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So Im not familiar with large tracts of land. I had relatives out in some country areas of Georgia. Is 40 acres considered alot? Looking at a land plot about 5 hours from where I live. Towards the Arizona / New Mexico border. About 6k feet.
 

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40 acres in a square is 1/4 mile along each side. It would take about 20 minutes at an average walking pace to walk around the boundary your entire property, dependent on terrain of course.
 

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40 acres in a square is 1/4 mile along each side. It would take about 20 minutes at an average walking pace to walk around the boundary your entire property, dependent on terrain of course.
Ok thanks for the reference. Ill have to take a look at the lot. I believe its mixed medow, trees, and ridgeline. Its supposed to back up to national forest.
 

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Some important considerations, road access (written or on road itself), electricity, water supply, distance to medical facility. If you have kids, schools and town for the family shopping, groceries, etc. Today you should check codes, shooting, noise, building, etc. I bought a farm 10 years ago, being careful in selection, doubled the value in those 10 years. There is a special IRS code for timber land, the more timber acreage as a percentage the better.
 

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That is kind of vague description of the area you are looking at.
IMO if the land has plenty of water then 40 acres is plenty unless you are gong to have livestock too.
 

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Ok thanks for the reference. Ill have to take a look at the lot. I believe its mixed medow, trees, and ridgeline. Its supposed to back up to national forest.
You can support yourself on 40 acres if it's as you described and has a source of water, natural or well.
 

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I think the rule in most states is you must have 35 acres to drill a well for livestock.
 

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I think the rule in most states is you must have 35 acres to drill a well for livestock.
AZ depends on pump rate. Exempt wells (pumping up to 35 GPM) can be installed on 5 acres. Anything over 35 GPM requires permits. Wells are the only source of water for most of AZ.
 

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Nativeman30, I am about an hour from Springerville/Eager but in NM, what area are you looking at?
 

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Nativeman30, I am about an hour from Springerville/Eager but in NM, what area are you looking at?
Im in Tucson, but looking at some plots in the White Mountains. Herber, St. Johns, Show Low areas. Just seems to be affordable in that area.
 

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My personal preference would be the Show Low area followed by the Heber-Overgaard area. St Johns, while a nice town is not green enough for me. I grew up in Gila Bend so I now want something with a bit more greenery. 🌲 I love the desert but have a bigger love of trees.
 

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If I buy a plot I will post pictures. Plan on taking my son's dron, my spotting scope, and a trail cam to leave in place to get some pictures
 

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I always suspected you were a tree-hugger at heart. LOL
Yeah, I hug them all the way to the truck, then to the wood pile, and then to the wood stove. 😁
 
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