There are several reasons people may want to become homeowners; it can be because of the freedom or the heavy load lifted from their income or an unknown personal reason. However, becoming a landowner and, eventually, a homeowner is not exactly that easy, especially with the recent steep rise in real estate value. Luckily, there are places offering lands at an affordable rate, and many small towns looking to develop their community offering lots at little to no cost.

Here are the 15 cheapest places to buy land in the United States.

Marne, Iowa

Located about an hour west of the Des Moines metro, this 120-person farming community offers selected lots for free. The town is willing to give land at no cost provided you build at least 1,200 square feet structure on it.

Coxsackie, New York

An idyllic town, Coxsackie is the perfect location for individuals looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of New York City and nearby Albany. At a low price of $2,500, you can acquire a 1/3-acre lot to build your getaway or retirement home, or even a permanent residence.

Lake Los Angeles, California

Even though the lake after which the area was named has long since dried up, the place is still ideal for camping, fun vacations, and, if you like, a home. The town is located less than two hours away from Los Angeles and 34 minutes from Palmdale’s Civic Center. A 2.5-acre plot of land is offered at $5,000, which is a good deal considering the lack of utilities, no water source, and the blazing summer heat.

Bunnell, Florida

A picturesque town in northeast Florida, Bunnell has a rich history with various natural attractions, parks, and recreation centers. You can spend your free time boating, fishing, or shopping at one of its malls. At $8,900, you can buy just about an acre of land and build a single-family home, with the freedom to raise livestock and park ATV, boats, or RVs on the property.

New Richland, Minnesota

As if taken out of a historical movie set, New Richland, Minnesota, is a rarity among small towns. The 1,200-person city boasts a good number of businesses, a beautiful lake, hospitals, schools, summer parades, and fireworks. The city provides a quarter of an acre free land to people committed to building a home in its Homestake subdivision within a year.

Cape Coral, Florida

Fulfill your dream of owning a waterfront house by purchasing a quarter of an acre lot at a low price of $8,900 in Cape Coral, Florida. The town is home to many canals, gulf coast beaches, golf courses, nature reserves, parks, and the Sun Splash Family Waterpark.

Lincoln, Kansas

A charming agricultural city in the rolling hills of north-central Kansas, the City of Lincoln offers free home sites in its new subdivision with property tax rebates to qualified individuals. This subdivision is only a few minutes from the town’s golf course, medical complex, industrial parks, schools, and recreational centers. 

Kingsport, Tennessee

If you are a fan of the great outdoors and hiking is your favorite pastime, then the city of Kingsport, Tennessee, might just be the perfect place for you. At an affordable price of $5,000, you can become the owner of a ¾-acre plot of land and build your dream house. The location can also serve as a vacation home or a camping site. 

Akron, Ohio

In Akron, Ohio, you can get a 1/10-acre lot at a price of $10,000, located in an already established neighborhood. The lots come with access to essential utilities and places you close to healthcare and entertainment centers, shopping malls, and schools.

Curtis, Nebraska

If you are looking for a stress-free life away from the bustling city with pastimes like fishing and hunting, then Curtis, Nebraska, maybe where you will find that life. The town is providing free small lots for a single-family home, with utilities and paved roads. You will need to start and finish building the house within a given timeframe.

Citrus Springs, Florida

The ¼-acre lots, offered at $3,850, is located to many golf courses, waterways, and playgrounds. They are not also far from restaurants, schools, and shopping malls. By purchasing one of these lots in Citrus Springs, Florida, you can enjoy activities like kayaking, golfing, and canoeing.

Marquette, Kansas

Marquette is another town in Kansas that is offering free housing lots. The building, which must be at least 1,000 square feet, is located close to schools, wide-open vistas, children centers, and the Kansas Motorcycle Museum.

Blanca, Colorado

Home to Colorado’s fourth-largest peak, the little town of Blanca, Colorado, has five-acre lots selling for a dollar below $4,000.

Brookeland, Texas

At $1,799, you can become the owner of a ¼-acre lot in a choice location in Brookeland, Texas. You get access to amenities such as a clubhouse, swimming pool, golf course, boating, and other water activities.

Elwood, Nebraska

The small town of Elwood, Nebraska, offers a free plot of land to individuals that can start and finish and move into their home within one year. However, you will have to make a deposit of $500, which will be refunded, provided you complete the house within the specified timeframe.


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