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.
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) : $5,600
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