Where Is The Best Place In The U.S. To Begin Your Homestead?

Categories: Tips & Tricks

If you live in the U.S, and have had your Facebook page constantly barraged by beautiful scenery, tales of love, and visions of building a Homestead Off The Grid in the middle of the country, and living a life that's debt free, you wouldn't be alone.  In fact, this trend of back to nature, being wise, living a life that's better for our children, and being more stress free is what follows in the land where there are more laws than street signs and twice as many lawyers as there are bank tellers.   There are just so many factors to take into consideration.   Here is a state-by-state guide to a lot of factors – such as climate, geography, building codes, homestead laws, homeschooling etc on the ‘Where to Homestead” pages.

On a broader scale, here is some information that is country wide for the U.S.

Where to homestead – a US broader view


The country is divided into a number of climate zones.  You can find the descriptions of each of these zones here.    For more detailed data for states you can click here. 


Rainfall (average Precipitation)

State maps of average rainfall for the USA (Hawai is not included here).

Plant Hardiness Zones

The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.   You can click on each state to get a more detailed map.

Factory Farming breaks down into smaller categories.  Click the source link to see.

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