Country farms and lifestyle properties

Property zoning is typically governed by local laws (also sometimes known as ordinances), which divide the land into different areas or “zones.” An area of land’s use is restricted to the purposes allowed in the applicable zone.

The goal of zoning is typically to organize land usage for maximum efficiency and livability. Commercial businesses, for example, are commonly more efficient and successful when grouped close together (in an “commercial” zone), and most people will prefer to build a home on property in a zone where industrial uses are prohibited, to avoid the chance that a loud, stinky factory might pop up next door.

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