PA or OH - Where Should We Retire - TN & KY now on the list??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by salon, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. salon

    salon Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband is eligible to retire in two years. We are considering PA or OH as possible places in which to purchase land and create a small homestead. Does anyone live in PA or OH and love it....or hate it.

    We would like someplace with four seasons, but not extreme (-30 below type winter temps)...and of course all the other pie in the sky type requirements of those folks dreaming of their own little piece of heaven -- good soil, nice neighbors, pond, some woods, some pasture........

    Thanks!
     
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  2. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    We've lived in a lot of states. Pennsylvania is home for us. We have 15 acres, and are in the process of closing on the adjoining 83 wooded acres beside us.
    I *love* Pennsylvania. We have a stream on our property, and of our original 15, I would say 11 is fully wooded. We are truly out in the "boondocks."
    We do have decent soil, we fertilize with chicken poo and 10-10-10 and have a bumper crop harvest.
    My nearest neighbor to the east is a cattle farm, and the next closest neighbor is a mile or so down the road, and she's the one we're buying the 83 acres from.
    Winters can be rough, Spring is beautiful, summers are humid, but not too terrible, Fall is awesome. It's my favorite season.
    We're mostly rolling hills and pasture and woods around here. Very pretty when it's green, LOL.

    Good luck with retirement. I tell my kids they will probably bury me on this place.
    Em
     
  3. salon

    salon Out Of The Brooder

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    I *love* Pennsylvania. We have a stream on our property, and of our original 15, I would say 11 is fully wooded. We are truly out in the "boondocks."
    We do have decent soil, we fertilize with chicken poo and 10-10-10 and have a bumper crop harvest.
    My nearest neighbor to the east is a cattle farm, and the next closest neighbor is a mile or so down the road, and she's the one we're buying the 83 acres from.
    Winters can be rough, Spring is beautiful, summers are humid, but not too terrible, Fall is awesome. It's my favorite season.
    We're mostly rolling hills and pasture and woods around here. Very pretty when it's green, LOL.

    It sounds perfect. In what part of PA do you live - North, South - Central?​
     
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My parents are retireing to Southern Ohio, it is nice place, but no work for miles. So you have to be fully retired before going there. Prices are Low because of the work situation there too.
     
  5. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Quote:What part of southern OH, Marlinchaser? I grew up in the very southern tip near Ironton.

    Susan
     
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What part of southern OH, Marlinchaser? I grew up in the very southern tip near Ironton.

    Susan

    0n 664 south of Lake Logan, Hocking county I guess you could say between Oldmans Cave and Lake Logan
     
  7. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Retire near Philly! Thats where I live, but I live in the middle of nowhere.
     
  8. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Well, I can't say how jealous I am!! We go to Hocking Hills all the time to hike and would love to retire there in a couple of years. It is a beautiful place, but it is definitely not a good place if you're looking for employment. Probably a good time to buy a place though with all the foreclosures going on in Ohio right now.

    I know exactly where you're talking about. We are on that road all the time. What made them decide to relocate to Logan Co.?

    Susan

    Edited to add: Sorry, Salon, I didn't mean to hi-jack your thread.
     
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  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom grew up just outside of Logan, then moved to Cleveland area with my dad. They started looking for a place to retire, and looked in Logan area, mid to late 80's they purchased 19 acres for 11K, they built a cabin there, and have since built a house. So I have a cabin to stay in if I go to visit. The kids can stay with Grandma & Grandpa. [​IMG]
     
  10. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    Ohio has more chicken shows
     

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