Homesteading in Pennsylvania

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

Homesteading in Pennsylvania

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) : $5,600

 

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:  Farm friendly, limited predators, few poisonous snakes and insects, rural areas close to shopping and small cities, and the people are extremely neighborly

Cons: Too many Democrats, high property taxes, political corruption

Dana, 3 acres


Pros:  Lots of Amish and Mennonite around to learn from.

Cons: Local earned income taxes

Kamie, 1 acres


Pros:  Cost of living isn’t as bad as elsewhere…..no laws against the way we live or at least we haven’t been arrested for having chickens

Cons: Winter sucks snd every year I wonder why I stay here….I hate being cold….but I guess more so because my family is here

Cindie, 4 acres

 

 

 

One thought on “Homesteading in Pennsylvania

  • June 17, 2017 at 8:23 pm
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    Looking for a few acres to start off with.

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