Thank you to everyone for their helpful responses. I have learned that proper vocabulary is important! (And I don't mean that in anything other than honest appreciation for your help.) So I have my region, and it is an estate and can be separated into parcels, if I'm reading this right. ?
Yes, this would be my first sim. Elle, I will definitely take it slow, and play with things first. Your points about building and who can/should be allowed are very good ones. Thank you Ethan for your additional suggestions about landing point and security. Callum, could you please expand on your Option 3? I don't follow why keeping the region in my name would be an issue for cleanup and control.
And I'm off to read more in the knowledge base, now that I have a better understanding. Thank you all again. ?