I looked at the overhead view of Mount Pleasant Michigan and what I am seeing is larger farms and very few lots being developed at the 5 to 10 acre level. No matter what deeds and rules say, the people that have purchased a 5 acre gentleman farm lot have been sold the idea of total quiet and a nice place to live and starting to set up a haunted house is not what they had in mind so there WILL be bitching and trying to figure out how to stop you.
Even if everyone for 2 miles in every direction says they are fine with that, there is always one that just isn't having that and wasn't able to be found or asked in the beginning because they are kind of insane.
So in those police pulling up asking about noise and permits and times and complaints and you have to shut down at 10 and all those problems, spending hours trying to comply with some conversation that shouldn't be taking place at all, you are much better off to go further out and lease a few acres from larger farms that are probably 80 to 125 acre lots. Not buy property, lease property. Not residential, agricultural and everything set up to be moveable and temporary.
Google maps is only something to give an idea of where things are and how towns have developed. You have to drive out into the wilderness and see if there are any signs and get a feel for how much you lease a lot to have cows or horses. I have had as much as 17 acres for $400 a month but these days is seems to be a magical $1000 per month to be worth someone's while to have a few acres.
Everything I'm seeing in the overhead google pictures is that the whole town is free of toxic waste dumps and industrial crap, everything is manicured and has a certain vibe to probably not wanting junk anywhere. So the big overall attitude is to own who keeps up the property and cleans up the mess in the end. Plus once you accumulate lots and lots of stuff, where would it all be taken to and stored if a land owner dies or sells out to a developer. Or if you are capable of buying you need to buy the larger acreage and be able to maintain it.
If you can find a lot with lots of wooded areas, the noise problem is taken care of naturally. I'm not seeing a lot of 8,000 SF buildings that could be rented and a very small industrial area. Still the way to start out or continue to operate might feel transient and lots of extra work but makes a profit rather than a credit rating on some computer.
No matter what you end up doing it is lots and lots of work. It is a matter of how sustainable it is and how long a location would serve you. Conversely there is also what the neighbors change out to be once you have gone to some place for many years can also be a problem. You have to drive around and find some place where maybe the current land owner is not able to properly take care of their lot and this becomes a godsend deal for them. There might not be a sign or any intention to ask for help and you have to initiate that deal.
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