by Max Brantley
The New York Times has a weekly feature comparing homes for sale around the country at the same price point. This week, the choices are in the range of $545,000. The best buy per square foot (at $297) is in Botkinburg (Van Buren County), a four-bedroom house. The relatively lofty square-foot price takes into account extras such as a barn, five acres with a fruit orchard, raised bed garden and more. It compares in price with a one-bedroom loft in Washington, D.C., and a 665-square-foot condo ($819/sq. ft.) in Boston.
Interested in some Ozarks country living? Here's the full spiel on the Botkinburg retreat, from which the photo is taken.