SimCity 3000 Hints & Tips

How to develop farms

Written By: Rand Huck
Friday, May 5, 2000

Yep, this has to be one of the toughest skills in SimCity3000, after building a successful city in general. It can be pretty irritating to zone some light industrial, wait for some development, only to find it's those factories and warehouses. Here are some of the big secrets and myths to farm developing.

The following conditions will promote farms:

It is far from pollution

It is not watered

It is zoned as light industrial

It is atleast 8x8

It is away from dense zones

No more than 3 roads are wrapped around it

The farm market ordinance is enacted (This is the one condition that is not mandatory for farms, but it's strongly recommended, because it's free!)

The following tips will also help:

When/if the farm develops dezone the undeveloped zones and mark the fields historical (This will allow you to water it)

There are no road limits for farms, but at least one road must be adjacent to one side of the farm.

These tips should help you build farms much easier.

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