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Depending on the size of the rural property you choose, you will have the ability to do an increasing number of things you may not have been able to do when you had neighbors just 50 feet away (or in the next room.)
Further, if you are lucky enough to have a high-quality "shallow" well on your property and get it tested at regular intervals, you can rest easy knowing that your family isn't drinking a mixed-bag of prescription medications.
For example, if you own a dozen acres in Iowa or Ohio, you will automatically have lower property taxes or get a tax break. You can further lower your tax burden by putting any unused land into a set-aside or forest-reserve program.
These programs often eliminate your tax burden or allow you to receive credit. Even better, property in these programs is usually still able to be used for grazing animals or hunting.