Homesteading in Virginia
Homesteading in Virginia – 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) : $4,320
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: Virginia is ag-friendly. It is fairly pro personal freedom. It does not have any resource/water issues. No Va is part of a very wealthy population that helps us turn a good profit on our products.
Cons: Hot summers. Unpredictable bipolar seasons make planting endeavors difficult. NoVa land is some of the most expensive in the nation. A lot of people live there. Strong military presence (for the preppers).
Bebe, 11 acres
Pros: It has the ocean on one side of the state and mountains on the other. The taxes are cheaper than where we were living before in the Northeast.
Cons: Mostly clay soil here, which can be good and bad. Too close to Washington DC. We would like to have a community homestead on our property and we most likely won’t be able to do everything that we would like to do… if we had a bigger property maybe.
Claire, 21 acres