Kansas Free Land – Get a piece of the Heartland

Kansas wheat field near Ottawa.

Imagine your Kansas free land. (Photo Credit: CC BY/Adam Sparks/Flickr)

According to the Department of Agriculture, there are 386 U.S. counties where residents consistently reside in poverty. Of those, 340 are of the rural variety. In order to stimulate rural economic growth, some of these counties offer free land programs. Web sites including Kansas Free Land offer prospective homesteaders a means to take advantage of available free building lots, with the hope that the infusion of tax dollars and purchasing power will give communities a lift during the recession.

Support rural America with Kansas Free Land

Aside from being suitable for agriculture, ranching and other endeavors, Kansas Free Land gives potential homesteaders the opportunity for a fresh start, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. From Atwood to Osborne and Plainville to Chetopa, numerous Kansas cities are offering Free Kansas Land plots, many of which are located within range of major interstate highways. Links to individual real estate company websites are provided at KansasFreeLand.com. Residential and commercial options are available.

eHow advises that those serious about taking Kansas Free Land do the following:

  • Decide how much to spend on a house before you move
  • Get pre-qualified for a mortgage once you’re certain
  • Be prepared for paperwork and credit checks

Taking advantage of Kansas Free Land

eHow advises those who are serious about the opportunities available to begin by researching the various communities where Kansas Free Land is available. Talk to locals, visit the towns and get the lowdown from law enforcement on safety. Each small town has unique local color and history, so research and interviews can prove useful in sorting things out. Wilson, for instance, is known as the Czech Capital of Kansas, while Marquette is only a few minutes away from Lindsborg, aka Little Sweden. For those with more of an interest in non-human creatures, Ellsworth, Kansas, was reportedly a wild cow town during the 19th century.

Other benefits offered with Kansas Free Land

Depending upon the city you choose, Kansas Free Land may come with other bonuses. Some examples are property tax abatements, down payment assistance or waived loan fees on homes, and even the option to move a modular home onto your Kansas Free Land.


eHow: “How to Get Free Land in Kansas”

Kansas Free Land

USDA Economic Research Service

Profile of a Kansas ranching family

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