+1 +1 +1 The 60" Z's are really nice, but I think that they are a little big for the property that you described. I personally think that you would be better off with a slightly used 48" to 52" hydro. An almost new mower can be found in your price range if you are willing to shop for them. Add a new ProSlide XP and you will be good to go on your ~1 acre property. I really like the Scag and the Exmark WB's. On a side note you should be able to use a mower, like described above, for a couple of years and still resale it for nearly what you bought it for, if you shop wisely. Just my $0.02 worth. I hope it helps.