Are you looking for a beautiful parcel of rural vacant land, but have a tight budget?
There are thousands of counties in the US and you will probably want to narrow your search to the counties where land is affordable. Besides the affordability, you also need to take into account many different factors before buying land. For instance, you should take into account land type, the potential of increasing value, etc.
Below are 9 of the best counties to buy affordable land in the US.
1) Metcalfe County, KY
Looking for your own “Old Kentucky Home?”
Metcalfe County is situated in southern Kentucky and houses plenty of rural vacant land.
Notable landmarks in the county include The Cut and the Devil’s Den Cave as well as Alone, a ghost town.
2) Rio Arriba, NM
Historically, Rio Arriba County was massive, spanning to present-day Las Vegas back when it was a US Territory.
Today, of course, Rio Arriba is a bit smaller, but still a great spot to own land out west.
You won’t be far from Albuquerque and Santa Fe in this county and there are also four national protected areas for nature lovers.
3) Fulton County, AR
Fulton County is situated in the Ozarks and is not too far from the Missouri border.
The county has a very low cost of living as well as plenty of year-round outdoor activities to enjoy, including one of the world’s largest springs!
4) Klamath County, OR
Klamath County is right near the border with California in Southern Oregon.
It is the fourth-largest county in Oregon and has a history of timber production.
Klamath County is also in one of the greenest parts of the West Coast and contains 9 national protected areas, including Crater Lake National Park.
5) Sharp County, AR
Sharp County is another Arkansas county located in the Ozarks.
For those who are looking for a bit of history, the town of Hardy is home to several buildings in the National Register of Historic Places.
The county also contains a number of resort communities nestled in the Ozarks.
6) Alamosa County, CO
Alamosa is known for the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
As the name suggests, this park is home to giant sand dunes, where you can go sandboarding.
Even better, the county has very affordable land prices compared to the rest of Colorado!
7) Navajo County, AZ
Navajo County is situated in Northern Arizona and is covered by the painted desert.
Fun fact, Navajo County was the site of the Pleasant Valley War, a range war that occurred in the late 1800s.
You probably haven’t heard of this conflict before, but it was a decade-long feud between two ranching families, the Grahams and the Tewksburys.
8) Valencia County, NM
Valencia County is a rural county just to the south of Albuquerque.
You probably don’t know this, but the county holds the US record for predicting presidential election winners!
More importantly for land buyers, Valencia County is home to a couple national protected areas, including the Cibola National Forest.
9) Luna County, NM
Luna County is known for its desert landscapes.
Not surprisingly, it has a history serving as the backdrop for westerns starting with 1953’s “The Tall Texan.”
It’s not just Luna County’s landscapes that bring to mind the wild west.
Deming, the county seat, was founded in the 1800s and still retains a historic downtown with 37 historically significant properties.
But This Isn’t It
The above 9 counties are a great place to start your search for affordable land.
But there are many more counties out there, so keep exploring!
Once you know how to buy cheap land, you may even want to start investing in land for profit!