Do you have a specific home you want to see, or are you simply interested in moving to a rural area? If it's the latter, you might try some searches on Trulia for potential cities that would be a fit for your budget (and have good schools, if applicable, and a crime level you're comfortable with). Once you've narrowed it down, you can even find an agent that will take you to showings.
I really suggest setting up a property search--once you've entered the search criteria that works best for you, and are on the search results page, you can click an orange button in the upper right hand side of the screen to save that search. That way, you'll get emails when new homes become available that match your search parameters. Hope this helps!
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