About Acreage Living
Acreage living provides a blend of country living and manageable lot size, giving freedom to the rural spirit without the complications of managing a large piece of land. It allows for a 'rurban' lifestyle not possible in either a city or a suburban setting. A typical acreage subdivision consists of 1-3 acre lots, but some can be much larger. Some are mostly treed, while others are open and groomed for horses.
Acreage life is excellent for pet owners who want a fenced area for their dogs to run, or a couple of horses, or some rabbits for the kids. A 3-acre lot is often sufficient for two horses or other larger animals such as llamas, cows, donkeys, sheep, whatever your heart desires. Each County has its own rules, so it is always wise to check with County authorities about the number of animals permitted per acre.
An acreage can also be wonderful for small business owners who require a larger shop than could be placed on an urban lot. Once again, check with the County authorities before you decide on a location, as the rules can vary from one place to another.
Many acreages have wells or cisterns, while some have city water. There are a variety of septic disposal systems depending on location. School busses, lawn tractors, fencing and winter driving are all part of the package. Wildlife, large and small, is usually abundant. You don't want to be squeemish about a moose eating the landscaping, or mice infesting the barn.
We would be happy to discuss with you all the finer details of acreage living if this is new to you and you have a hankering to try this lifestyle for yourself. Just give us a call at 780-449-2022.