What is a easy and safe plane to fly?

Say just on a big wide open private grass runway on my property, what would be the best plane for me to get? I would want something that's not overly expensive, easy to maintain, would like to be able to make short trips in it but not an issue if it's just for recreational flying, but MOST IMPORTANTLY I... show more Say just on a big wide open private grass runway on my property, what would be the best plane for me to get? I would want something that's not overly expensive, easy to maintain, would like to be able to make short trips in it but not an issue if it's just for recreational flying, but MOST IMPORTANTLY I would want it to be easy and safe for a relatively inexperienced pilot (with flight school and all just not much experience). Any advice?
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