zoning requirements, includes NYC

  • September 5, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Have property in st. Lawrence county , any pro and con comments

  • February 2, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    I’m looking all over for free land homestead in New York. Is there anything out there you can direct me to, a website Maybe?

  • March 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Spent 10 yrs on 20 acres in way upstate NY or what we called The North Country , It is beautiful
    but very rugged. The winters are extremely cold, and long.
    You must be made of stern stuff to homestead that close to the
    Canadian border. Pros: plenty of forest to manage for wood
    for building, projects, your woodstove. Very laid back people,
    everybody is for the most part friendly.
    Cons: As mentioned expect long bad winters. Which of course
    makes for a short garden season. Outside the
    home jobs are few and far between as this area has not
    been highly developed. I am mostly referring to the area
    around Malone, NY.


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