Long growing season for food production.
Centrally located away from possible invasion.
Low cost of living away from major cities.
Widespread clear water for drinking, gardening, etc.
High amount of rainfall for water collection (40 to 60 inches a year).
Wood for building, burning, and camouflage .
Steep terrain of the land provides natural security.
Beautiful scenery year round.
U.S. Interior Highlands
The U.S. Interior Highlands, also referred to as the Ozark Plateau, is a mountainous region in the Central United States spanning northern and western Arkansas, southern Missouri, eastern Oklahoma, and extreme southeastern Kansas.