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MrEnergyCzar wrote:I think in the rural northeast in a rail town surrounded by ample water and farmable land is the best place.... at least a tank and a half away from the major cities... There are a lot of train lines in the Northeast...
Pops wrote:Good Newf and ironic about fracking running up the price of a good doomstead, LOL.
I don't know whether exurbanites are a net loss though vt. They add to the tax base so improve local infrastructure which is a big thing. My small town (<5k) is right between 2 larger towns about 40 miles either direction. It's a typical failing small midwest ag town consistently losing population and commerce to the bigger towns. Over the last 15 or 20 years though it has gained a commuters population in the surrounding country because the schools are pretty good and also had quite a bit of investment in rehabbing the town residences themselves during the RE Boom.
The net effect has been a big improvement in roads, a new middle school, a new high school a new courthouse and jail and improvements to the sewer plant and library. All that stuff will be here for a long time and might be the last big spurt of infrastructure spending for a long time. The only downside is some woods cleared and subdivided into 10 acre lawns. I see this as a good thing for a county of 40k people, it does seem like a rare confluence of events at just this particular moment.
Revi wrote:A lot of rural areas are going to be uninhabitable due to lack of law and order. The place I live in may go either way, but without security it's not worth having a farm in a place like this.
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