What is the ideal parcel size? This is a question we ask ourselves frequently, particularly out here in Nevada County where large ranches are continually being subdivided for suburban émigrés.
One of the first things we do moving onto a new and undeveloped piece of land, is to start considering driveways and roads. We need to access the land, after all, whether to log, or build our structures, or even to survey the property. We need to be able to use the land, and so one of the first questions we ask ourselves (or simply ask the heavy equipment operator) is, where should the road go?