Here is the product of my land search in and around Ithaca, NY.
The elevations come from topo maps and is pretty close but probably not perfect. The elevations are as follows:
106 acres 920 ft. on East side 820 ft. on West side 158 acres 1,100 ft. on East side 1,150 ft. on West side 7.5 acres 1,100 ft. on East side 1,080 ft. on West side 36.6 acres 1,140 ft. on South side 1,170 ft. on North side
The last one includes 40 acres, a house, three barns, and a garage for only $129,000; which is a sweet deal and a helluva lot of land for so little money (if you took
out the house, I bet the land would figure to be about $90,000 in all. That's only $2,250 an acre in a pole shift safe area..
I discovered yesterday that Cornell University is really big into hydroponics and have a huge greenhouse set up around here growing lettuce as we speak. Additionally, some of the land for sale on the pages I provided is near Ithaca's Eco Village, an ecologically minded residential community that grows its own crops and is even building a new compost center. Their compost specialist is really into closed loop systems of food production (i.e. fish with plants, etc.).
Offered by Ted.
I'm in the Rochester area and have been looking at land in the Finger Lakes area. There are topographical maps available by USGS at most camping or outdoor stores. I've been looking at 1500 ft+ elevations. The foothills of the Appalachin Mtns are here in NewYork. Some good high land, mostly quite fertile, some rocky. You can probably find less expensive land off grid and undeveloped. Existing buildings and barns will probably be mostly unusable. The Ithaca community is quite progressive with the Ithaca Hours currency established now and the Cornell Ag School is excellent.
Offered by Toni.