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post #1 of 7 Old 06-30-2010, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question Cost to put up fencing

Just wondering...if you wanted to fence in a (level) lot that is just over 5 acres, what would the approximate range for cost be? I know that depends on a LOT of different things (area of the country, time of year, whether it's being installed by a professional or you're doing it yourself, what type of fencing, etc)...but just trying to get a ballpark figure.

I was just looking at a property in NE Ohio for sale on just over 5 acres, but it's not fenced in...there's just an outbuilding that we'd need to build stalls in. It's so difficult around here to find a decent horse property for less than $500k, and that's just not in our budget!! (this one is up for $249k right now)...but I wanted to see whether it would even be worth it to look into if I had to fence in the entire place.

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Well I'm fencing (or re-fencing) about 2.5 acres right now. It's cost me about $400 so far and that doesn't include t-posts. I'm using rope fence and a solar powered fencer.

When all is said and done I'll probably end up with about $600 total into the fencing at the house. Total acreage fenced will be about 4 acres and there will be 5 separate pasture/paddocks. 1 winter paddock where I don't worry about grass and 4 grass pasture areas.

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Where are you looking in NE Ohio? I'm in NE Ohio, and I see lots for under $500k. About 3 miles from us there is a gorgeous century home set up for horses, on 46 acres, for $350k I think. Would be a lot less with less acreage.
Can't remember what it cost to put up our original fences (high tensile with split rail across the front). Plus that was 12 years ago, so it would be irrelevent anyway. I do remember that when we had our board fence riding arena put up, that was $1500. It's not very big. You can kind of see what it looks like in this pic. This type of fence was a lot more expensive than the high tensile. Although we do a lot of work around here ourselves, paying to have the fences professionally installed was well worth the money.
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-30-2010, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info...and I am actually in Copley :) Our budget is limited to really under $250k ;)
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Fencing runs 1.50 a running foot on up. If you can do it yourself you can save $$$
Wood post and rail was 6.00 a foot 9 yrs ago when I had some done. I have 5 acres and if it is square and you did a fence around the whole thing would be about 17K but you do not need to do it all at once and can do something less expensive
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We are in the Kent area. Good luck with your search. We looked for about a year, but it turned out that what we wanted (location, size of house, suitability for horses etc) was very hard to find, and when we did find it, out of our pirce range. We ended up finding a piece of land that we liked and building from scratch. It was much cheaper than buying an existing similar property. Which was weird lol
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