Homesteading in Ohio
Homesteading in Ohio – 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) : $5,550
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: Neither too hot or too cold. Level ground.
Cons: Don’t really know any.
Deb, 5 acres
Pros: Many of the rural areas have no zoning at all. Wooded or flat properties are plentiful, often with both. Springs, ponds and creeks are common and easy to find properties that have them. While we don’t have mountains, southern Ohio is the beginnings of the Appalachian foothills, and is beautiful.
Cons: Winters make it tough for year round gardening. Lots of big ag farming. Fracking is growing by leaps and bounds here.
Lesley, 2 acres
Pros: Crop failures are unheard of, agriculture is the state’s #1 industry! There are lots of homesteaders and Amish.
Cons: Land taxes, school taxes. Droughts during summer months.
Ben, 53 acres