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rd    Posted 02-17-2004 at 12:32:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what Hillsville through Keysville area was like. We are thinking of relocating and I have seen some pretty reasonable small farms in those areas. We want to get out of the rat race and take tractors with us and I know Wytheville has a tractor club, because I definetly need a tractor club close by that has pulls and shows.

Dave 2N    Posted 02-18-2004 at 04:15:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can't give you the specifics like the folks below have but I can tell you that I think that area is one of the prettiest areas I've ever been through. My wife and I travel through their every year on our way to FLA to visit relatives. This year coming back, got a speeding ticket south of Hillsville with a court appearance date of April 2 in Hillsville. Well, I live up here on the NY/PA border so I will mail in the fine but told my wife I wouldn't mind going back down there in April anyway.
By the way-the state trooper was nice.

buck    Posted 02-17-2004 at 13:45:09       [Reply]  [No Email]

I live about 15 miles from both Hillsville and Wytheville off rte. 100 in Wythe co. If you stay off I 81 ad I 77 most everything around here is pretty laid back. Real easy to turn on a side road and immediately go back 100 years. Lots to offer around here:rivers creeks forest state and private parks. Asphalt and dirt track racing, Movies malls shopping, farming of all kinds from Christmas trees to cattle All kinds of work but that is sorta depressed right now. Very few big wage jobs. Now if you want conjestion be in Hillsville during the flea and gun market. Of course your just a shor drive to big towns in VA.,NC., Tenn., and WV. Most all the counties around here are growing fairly fast now as pro.development is taking hold but as far as I know local taxes and fees are very reasonable. Good luck

rd    Posted 02-17-2004 at 17:32:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I grew up in no. va. on a farm but thats a thing of the past now. We now live in Eastern Panhandle,WV. Its so crowded now I can't even drive my tractors on the road. Developers moving in is not what I wanted to hear. I've been in the home siding bus. for the last 15 yrs but would not want to bring that with me if I could find something else to in that area. Maybe trucking? 46 acres, house, barn for 250K in Dugspur, is that price normal. It sounds pretty reasonable from where I am.

buck    Posted 02-17-2004 at 20:02:48       [Reply]  [No Email]

Dugspur in Caroll Co. but real near Floyd Co. whic is fast becoming a bedroom community for Blacksburg/Christiansburg but also know in this area for very good land prices. Dugspur is also at Buffalo Mountain which has a lot of history. Get the book "Man that moved a mountain" and read it and take into consideration the time that is being written about. We ain't talking 100 years and the way these people lived is something else. Anyway good area and your siding business would do well in the Blacksburg/christiansburg/Radford area. VA. Tech. has this area growing like wildflowers.Can't really comment on the particular property as there are many factors to consider.

rhudson    Posted 02-17-2004 at 13:28:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
well, i live in Halifax, county which is south west of keysville. clayey soils topsoil is from 0 to 8 inches. growth season is about april 15 to sep 15th. a few days below 18 degrees, a few days above 93 tobacco was king here, so far nothing has replaced it. area is depressed with unemployment around 8 to 14 % land from lows of about $800/ac/100ac to as much as $20K/ac/lot with roadfront. most land is purchased by speculators that sell any lumber, sell road front lots and then get what they can for tracks behind the roadfrontage. it would be unlikely to support yourself with any farm product known in this area. (legal products) most people work two jobs to get by around here. the area is being settled by out of staters (mosly from new york andnewersey) that don't mind paying the high land prices and are retired so they don't have to worry about finding a job. lets see anyother good news i can tell?

Buddy    Posted 02-17-2004 at 15:01:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi rhudson , Do you know anybody that lives in Keysville ? I have family in Drakes Branch, which is just a skip and a jump from Keysvills.

rhud    Posted 02-17-2004 at 16:37:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Buddy,
i've got to admit that i don't get out much. i drive into north carolina to work every day. i try never to go anymore north than lynchburg or brookneal. so i have to admit that i don't know(can't think of any at the moment) any folks from Drakes Branch. used to do some consulting work in South hill. so i night by accident know some people from Keysville area.

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