Determinants of Rural Property Values in Georgia

H. Evan Drummond, Fred C. White
1973 Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics  
Recent patterns of rural land use in Georgia have stressed urban aggrandizement and the transformation of a significant portion of the available rural land into forests. The area covered by commercial forests in Georgia has increased 21 percent over the past quarter century to the point where two out of every three acres in Georgia are presently growing tree crops. During the 1958-68 decade the proportion of land in farms in Georgia fell from 31.3 percent to 27.0 percent, representing a
more » ... resenting a withdrawal of approximately 1.6 million acres from farm use. As a partial consequence of this shift in rural land use patterns, the price of farm land over the past ten years has increased more rapidly in Georgia than in any other state but one.
doi:10.1017/s0081305200011122 fatcat:plfxtcmwibhwdeby3jdyxsjwmy