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AndyJ
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What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
I am more interested in a good view than a luxury home in a tourist town. I’m sorry if this is a stupid question. Is there any place in AL good enough or do I need to go to the Smokies? Also, not a big fan of GA or NC politically but not deal breakers. I just want to be left alone with my family for a private vacation area. I’m thinking 25 acres but 10 wound be great too.
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DownSouthJukin
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
Check out the Ouachitas and the Ozarks in Arkansas.
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Paul Allen
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
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Also, not a big fan of GA or NC politically


2020 is sure a weird year with everything going on and now politics coming into play when deciding on which mountain area you’d want to live in.


barbapapa
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
Mentone, AL


auwaterfowler
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
Mentone is good, but I prefer the west side of Sand Mountain, overlooking the Tennessee River.


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Possumslayer
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
Estillfork , hytop Alabama area is absolutely beautiful.


Jack Ruby
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
Depending on where you are in Louisiana, it could make a big difference in travel. If you're in North LA, if definetly look into the Ouachitas (about 2.5 hours from the LA line) or the Ozarks (about 5 hours from the LA line).

There are beautiful areas in both ranges, but the Ozarks are much much prettier overall.

There are lots of big lakes around both ranges, but some you can't develop on.

I grew up going into the Ouchatias, but the Ozarks are objectively much nicer.

If you live in south or Central LA, the n somewhere in Alabama would probably be the easier trip. You're looking at 10-12 hours to the Ozarks from New Orleans area. You could get all the way to the Smokeys in less or around the same time, and those are bigger mountains than the Ozarks.

I know central and eatern Tennessee has some really rally nice places. Politically, you can't go wrong outside of Nashville in Tenn, outside of Fayetteville in Arkansas, and basically all of Alabama. I'd stay away from Georgia right now as well. That state leadership is compromised.


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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
Unless you’re trying to develop a self sustaining compound, an Air B&B will be much cheaper than owning a place that’s too far to drive to on the weekends.
Arkansas will be cheaper.


Ron Cheramie
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
Driskill mountain in Bryceland, La

Won’t find a more conservative place in the country

And come December a constant serenade of the sweet sounds of Walker hounds on the trail of a buttonhead


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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
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sounds of Walker hounds on the trail of a buttonhead


Heaven on earth I tell ya baws


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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
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Driskill mountain in Bryceland, La


I hear it’s lovely in the wintertime.


Ron Cheramie
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sounds of Walker hounds on the trail of a buttonhead

Heaven on earth I tell ya baws


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Buttoncollector


Checks out


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TKLSUMD
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
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I'd stay away from Georgia right now as well. That state leadership is compromised.


Please do. We have had an influx of new residents to the North Georgia mountains in the last 6 months. Starting to lose the small town appeal that I moved here for.


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AndyJ
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
Thanks everyone. I live in NOLA currently


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Jack Ruby
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
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Unless you’re trying to develop a self sustaining compound, an Air B&B will be much cheaper than owning a place that’s too far to drive to on the weekends.
Arkansas will be cheaper.


I pretty much agree witn this unless you really want a "bug out" location off the grid when/if the shite ever hits the fan in a real way.

Other than that, if you have buy a plot on a mountain, then you're going to have to potentially build/remodel a place and keep it maintained.

Just things to think about. If your set in buying, though, There are plenty of places in the Ozarks if you look just outside of Fayetteville/Bentonville/Springdale. This places are also going to be deep mostly red counties. I don't know about alabama or Tennessee, but I'd assume there's places there as well.

If you want to pay $2, Shawn Ryan, and ex Navy Seal-turned YouTuber, just posted a great in depth video on what to look for when you're wanting to purchase a secluded piece of land in the mountains (he's in Tennessee I believe). LINK


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Loup
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
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2020 is sure a weird year with everything going on and now politics coming into play when deciding on which mountain area you’d want to live in.


You ain't kidding. It seems that folks believe that the color of a state on an electoral college map means all of the folks there vote that way.


RougeDawg
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
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Driskill mountain


Cheap skiing and low crowds.


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Paul Allen
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
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You ain't kidding. It seems that folks believe that the color of a state on an electoral college map means all of the folks there vote that way.


Exactly. It’s very strange


Jack Ruby
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
It's not they people per se, but the policies that a certain state govts can /will will implement if they go a certain color. If you're someone looking for as much freedom as possible, the state leadership ought to be looked at greatly.


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14caratgoldjones
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re: What’re the closest mountains to LA for a nice plot of land?
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Estillfork , hytop Alabama area is absolutely beautiful.


^^^^ This right here. Check it out on google earth. I ageee with whoever said if your in north or south La. If north head to the Ozarks, if south go north and east of Huntsville, Al It’s beautiful country all the way up to Suwanee, Tn and East over to Chattanooga.


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