Hi folks, the woman and i will be moving to Alaska in a couple years, after she retires as a school teacher here. We are obviously loking for a dream piece of land to buy. This would be in the 20+ acre range that i can get to by truck year round. SO far we are liking the Matsu valley area and the Kenai area. Haines/skagway are also possibilities. We wanna build our own log home, so land with plenty of timber is a big +. I will probably still work/open my own business. She might work....might not.
Let me list what i am looking for, and maybe someone can help steer us the right way.
The Anchorage area up to Talkeetna has weather just like we get here in ND, so that is no issue to us. I can do colder/longer winters, but the woman doesnt want it....for now.
We want good, useable acreage for our home so that i can do some farming. So 20+ acres would be nice.
Land with water on it or very near is also nice. I wanna fish and hunt as close to home as i can.
We are wolf people, so they are welcome around our homestead. HOWEVER i am not so dense as to think they would not look upon my livestock as dinner, so i will prepare accordingly. Same goes for bear and moose.
Some nice MTN views would also be nice. Dont want strictly flat land all around us. ND is flat enough.... And/or water/inlet views would be good too.
I wanna be able to drive to my property year round. I dont mind useing the tractor to keep my roads open if needed.
I dont mind if there is a cabin on the property or not.
Dont wanna spend a metric butt-load for the land. I have seen some nice 40 acre parcels for sale for around 25k. IF they are what they are listed as being then i may grab one of them.
Any info here would help. thanx to all.