This is another tricky variable for most rural property buyers. If you plan to hunt or raise cattle, 30 acres won’t go very far.
On the other hand, every acre equals more to mow, more roads and fence line to maintain, as well as more property taxes to pay.
The sweet spot falls somewhere between the minimum acreage that meets your needs and the maximum you can comfortably afford. Now that we see it in print, that sounds deceptively easy.
Once again, the depth of your pockets will determine the breadth of your spread. We default to the financially conservative side regarding the size of your acreage. The last thing you need is to bite off more than you can chew and then be forced to spit it back out, so to speak.
You want to get a place where you can establish your own traditions and build it for the long haul. Even if its 10 acres, you can still be very productive with a property that size, provided that its the right 10 acres.