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I want to thank you all...and a few answers to your questions...
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Melissa again    Posted 03-25-2002 at 16:11:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
for giving us much to think about, thank you!

I had never thought of that with the subdivision. Hre is the link to the seller's site (, maybe it will help you give me some more advice. The land we are considering is in Colorado in the estates. (Any thoughts on this property will be taken to heart I assure you).

About Maine...are the land prices reasonable? Our land here is so expensive ($50K an acre in York town) and it is not my "type of are", too many people and tourists.

We homeschool. Our children are 8, 6, 4, 3, 1.


Ludwig    Posted 03-26-2002 at 08:11:44       [Reply]  [No Email]

Dang, course its expensive.
Do yourself a favor, take a vacation up country,
see what you've been missing.
Required towns to visit include: Coburn Gore,
Eagle Lake, Portage, Caribou, Presque Isle,
Washburn, New Sweden, Saint Agatha (Saint
Agat to real Mainers), Calais (Calis to real
Mainers), Frenchville. If you need someplace
more cityfied try Waterville or even around
My farm in Caribou is around 150-200 acres
and is valued at $39,000, so yes land is

Another thing you might do is read some of
the older posts here about people who move
to the country and want it "just like home"
remember you aren't going to find decent fried
clams or espresso in any of these places. In
Caribou the "non smoking section" is usually
one table in an alcove.

Ludwig    Posted 03-26-2002 at 08:12:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man, writing that reminds me how much I love
it there.

Dave CO    Posted 03-26-2002 at 04:32:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know what you mean about getting away. I have to fly back to NJ a few times a year for training, and after 1 week I cant wait to get back to CO. We moved here from MN, and wouldnt have it any other way. The change IS tough on the kids, so consider that. They went from a suburban grade school in Mn, to a metal pole barn building at the end of a dirt road here. They adapted, but it was slow to come. We live about 45 miles s of Denver on the plains. This was the only affordable land here 7 years ago. In the 7 years the property we have has trippled, and we could not afford to buy it if we wanted today. If it is cheap, and in CO, watch out! Most cheap land now is in a valley with stunning views of the mountains that just pulls you in and you have to have it! Reality..... Vally is at 7000' and you cant get much to grow at that altitude. 2) The winds that drop off the mountains, into the valleys are insane (well in excess of 100 mph) look for how many windmills are laying on the ground in thoes areas. The winds bring and generate there own weather and the snow depth can be terrible.
Rule 1 of land buying in Co. If there are no trees of any size, find out why. We are in the high plains desert with cactus in the horse pasture. 7000' and desert is a tough way to live! We wouldnt have it any other way! 315 days of sunshine a year, and the mountains are a 45 min. drive with the horse trailer in tow, and my wife and I are in another world, if just for a long weekend.
Write back if I can help with a specific area.

Salmoneye    Posted 03-26-2002 at 04:06:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Aint that near california ur sumpthin?

Please do not pass this info on to anyone from the Boston area as we have enough Pilgrim Yuppies buying 'weekend' homes now. ;-)

Here are a couple links for reasonable land in the NorthEast Kingdom of Vermont...

and the one below...Hope This at least gives you food for thought...

F14    Posted 03-26-2002 at 03:58:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Land in eastern Hancock and most of Washington counties is quite reasonable. Problem is finding land that has been cleared and is farmable, but that's out there too. Stay on the inland side of Route One, and you should be able to pick up land for under $2000 an acre, second growth timber for a lot less than that. I picked up a tad over 19 acres for $8500, but I had a little insider trading going on there, there was only 100' of road frontage, and 5-6 acres of that is beaver marsh.

If you're fierce to farm, there's a lot of farmland in central Maine, Pittsfield/Waterville and that area, but I don't know about prices.

M.R.    Posted 03-26-2002 at 00:07:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Melissa

I haven't followed the previous posts, if someone hasn't covered it yet.
One of the first steps that I would do to start my research on any property, that I would be considering to purchase in any State or county. Is to go to the local NRCS office and obtain the 'Soil Survey' for that county.

todd    Posted 03-25-2002 at 18:23:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live about 300 miles from Denver and we are getting alot of people moving in here because they are tired of the rat race you might want to chech out the property real good colo. is growing real fast.

Les...fortunate    Posted 03-25-2002 at 18:02:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
YORK???!!! No wonder you want to get out. That's in Massachusetts ain't it?
Just jokin of course. Best of luck to you. I'm so glad people were nice to you. F14 always has good advice and he's another "Mainiac" even though he's really a transplanted "troll" from Michigan. I live closer to you than he does and I'm in NH.

Salmoneye...Heck Les...    Posted 03-26-2002 at 03:58:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think I live closer to Nubble Light then Fawteen, and I live in Vermont! LOL


F14...Hey Les and Salmoneye...    Posted 03-26-2002 at 04:00:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Y'all are just jealous! Dang Westerners.... ":^)

Ira    Posted 03-25-2002 at 16:31:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Melissa, I just got here and read your other post. You might also go to and check them out, they have back issues for sale.

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