Kansas Land for Sale
To some, Kansas can seem like it's pretty far north or south, but it’s the geographical center of the United States and it sure does get hot. In the summers the state sees average highs in the 90s with lows only getting down into the 80s. On top of that there are many days where the temperature can exceed 100 degrees. These severe temperatures drive weather systems that create an average of 50 tornadoes per year for the state, thanks to its generally flat or hilly terrain. While summers are hot, winters can be very cold with average highs in the 30s and lows in the teens. As you move from the east to the west part of the state you will rise gradually in elevation and the state is basically cut in half from north to south by the Kansas River. Other major rivers in the state are the Arkansas River and the Missouri River along its Northeast border.
If you are looking to spend some money and buy property in Kansas, you’re in luck that the state has an average property value of $153k, almost 100k less than the national average. What you save in property value, you make up for with a relatively high property tax of 1.40%. This is based off of each county’s mill rate and an assessed value of 11.5% of your property’s market value. It works out where, thanks to the low average property value, that the out of pocket amount for property taxes is generally low. If you are moving to the state and looking for work, the largest industries are manufacturing, specifically aerospace, and agriculture.
Hunting land for sale in Kansas
Kansas has many large tracts of land well over 1000 acres available, primarily on the west part of the state where it joins the great plains. While there are smaller parcels as well, the large tracts are desirable because they have the room to grow healthy, huntable populations of pheasants and quail. While the state would be a great place to buy land to sell pheasant hunts, the state also has giant whitetail deer. Of course, there are many options for hunters besides pheasant and whitetail such as quail, duck, dove, antelope, elk, and mule deer. The many rivers, streams, and ponds, provide fishing opportunities for the offseason as well.
Farm land for sale in Kansas
Kansas is one of the more productive agricultural states in the country, with agriculture and food impacting the state economy by over 20 billion dollars. Among the top crops for the area are wheat, corn, and soybeans. Thanks to the varying temperatures, the state’s growing season averages change from 130 to 200 days from the north side to the south side. The state also has varying rain from 16 inches on average to 47 inches, with the south being the wettest. The state’s livestock are primarily hogs and cattle. Besides the large farming industry, farmers in Kansas are lucky to have an average price per acre of $2180. That's almost $1000 less than the national average for farm real estate.
Cheap Land for Sale in Kansas
Head west. Kansas terrain changes as you move from one side to the other but there isn't an area more inhabitable than another. The average price of land listings also falls as you move from east to west but not by much more than $50,000. The thing to note with this is that the calculation includes no properties over 1000 acres in the east and many large ones, some over 6000 acres, in the west. For deals look the more rural tracts of land farther away from major river such as the Kansas River.