south central Missouri / north central Arkansas, but that is just me. I'm headed south to there as soon as posible.
From Arkansas...best state in the union. lol We are starting our little homestead project in Arkansas. Lots of land available at reasonable prices.What is the best state to start homesteading in?
I can work in other states and make more money, but then the cost of living outweighs that benefit. I can work in other states and make less money, but the quality of living sucks a big one *cough*Arkansas*cough* Texas is a happy median. It is also a state that covers many different terrian and living conditions. You can have big city or country rural. There's enough elbow room to get away from everyone or you can live a yell away from anyone. As far as resources for self-sustainment, I'll put Texas up against ANY other state. There really isn't much that any other state has to offer that could take me out of Texas.Tough question. I would vote East Texas because the soil is fertile and the Winter's aren't that harsh.
I live in Ellis County, which is just the county south of Dallas County. I'm about 20 minutes from downtown Dallas. I live in a nice residential neighborhood and pay $110 a month for taxes.Born in LA and lived there for 44 yrs. Been in Texas in Spring 2 minutes from The Woodlands for a little over a year. I can't imagine it getting any better than this - God's Country for sure. But, the property taxes are straight from Hell at $450/mth.
Keep in mind taxes before you move and compare closely. You can get cheaper - something to do with school districts. I haven't figured out the details on this yet and we did pick this particular subdivision for the good school.
There are tons of people in this area (new jersey) who would LOVE to pay $450 a month in taxesBut, the property taxes are straight from Hell at $450/mth.
I was just pickin' on ya, being a neighboring state and all. I think that Ar-Kansas is one of the safest and stable places to raise a family... as long as you keep the kids in private schools.The quality of life in **cough**Arkansas**cough**...lol...may not be the greatest, but my land here has property taxes of less than $10/year. That will be going up soon I am sure, but until then...