Posted 06-02-2003 at 13:06:43
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Well, I'm from Bennington, Ne., which when I was a kid growing up on the farm was about 20 miles from Omaha. Now you can see houses from the old farm stead. Bennington is Northwest of Omaha about 6 miles now, between Elkhorn and Blair.
As for as buying 2 to 3 acres its pricey. 7 years ago my dad sold the farm for $13500 an acre. He bought it in 1980 for $1400 and acre. He still has 20 acres that he is holding on to but dos'nt plan on selling. Its worth $15000 to $25000 an acre now.
But there is hope, you might check out Washington County. That is where Blair is located, that is still mostly farm land and prices are cheaper. Blair is about a 40 min drive to Omaha. Bennington is about 10 min now. Elkhorn is growing really fast and is pretty much part of Omaha anymore.
I would just get out a map and go drive around.
Here are some small towns in Northern Douglas, and Washington County.
Bennington 1000 population. 10 min to Omaha
Elkhorn 6000/5 min
Washington 200/30 min
Elkcity 250/30 min
Blair 6000/40 min
Kenard 450/40 min
Ft. Calhoun 1200/40 min
Hope this helps.
By the way, I live on a small ranch in Central Nebraska now, 15 min from a 25000 population town, and I love it.