Why not Wyoming? Or Montana?
Because they are having problems with land law. You only "own" the top-soil and nothing under the ground. Familys that have "owned" there property for many years are bieng pushed out by large corps for little or NO money, appology, or reason. The answer they get from the local and state Gov. is, you only own the top soil not underneith the earth. I can not speak for any other states but these. I subscribe to National Geographic and some of the past magazines have had numerous orticles on this very subject. Please read the laws for those states and make up your own mind. I for one will never move up there after what I have heard first hand from some of these familys. They have good points, but on the whole they are not friendly for land ownership.