I was doing some research on how to pick counties and I wanted to share an idea.
I’ve been using a population “heat map” of the state I’m working in. We are looking for counties with lots of vacant land that people no longer want. But we still need it to be accessible to potential buyers or be within 1-2 hours of cities.
I’ve been selecting counties by the largest color of contrast. In this map of Georgia, I’m picking the green colored counties, closest to the red/orange color counties. My thinking is that, these are still weekend drivable distances to people who live in the metro area but still rural enough to have cheap vacant land.