One question often asked of me and in forums is ‘where is the best place to homestead’.  That is a difficult question to answer, as we all have our own likes, dreams and desires for what we feel is a perfect homestead site.

However, there is some great information out there about the locations you might be looking at for homesteading – like climate, geography, soils, laws, homeschooling, cost of land etc.   I have tried to pull a selection of these links together by state/province (when available).

So I asked a pile of homesteaders what they consider the pros and cons of homesteading in their state, and included their comments in the pages.

You will find additional USA-wide information in the following blog posts:

Where to Homestead – fracking, nuclear power plants, wind energy potential.

Where to Homestead: crime, guns and thefts.

Where to Homestead in the USA – additional maps.

I hope you find this summary useful.

USA States & Canadian Territories

Homesteading in Alabama

Homesteading in Alaska

Homesteading in Alberta


Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia

Homesteading in Arizona

Homesteading in Arkansas

Homesteading in British Columbia