Far better zoning here, most of Albemarle is rural with no possibility of high density development. In fact, the county board keeps looking at all the land taxed under the land use program (designed to prevent farmers from being taxed off their land) with an eye toward getting some of that $90 million they don't collect every year. I found a state law that will protect me, after jumping through a few hoops.
Not that this isn't a big horse area also. Convenient for me, when I need manure for composting. I can be picky about who I allow to load 6 tons on my truck, for free. They're always eager to have me back. Supply exceeds demand.
Second property over, the 2300 ac farm was sold to a developer. Only 100 house sites, selling briskly around $500,000. By the time you put in your driveway, get the plan approved for an approved builder, and get it built, you don't get in for under $2 million. Pretty expensive for here.